Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sending Good Thoughts Your Way

Well, I took the plunge and finally did it! Did what you ask? I have always sorted my paper by color family and have seen many blogs where they shared that they sort it by color. I just didn't know if I could undo the way I sort after so many years. So, after putting some thought into it I figured it has to be much easier to put back away if it is just done my color so I switched it all up. So far, so good...

Now, onto my card. LeAnne, over at The Paper Players is celebrating her daughter's birthday this week and turned that into a challenge... to create a card with stars. You can see her post here. I really wasn't sure what I wanted to. Stampin' Up! retired their star stamp set, Seeing Stars, a few years ago and I have not purchased the new one they came out with last summer. I got my retired (or at least I think it is retired but any star punch would do) star punch out and still didn't know what to do. I decided to start with colors and choose Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. Okay, now what? I still had Perfect Pennants on my desk that I used for the card I am going to share with you on Friday so I grabbed the 'sending good thoughts your way" sentiment since this card wasn't for a particualr occasion and I just decided I wanted a card I could send out just because. The sentiment seemed to fit. Then I got to looking at the striped pennant stamp and it all kind of came together from there. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy of to one side and then the striped pennant on the other side in Daffodil Delight. Then I added a punched out star out of Night of Navy. Even though I was trying to keep it clean and simple I still felt like it needed something. I decided to use one of the small stars from Seeing Stars, but you could easily use a star from the current set, and stamped it in Daffodil Delight. The thought of fussy cutting that star out almost made me pass out so I thought hey, just punch it out with a circle punch!! SO, my 3/4 inch circle punch might have just saved my life. I popped it on with a Stampin' Dimensional and then I had a cute, simple, all occasion card.


  1. This is a perfect CAS card and a wonderful way to use that fun sentiment! I love how you layered the striped piece under the star...very cute! Thanks for playing with my starry challenge this week!

  2. Love the colors and the double stars. So glad you shared this fabulous card with us at the Paper Players this week