Welcome to the brand new Daydream Medallions blog hop from the Stamp Review Crew! You may have just popped over from Paula Wright's Paula Stamps blog or perhaps you are starting here...whichever is the case, you are sure to leave the hop with lots of new ideas! Today I'm sharing hybrid projects with you that combine a little digi-design and traditional papercrafting too!
It is always handy to have thank you cards on hand -- both to use and to give as gifts. I decided to make set to give away. I used used the Daydream Medallions card template in MDS and changed the original background color to Sahara Sand to make it my own. I exported the first page as a picture file so that I could print it later.
I then re-saved as a new document and changed the background paper color to Rich Razzleberry. And, again, I exported the first page of the card file as a picture file.
After exporting the two images, I inserted them onto a single 8-1/2" x 11" blank page so that I could print 4 card front pieces at once. After printing, I trimmed down and mounted to Very Vanilla card bases. What a quick and easy way to make a set of cards!
Next I went back to my card file and I edited the document to change its type to an 8-1/2" x 11" page. I removed the thank you sentiment and changed the background paper color to be Very Vanilla. After that I printed the full sheet.
I trimmed down the printed sheet to measure approximately 5-1/4" x 10.5" and I mounted that on a piece of Night of Navy Card stock that measured approximately 5-3/4" x 11". This was then folded around the stack of cards and envelopes to form a wrap.
The little "thank you" tag was created from a piece of the scrap printing and mounted on some Lost Lagoon cardstock. The stamped thank you on the tag (done traditionally with paper and ink) comes from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set. The tag was hung on bit of linen thread and tied to the stack of cards with some Burlap Ribbon.
I adore how the tag matches so perfectly to the wrap around the cards. It is pure coincidence that I lined up the medallions such that the shapes echo one another.
If you scroll back up, you'll notice that the scale of the medallions is entirely different on the card fronts than the wrap itself. This stems from converting from teh small card size to the large 8-1/2" x 11" page. If I wanted the scale to the be same, I would have needed to start designing from scratch on the 8-1/2" x 11" page, however I took full advantage of the incredible work done by Stampin' Up! in creating the card template and like the variance in scale!
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