Simple & Versatile in 5 Minutes – Day 4

Here is a very simple layout that you can use for various occasion cards.  You can change the DSP at the bottom, the sentiment and the embellishment to your desire.  For example, if you wanted to make it a wedding card, use a softer swirly pattern, a “Congratulations” sentiment, a satin ribbon, and a flower or butterfly.  If you wanted to make a baby card, you can use a cuter patter paper at the bottom, a “Welcome Baby” sentiment, a bashful blue or pretty in pink pirouette grosgrain ribbon, and some itty bitty buttons.  On this card, I used the new Mini Jingle Bells that are in the Holiday Mini Catalogue, available only until January 3.

Gently sponge crumb cake over the sentiment to highlight it.

No fancy tying, just a simple fold on the ribbon (use a bit of sticky strip to hold the ribbon down so that it’s easier to tie on the linen thread).  The mini jingle bells are tied together with linen thread and just double knotted (leave a little bit of excess before cutting the linen thread in case it comes loose).

Stamps: Curly Cute (#117014)
Ink: Crumb Cake (#121030), Early Espresso (#119670)
Paper: River Rock (#109010), Letters to Santa DSP (#122349)
Accessories: Linen Thread (#104199), Mini Jingle Bells (#124116), 1-1/4″ Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

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