So the other day I was strolling through WalMart and as I often do I stopped to check out paint chips as I dream of repainting our bedroom soon (I say dream due to having to move a monstrous safe to do it) and these jumped out at me. The browns for our room but the blues to use for cards. Yes I looked at paint chips and saw cards - Operation Write Home cards to be exact.
So I snagged a few and headed home... As you can see although the size is almost perfect for card fronts at almost 5 inches and just over 3 1/2 they have those pesky labels across the bottom and in the upper right corner. First the bottom - this is fairly easy simply cut ribbon to size and adhere over the label.
But the upper right one needs some thought so I started digging around in my embellishment boxes looking for something to inspire me. Nada but I pulled out a heart so I could see how much more width I needed to cover the label. To my surprise it was the perfect size! So I used my paper pierce and went through the button holes and the card front.
I then placed a piece of jute and used an extra piece to tie my knot on it. I did not tie this as it added too much bulk for me. Instead I pulled it tighter and went over the ends several times with my ATG gun.
This is a great stamp for Father's Day (deadline May 15) or just for general cards for your father (I have an I love you Mom stamp too). It was stamped much earlier and I missed jotting down the color I used - bad Betty! - so I just tired to match things as best I could.
I then mounted this on a card front that was 5 1/4 x 4 and rounded the corners of that.
This was then mounted on a blue Bazzill base.
I am very happy with how this turned out and can't wait to be inspired the next time I am wandering around the store. I'd love to hear your greatest 'finds'...