Mother’s Day Card with Presto Patterns

If you got my April newsletter recently, you may recognize part of this card!  I wanted to show some of the fun things you can do with Presto Patterns specialty paper.  See, many people either don’t realize what it is (because in the catalog it shows up as white with brown lines to show the design) or you saw the paper but couldn’t imagine what you would want with white paper with white embossing.  So, for those of you who haven’t seen it, this is what the paper looks like:

But you add a bit of sponging, even using multiple colors and you can turn those plain designs into super pretty pieces for your cards!  I used one piece on the card below to show you what I mean:

I also had to play with the folded ribbon.  I LOVE seam binding ribbon…have I said that before? Smile  So, I recently got the Crumb Cake color and decided to play with it in this card.  To make my rolls, I used the Snail adhesive and put a little bit down on one side of the ribbon and then folded the ribbon over to make the rounded part.  Then I kept using the Snail on the front of the ribbon so I could fold the ribbon back on itself and so on.  Yeah, I know, that was a terrible explanation.  If anyone is interested in how I did it, let me know and I can take pictures or something to show you better.  Anyway I had to finish it off with one of the rose adornments and a pearl.  Perfect for mom!

I wanted a sentiment but you can’t stamp directly on the Presto Patterns paper very well (because the ink won’t stick to the embossed pattern) and I didn’t really want a punch out to distract from the pattern, so I stamped on some cardstock vellum and adhered to the front of the card so the pattern could show through.

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Happy Mother’s Day Presto Patterns Recipe
Stamps:
  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Blush Blossom
Paper:  Presto Patterns specialty paper, Botanical Gazette designer paper, Old Olive cardstock, Cardstock Vellum
Accessories:  Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, yellow sponge, adhesive Pearls, Vintage Flower adornments, Snail

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Seeing Stars Graduation Card

I know it is a little early to be thinking about school graduations.  Though now that I think about it, I graduated college during the month of March, so I guess it might not be too early for some.  Anyways, I was asked to design a graduation card for a stamp camp last week and was posed the additional challenge that guests at the camp would be making cards for kids attending one of two schools.  So, that meant an unknown number of people would want a card in Navy and Orange while some other unknown amount of people would want Navy and Yellow!

Well, never one to back down from a challenge, I put my thinking cap on and designed a card that was based around the common Navy theme and then allowed the creator to switch out ink colors and punch outs in the appropriate accent color.  And it turned out even better than I expected. Smile

The star pattern on the Whisper White paper was hand stamped using the Seeing Stars stamp set; and so it was different on every card – which I loved.  We used Presto Patterns designer paper for the sponged paper on the bottom half of the card (and if you haven’t seen Presto Patterns yet, it is this super cool paper that is white with white glossy embossing, which means that you can spray/sponge/brayer whatever color you want on top and create your own custom paper!)

Then folks punched out their sentiment and coordinating shapes to finish it off.  Every card was totally different but that was perfect!  This way, even if two friends were given this card, they would still have their own personal and unique card.  And it was fun to make to boot!

I hope you enjoyed this early graduation idea and can see even more fun ways to tweak this design for Birthdays, Holidays, and more!

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Happy Graduation Card Recipe:
Stamps:
Teeny Tiny Wishes, Seeing Stars
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Whisper White CS, Night of Navy CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Presto Patterns designer series paper
Accessories: Night of Navy 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals