Inspiration comes from everywhere! Today I’m going to give you a little sneak peek into how my mind works when I’m making cards. (Scary, I know.) When I got this St Patrick’s Day card from my friend Debbie Woodbury I knew the design had great potential.

I needed some thank you cards so I grabbed some polka dot paper and a flower die. You could use any shape die (or even a punch) in place of the shamrock! I also took the black layer out when I made my card…

Paper Sizes: 
White: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
Polka Dot Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″
White card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

You can get 6 of these cards out of one 12×12 piece of polka dot paper and this same card looks great in a variety of colors!

Colors from left to right: Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, and Melon Mambo.

Try this design with any patterned paper you have! You can also change the greeting for any occasion.

Of course I had some bits and pieces left from making these cards, so I used them to make cards like this…

This is a Crumb Cake note card (finished size 3-1/2″ x 5″) with a strip of the left-over Watermelon Wonder polka dot paper and a white flower that was cut out when creating the thank you cards!

So there’s just a little peek into my creative process. I hope that helps you when you go to create your next card and aren’t sure where to start. Also, don’t forget that those little leftover bits and pieces can make some really great cards too.

Happy Stamping!

Jessica

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