Today is the first day of Spring Break for my boys, so I’m going to start off with a REALLY easy card! I got the idea for this card from one of my sister-consultants, Erica Haskin (We have a great Team FB Page where we share our cards/layouts to help inspire each other). Her card used the blue stripe in the background, and she had a small ‘you’ stamped beneath ‘WONDERFUL’. She also used grey enamel gems to embellish. It was such a cute card!
This card is based primarily on one of the Picture My Life cut apart 4 x 6 cards. These cards are printed in landscape (horizontal) on one side and portrait (vertical) on the other side. As you can see in the picture of the paper packet below, you get two sheets, so you don’t have to choose!
Since the PML card measured 4 x 6, I trimmed it down to 4 x 5 1/4 so there would be a 1/4″ border all the way around. I hacked the 3/4″ off of the right side, but I think it would have looked better to take a bit from the left and a bit from the right (I would have had more of the glacier circle on the right). I then used a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ piece of the black and white paper to fill that border.
I wanted my card to say more than just WONDERFUL (although, that’s not bad by itself), so I used the Jennifer’s Hand (B1484) stamp set to add U R. This alpha stamp set with approximately 1/2″ letters is great for cards and layouts.
I finished this all off with a piece of white twine and a small piece of the colorful zip strip dovetailed to form a ‘kind of’ bow. I like how the bold colored triangles stand out from the circles.
There you go – a very simple card to start your month, your week, maybe even your Spring Break. Whatever you’re doing this week – Enjoy!