Penn Note Card

Penn Note Card

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Join us this fortnight for a new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics.  The challenge is “Letters or Symbols” where you are to make a letter or symbol the hero of your project.   For example, if you were making a card with the word love on it, make the letters big, emboss them, have them in patterned paper etc. (http://perfectlyrustics.com/2015/06/01/prdc-no-49-letters-or-symbols/)

This is a card I created last September which had a letter or symbol as the focus of my card.

This card was originally posted in my Stamp TV Gallery but had not been posted here on my blog yet.   My son just finished his freshman at the University of Pennsylvania this year, and when he first started, I thought it would be fun to make some Penn stationery so I could send notes to him throughout the year.  I ended up making some of these for my husband as well, who needed to send a few “Penn related” thank you notes at the time. One of the recipients of this note from my husband recently asked if I’d create a set of thank you notes for her to send to the volunteers of a Penn event she was organizing.  This is the card design I made for her. (This is the first time I was ever asked to make cards for someone!)

I stamped the background with the frame from the GKD “Inspiration Mosaic” set and the greeting from the GKD “Just A Note” set (retired?) in Gina K In the Navy ink.  The Penn emblem was paper pieced using Gina K Cranberry Tart, In the Navy, and white cardstock.  (I googled the emblem and “traced” it using my Silhouette.)  The same cardstock was used for the card base, background, and mat.  The panel behind the “P” was embossed with the Sizzix (Stampin’ Up) Stripes folder.  This card design was so much easier to duplicate this time around since I now have the MISTI.  (Once I lined up my stamps, I was able to stamp all the panels quickly.)

This simple design using this frame stamp could easily be made with different emblems, personal initials or monograms, or other symbols, and with a variety of color combinations.

Now it’s your turn!  Create a project making the letters or symbols the star of your card and share it over at Perfectly Rustics!

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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