I designed this card to be a quick-and-easy project for the attendees of the Holiday Stamp-A-Stack that happened yesterday. As several of the attendees said yesterday, simple doesn’t have to mean boring. Adding an embossed layer, a little DSP and some bling make this card more than a standard store-bought card.

In fact, one of the attendees commented that she appreciated having something to refer to that shows her that a little DSP can go a long way. In a large setting like this one it is hard to use DSP because it quickly can get to the point that you need multiple packs of paper for a single paper design. This is wasteful for demonstrators with all the extra of the other papers. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some DSP. But my hoard (erm – stash) shows that I need to make a more determined effort to use these gorgeous papers. So… this 1/2″ strip was the perfect answer on this project. I used some DSP (the small design was perfect for this project) and didn’t need more than 1 sheet for the event. Win win!

I used this sketch layout as the starting point for this card. The finished card is close to an exact rendition of the sketch. Some designs that I saw online used a DSP piece where I used the embossed layer, but I’ve found that having an embossed layer can really add to the visual interest similar to patterned paper, and it has the added zing of adding tactile variety. Also, I was so happy to find that this stamped image fits perfectly in a 1 3/4″ Circle. Perfect for stamping and punching at this event! The stamp set is designed to go with the Everyday Label punch, but it is not limited to that punch. Woo hoo!

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