Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Notes, Happy Coincidence

For those of us who opt out of the coordinating die trend, finding out that a stamp works with an old-fashioned punch we already own is pretty darn exciting. That happened to me after I tried cutting out the flower from Papertrey's Happy Notes.

At first, I thought cutting it out would be easy, but then I realized that my cutting skills are fading with my eyesight. It looked like a preschooler cut it out! Then, it popped into my mind that I had a six-petal flower punch that looked like the stamp.

Sure enough, it was an almost perfect fit.

As George used to say when he was flying, "I'd rather be lucky than good any day."

Love how the border stamp creates a feeling of movement and points quite literally from the flower to the sentiment. And the white space. Glorious white space!

Speaking of George, the boys and I left him and Daisy at home while we headed off to visit my mom and sister in Maryland. So. Much. Fun. Just wish George could have come with us. I should be able to post most of this week, but when I run out of photos, you'll know there's nothing wrong except I'm in one state and my craft supplies are in another!

stamps: Papertrey Happy Notes, Bitty Bouquets
ink: Memento Luxe, Fresh Ink
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensional, tiny black pearl, glue, punch


  1. It's so cool that your ouch and flower stamp to together, Susan. I love the design. And the whiye space is definitely glorious. Enjoy your stay with your family.

  2. Wishing you a wonderful time with your family - the best things in life definitely aren´t things :O)
    I love reading your blog and being inspired by your cards. thank you for all the wonderful work you do and share with us!
    Greetings, Christine

  3. Love, love this card! I have this stamp set but no co-ordinating dies either.

  4. Such an elegant card and an encouragement to use what we have.....! TFS!


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