Guys, I think I need to make 1000 of this card because there are so many people I want to send it to!
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a fanatic when it comes to all things stationery and paper. When I was in school, going to Staples to buy my new notebooks and pens always excited me far more than any clothing shopping. Can any of you relate? If you’re a paper crafter, I have a hunch you could be nodding your head right about now!
In my early 20s when I was in one of my first jobs, there was a Chapters/Indigo within walking distance of my office. On my lunch breaks, I’d go there and always found myself drawn to the stationery section (no surprise) – specifically, those fun little list-making and Post-it style message pads. They’d say something like:
MEMO: I’d like to notify you that:
☐ Your hair looks incredible
☐ Your outfit is totally on point
☐ You’re giving me serious manicure envy
☐ You are generally, an incredible human being
You know these notepads, right? Well, that sort of nostalgia is exactly what I was thinking about while making this card!
The sentiment comes from The Stamp Market’s Kindness Matters set, and is just one of many other greetings I know I’ll use often. I paired it with the Modern Motif cover die, and just love how this die can be used with whatever cardstock colour combinations your heart desires. In this case, I went with a partial rainbow using Greenery, Island, Orchid, Fuschia, Melon and Citrine cardstock, covering the little diamond-shaped spots behind the die.
To ensure the Modern Motif panel stood out against the white card base, I added little bits of skinny double-sided adhesive strips all over the back. (It took a while, but it was worth it!) That adhesive was plenty to secure the panel to the card base, and I finished by placing the sentiment in the middle.
I can’t wait to get this card sent off to a friend who is most definitely a 10 on the amazing scale, and make more with new colour combinations. In the meantime, if you too are a stationery hoarder/enthusiast, I’d love to hear what some of your can’t-resist items are! Notebooks? Planners? Pens and highlighters? Tell me about your must-haves!