Such an awesome sentiment to celebrate "Friendship" from Simon Says Stamp. I ordered the Kit of the Month, July 2012 from Simon Says Stamp because I loved the sentiments included in this month's stamp set.
The idea for this card's background came from a little 4 x 4 card that Kristina Werner did using the July card kit. I've used this same idea for creating multiple paper for punching out dies. I used text weight, copier paper cut into a 3 x 4 piece and took strips of decorative paper in random widths, laying them side by side to create a fun mixed pattern background.
Three EK success heart punches and some satin dot ribbon along with the Simon Says Stamp sentiment focal image makes for a pretty sweet and easy card!