Welcome to this months OSAT Blog Hop – Throwback Thursday!  On the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 9 AM EST, we feature a new theme. This month we are doing a throwback to previous projects with retired products with a refresh using NEW products. 

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I’m excited to share two fun projects with you today. To prepare for the Throwback Thursday, I had fun looking back at some of my older blog posts. The first project I’m sharing is inspired by a birthday card I created for Shannon West from the Stampin’ Up! home office.  For my second project, I’ve created a 3D Petite Pocket Mini Book. 

Project #1 – Let It Snow Card

This was a fun card to re-create especially since all the products on the previous version are retired Stampin’ Up! products that I no longer own. The hardest part of the Throwback Thursday re-do was deciding on the card front base layer! My plan originally didn’t have me sticking to a monochromatic tone let alone sticking to a similar blue theme. 

The card base is my old standby, Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack is a great everyday product that can also be used for a winter themed card. The second layer is Whisper White. Splatters on the whisper white are created using the Stampin’ Spritzer and tapping the “wand” against my finger instead of actually spraying the card. 

Here is the original card and link to the blog post that inspired my Throwback Thursday: https://sunnygirlscraps.com/card-cyci119-oh-my-goodies-retiring-products

Oh My Goodies Retiring Products on CYCI119 designed by Pam Staples. #ohmygoodies #suretiringlist #stampinup

  • Background Texture

Embossing Paste is definitely one of my TOP PICKS. I love this product. Since the original card used a die to create the background, I opted to create a template using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. The diamond shape is perfect. All you need is a piece of cardstock, die cut the shape then lay it across the card stock and apply the embossing paste. 

Next, I added splatters of glitter. To get this look, I mixed Multipurpose Tomboy Glue with a little bit of water then splattered the front of the card. The gold glitter was then sprinkled over the glue. Excess glitter is removed by tapping the cardstock against a table or even your finger. The worst part is getting glitter EVERYWHERE! Doesn’t matter how “careful” I am it doesn’t stay in its designated area.  

  • Stamping

I stamped the background banner using Dapper Denim Classic Ink. The banner is from the Birthday Banners Stamp Set. I’ve used the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits to die cut the banner. It is layered over the Embossing Paste using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next, I used the Merry Little Labels with the coordinating punch for the sentiment.  The coordinating punch is called the Everyday Label Punch. You can currently purchase the Merry Little Labels Bundle to receive a 10% discount on the stamp set and punch. It is so easy to use coordinating bundles and after punching out the stamped image, I added Gold Metallic thread then attached the label to the card by overlapping the banner.

Project #2 – Petite Pocket Mini Book

This is a fun, relatively quick 3D project. I’m actually working on a “quick” video that I hope to post early next week on how I created this Petite Pocket Mini Book. But I’ll give you a rundown on how to create one here as well.

  • How To…

To create a Petite Pocket Mini Book, I made 3 Gift Card sized envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board.  The envelopes are easy to make and the directions are provided on the punch board. I did cut off one of the smaller, narrow flaps as this is the top of the mini book.

Next, I used the GORGEOUS Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper to wrap around each little envelope. I cut 5″ x 2 1/2″ strips, scored and wrapped them around the envelopes. At the top of the envelope, I did use the 3/4″ circle punch on the envelope at the top as well. At the base of each envelope, I used the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to punch 2 circles at the base of the envelope. HINT: hold all 3 envelopes together, “punch” where you want the hole but don’t actually punch the hole because it just isn’t going to happen! Then take each envelope and if you look closely, you can see where an indent was made and this is where you punch the holes. Tie the envelopes together. I used the Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine. 

  • Decorate…

Finish the Petite Pocket Mini Book by decorating the front and adding the tabbed cards to each envelope. The Tabs for Everything Stamp Set with the coordinating Circle Tab punch. Each insert measures 3-1/4″ x 2-1/8″. I stamped a couple of fun items from the Tabs for Everything Stamp Set then punched them out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and glued them to the tabs. The Petite Pocket Mini Book is great for adding family photos then give the mini-book as a brag book to Grandma or another special family member.

I decorated the front of the Petite Pockets Mini Book using the Add a Little Glitz Stamp Set. The sentiment is stamped with Dapper Denim then die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered with a scallop oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I’ve also added a snowflake cut from the Champagne Foil Sheets which is die cut using the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies. The finishing touch is the addition of Gold Metallic Thread then the sentiment is attached to the top envelope. 

Here is the project that inspired the Petite Pockets Mini Book Throwback Thursday:

Petite Pockets Mini Book Valentine


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