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OK.  I'll admit it.  I'm hoarding this grey polka dotted paper by October Afternoon.  It's just  . . . perfect in every way.  You can use a teeny bit of it, or a lot of it and it looks lovely either way.  I only used a smidge of it here. *LOVE*  I would totally buy a 24 sheet package of just this grey polka dotted paper.  Then, I would use it with abandon, knowing I have gobs more left.  Yup.  I would.

See my little butterfly punched out of text patterned paper?  So cute! What is it about text that has always appealed to me since, well, pretty much ever?  I used to buy old books at the goodwill store and tear out the pages and use those. And then scrapbook companies started producing them in heavier weight paper, card stock, yadda yadda.  Talk about making my wildest dreams come true!  I find them irresistible.  I'd buy a 24 sheet package of that stuff, too.

This super fun graphic flower stamp makes me so happy–it comes with a "center" image, of dots within a ring of dots, mounted on the side of the block.  I stamped that in grey, to echo the polka dotted paper I knew I was going to use.  This is a layout I could use over and over and over again!

Hope you had a marvelous weekend–the Mr. went out to sea and came back with crabs.  YAY!!!  We ate like kings, I tell ya'!

Stamp credits: Stem & leaves, graphic flower by Impress Rubber Stamps, Hello by A Muse Artstamps; Patterned Papers all by October Afternoon; Fresh Ink in Strawberry, Provincial Grey, and Pear by Impress Rubber Stamps; Butterfly Punch by EK Success; Scallop Border Punch by Fiskars

  1. GAH! I have that very same paper — and I’ve been hoarding it too!!!!!!

    Love what ya did! :)

  2. Simplicity at it’s finest on this beauty, Julie!! So pretty!!

  3. Oh such a pretty card! I’m the same with some DP as well. It just sits quietly under my work table untouched. I’m too scared to even cut a slice from it. But it’s only a very small select sheets, everything else I own I always feel in a big rush to chop it up. Go figure! :-)

  4. I love that you used older DP for your pretty card! You always inspired me!

  5. WOW! great card, love the simplicity but the punch of colour with the flower, just gorgeous!

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