Woven Heirlooms for Sympathy

The theme for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is encouragement. When does someone need encouragement more that at the time of the passing of a loved one? I think the new Woven Heirlooms stamp set is absolutely perfect for this type of card.

 

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Design Notes for Woven Heirlooms Card:

You know how much I love heat embossing. I thought the white embossing was in keeping with the colors in the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. And don’t you love that piece cut with the Stitched Labels Framelits?

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I cut out two of them so that I could use one on the inside of the card.

 

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I like using butterflies on any card but especially a sympathy card. They seem so hopeful. For this, I stamped the butterflies (from Butterfly Gala stamp set) on vellum. Next, I punched out both butterflies from card stock and then mounted the vellum ones on the cardstock.

 

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It’s Not Just Scrapbooking Any More!

I love to scrapbook. It’s such a great way to recall happy memories and wonderful people. But, I admit, I spend most of my time card making. With the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack, I can do either. The cards are a great way to enhance my scrapbooking or a quick way to create cards. Here’s a card I made for Father’s Day with one of the cards from that pack.

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Design Notes for Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack:

I never know what to call this card fold. Sort of a gate fold with only half a gate? Anyway, I stamped a bit on the gate with one of the stamps from the Sailing Home stamp set. The center piece, “Happy Father’s Day”, is from the Card Pack. I  simply added a mat with some Mossy Meadow card stock then adhered it to the front flap. Next, I added some of the fun Baker’s Twine that is part of the Come Sail Away Suite. The final touch was to add one of the Sail Away Trinkets with a piece of Linen Thread.

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The Card Pack is such a great resource to have around. The pack contains 50 – two sided cards and four sticker sheets. There are also 6 laser cut cards.

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It’s on my To Do list to create a scrapbook page or two to show off these great cards. Look for it next week!

 

 

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Gingham Gala – A Sweet Suite!

Have you seen the suite of products in the new Occasions catalog called Gingham Gala? You will love it! I’ve been having fun with the papers, stamps and punch. Here’s a card I made for a swap a week or so ago.

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Design Notes for Gingham Gala Card:

I had not made a gate fold card in awhile. So, why not. I think it’s a good way to show off this particular designer paper. Just about three years ago, I created a video on how to make this kind of card. Check out the video here.

Apparently, I’ve gotten better at making videos as now I don’t seem to have them at such an odd angle!

The front of this card is really the best part however, I used the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the background for the butterfly. After I stamped, painted with Blends and punched it out, I added it to the front and then stamped on the antennae. Oh, make sure you stamp the body before you punch it out! I finished it off with a bit of Wink of Stella.

When you use the Butterfly Duet Punch, you get two butterflies. Bonus!  Since I just used one on the front of the card, I saved the second one for the inside.

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Baby Bear in Shades of Gray

So, I guess I’ve used the Baby Bear stamp set quite a few times. How could I not? It is just too cute. My neighbors welcomed a new granddaughter last week so I wanted to make something special.

 

Design Notes for Baby Bear Card:

In the past, when I’ve used Baby Bear, I’ve made the bear in shades of brown. This time I wanted to use grays so that it would coordinate with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper. The Stamparatus made it so easy to do the three layers.

I don’t always make a belly band for a gate fold card but thought it would be a cute way to display the bear. Here’s what the inside looks like.

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The sentiment and stars are from the Better Together stamp set.

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Manly Monday with Rooted In Nature

In our constant search for great cards for men, I think I’ve hit on a winner. I love this gate fold card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I hope you agree. It’s only made better by using the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

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This card could be for any occasion, birthday, hello, Get Well, whatever.

Design Notes for Rooted in Nature Card:

Does it look like two different pieces of designer paper? That was what I was going for. The piece on the right is, in fact, some of the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The piece on the right is Soft Suede card stock stamped with Soft Suede ink and one of the stamps from Rooted in Nature stamp set,

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I made the belly band a bit wider than I would ordinarily. The tree stamp is tall, so I made the belly band a little bigger to accommodate it. I added a thread I cut from a piece of Burlap Ribbon to the belly band to give the card front some depth and texture. Just the right touch, don’t you think?

The tree stamp is pretty amazing. I inked up the stamp with Tranquil Tide then used an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to add some color to the tree trunk.

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