MMm I’m so lethargic at the moment I could use a Perk Up!!

You may remember on Wednesday I shared my ‘ikky’ Christmas Card and much to my surprise many of you liked it or maybe you were all just being nice and letting me down gently.

Anywho I loved that design and the card I’m sharing today actually is the first one I made in this design and fell in love with it – I made it for Nancy’s workshop last Friday and all her ladies loved the card and also happened to fall in love with the Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper as well – funny that!

Here’s the card …

Oh how I love pink and purple together! I just love the Lap of Luxury DSP and will be sad to see it go in just 3 months! Oh my thats not long at all is it? So you’d better start stocking up now I think!

Now because you were all so lovely with the comments on my Christmas card I thought I’d share instructions on this card with you all so you can see just how easy it is to make.

You will need ….

  • A5 piece of cardstock for Base – I used Concord Crush
  • 4 strips of DSP 145mm x 50mm
  • Whisper White 60mm x 60mm
  • Concord Crush 65mm x 65mm
  • Pretty in Pink Scrap
  • Jet Black Stazon Ink
  • Concord Crush Classic Ink
  • Inks/Markers/Crayons for colouring
  • Curly Label punch
  • Morning Cup Stamp Set

Step by Step

  1. Fold A5 card in half & burnish with bone scorer
  2. Fold front of card back to fold line & burnish with bone scorer
  3. open card and layout & adhere dsp to sections (refer to image below for the patterns I used) and set aside
  4. Stamp Coffee Pot, mug and steam on whisper white
  5. colour as desired
  6. Adhere Whisper White layer to Concord Crush piece
  7. Stamp ‘Perk Up’ sentiment in Concord Crush onto Pretty in Pink piece & punch out using Curly Label punch. Adhere this piece to the back of your concord crush piece. Apply adhesive just behind the left side of the panel and adhere to front folded piece and your card is done!

You will notice on the above image of the opened card I used two pink pieces in the centre of the card – I’ve done this so you can easily write your message here and you have two panels if you need it. This way when the card is closed the message remains hidden.

I hope you like this card as much as I do and it really is a queasy design to do yet people who recieve them think they are wonderful as they are just a little different.

Let me know if you have any problems with the instructions and please share a link to the cards you make in this design as I’d love to see them by adding a comment and popping the link in there or email me a copy.

Would you like to purchase the bundle to make this card? Well I’m offering a little special just for my blog readers – and sorry but this is only valid in Australia (sorry)

The Bundle 1 is valued at $146.65 (wood) or $137.20 (clear mount) and consists of …

  • Morning Cup Stamp Set
  • Lap of Luxury DSP
  • Concord Crush A4 Cardstock
  • Jet Black Stazon Ink
  • Concord Crush Ink
  • Pretty in Pink Ink
  • Curly Label Punch

Bundle 2 is valued at $73.20 (wood) or $64.20 (clear mount) and consists of …

  • Morning Cup Stamp Set
  • Lap of Luxury DSP
  • Concord Crush A4 Cardstock

Bundle 1 can be purchased for just $125.00 (wood) or $120.00 (clear mount) and Bundle 2 cann be purchased for just $65.00 (wood) or $60.00 (clear mount)  – now this offer is only valid until Monday 31st May so email or ring me today to place  your order and let me know which bundle and whether you want it in wood or clear mount.

Anyone purchasing any of thes bundles will receive full colour step by step instructions on how to make this card and two other cards using the Lap of Luxury DSP and the Morning Cup Stamp set.



  1. This is really a fun card Leonie…not necessarily my colour palate, but you just CAN’T go past a great cuppa can you?? Thanks so much for the heads up on the instructions…..I have craft camp this w’end…and I am actually writing a list of the things I wanna do….however…it is now getting v VERY long…hee hee hee. I sincerey hope you pick up soon and are riding rough-shot over all before you.

  2. Love this card, love the colors together. I didn’t really see how great the DSP is until I saw what you did with it. Now I have to get some. So glad you are on SUDSOL. Keep posting!
    God Bless…

  3. Love the cool fold Leonie. The different colour panels really set it off well & who doesn’t love pink & purple! Thanks for sharing how you made it too. Adding it to my looong list of things I MUST try. Hope you have a happy weekend. Inky wishes, Di

  4. I like this card Leonie Very noice!!! Nice choice of pink and purple! I will add this to my ‘to do’ list. BTW I do like the Christmas card too. We are too hard on ourselves sometimes. 🙂

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