Today’s card is one of those “It could be for any occasion” type cards.  All you do is change the colors and the sentiment.  It is fairly plain, but sometimes that is what we need.  Especially when you need several of one kind or are in a hurry.



Buffalo Check, 147794



I used two different stamps from the Holiday Catalog.  The Buffalo Check….Oh My!!!  It is a must have for year round use.  And a sentiment from the Flourish Filigree that I showcased on Wednesday.  You can see that card here.   The sentiments from that set pair with the Pretty Label Punch, which is one of our beautiful punches.

I went fairly monotone as well on this card.  It is all various uses of Grapefruit Grove.  The Buffalo Check is done in Grapefruit Grove and the card base is that as well.  The Designer Paper is from the 2018-2020 In Color 6X6 paper stack of Grapefruit Grove as well as the 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon.

The sentiment is punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  I used the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to run the ribbon through the sentiment layer.

A helpful note on using a large background stamp:  The Stamparatus is awesome for large stamps and easy to get the pressure all over that you need.  And I hope if you have not done so already that you will purchase this awesome tool.  BUT…if you do not have this, then there is another way.  I learned this years ago when I first began stamping.  Place the stamp on your table with the rubber up.  Ink up the stamp very well by holding the ink pad in your hand instead of the stamp.  Then lay your card stock down on the stamp.  Try not to let it slide.  Now take a piece of copy paper or notebook paper and place over top of your card stock.  Run your hand all over the top so that all parts of your card stock are pressed onto the stamp.  Now lift off the scrap paper and your card stock.  You should have a very clean and good impression.  That is so much easier than trying to handle the large stamp.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I very  much appreciate it.  I hope you will return on Monday for some of the cards I made with my Stamp Club this weekend.  The supplies I used today are located at the bottom of the page.