Monday, April 1, 2024


Everyone who looks at today's blog post receives a piece of cake from me.  APRIL FOOLS!

If I could, I would love to share some cake with you, but since that isn't logistically feasible, let's just think about eating cake.

This card started out as a monochromatic card for my Coffee Clubs April challenge, but as it progressed, I'm not sure it truly qualifies a monochromatic.  There are actually 3 colors (not counting the white) in this card:  Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, and either Soft Sea Foam or Pool Party.  I'm not really sure what the bluish-green color is.  

The designer series paper (DSP) is called Hello, Irresistible.  It is an Online Exclusive that, thankfully, has been around for a while.  It is one of my favorites with beautiful soft colors.  Based on the colors listed on the packaging, it indicates Soft Sea Foam is one of the colors and there is no mention of Pool Party, so that blueish-green color is most likely Soft Sea Foam.  

When I want to create a card that shows off multiple patterns of DSP, and if I am in a hurry or having a brain freeze, this is often the layout that I gravitate towards.  The three main elements can be placed in many different location combinations which makes the layout very versatile.

For all the measurements, refer to the PDF Tutorial available at this link.  This layout can be used in portrait or landscape orientation.  You can also change the shape of the sentiment or eliminate it all together and use one of the main three elements for your sentiment.  There are so many different ways to mix and match up these main elements.

Since we are eating cake, I thought there needed to be a cake somewhere on this card, so, I used the little cake from Hooray for Surprises for the inside of the card.  I also used the birthday day sentiment from Hooray for Surprises and was happy that it fit perfectly in the Heartfelt Hexagon Border that I used for the front.  I like to make it look like the inside of my cards are an extension of the front, so, using a strip of the one of the DSP designs that was used on the front also helps tie the two together.

A list of the products used is shown below.  Sometimes I will use retired ribbon or embellishments as I like to use what I have.  I hope you do the same.  These products are easy to interchange with what you have!  We bought them because we liked them, right?  So, so let's use them!

Product List

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