Showing Off the Paper


This is an idea I brought home from OnStage – it was part of one of the presentations, but I am sorry, I cannot remember who to credit.  I love it when the designer paper is the focal point of a card.  With this layout, you can show off a pattern, and this is an easy card to create.

The designer paper started as a 4″ square.  The diagonal line is cut starting 3/4″ above the bottom left corner to 1 3/4″ above the bottom right corner.  The resulting two pieces are adhered to a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Whisper White cardstock mat.  I stamped the sentiment before adhering the mat to the Blackberry Bliss card base.

Here’s a tip for the balloon string – simply tie a bow on one end and adhere it to the top of the greeting with a glue dot.  Then adhere the longer tail to the designer paper with a glue dot where the balloon will cover it.

I hope you can see the possibilities with this layout.  I have used retired Sale-a-bration paper here, but you can use any paper, any greeting, and any accent pieces.

I also have a throwback today…


My daughter Julia received this card in the mail this week from my Mom.  It is one of the earliest cards that I made – I am not even sure when I made it, maybe 2004 or 2005?  I guess my Mom has quite the stash!  Please let me know if you recognize the stamp set.  I was using my friend’s stamps at the time.

Anyway, today is Julia’s birthday – my “baby” is 18!!

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