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A New Stampin’ Story

Creating A Card When You Don’t Know What To Do

I was doing more otganizing in my craft room yesterday and decided to take a break. The Regency Park Designer Series Paper happened to be on my workspace. I opened it, spread out the patterns, and my eye went to this design. Okay, this would be the start of my card. Because I wanted to showcase the pattern, I needed a simple something for my focal point. The Kind And Sincere stamp set was definitely the one.

The Question Is…

What do I do with these stamps? The font in the large “kind” stamp is so on trend now, I wanted to use it. Of course, the colors in the patterned paper gave me my color palette, so I stamped the images on some Basic White cardstock. Now what? I thought to cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock and create off-set layers. I laid my design … It looked okay.

Not totally happy with the outsome, I looked at my Stitched Rectangle Dies which were right behind my Deckled Rectangle Dies. I chose the Deckled Rectangle Dies for a little more interest. My card still looked okay.

Do I embellish with a few gems, a ribbon, or a few stamped elements. The stamped flowers from the Petal Park stamp set were perfect. They coordinate with the Designer Series Paper beautifully! I should have known that from the start!

I scattered a few stamped Night of Navy and Calypso Coral flowers on my sentiment layers and I was very happy with the outcome.

I’m sharing this story with you today because I’m sure you’ve found yourself in the same situation. You want to stamp and cut paper. You want to create something new. But, sometimes you just don’t know how to get started.

My Advice

Start with one piece of the puzzle. My first piece in today’s card was the Designer Series Paper (which it usually is). Match some cardstock, create a focal point center and go from there.

Find an easy template, and make that your “go to”. The same applies to a fun card sketch. Keep both nearby on your workspace.

Trust me, you’d be amazed at what can evolve from there!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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