Sometimes all you need is a gorgeous piece of designer paper to create a focal point for your project. Today's card is evidence of that, and features the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. This is one of the best buys, I think, in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. It consists of 48 sheets (4 each of 12 different designs), each 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", for $6.95. There are plenty of patterns to keep you busy through the holidays and beyond.
The first challenge I had in mind when I created this project was The Paper Players Color Challenge. When I originally saw these colors, I thought I would make a masculine card, maybe something nautical. Boy, did I veer off course! I think it's really funny how that happens. The creative process is an amazing thing!
The second challenge is the Merry Monday Challenge, which was to create a clean and simple card using designer paper and this sketch. Here again, I planned something totally different but this is where I landed! I'm not complaining, mind you. I really like this super simple sketch and it is perfect for any occasion, with just a change of paper and greeting.
The little banner in the background is a strip of card stock that I flagged the ends of using a square punch (any square punch will do). The Crumb Cake layer was cut using the Apothecary Accents Framelit. The greeting was cut using a large oval punch. The little bow was stamped and cut out by hand. What a quick and easy card, perfect for mass production!
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Joyous Celebrations
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Stack
Ink Pads: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Large Oval and Square Punches
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