Blog hop 15th

Happy April – welcome to our "congratulations" edition of our blog hop.

As we approach the season of weddings and graduations we focus on congratulations. Today, though, I wanted to offer a twist on what you might expect a congratulations card to look like. Using scraps of our Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (Stacked with Love Stack, pg. 5 of the Occasions catalog which expires June 2), I took what was meant as a Valentine paper and turned it into a generic, all-purpose paper by highlighting only the black and white pieces (no red or pink). Black goes with everything and a second color might be a school color or a wedding color or a team color or to congratulate a friend on a new home or a new job, etc…. Anything goes!

You might even swap out the sentiment and turn this into a birthday or thank you card. I had a blast piecing this together while watching old James Bond movies. Lots of photos today to show you how easy this was to do.

All strips of paper were 1/2" wide and every single piece was a leftover scrap. Just choose a base color that you want to coordinate with the black/white theme (I chose Crushed Curry) and allow it to peek through. Die cut with a large heart from the Framelits set appropriately named "Hearts Collection" (pg. 231 of our main, annual catalog). So easy!

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And a little fun inside.

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Some close-ups of the front.

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