One Stamp Set – Three Ways : Keep It Simple Thanksgiving
Today I want to share three cards that all feature stamps from the same set. Like last week, I’m using one of the Keep It Simple Sets from Papertrey Ink, only this week it focuses on another fall holiday – Thanksgiving!
For the first card, I decided to keep it relatively simple. I started with a kraft card base and added a rectangle in green cardstock. Then I added several strips from the left side – I used two solid cardstocks as well as one patterned paper [once again from a fall Doodlebug paper pad]. I cut small notches in the ends of the strips so that they resembled banners. I stamped “Happy Thanksgiving” on the bottom strip. This sentiment features a bold first word and all capital letters. It’s one of my favorites in the set. On a small circle, I stamped several fall images and then colored them with watercolors. I tried to coordinate all of the colors for a cohesive feeling.
For my second card, I got a little more detailed. I die cut the small circles from a panel of white cardstock so that the card base color would show through. I added a small rectangle in a leafy green pattern and I rounded the edges. Once again I used a couple banner flag strips. I stamped the very scripty sentiment on the subtle-patterned yellow strip which highlights the middle of the card. For some added detail, I added three small enamel dots. While there is a lot going on visually on this card, I think that it works.
The last card is a little bit simpler than the first two, but in all honesty, it’s my favorite. I absolutely LOVE this small patterned paper from Doodlebug. The images just scream fall to me and I can’t get over how adorable it is. I have the block of patterned paper protruding from the left side of the card and I rounded the top right corner. Directly under that strip is a block of solid colored cardstock, followed by a third, slightly bigger strip of cardstock. This strip features a rounded bottom right corner and the stamped sentiment in what I would call a traditional font. For added detail, I layered a textured strip over the middle piece of cardstock. I think that the rounded edges of the block – which appears to be one big block – along with the rounded edges on the right side of the card play very well together. This card is slightly smaller than my traditional cards, measuring only 4″ inches wide instead of 4-1/4″ inches. The inside features an orange cardstock panel so that when you write your message, your recipient will be able to see it.
All three of these cards are available in my shop under the Fall Category here. I just love that one stamp set – featuring the same words – can provide so many options depending upon what you pair it with. I can’t rave enough about these sets from Papertrey Ink. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
Hopefully you’re having a great week and it’s going smoothly for you! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! I’ll be posting more soon and I hope you’ll come back and visit.