A Card for All Occasions

Tonight’s card is one of those designs that is quick to put together and is easily adaptable for any occasion or gender. Use it for a thank you card, use it for Father’s Day; you could even use it for a young child’s birthday with the right embellishment and sentiment.

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This weeks CASEing the Catty challenge requires us to be inspired by anything in the Tea Room suite section of the catalogue. I decided to case the layout of the yellow card shown below (from page 17 of the new Annual Catalogue).

The layout of the card is simple and achievable with minimal supplies: a card base, a strip of DSP, a few scraps of ribbon, a small embellishment and a sentiment on some kind of die cut shape to act as the focal point.

I have used a Night of Navy card base that I stamped with some background speckles from the Waterfront stamp set (I also stamped in Night of Navy so that the effect was subtle). The strip of paper is from an old and retired paper pack called ‘Sending Love’. All the paper in this stack is Real Red and white. I love this paper so much that when it went on clearance last year I bought another pack. I use it a lot at Christmas time as the paper makes for nice bright background pieces.

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The embellishments are a couple of scraps of ribbon in Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist, and also a small flower from the also retired set ‘Petite Petals’. The pearlised thread came from the ‘Share What You Love’ embellishment kit, as did the the sentiment label. The sentiment itself comes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set – so glad this one carried over into the new catalogue.

You could swap my flower for a button and the card would instantly be masculine. Swap the red for Tranquil Tide and the whole feel of the card would change. Swap the sentiment for something birthday themed or thank you themed and you are good to go. Very adaptable, very easy to change out.

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