A dear friend of mine has been studying for a few years now to become a Certified Financial Planner. Her big exam is coming up soon and I want to be sure to encourage her in any way I can. She is indeed strong and beautiful. The Strong and Beautiful stamp set has some great sentiments to offer her encouragement while preparing for her exams. Here’s what I made for her.

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Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Hop. Recall that about two weeks ago I asked you to vote for my card? Well, I got enough votes to participate in the blog hop. Thanks!

 

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Design Notes for Strong and Beautiful Card:

Using Window Sheet to create an interesting card front is fun and easy. I cut off about 3″ of the card front, added the window sheet on the inside then added some of the card front back. It’s best to stamp your sentiment before you decide how big to make the opening so that you have all of the sentiment showing!

 

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The flower was made from some stamped and punched Daisy images using the Daisy Lane stamp set. I decided to sponge the individual daisies before putting them together.

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Some Flax Ribbon and a Gold Faceted Gem finished off the card.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne