Use two different patterns of paper for the background, like a composition notebook has. Keep them coordinated, choosing one subtle and one bright pattern. The two right hand corners are rounded just like the notebook.
You'll also need two fibers - a thick ribbon and a smaller twine. An adorable big button will be strung on the twine to accent the ribbon.
Add a more vertical sentiment and you've got a great, one-of-a-kind card.
The ribbon was attached to the back of the paper before it was tacked down, as was the brown and white baker's twine. Then I strung the button and tacked the whole thing down.
The hand-stamped sentiment fits perfectly in the open space on the bright pattern.
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