Although I have a major weakness for stripes, I also love polka dotted paper. When I decided to play along with this inspiration challenge from The Cats Pajamas blog, I chose the polka dots as my theme.
I chose this paper because of its dots and the sunny colors that support the surf/beach theme. (I just love this paper and have hoarded it ever since I bought it!) I used buttons and a circle sentiment to reinforce the "dots" theme. The ribbon is kind of a "fun find" - it had been used to tie together a stack of dish towels that I'd bought at Target.