Here's a quick and easy way to make a card without too much thinking or planning. The secret is to make use of Designer Series Paper.
With white cardstock as your card base, as well as on the sentiment label, all you need is a bit of coordinating cardstock and a bit of bling. And maybe ten minutes. Ready?
Pool Party cardstock (or any color that coordinates with the DSP you've chosen)
Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (page 87, Mini Catalog)
Sassy Salutations stamp set
Coastal Cabana ink
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Festive Pearls (page 83, Mini Catalog)
All That Dies (page 64, Annual Catalog)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 2" x 5 1/2".
Cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to 2 1/2" x 5 1/2". Adhere the DSP and the coordinating cardstock together. Add this piece centered onto the white card base.
In coordinating ink, stamp a greeting onto a scrap of white cardstock. Use one of the label dies from the All That die set to cut out the sentiment.
Use the two small flagged pieces from the same die set to cut two pieces from the colored cardstock. Add these two flagged pieces to the back of the sentiment label so equal amounts extend beyond the edges of the label.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add the strip on the card about 1 1/4" from the top of the card.
Add a Festive Pearl, or whatever piece of bling you'd like, to either side of the stamped sentiment.
In case you ever foolishly forget, I am never not thinking of you.
- Virginia Woolf -