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Sending You Sunshine

Have you ever made your own custom patterned paper? There are so many ways to do so: you can stamp, stencil, collage, gel print, blend or spray or splatter inks... the possibilities are endless. But today I want to talk about custom text paper. 




Stamps and dies work brilliantly, but I happen to own several vintage typewriters and they not only allow me to add whatever words I'd like to include, they have a really fun "nostalgia factor" too! In this case, the card features Eyelet Outlet Sunflower Brads, so I thought "Sending You Sunshine" would be a good sentiment. I typed it over and over (and over... and over!) on a piece of plain white cardstock. I made sure to start the phrase differently on each line, so that there would be a variety in the placement of the text. Then I diecut the finished piece, using nested label dies, exactly the same way as I would with any other patterned paper.




I matted the text paper on some bright yellow cardstock, then I added my Sunflower Brads in a cluster. I affixed a few diecut leaves as well, allowing them to hang out over the edge of the label.



To assemble my card I made a little collage of washi tape on my white A2 card. It's a top-fold card, which let me run the strips of tape down onto the back of the card as well. (It's always fun when the back is decorated too, right?) It's my opinion that literally ANY combination of tapes you like will work well together, but if you're nervous about combining patterns, why not invest in a set of tapes like these Wendy Vecchi Collections? At the very end, I went back to my leftover typed paper and trimmed one individual, "Sending You Sunshine" and mounted it on a little flag at the bottom of my card. 



Just think of all the custom sentiments you could create with your favorite Alphabet Stamps? Of course, The Ink Pad has lots of pre-made sentiment stamps too! Visit the brick-n-mortar storefront or click over to the online shop!


Lauren Bergold

is the Creative TYPE! ;)

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  • Margaret on

    So many things to love about this! The sunny yellow paper and brads look amazing with the greens and that fabulous typed background label!!


    So cute! I have an old typewriter, maybe I should try this too!

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