Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Congrats...to a Stamping Friend

I needed to make a card today for a stamping friend who is retiring from her day job!  Yay, Bonnie!

I thought the bright and cheerful colors that LeAnne chose at The Paper Players challenge would make a great card for such an occasion.

Again, I wanted to use some of my new stuff.  So, I thought the new Sale-A-Bration set Banner Blast would be a good choice.  (I ended up using it inside the card.)  I used the coordinating punch, too.  After playing around, I came up with something totally off the wall.  I punch some strips that I could weave some paper through.  Very clean and simple, not usually my best work, but I think I like it.  I had to resist the urge to do more, though!

The background paper is another pattern from the Fresh Prints stack in the new Occasions catalog.

The sentiment is a retired Sale-A-Bration set, Congrats.  I didn't have any other retirement sentiments and I've always liked this one...it had lots of different "congrats" sentiments.

I had to show you inside...and my boo boo.  I practiced the banner across the sentiment, then when I stamped it, I didn't follow my plan!  I messed up the order.  Not a huge deal, but I think it's easier to read the sample.  The Pear Pizzazz is harder to read through.

On another note, I was fortunate enough to get some recognition for last weeks Paper Players card HERE.  LeAnne chose my card:

I am super excited about this, and I will be adding it to my sidebar soon!  It needs an overhaul...badly!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I really do appreciate you stopping by!


  1. Darling card and love the colour combo. As for the boo-boo - life happens ;)

  2. I LOVE this card...so fresh & fun, and the banner treatment is very cool! I haven't played with my little banner set yet, but I can't wait to try it like you have on the inside. I think the sentiment is perfectly readable, too! Thanks for playing with my Paper Player colors this week!