Thanks Card–With Patterned Paper

Good afternoon!  Today I’m playing along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Use Patterned Paper.  I’ve been trying to reduce my stash of items that I’ve been hoarding and not using.  Patterned paper is one of those categories.  I’ve purged a lot, things I don’t like, know I won’t use, or the remnants of packs that I used my favorites out of already.  I cut my stash by about 1/3, but I still have a lot I intend to use.  This challenge is a perfect opportunity.


Supplies:  Hammermill Digital Color Cover, My Mind’s Eye papers, Simon Says Stamp Die, misc bling and enamel dot, Copics YG97, R22


Cooking and Crafting Don’t Mix

I tried to multi-task yesterday.  I don’t typically craft and cook at the same time.  Yesterday, was a long day, and I wanted a little bit of stress relief while I was trying to cook dinner.  Fortunately for my family, the card suffered rather than dinner.

I made this card for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #238 Valentine’s Ombre Challenge.  I have had this die for a while and have struggled using it (as with all word dies).  I finally figured out (I’m a little dense) that working with paper die cuts is a lot easier if you apply one layer to a piece of post-it tape.  Then, using the Xyron X adhesive applicator, I was able to easily layer them.  I think I may just have to do this more often!

While trying to cook dinner, I wasn’t paying attention to my watercolor piece of paper.  I had intended to cut the “love”s with the ombre darkest part at the bottom.  But I forgot amidst flipping burgers on the grill. Sigh….Then I tried to add some enamel dots, glitter stuff and other things and finally decided it was good as it was.

However, I also learned that I really like the Sweet Blush paper!  I had it in my sampler pack for a long time, never using it because I don’t typically like pastels.  I don’t know if my affection for lighter saturations is changing, or if it’s just this paper, but I really like the sweet blush!  My next order will include a pack of it.

I did a spot of sweet blush ink behind the loves, but it isn’t picking up in the photo.  It looks lovely and soft in person.


Papertrey Ink (love die, sweet blush paper, sweet blush ink)
Misc (glitter paper, foam tape, watercolor paper, white cardstock)
American Crafts (glitter tape)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers