- It's hip to be square! And when you do decide to make a square card, remember to cut the card base at 5-1/4". This way it will slip nicely into Stampin' Up!'s Medium Square Envelopes.
- Make your own Designer Series Paper! Small stamps, such as the "Shamrock" image from the Holiday Blitz stamp set work perfectly. Just randomly stamp and in minutes you have created a thematic paper.
- Even simple cards deserve their bling! A green Circle Ice Brad fits comfortably into the "O" of GO, without being pretentious.
- For your finishing touch, a simple knotted bow created from Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, does the trick!
Once I got over my initial grumbling about how I could not possibly ever make a card using these colors, and settled down to face the challenge at hand, the card seemed to make itself. I like it when a card comes together like that!
Bon Voyage, Brady!
My son, Brady, departs tomorrow for Brazil. He will be playing trumpet in a select wind ensemble from Western Illinois University. The ensemble will be giving concerts and presenting refurbished musical instruments to underprivileged children. Although I will miss not having him home during his spring break, he is engaging in a noble cause. Of course, you know how moms are...I am already worried about him. Please keep him in your thoughts over the next ten days
As always, I am looking forward to the cards that you create for the PPA challenge. There is so much talent and creativity! Now, scurry along and start making those "Go Green" cards. But before you go, leave me a comment and let me know what you think about today's endeavor. And remember, you can always email me if you have questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use! Until next time...
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Stamp Sets: Go Green (117074), Holiday Blitz (114982); Paper: Whisper White (100730), Garden Green (102584), Certainly Celery (105125), Kraft (102125); Ink: Garden Green (102272); Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402); Glitz and Glam: Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109050), Circle Ice Brads (109111)