Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hoarding Paper for the Perfect Challenge

This week's cue card at Cas-ology was "Story", and I immediately knew the piece of paper that I'd be using for this card. I had a Simon Says Stamp kit that had one piece of pattern paper that spoke to me.  I've been hoarding it since that kit was released back in September waiting for the perfect card idea.  Today was the day, as it served as my background for this card. 

I just love the print on that pattern paper, the combinations of color in the different lines of text.  I created my bookshelf using some matching colors of ink, but went a little brighter on the blue as I really wanted that focal piece to pop.   Hard to notice, but my edges on that print paper are embossed on the edges at 1/8 and 3/4 inch . . . it just added a little extra interest. 

So drawn to these colors! 

Sadly - my sheet of colorful print paper is officially gone. Hope you will consider using up a piece of paper you've been saving for a special project.

Supplies Used -  True Story
Cardstock:  Neenah*
Pattern Paper:  Public Library from October Afternoon*
Stamps:  To Thine Own Shelf from Simon Says Stamp*
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Dies
Ink:  Simon Says Stamp and Stampin' Up
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Wood Dots by Teresa Collins*
*from Simon Says Stamp September 2014 Card Kit


  1. Great card. You should be satisfied that your hoarding paid off in having the perfect paper for this challenge. I have several papers I've been holding but not sure why. I imagine the right project will come along for them. I love the sentiment on this card.

  2. Wonderful card, love the colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  3. Perfect desigh! I like the sentiment too:)

  4. I want to come an play your card is awesome what fun you have♥