Since we had our swatch book giveaway of the Memory Box cardstock colors, I thought it would be fun this week to show you different ways to use your cardstock.
First, let me tell you a little bit about the Memory Box cardstock.
1. It is smooth cardstock.
2. The colors are rich and beautiful.
3. The core and back of the cardstock is white which is great for writing notes, paper tearing, sanding, etc.
For my card today, I wanted to show you how I used four different shades of Memory Box green cardstock. My card is a 5x5 card, and I cut four 2 1/4" squares out of parsley, peapod, endive, and dill cardstock. I also cut out a square of Rhubarb Tart paper centering the pretty flower. Here is what that looks like thus far (this picture is not true to color):
Pretty plain, huh? Well, watch how we can dress it up! Next I embossed each green square and then inked the edges. I also inked the edges of the center square, added a ribbon, paperclip, sentiment, and Stickles. I also used Pop Dots under the center square to give it a bit of dimension. Now let's look at my card:
Papers: Memory Box Co. Rhubarb Tart; Memory Box parsley, peapod, endive, and dill cardstock
Tools: Cuttlebug Bird & Swirls embossing folder
Stamps: Memory Box Co. Thank You (B1055)
Stamp Ink: Stampin' Up! garden green, Memento tuxedo black
Embellishments: misc. ribbon, Glue Dots pop dots, paperclip, Stickles fruit punch
Look how those few things dress up this simple card. And look how fun it is to use several shades of green cardstock! I hope you will try dressing up your Memory Box cardstock for fun. It is really great paper to work with! Enjoy, and on Friday, I will share another way to use your cardstock! See you then!