I like to design some simple cards for my classes for beginner stampers to show them that you don't always need a lot of embellishments, or even stamping to create pretty cards. The secret is coordination, and Stampin' Up! makes it really easy when their ink, card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and embellishments all work well together.
My card base is Mint Macaroon Card Stock that I layered with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock and a piece of Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper**. I then cut out a circle with a Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit and placed this onto the layers. I tied some Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon around the layers, along with another small piece of Mint Macaroon 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon to complement my colors that were used to stamp my happy birthday sentiment. The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White Card Stock and then cut out with a smaller Stitched Shape Circle Framelit and placed this onto the card using Dimensionals.
**The Succulent Designer Series Paper used in today's card can be yours FREE if you choose it as one of your Sale-a-bration choices. This paper along with 6 other new items were released on Tuesday 3/21/17 and will be offered as a FREE option until the end of Sale-a-bration on March 31st. If you wish to purchase this as a FREE choice you need to use the number #147364. All of these products were posted on my blog on Wednesday, 3/22/17.
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