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Sugar & Spice...

...and everything nice can be found at The Ink Pad, including all *five* styles of Eyelet Outlet Brads and Eyelets --plus the rest of the supplies you need-- to make this fun and colorful card:
Any subtle background paper would work perfectly, but in this case I made my own. I filled a slightly larger than A2-sized panel of plain white cardstock with Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxides, using my Picket Fence Studio Life Changing Blender Brushes to get a lovely smooth finish. Then I fed the sheet into my typewriter and covered the entire thing with the phrase, "sugar and spice and everything nice". If you're not into typewriters, of course you could easily get the same effect with your computer or a favorite sentiment stamp.
I cut a scrap of kraft paper into a triangle that was just about half the height of the finished text paper, used an ancient embossing folder to add texture, and added a slight arc at the top to make a cone. Since I was pretty sure a delicious scoop of ice cream would not survive a trip to the post office, I filled the cone with Eyelet Outlet Daisy Flower Brads, Mini Stitched Flowers and Flower Eyelets, scattering in a few colorful Dragonflies and pink Heart Brads as well. Since the eyelets were in the center of my card, I set them with a hammer and the eyelet setting tool I purchased at The Ink Pad back when the store was located on 8th Avenue! (This is going back a few years, lol!) Finally I stamped the birthday sentiment from Michelle Ward's "Dance Line" Stamp Set in Fuchsia Archival Ink and added that to the bottom of the card. 
Not into eyelets and brads? This idea would also work with small stamped images or tiny kawaii stickers... both of which can also be found at The Ink Pad's Greenwich Village shop and The Ink Pad online
...really wants some ice cream now!

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  • amy tsuruta on

    Simply AMAZING!!

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