Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share this month's card with you today! I had so much fun designing it. Our blog hop theme this month is Paper Palooza: that means showing off all of the awesome designer series papers that are on sale in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale this month! Tropical Escape is my favorite; that's what I'll be getting!
For this month, I used the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper!
With paper this gorgeous, it's not hard to come up with awesome projects!!
I LOVE the effect you get by attaching the ruffled ribbon to the top & bottom of the layer here! And the marble stamp is just such a quick, easy, and versatile background. I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set for the sentiments here, too, and some gold metallic thread and the Tropical Elements buttons finish it off perfectly!
These were two of the cards we made at my Artisan Stamp Club this month. Nature's Poem was our them; can you tell??! This one (below) was made using the Thank You Thinlits and the Handwritten background stamp. It was interesting to compare the two styles of background stamps: wood-mounted and cling-mount using the stamparatus. With the wood-mounted background stamp, I like to ink up the stamp and place it rubber-side up on my workspace, and place my paper and then a piece of scrap paper and rub in circles on top. To use the cling-mount stamp in the stamparatus, it was SO easy to place the stamp inside the stamparatus and stamp on my scrap paper. Then, I place my paper layer inside the stamparatus so that it is centered inside the stamped image (you'll know it's centered because you'll have the stamped image showing still on your scrap paper underneath). viola! Perfect stamped images every time!! I may be converted to cling mount background stamps!!
So yeah, this card was super fast and easy. And if you wanted to make it a birthday card, just switch out the thinlit to the Happy Birthday thinlit! so fast and easy, and you could easily make this using any designer paper with any color combination. I love cards that can be remade and CASEd easily!
Thanks for stopping by today! Drop me a comment to let me know which card you liked better. And I'll include product lists for each of the cards below so that you can recreate them at home! All of the products can be purchased in my Stampin' Up! store by clicking on the images. If you don't have a demonstrator already, I'd love to be yours (as long as you're in Canada)! Shoot me a message and I'll even send you a catalog. Now, go visit my good friend Joni who is next in the blog hop!