The Partridge Family

This morning, as I was getting ready to create a card, I happened to have a section of Tall Tales Designer Series Paper left from a previous project that was just crying out to me. “Pick me! Pick me!” it pleaded. The more I looked at this little piece of paper, the more I thought, “Why not?” I loved the scene that was depicted, with its Old Olive, Rose Red and So Saffron hues. And then I had an epiphany…”Let the paper speak for itself!” Thus, evolved this quick and easy card!

  • Prepare a standard card base from Rose Red and score at the side. Round the corners with the Corner Rounder.
  • Layer with Tall Tales Designer Series Paper. Round the corners to correspond to the card base. (Tip: I cropped the Designer Paper slightly to highlight the scene that I wanted to depict.)
  • Ink the {friend to friend} sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Rose Red and stamp onto Small Stripes So Saffron paper from the Tall Tale collection. Punch out with the Word Window Punch. Mat onto a Rose Red Modern Label. Punch another Modern Label from the Small Stripes So Saffron paper. Cut off the ends, and mat behind the Rose Red Modern Label as illustrated in the picture. Position and attach to the card base with StampinDimensionals.
  • Select three Rose Red buttons from the Fresh Favorites II Collection and “thread” with snippets of So Saffron card stock. Using Mini Glue Dots, place these buttons as centers in randomly selected flowers.
  • As a finishing touch, I used the Build-A-Brad set and the 1/2″ Circle Punch to create a custom brad which mimicked the partridges in the tree. I then positioned this brad so that it appeared as another tree in the background.

Obviously this particular selection of paper would have been a perfect background for scrapbooking. However, with an almost twenty-year-old young man as the focus of my scrapbooking these days, I doubt that I would have used it for this purpose. This card is a different matter! I can hardly wait to send it out!

Your comments are very important to me, so please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…

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Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370—Available July 1st)
Inks: Rose Red (101778)
Designer Series Paper: Tall Tales (115678—Available July 1st)
Card Stock: Rose Red (102544), So Saffron (105118)
Tools: ½” Circle Punch (104390), Word Window Punch (105090), Modern Label Punch (116630—Available July 1st), Corner Rounder (109047)
Embellishments: Antique Brass Build-A-Brad (109108), Rose Red Buttons from Fresh Favorites II (107422)


  1. ‘Come on get happppppy…’ you got me singin the tune to the Partridge Family – what a fun and happppppy card 🙂

  2. What a fun card, Ann. I can’t wait to break into my Tall Tales paper too.

    Fun, fun, fun!

  3. You make me want this paper!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you worked that Modern Label punch–bet you sell a lot of those! I can’t wait to try that.

  4. Just found your blog! Your creations are gorgeous! What a beautiful card!!

  5. Wow..makes me think of a few songs! Cute and simple!

  6. Pick me, pick me . . . exemplifies your card. Very cool use of the label punch. The build-a-brad is divine!



  7. Hi Ann, I really like this card. The colors are fabulous as is the design. Hugs, Carla

  8. Love the card and the inspiration. Thank you!

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