Thoughtful Wishes Paper Strip Background With Video Tutorial

Thoughtful Wishes Paper Strip Background

Today we are enjoying a sneak peek of the Thoughtful Journey Suite Collection being released May 1st along with some of the new 2024 – 2025 In-Colors. This suite is fantastic and the colors are gorgeous. This was an enjoyable card, and I’m looking forward to making more of them.

I’m showing you how to make a paper strip scrappy background to show off all the beauty of this suite. For the Thoughtful Wishes card, I left a small space between each strip. On the Latte Love card, I placed the strips together. Either way you do it is correct. Happy Stamping!

Card Directions

  1. Cut and score all cardstock and papers as listed under Cutting Directions below.
  2. Fold the Petunia Pop Card Base in half on the score line, and burnish it with a Bone Folder.
  3. Use a mix of Petunia Pop, Peach Pie, and two to three designs of Designer Series Paper (DSP) scrap paper to cut a total of fifteen (15) 3/4” x 5” strips.
  4. Emboss the Peach Pie strips with the So Swirly Embossing Folder.
  5. Arrange the various embossed Peach Pie strips, Petunia Pop, and various DSP strips to determine pattern and placement on the Petunia Pop 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” strip layer. Then adhere in place. Once adhered, use scissors to trim the overhang off. If needed, use the scraps you trim off to fill the small areas at the corners.
  6. Center and adhere the strip layer to the Blackberry Bliss 4” x 5-1/4” layer. Adhere this layer to the card base front.
  7. Using the Thoughtful Wishes dies, crop the greenery/flowers from  Thoughtful Journey DSP. Adhere to the card front with Glue Dots.
  8. Heat emboss the greeting in White Embossing Power on Petunia Pop Cardstock. Crop with a Stylish Shape Die then adhere to the card front with Dimensionals.
  9. Embellish with the Adhesive-Backed Pearl Trio.
  10. The inside was finished by stamping the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Ink onto Basic White Cardstock. Stamp an image in Petunia Pop Ink in the bottom corner, add a piece of DSP down the left-hand side, and then adhere to the inside of the card.
  11. For a matching envelope, adhere a piece of DSP to the flap. Then, trim the excess off.

Card Recipe

Cutting Directions:

  • Petunia Pop: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” (card base) 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” (strip layer), 3-1/4” x 3/4” (greeting), (3) 3/4” x 5” (strips)
  • Blackberry Bliss: 4” x 5-1/4” (front layer)
  • Peach Pie: (3) 3/4” x 5” (strips)
  • Lost Lagoon: Scraps for die-cutting
  • Basic White: 4” x 5-1/4” (inside)
  • Thoughtful Journey 12”x12” Designer Series Paper: (9) 3/4” x 5” (strips), 6” x 2-1/2” (envelope flap), scraps for die cutting

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Thoughtful Wishes 
  • Dies: Thoughtful Wishes, Stylish Shapes
  • Cardstock/Paper: Petunia Pop, Peach Pie, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Basic White, Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper
  • Stampin Pads: Petunia Pop, Blackberry Bliss
  • Embellishments: Adhesive-Backed Pearl Trio
  • Embossing Folder: So Swirly Embossing Folder 
  • Heat Embossing: Basics Embossing Powders, Embossing Additions Tool Kit, Heat Tool
  • Adhesives: Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin Seal, Liquid Glue, Tear & Tape
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine, Clear Blocks, Take Your Pick, Bone Folder, Stampin Pierce Mat, Paper Snip Scissors

The new Stampin’ Up! 2024-2025 Annual Catalog is around the corner! To help get as many new products in your hands as possible I’ve set up a Product Share!

What is a Product Share you ask? The paper shares a sample of all of the new Designer Series Papers & Specialities Papers from the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog. The Embellishment & Ribbon share includes a sample of all new embellishments & ribbons in the new 2024 – 2025 Annual Catalog. 



Place your online order of $50* or more March 2024 with the host code YES4C7HK, and you will receive:

1) A FREE class packet to make FOUR CARDS using the Cutest Cows Bundle! Everything possible will be cut, punched, embossed, and die cut for you! You’ll just stamp and assemble with your stamps. I always email you a written tutorial with photos and measurements, too! You’ll receive your card supplies in the following month.

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