Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thanks for popping by my blog tonight.  Today I made a card specifically for the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop.  The requirements this month were to make a project using stamps to build a background.  I decided to use the stamp set Around & About Sentiments and I have a nifty trick to show you.

As you can see in the picture above, I placed a piece of notebook paper behind my card stock.  This helped keep the stamps straight as well as ensure even spacing.  
Voila!  Here's how it turned out.  A card for anyone and for any happy occasion.  
Here's a close-up so you can see that those stars are really popped out.  


Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by!

{Happy Everything}

Stamps: Around & About Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Card Stock: Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, SS White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Whisper White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Old Olive (SU)
Accessories: Foam Dimensionals, Edge Distresser (Heidi Swapp), Coluzzle (SU)

38 comments:

Jennifer March 25, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

Great tip and cute card!!!

Tricia March 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

You did a great job stamping "in color" - I have a hard time doing that with my backgrounds!

IamDerby March 25, 2009 at 8:49 PM  

what a great tip to keep it all straight! wonderful card.

BethieJ March 25, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

CUTE CUTE Card, and I LOVE the tip for the notebook paper.. so gonna remember that.. no more messed up lines for me! :)

Jessica March 25, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

Great card and SO clever using the lined paper to get everything straight!

Sarah W March 25, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

I really like the layout of this and the bright colors you've used!

Claire Brennan March 25, 2009 at 9:04 PM  

Oh excellent Dana - this is fab!

Lisa March 25, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

Love your colors, this would make a great card for a child's bday.

Terri E. March 25, 2009 at 9:11 PM  

I love your tip about lining up the sentiments. Awesome!!! You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tenia Nelson March 25, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

Awesome card you have here!! tfs!!
-t

Lisa H. March 25, 2009 at 9:21 PM  

eeeee! I just love your card! what a great idea with the notebook paper. TFS!

Kacey Elliott March 25, 2009 at 9:26 PM  

What a fabulous tip! Have to remember than one! Great card too and I like the one on the post below too :D

Jen Caputo March 25, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

Love how you did that! It's one of my favorite sets for background building! Just awesome!!!

peggysue March 25, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

That is not just a nifty trick, your color choices are so bold and pretty! Neat card.

Courtney Baker March 25, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

Great tip, thanks for sharing.

Gwen March 25, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

HEY!!!! now that is really great!!! so original!!!

Scrapping Julie March 25, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

neat-o i love this idea!

Ashley C. Newell March 25, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

Very cool way to line up everything!

Regan March 25, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

such a fun card

Karen March 25, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

What a fun card! Love your straight stamped background! :>

Deanna March 25, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

Yup, this is perfection! Love it!

Daniela March 25, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

I love everything about this!!! Great idea to use the notebook paper!

Dana March 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM  

Slick trick Dana! And I love that your card could be given to anyone :)

Melissa March 25, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

This is awesome! Such a great idea to use notebook paper! I love the layout of your card as well!

Tiffany Heilman March 25, 2009 at 10:43 PM  

What a great idea for using the sentiments and how to keep them straight. Cute card!

ALLY March 25, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

What an awesome tip! Love your end result card! Awesome!

Melanie March 25, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

Wow! Thanks for the great tip-very clever! Great card!

Jennifer L. March 25, 2009 at 10:59 PM  

What a great tip to use the notebook paper!

Lynn P. March 25, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

Love the bright colors - super card. Thanks for the tip

Jazy Girl March 26, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

Thanks for the great tutorial about keeping those lines straight. Cute card!

carabecca March 26, 2009 at 10:11 AM  

Ooh, this is one of my favorites!

Amy March 26, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

Such a great card Dana! I have seen several on this hop that make me want that set even more, but yours is by far the best.

Dana March 26, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

Dana, this is my favorite card of all the bloghops I've seen so far. Seriously. You totally inspired me and ROCKED this challenge! And I love your tip too, gonna use that from now on!

Lee March 26, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

Thanks for the tip and Well done on a great card.

Lizzie Jones March 26, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

That notebook paper trick is very clever! I just love your layout, too. Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen March 26, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

Brilliant idea and thanks for sharing it! Great card too!

Karen March 28, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

What a great tip! Love the card!

sharon d March 29, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

Great spacing tip! Great card! Very cheerful!

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