I have always wanted to try and stamp my own paper for gifts and a few weeks ago I saw this paper on sale so I picked it up! I had wanted to do a bag but Michael's didn't have any in stock. I stamped the paper first (didn't measure right and stamped so much more than needed) with brown, white and the dark pink ink with the Sassafras stamp set. (Oh I found the white ink pad my son lost for me, it was with my paper not dried out or anything either!) I wanted to use full image stamps. I tried wrapping some ribbon around but it just didn't look that good, it cut off the images and such. I like it but am unsure. What do you think? It doesn't look all cheap with the kraft paper does it?
I made the card/tag after. I popped the giraffe with foam squares and stamped the Kraft paper with HA's cling dots and used the sentiment "so happy for you" sideways (love how it looks!) I used that sentiment since I did give her a more traditional baby card when I visited her in the hospital (hmm I don't think I shared that one yet!) and I think the sentiment is fitting. I am also going to enter this card/tag into Lucy's Polka Dot challenge as I used polka dots not only on the kraft but in the ribbon too! Lucy is so amazing! So talented and so kind! I really wanted to take part in her challenge, and have yet another idea too!
Well I better go and decide if I will brave the weather!
Products used: HA Cling Dots, HA sentiment, SU scalloped punch, Bazill carstock, Colorbox pigment brown and white ink, Memento RoseBud ink, michael's ribbon.