Ornate Garden Ornate Thanks Card For The Paper Adventures Blog Hop

by Joanne James19. June 2020 12:00

I have another post for you today! I was asked by the lovely Kelly Kent, of mypapercraftjourney.com and one of the talented design team members over at one of my favourite challenge sites, Just Add Ink (read more about that team in today's other post!) to be the guest designer on her Paper Adventures Team Monthly Blog Hop this month and I was delighted to say yes! This month they have a fun kit challenge! We were all asked to come up with a kit containing the following items and then to make a card from them:


I chose the following items from the Ornate Garden Suite for my kit:

  • Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder for dry embossing
  • Old Olive Ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack
  • A flower trinket from the (retired) Bird Ballad embellishments

And using the sketch over at Inspire.Create as the basis for my card, this is what I made:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Ornate Garden - I decided to keep things simple and choose a few co-ordinating products for my kit card. I cut out a piece of the Ornate Garden DSP with my Stitched Shapes Dies and tied my Old Olive Ribbon around it in a bow making this a featur of my card, and chose some co-ordinating Mint Macaron cardstock for my card base.

An Embossing Dilemma - I debated between heat embossing my sentiment or dry embossing my background and in the end the dry embossing won - look at the lovely dimension the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder adds to the base:


Just To Say ... - I love the numerous combinations of sentiment that can be made using the Ornate Thanks stamp set; I can see the 'just wanted to say' going with so many phrases even those not thanks-related; in this instance I stayed with thanks and used these other stamps to complete the inside of my card:


I added my retired Bird Ballard flower embellishment to the sentiment on the front to complete my card. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Now that you've had a chance to see what I made, why not click here to go to the next stop on the hop and see what the lovely Kelly has made with her kit supplies! Thank you so much to the Paper Adventures team for inviting me to participate in their hop today.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/19/2020 3:25:44 PM #

This is DELIGHTFUL!!!  What an honor to be asked to be a GD, and you rocked it with this gorgeous creation!  Perfect way to highlight that suite!

VickyUnited Kingdom
6/19/2020 8:43:33 PM #

Congratulations on being asked to guest with the lovely Just Add Ink team Joanne! What a pretty embossed background and I love the square of DSP too. It reminds me of the kind of vintage fabric my daughter would be thrilled to discover in one of her beloved vintage shops! The font in the sentiment set is gorgeous isn't it and I agree, I'd use 'Just wanted to say' over and over! Vicky x

Siobhan Fitzsimons
Siobhan FitzsimonsAustralia
6/20/2020 4:14:37 AM #

Thank you for being our guest teamie on our hop this month, Joanne. And what a fortuitous combination of challenges because they work perfectly together. I love the embossed background, that was the right call! A really lovely card, thanks for creating and sharing it with us Smile

Lisa Whitehead
Lisa WhiteheadAustralia
6/23/2020 1:09:16 PM #

Thank you for joining us this month Smile Perfect card for this kit challenge brief- I can’t get over the texture that the 3D embossing folder creates-love it!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/29/2021 8:11:00 PM #

That embossed background is fabulous!

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