Good Evening. This card was created for the Operation Write Home sketch challenge #7 as well as the Moxie Fab World: Picking Up the Pieces Challenge. I thought it would be fun to do something with the new Stampin' Up set that we received last week. The last two weeks for me have been full of exams and papers, so I have not had a moment to even try out the new supplies that came. Yet, after handing in my last paper and hw assignment today, I officially started my Spring break. This break I hope to make a lot of cards and hopefully I will post frequently for everyone to see them.
One of the stamp sets that we bought one was the Stampin' Up Pun Fun set. Anyone who has been reading this blog knows that I absolutely love cute stamps with matching sayings! This set was just awesome and I couldn't wait to use it. The blue paper strips on the card came from a variety of scraps we had around the house. A few of them came from an old Sizzix paper pad, which has some really pretty papers. Others were from a DCWV paper pack. After reading the post about paper piecing, I decided to give it a try. I stamped the whale on a piece of blue and white patterned paper from the Sizzix paper pad. I had never tried this before but I absolutely loved it! I stamped the whale on the patterned paper and on a piece of white cardstock. I cut out the whale from the blue paper and attached it to the image on the white paper. I then punched this out using the Clever Lever square punch and backed it with a larger scalloped square. Finally, the ribbon on the bottom came from an Operation Write Home prize from December. The navy seemed to go really well with the other hues of blue on the card. I hope you enjoy!