When I sat down to make a bold and classy thank you card, I reached for a couple of new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. Since this is the first time I’ve used either of these items (and since I love both of them so much), I did the best I could to dress them up for their debut. Here’s my 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ card:
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- One Big Meaning. One Big Meaning is the must-have “thank you” set from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. I used Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder to emblazon this gorgeous sentiment from One Big Meaning on a piece of Kraft cardstock. These “thank you” stamps are flexible to go very formal or very casual – depends on how the mood strikes you. While most of these long sentiments are perfect for a front-and-center placement on a card front, the “thank you” I chose is perfect for a 2-1/2″ Circle punch. Here are the other sentiments in this collection:
- Corrugated Paper. Have you seen the corrugated paper yet? It’s truly wonderful! Rough it up for a distressed look, or simple cut it for a clean texture on your card front. The package comes with 4 sheets of 12″ x 12″ corrugated paper (2 white, 2 kraft). I cropped four 2″ squares and pieced them together, alternating the directions of the striped patterns. They come together to make a fun pattern.
- Color Combination. While there are so many opportunities to ink up the corrugated paper, I left them clean and crisp. The addition of Basic Black really classed-up the joint, don’t you think? I love how the three colors work together to make this simple card beautiful. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: One Big Meaning Papers: Kraft Cardstock, Corrugated Paper, Basic Black Accessories: Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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BONUS LINK. I often share my favorite color combinations (like the one above). If you want to peruse all of these, I save them to a board in Pinterest. If you’d like to see all of them, please click here.