Toile Tidings

The Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is traditional, iconic, heart-warming, and just plain gorgeous! It is absolutely perfect for holiday cards. Because we want to make multiples to mail and share, letting this paper be the heart of the project makes our task simple.

Originating in the late eighteenth century in a region outside of Paris, the phrase “Toile de Jouy” is a French term meaning linen fabric, literally from the town of Jouy near Versailles.

The French designers created fabrics which displayed detailed repeating patterns, usually pastoral scenes.

Stampin’ Up! has designed a suite of products that captures this French countryside feeling. With multiple images represented, you will find stripes, checks, woodland creatures, ice skaters and sledders, winter foliage, and sweet old fashioned village scenes.

And so on trend. While browsing the Pottery Barn website I landed upon this beautiful Crimson Toile duvet cover.

The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is so rich, and really should be the focal point of our project. Like the welcoming room pictured above, this DSP requires no dressing up. And so we show restraint with the bling, which will be the most challenging part of making a sweet, simple card.

Stampin’ Up! materials used: Very Vanilla Thick cardstock cut to 11”x 4 1/4” and scored at 5 1/2”.  Garden Green cardstock cut to 5 3/8” x 4”, Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper cut to 5 1/4” x 3 3/4” using Stitched Rectangles Framelits Dies, Vellum paper cut using a circle with diameter of  1 3/4” from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Greetings of the Season stamp set, Garden Green ink, Snail Adhesive.

Do you love this French countryside theme? Please leave a comment. I enjoy talking with you about our creative experiences.

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