Something New Simon Says Stamp Challenge


One of the stamp sets new to my stash is Mama Elephant’s Confetti set. I love the greetings in this one, and thought I’d combine it with some die cut buttons from a My Favorite Things die to make a simple card. I often don’t know how to best use really graphic patterned paper, but love how this diagonal stripe makes a striking border for the white panel. And doesn’t the Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade twine look cute on the buttons :).


I’m entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog competition for this week.

Thanks for looking!


Make It Monday #146: Angled Backgrounds


I really enjoyed Ashley’s video here demonstrating angled backgrounds. I decided to make my own stamped patterned strips for a few of the angled layers. Plaid backgrounds are so much fun to create and I used Papertrey Ink’s Super Stripes set to do the plaid and striped layers you can see in the card. I also used the sun and falling snow stamps from City Scenes to create other strips. The photo below shows them a little better.



I white heat-embossed the sentiment on the label to help make it stand out a little more against such a heavily patterned background. Sorry for the quality of the shots – I’m still experimenting with our new camera!

Stamps: Papertrey ink Background Basics Super Stripes, Papertrey Ink City Scenes, SU Apothecary Art
Ink: SU Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock: SU Whisper White and retired DSP
Other: SU Labels framelits, white embossing powder, white gel pen

Thanks for looking!