When it comes to featuring a stamp set that is all words, there needs to be something else in the card to make it a bit more interesting. I've had the idea for the layout of this card since back when the SUO Challenge group had its Stars and Stripes challenge. I just wasn't sure that this met the bill too well, so I used something else for the challenge. Now I'm thinking differently!
Does this paper not have stars on it? And does this little bit of weaving not make stripes? So it's "Stars and Stripes," right? Thought so!
It took a bit of measuring to end up with the stripes somewhat symmetrical with a card that remained a standard A2 size. Once I thought of making the sentiment the central strip in the overall design, with it wider than the stripes just before and after and those wider that the top and bottom stripes, it all seemed to have the right balance for me.
Now where did I find this fun paper with the stars? In the Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper. I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't have much to make or demonstrate in the way of baby projects. My nephew in Maryland has a baby, but that's as close as I am to any baby. There are none in the rest of my family or among my customers or their families. BUT I learned a few years ago that the "other" sides of Designer Series Papers with baby patterns are usually wonderful to use for any kind of project. And thus it is with this year's set of "baby" papers!
The color in this set of papers is Hello Honey. As it's in one of the In Color groups, I chose another in that group – Mossy Meadow – as the accent color. I think it works nicely!
The stamped sentiment is made up of three different stamps – the banner, "thanks," and "so much." It's amazing how well I can squeeze images together with the Photopolymer stamp sets, of which this is one. I knew what width I wanted that layer to be and I made those words work!
To finish off the project, I used a piece of the new Thick Baker's Twine in Very Vanilla. That worked well as the base color in this paper set is Very Vanilla,
It was a fun project and I'll share the measurements for it in my next newsletter. If you're interested in my newsletter, just sign up in the upper left corner of this page! My next newsletter will be towards the end of July after a fun visit from my teenage grandson earlier in the month.
Here are the products featured in this project. Link to my personal Stampin' Up! Store to order any of these!
Endless Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (138796)
Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper (138447)
Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine (138411)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650); Mossy Meadow (133676)
Ink: Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad (133645)