Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Retro Fresh Awesome Thanks

I thought I'd play along with the most recent challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This week it's a color challenge, and it's a combination I've used a lot lately.  I love these colors together, and especially love the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper.  I'll be sad to see that go, but I'm super happy that the washi tape is sticking around.  Oh my, I wasn't even trying for that pun!  But I'm a dork, so I'm giggling.

Tips & Tricks

  • I love to use the Arrows Embossing Folder to emboss a scrap, then trim it to use as a paper embellishment.  I used it as an arrow on this card, and then today I'm using it as a little flag.  It's a fun and simple way to add texture and interest to a card.
  • I might just shed a tear over the fact that the stretch ruffle trim is retiring.  I really love this's so pretty and it's easy to use.  I've found that the best adhesive to use with it is Sticky Strip.  It holds well, but the fabric will lift off of it (unlike paper) to allow for repositioning.  I've used it here as a fun way to kind of mat the Very Vanilla card stock.


Stamps:  Yippee-Skippee
Ink:  Coastal Cabana and Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Very Vanilla card stock, Retro Fresh DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Arrows Embossing Folder, Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim, buttons, Linen Thread


  1. Super cool card! I love the layering and how you highlighted the stamped image with the stretchy ruffle ribbon. Thanks for joining us at HSS!

  2. I love your card, the layout is so fun, and I will miss the stretch ruffle trim, too! (why?!! do they do that!!!) The little embellishment you made from the embossed cs is great, too. An awesome way to use scraps! Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

  3. Great layout! I love the ruffled trim too! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  4. Very Cute!!! Great use of the dsp!!! Great ribbon accent!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  5. I agree with you about the ribbon and I love how you have matted your stamped layer. Your arrow tip is fabulous--thanks for sharing. I am so glad you included your card in our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth