Notes and memos are something that we use every day to stay organized and communicate. I love taking this theme and creating card designs with them. Today I have two cards to share with you that use this concept as the main design focus.
First up is this sweet card featuring the new Paper Smooches Frame 4 Die. I thought this sweet frame would make a fun bulletin board right on the front of the card. Cute huh? I’m loving all those framed chalkboards and bulletin boards that you find in home dec stores these days. I REALLY want a new one for my home to keep track of all the kids’ papers on. Might as well look stylish while organizing, right?!
To create the mini bulletin board I die cut the frame from white cardstock and from Adhesive Cork and then put them together with a backing and some 3D foam squares. The background is a sweet mix of little stamped images from the Paper Smooches Gently Seasoned 2 stamp set. I’m loving the gorgeous colors of these Avery Elle inks these days. Soooo sweet and beautiful. This color combo is Thistle, Sea Glass and Lemon Grass.
I have NO idea how old the brads are in this design. I managed to find some in the depths of my craft storage and they make perfect “nails” and “pushpins” for the bulletin board. It just goes to show you that a lot of older product can be used in new ways.
This card is stamped with the new Paper Smooches Notebook Paper 2 stamp set. I love that this set includes not only the background but an entire alphabet so that you can create ANY sentiment you want. Just think of all the endless possibilities! I wanted to play around with some embellishments for this design. Do you remember those books that are for early readers that are part picture and part words? This is a really fun way to create a message! The wood bingo piece comes natural so that you can ink it to any shade you wish. As I love the Ranger Archival Inks for difficult surfaces I went right to the Vermillion Archival ink for this.
Quick Tip: Line your alphabet stamps up on a clear glass block to create words before stamping. It’s much easier than stamping one letter at a time!
Thanks for joining me today! Pull out those stamps and get stamping!
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Supplies for Lined Paper Note Card: