I'm probably doing myself real disservice here, but if you haven't been there yet, Dawn's stop at her blog Scrap My World, is definitely worth a look! Heaps of lovely examples for the sketch she is showcasing, and such fabulous blog candy!
Now, as you know, I'm all about using the stash, so it's not too often that you'll hear me waxing lyrical over new products. These days, I'm trying to spend my money thoughtfully, on items I'll definitely use.
And last week I discovered the new Echo Park line, "A Boy's Life" and I just love it. I went to the shop looking mainly for papers I could use on boy pages. Boy, does this line fit the bill! I bought 2 12" papers and the 6x6 pad and there is not one paper I can't see myself using at some point. Not only are they great for men and boys of all ages, but they could easily be mixed with other colours for more feminine subject matter. The few pages with cars and planes don't excite me so much, but who cares when the B sides are equally nice!
(The more product-savvy of you out there might have actually recognised these papers in my previous post, on the page "Sk8 Belco")
Anyhoo, here is my card based on Dawn's sketch, featuring Echo Park papers, brads and embroidery floss:
Since I first wrapped embroidery floss around a card a week or so ago, I can't seem to stop! I don't know that it would be that cost effective to buy the stuff purely to use on your cards compared to other options (or maybe it would, I haven't bought the stuff in years!) but in terms of using what you've got, it rates an A+ with me, and the colours . . . so many choices . . .
The robot stamp is from an acrylic set from, I think, Stampendous. We've used it heaps, and the kids have loved "building" their own robots for their friend's cards. There is even a little robot dog and cat! The sentiment is a combination of a "happy birthday" stamp, and the word "human" spelled out using letter stamps which came from the same set (and no, don't ask me for the manufacturer of that one!)
I love letter stamps for their potential to say whatever you want without waste (like stickers) or unnecessary expense (like stamps with phrases that are way too specific)