This is the sort of card I made just because. Something bright and cheerful to make someone's day :)
Both of the patterned papers I used are from Echo Park's 6 by 6 pad from their Summer Days Collection.
For the polka dot layer in the center I cut it at 2.5 inches square. I was really careful about where I cut the polka dots though, because I knew I wanted to place the sun over the orange polka dot.
The sun is a felt embellishment from the KI Memories line of Puffies, this is from the Happy Day set. I really need to just sit down and make my own. I hand sew felt things all the time! *LOL*
I went around and created a border using some light blue ric rac and some purple buttons.
The yellow layer is 3 and 1/4 by 4 and 1/2.
I stamped the sentiment "You make me Smile" from Pink By Design's Simply Everything set using Versamark and white embossing powder.
The strip along the bottom was punched with the Fiskars Threading Water punch.
All corners on the card base and yellow layer were rounded at a 1/4 inch setting using my Crop-a-Dile.
Also, just a side note... I ordered my Echo Park paper from this place Pumpkin Spice along with some stamps and I was really happy with how fast they arrived, the prices, and how much they charged me for shipping. I didn't order anything 12 by 12, so I'm sure shipping would be more, but I just had a good shopping experience and thought I'd mention it. I know I always try and shop from places I've seen people recommend. I've heard good things about them before from other crafty peeps as well.
Thanks for visiting me :) I hope maybe this card brought a little sunshine to your day, especially if the weather isn't nice where you are.