Just Add Ink #559 | choose two

Hello! Thanks for stopping by for a Just Add Ink – Choose Two challenge. I really love it when these roll around – there’s so much room for creativity. There’s a choice today of stitching, stripes and paper strips.

As always, I really could have used all three elements but settled on stitching (how could I not!) and paper strips for these notebook style fun folds. Using DSP for card fronts on so many of my cards, I’ve often got strips of DSP lying around. This style of fold uses those strips up perfectly.

I’ve used the Flowering Cactus Product Medley – a themed crafting set with a stamp set, dies, DSP, embellishments and twine to inspire cards with perfect coordination.

Both of these cards are 5-1/2” long/wide and 4-1/8” across/down. They are scored at 4-1/8” from the open end to create a square feature panel. The remaining portion is adhered together to create thicker edge.

The paper strips were used for the notepad edge and as an accent on the card front.

This card fold works in both orientations – so of course I had to make both!

The Flowering Cactus DSP is so pretty! With the stamps you can make your own cactus & flower combinations but the DSP includes a few different coloured designs of the cacti. I really love how they’ve coloured them, so I decided to use the DSP versions instead of stamping. And fab bonus for this product medley – the dies that coordinate with the stamp set, also match the DSP. These images can be cut using dies!!!

The stitching element on my card is the pretty tag. These are a hidden gem of the 2021 Annual Catalogue. They don’t have a specific stamp set to match, so they only appear in the dies section at the back of the catalogue. You get several sizes of two different tag shapes. A total love for me!

This is the inside of the card. You can see that once you adhere the scored panel on the edge, the usable space in the middle is 4-1/8” square. I’ve layered more of the fab DSP with a Basic White writing panel.

If a combination of stitching, stripes & paper strips inspires you this week, we’d love for you to join us over at the Just Add Ink blog and share your creation.

You can also see which two the design team chose for their cards this week. Don’t forget, that although the design team primarily share cards, any inky project is welcome as a challenge entry – 3D creations, scrapbook pages, memory keeping, journalling. Share your talents with us!!! We’d also love for you to leave us a comment to say hi or share with us your challenge theme suggestions.

Have a fabulous weekend!

2 thoughts on “Just Add Ink #559 | choose two

  1. Hi Kelly!

    I’m a US demo who really appreciated your clear stamp case inserts! Even though the half-mount wood cases are no longer available, I still store my ink refills in them – just remove the retired incolors and replace with the new. I’m wondering if you’re going to update your inserts to include the new 21-23 colors. If I had the computer skills, I’d totally do it. But I LOVE your designs. Xoxo


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  2. Stunning cards, Kelly. I love the gift tags and the pretty papers and the embossed wall. I’ve had a look around your blog and all of your cards are fab!

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