For my first card I kept it ultra simple. I love how quick and easy this layout is. If you had to make several thank you notes or invites for a shower, this layout is definitely ideal! I started out by stamping the dotted background about 3-4 times on a strip of chocolate cardstock in vanilla ink. I clear embossed that for added effect. I added some fancy trim (from Crate Paper's Blue Hill collection), some vanilla ribbon, and my sentiment and cut out, popped up elephant image. Rounding the corners always softens a card nicely, I really like doing that with baby cards.
Next up I made something a bit more elaborate. I love the look of the circle dotty background and the circle frame in this set. I wanted to feature that so I stamped this sweet little bear, coloured it with Copics, cut it out and popped it up. Then I found some SEI paper that went nicely with caramel. I cut out some letters from a Quickutz alphabet, as well as a few scalloped shapes and piece it all together. This card ended up being just over 4.5x4.75. I didn't have caramel ribbon that matched perfectly in 3/8'', so I coloured this strip with a Copic.