One of the best things about having a shelf (ok, 2 shelves) full of stamp sets is having the ability to find just the right images and sentiments to express exactly what you're feeling. Today, I created a sympathy card using the Woven Heirlooms and Dandelion Wishes Stamp Sets. I read that dandelions are the perfect symbol for how something so small and unassuming can withstand great hardships. I think that makes it perfect for a sympathy card, don't you?
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Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Highland Heather, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with Subtle Embossing Folder
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3 3/8" square
Layer 4: Highland Heather, 3 1/4" square
Layer 5: Whisper White, 3 1/8" square
Layer 6: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 7: Highland Heather, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 8: Whisper White, 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
1. On Layer 5, stamp image in Highland Heather, stamped of twice first. Then stamp sentiment in Basic Black.
2. Adhere Layers 1-5. Wrap with Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tie a bow. Add to Base.
3. On Layer 8, stamp dandelion seeds Highland Heather, stamped of twice first. Adhere layers 6-8 and add to the inside of the card.
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We've all been there. A friend is experiencing something awful - a divorce, a death of a loved one, the loss of a pet, unexpected job transitions - and we just don't know what to say. So, instead of appearing awkward, we say nothing. But we feel bad saying nothing. I mean, we should say something, right?
Allow me introduce you to this "I didn't know what to say" sentiment from the Genuine Gems stamp set. I received this set at OnStage in April, and I really like the sentiments in it. It's not your typical birthday/congrats/thank you greetings. I actually like the name of the French set better....Quand les Mots - or "When the words". True, right? When words just aren't enough, I'm going to reach right for this Genuine Gems stamp set.
And when words aren't enough, say it with flowers from the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper Stack.
Base: So Saffron, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2" & 2 3/4"
Layer 1: Flirty Flamingo, 4 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Layer 2: Perennial Essence, 4" x 3"
Inside Layer 1: Flirty Flamingo. 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Inside Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Scrap of Whisper White, cut with Stitched Labels Die
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Last Sunday, I had a friend stop by to play in my craft studio for a bit. We spent a few hours laughing, cutting paper, and having some 'girl time'. She brought along a few cards she'd made recently with the Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily Stamp Set, and I have to say they were absolutely stunning. Of course I asked if I could photograph them to share with you. Don't you just love how she did the shading on the base and edges of the lily? Her trick? Sponge Daubers! I sure hope she'll share this technique with us at the Stamping in the Mountains Spring Retreat!
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Today concludes my week of Lasting Lily. But before I go, I wanted to share this card where I used my Paper Snips in two different ways. First, I stamped my Lasting Lily image, then fussy cut around the edges. But then, I took a my favorite piece of Share What You Love Designer Series Paper and cut a wavy pattern. I did this freehand, my friend! Talk about stepping outside my comfort zone. I'm a rule-follower and this felt like I was breaking every rule. But you know what, I think it looks great! Tee hee...I'm such a rebel!
I hope you've enjoyed my Lasting Lily series. It's such a pretty and versatile set. I can see so many great uses for all the sentiments too.
Did you catch my Facebook Live last week? Apparently, 2.9K people watched that One-Sheet Wonder video. I'm just blown away by how popular it was. Join me tomorrow for a fun Valentine's Note Card Pouch using the new All My Love Designer Series Paper. You won't want to miss it!
Tune in and join me LIVE Saturday morning at 9 am EST. Want to craft along with me, you'll need the following:
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Share What you Love Designer Series Paper, 4" x 2" , freehand trimmed in a random pattern
Layer 2: Whisper White scrap for Lily
Good Morning! Welcome to Wow Wednesday. Now, Wow Wednesday can mean a few things, like
Today, we're going with the latter. Yes, I made this card 5 times. I was trying to mask and over lap the stems and it just wasn't working. So, before I share that with you, I'm going to really have to go back and practice it some more. So for now, you'll just have to be satisfied with this sympathy card made with the Lasting Lilly Stamp Set from Sale-a-Bration.
Let's talk about Sale-a-Bration for a minute. There are two icons you should be aware of for Level 1 and Level 2 products. Level 1 products are free with a $50 purchase; Level 2 products are free with a $100 purchase. These levels are incremental, and it's up to you to decide how which products you'd like.
Currently, there are only 2 Level 2 products: The Lasting Lily Stamp Set and Tea Time Framelits, which coordinate perfectly with the Tea Together Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog. You can see all the Sale-a-Bration products by clicking here.
Base: Flirty Flamingo, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, Basic Gray 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Flirty Flamingo, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White, 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer 4: 2 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Layer 5: Whisper White, 2" x 1"
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