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Fun With Friends - 5 Cards from The Perky Penny Papers Monthly Kit

My friends and I love to craft and we love playing with new products so every month I put together a kit and come up with 5 projects for everyone to create together.  The papers from this month's kit are so pretty I  thought it would be fun to share the kit and projects with you today.  I called the kit Isn’t She Lovely as it is filled with pretty things to make Mother’s Day or birthday cards for the special women or girls in your life.

Here is a YouTube Live I filmed constructing these cards.  
Check it out and then read below for measurements and a shopping list.
The paper I chose this month is the Hello line from Doodlebug Design.  I included three coordinating Doodle Pops; they're mini sets of multilayered embellishment stickers.  To stamp, I chose the awesome You Are My Most Favorite stamp from Neat and Tangled which would make a great card stamped alone on a card.  I included this set of adorable puffy stickers with great gold accents and some pink chevron washi tape that matches the Hello line.  I thought the Spellbinders Birthday Garland Die set was the perfect fit.  I really like how the garland and the birthday dies can be used separately or together and the fun little shapes would make cool confetti.  Last, but not least, we have 24 designs of beautiful papers--some more simple, and some bright and lively.  Gold foil is included on several of the patterns.  The paper is just gorgeous!

The front of this first card is pictured above.  I created a base for using a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” card panel and a folded A2 card base which I cut a round card base out of using an approximately 4" circle die.  I placed the die over the folded edge and ran it through my die cutter which allowed for an uncut edge which created the card base.  I then attached in to the flat panel on the edge and attached a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” piece of patterned paper to hide the back of the circle.  I then lined and stamped the sentiment on the outside of the card and embellished it with a bow and later some of the Doodle Pop Embellishments.  The finishing touch was a circle placed under the front of the card to provide a place for the giver to write on (cut out during the creation of card 5).

This card was created using the Lawn Fawn Pivot Pop-Up Die.  It is a top folding A2 card base.  I decorated the front with 2 panels that are 2” x 3 1/2” each.  I rounded the corner and attached them with tape runner before decorating with the washi tape and the globe hello sticker.  The inside is embellished with a 4” x 5 1/4” piece of patterned paper on the top plus some washi and mini journaling cards from the paper pad.
This is a quick and simple card design.  It includes a 3” x 6” panel on the front, surrounded by a sliver of the paper used to cut out the Happy Birthday die at the top for balance, the garland and flowers cut from some of the patterned papers, and a few of the puffy stickers for fun accents.  I attached all the items accordingly and card 2 is done.
This new to me card design is called the Impossible Card.  It is created using 1 piece of paper which creates an illusion of needing more.  I took a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” panel and scored down the middle, at 2 1/8” on the short side.  One side is cut to the center score line at 2 3/4.” The opposite side was cut 1” from each of the sides to the center score line.  Watch my video to learn how to fold this card as it is somewhat difficult to describe.  You have to see it to believe it. 
After the fold was created, I decorated the card using 2 strips that are 1 3/4” x 5 1/4”, for the “floor” of the card; and two 3 3/8” x 1 7/8” pieces of patterned paper for the front and back* of the pop-up segment of the card; a white square that fit the sentiment I chose; and some of the Doodle Pop embellishments. (*In the future, I won’t include the back piece because I think it weighs down the pop-up piece slightly.)  I attached everything with tape runner and card 4 is complete.

Last but not least, we have a 6” square card.  I LOVE this size and always try to include one. 
I took two pieces of the patterned paper.  The one I chose for the border was cut to 5 3/4” square and the top layer was cut to 5 1/2” square.  I centered the top piece over the bottom piece and used tape runner to attach them together (avoiding the center area where the circle frame will be cut out).  I centered the largest of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frame dies on the front of these 2 pieces and ran it through the die cutter. 

I set aside my circle frame and the round center.  I then centered the patterned papers and attached them to the card base, after which I attached the die once again and cut out a window to the inside of the card.  I saved the white frame for another project and used the circle to attach inside of the first card.  
I stamped and die cut one of the Happy’s from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die.  I used Copic Markers in matching colors to color in the Happy.  The birthday die is a mystery.  Not sure where it came from but it was perfect for the card so I decided to use it.  I die cut the Happy, Birthday, and circle frame using fun foam so that I could pop these pieces up inside the window of my card. I glued the paper and matching foam pieces together.

I trimmed some of the foam from the B and the Y in birthday so it would lay flush with the frame.  After attaching all the pieces to the card, I embellished the front with several gold sequins and called it a day.

I’m really happy with how these all turned out and can’t wait until next month. The theme is: It’s All About Him … . 

If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on 
Instagram and I will be able to see it :)  

Happy Stamping :)

Joanne and Penny

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