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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crocheting a temperature blanket - part 2

Hello and welcome back! It's hard to believe, but this is my 100th post! I think it's fitting that it is not a stamping-related post, but a personal one. You may remember that back in January, I posted about a blanket I was creating for my son and daughter-in-law for their first anniversary. (You can find that post HERE.) Anyway, their anniversary has come and gone, but I have finally finished the blanket! 

It turned out a bit bigger than I expected - I guess I crochet too loosely - but the blanket is more than 6 feet square! Lots of room for them to cuddle up under it when the weather turns cooler. But I couldn't get a picture of the whole thing together, so here are two pictures so you can see all the colors.



As you can see, it stretches a little more than end to end on this twin bed, and folded in half, covers it side to side as well.


I tried scrunching it up to get the whole thing in, but it didn't work very well! You can see the top corner where the blanket was started, then worked in diagonal rows to the bottom.


Here is the final corner with the red sparkly yarn for their anniversary. I also added this yarn for Christmas and Valentine's Day.

I had originally planned to edge the blanket with either white or off white, but since I had so much of the royal blue left over, I decided to use that instead.

I'm shipping it off to them tomorrow, and enclosing the two cards below to show them how the colors work.




The first is the color chart with samples of the yarn used, and the second is the temperature chart I used to determine the colors. I also wrote them a note on the back to explain it.

I don't think they'll be able to use it for a while, but I hope they like it!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi

MtS#186 & TTTC007 - Another Birthday Card

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at Match the Sketch and Tic Tac Toe Challenges


And here is today's card:


For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I used the top row of the challenge board (acetate, critter, diecut). The acetate is from the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays. I just used a strip under the sentiment for an accent. The critter is diecut from the Birthday Memories DSP.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Birthday Delivery
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Pacific Point, Soft Sky & Whisper White Cardstock, Birthday Memories DSP
Ink - Pacific Point
Accessories - Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays
Tools - Big Shot, Birthday Friends Framelits, Cloudy Day TIEF (retired), Washi Tape punch (retired), SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Monday, July 24, 2017

FMS#297 and CC&S#232 - Happy Birthday!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at Freshly Made Sketches and CAS Colours & Sketches.





And here is my card:


I just received my order with Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the matching thinlit last week, so I was anxious to use it. The adhesive sheets are great to work with for these detailed die cuts. I cut pieces of cardstock in Night of Navy and Powder Pink and then added the adhesive to the back before running them through the Big Shot to cut them. I layered them to give a shadowed look so the sentiment would stand out a bit more.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Paper - Night of Navy, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, and Whisper White cardstock
Ink - Night of Navy and Powder Pink
Tools - Big Shot, Happy Birthday thinlit, Adhesive Sheets, SNAIL

Friday, July 14, 2017

SSC156 - Tall and Skinny!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenge at Sunday Stamps. This is a new challenge for me and also a different type sketch than I'm used to.



And here is today's card:



I'm rushing to get this in for the challenge before the deadline, so I'll update the post later with details!

--Cindi


Added after posting to Sunday Stamps! --

This card is for my brand-new grand-niece. She was born a couple of weeks ago, but I was working on a framed art piece and wanted to send the two items together. You can see that piece HERE

I've used a lot of retired products on this card, but I have such a big stash that I need to use that stuff up! The card base is Blushing Bride and the stamping is done on Whisper White, but the pink stripe is from the Nursery Nest DSP and the accent at the top is Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. I just love that Moon Baby! I didn't originally have it on my wish list, but when I found out my niece was expecting, I just knew I had to have it. 

My favorite part of this card is the Wink of Stella - the moon is painted with it.



I think you can even see it in this picture - well, sort of...

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp sets - Moon Baby, Thoughtful Banners, Reverse Words (retired), Any Occasion (retired)
Paper - Blushing Bride and Whisper White Cardstock, Nursery Nest DSP (retired), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retired)
Ink - Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray Archival, Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories - Blushing Bride Bakers Twine (retired), Clear Wink of Stella
Tools - Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, SNAIL

Friday, July 7, 2017

RRCB#66 - Going to the Chapel!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenge at Retro Rubber. The theme is wedding cards, but I don't have any of those coming up. I took care of all of those last year, where I had 10 weddings in the span of about 15 months! I do, however, have a need for a special anniversary card, so hopefully, this will do.


And here is today's card:


Since one of the requirements for the Retro Rubber challenge is to use a stamp set that is more than one year old, I dug into my stash and found Memorable Moments, which first appeared the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. My husband's cousin and her husband will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this summer, and the family is planning a surprise party for this weekend. Since the 40th anniversary is the Ruby anniversary, I decided to make a red and white card. 

The card base is Shimmery White, with a Red Glimmer Paper layer added under the embossed layer. For the focal point, I stamped the label from Memorable Moments and used the retired Labels framelits to cut it out, then trimmed around the stitching so that I could use the same size framelit for the glimmer paper underneath. I also accented the flower centers with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, which are almost exactly the same color as the glimmer paper!

Looking forward to surprising them this weekend and celebrating!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Memorable Moments (retired), Something to Say (retired), Sealed With Love (retired)
Paper - Shimmery White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink - Real Red
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet TIEF (retired), Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Labels Collection Framelits (retired), SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, July 3, 2017

She's Here! - Welcome baby!

Hello and welcome back! Today's project is something I made for my brand-new grand-niece, who was just born last week. She lives 800 miles away so I've only seen pictures, but she is perfect! Compared to the bruisers I gave birth to many years ago, she is a little peanut, only weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. 




The colors in her room are blue and gray, but since she is a perfect princess, I had to add some sparkly pink! There is a mix of current and retired products in this project - luckily, I have a huge stash of old stuff!



I love the additional sparkle you get from Wink of Stella - I just wish it would photograph better! It's on the moon and the stars. I stamped the sleeping baby image from the Moon Baby stamp set, but removed the ink from the string holding the star before stamping. I fussy cut the image, then added the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper star with some Whisper White Bakers Twine that I poked through the image.

The letters spelling out her name are cut from the retired Blushing Bride glimmer paper using the Large Letters framelits. Her name was a perfect fit for this size project! For the corner elements I used some retired buttons and more glimmer paper.

Here's what it looks like all framed up:



I'll be taking it to the UPS Store and letting them pack it so hopefully the glass won't break on the way. I don't know when I'll get a chance to actually meet her in person, but I hope it won't be too long. Welcome to the world, Jocelyn Rose!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Moon Baby, Project Life Date It (retired), Happy Happenings (retired), Occasions Alphabet (retired)
Paper - Smoky Slate and Soft Sky cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Naturals White cardstock (retired), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retired), light gray textured cardstock (non-SU)
Ink - Basic Gray Archival; Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, and Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
Accessories - Delicate White Doilies, Subtles Designer Buttons (retired), Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools - Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (retired), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retired), SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals




Measurements:
1 - Soft Sky - 8-1/2" x 8-1/2", Naturals White - 8-1/4" x 8-1/4"
2 - Smoky Slate - 7-3/4" x 2-3/4", Naturals White - 7-1/2" x 2-1/2"
3 - Soft Sky - 2"w x 2-1/4"h, Naturals White - 1-3/4"w x 2"h
4 - Smoky Slate - 3-1-4"w x 2-1/4"h, Naturals White - 3"w x 2"h

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TTTC003 & PCC249 - Anniversary

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at TicTacToe and Paper Craft Crew



And here is my card:


As you can see, for the tic-tac-toe challenge, I have used the top row across (blue, butterfly, bow) and the middle column down (butterfly, twine, stitching). I kind of like this monochromatic look!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Watercolor Wings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Soft Sky, Island Indigo, and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink - Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Island Indigo Bakers Twine (retired), Basic Rhinestones
Tools - Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Washi Tape punch (retired), SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

SIP#101 & FMS#290 - It's Graduation Season!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the graduation challenge at Stamp Ink Paper and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.



And here is today's card:


I didn't think I'd have any use for a graduation card this year, until a friend I've known for about 50 years posted on Facebook that she was receiving her Master's Degree in Music. In the world of academic regalia, the master's hood for music is pink, so I knew I needed to incorporate that color in the card. The brand-new In Color, Powder Pink, is perfect! Luckily, I just received my first order from the new catalog so I had some new product to use. 

The card base is the new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock - I love this for card bases! I added a layer of Powder Pink and then a layer of regular weight Very Vanilla, which I stamped with the "vintage" Music Notes Stampin' Around wheel stamp. (I have unmounted my wheel stamps, but that's a subject for another blog post.) The new Sheet Music background stamp could also be used here, but I don't own that one - yet! The half circle of Pear Pizzazz is embossed with the retired Square Lattice embossing folder, and then the seam is covered with some of the fabulous new Finely Woven Ribbon. A bow was added as a final touch, along with some stamping on the envelope flap. All stamping is done with Chocolate Chip ink.



I'm so proud of my friend for going back to school and furthering her education. I know how hard it is to do it later in life - I was 47 when I graduated from college with my Bachelor's Degree!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Suite Sentiments (retired), Music Notes Stampin' Around Wheel (retired)
Paper - Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock; Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon
Tools - Big Shot, Circles Framelits (retired), Square Lattice TIEF (retired), SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

SUO#175 & MM#499 - A Special Birthday Card

Hello and welcome back. Today's card is inspired by the Mainly Masculine challenge at SU! Only Challenges and the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.


And here is today's card:


My oldest son is turning 30 next week - how did that happen? - so these challenges provided the perfect opportunity to create an over-the-top card for that special milestone.

The base is Dapper Denim cardstock, cut 5-1/2" by 11" and folded to create a 5-1/2" square card. I added a layer of Vellum cardstock, cut 5-3/8 by 5-3/8 and embossed with the Brick Wall embossing folder. Next, another layer of Dapper Denim cut 3-1/2" square and layered with a 3-1/4" square of Smoky Slate embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder. I then added a piece of Bermuda Bay striped grosgrain ribbon, notching the ends, and another layer of Dapper Denim cut 4-1/4" by 1-1/2" with a piece of "vintage" Smoky Slate patterned DSP cut at 4-1/8" by 1-3/8". (I also used that paper to make the envelope.) The stitched shapes oval is popped up with dimensionals, as are the numbers cut with the Large Numbers Framelits from the Bermuda Bay glimmer paper that was available during Sale-A-Bration this year.


And of course, a special birthday requires that the inside of the card also be special. I don't usually do much with the inside, but I made an exception this time!


The sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate, the confetti in Bermuda Bay, and the balloons in Dapper Denim, with Bermuda Bay bakers twine strings. Before I send it, I'm planning to punch some confetti from the Bermuda Bay and Silver glimmer papers with my Confetti Hearts and Confetti Stars punches. I'm sure he'll be thrilled when he opens it up - NOT! At least it won't be at my house! :)

I've got six more years until my baby turns 30, so maybe I'll adjust by then. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Balloon Adventures (retired)
Paper - Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Neutrals Background DSP (retired), Bermuda Bay glimmer paper (retired)
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate
Accessories - Bermuda Bay striped grosgrain ribbon (retired), Bermuda Bay bakers twine (retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Brick Wall TIEF, Lucky Stars TIEF (retired), Large Numbers Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Balloon Bouquet punch, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

TGIFC#109 & PP#346 - Faux Dry Embossing

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for two challenges - the inspiration challenge at TGIFC and the sketch challenge at the Paper Players.



Here is today's card:



I spent way too much time browsing on Pinterest today and found a wonderful technique video from Alisa Tilsner for faux dry embossing. With all of the dragonfly inspiration from Rochelle Blok, I thought this would be the perfect way to try it out!

I created my card base from Smoky Slate cardstock and then die cut 7 of the small dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and glued them onto the card front using the Tombow glue. I lined them up diagonally like Alisa suggests in her video. I was able to use some of the parts I cut off to fill in the empty spaces. Then I just added a banner of Pink Pirouette, a sentiment from Eastern Beauty, and a little sparkle with some Silver Glimmer Paper. It's a pretty simple card, but it packs a lot of punch, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Eastern Beauty
Paper - Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Basic Gray Archival
Tools - Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Tombow Multi Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Catching up on cards!

Hello and welcome back! Today's post is not for a blog challenge, but a personal one. I started off the year pretty motivated to continue sending birthday and anniversary cards, and was successful in January, mailing 20 cards. Unfortunately, I fell off the wagon in February and March, and went totally dark in April and most of May. So, I'm recommitting myself to get back into the swing. I mailed 9 cards today to finish off May and start June, and I'm planning to send cards to everyone I've missed since the beginning of the year. They won't be birthday or anniversary cards, just a note to remind them that I'm thinking of them.

The cards I mailed today were not original creations, but designs I CASEd from Pinterest. 


My son and daughter-in-law have their first wedding anniversary coming up, so I found this design on Pinterest and tweaked it just a bit. I have so much of this Summer Smooches DSP in my stash, I could make thousands of these cards! 


This card is for several of my friends and family who have wedding anniversaries coming up. I found this design here


I also created a stash of birthday cards which should get me at least halfway through June. Several versions of this card are on Pinterest, but I got my inspiration from Erica Cerwin's blog.

I also pulled a get well card from my Paper Pumpkin stash to send to a friend who recently had hip replacement surgery.

I love sending "happy mail" and hope that this burst of energy is enough to inspire me to keep going for the rest of the year. And to everyone who waited for the card that never came the last few months, they're on their way - eventually!




Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):
Card #1 --Stamp set - Milestone Moments
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Real Red Cardstock, Summer Smooches DSP (retired)
Ink - Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Real Red and Daffodil Delight 1/2" cotton ribbon (retired), Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools - Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF (retired), SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots


Card #2 --Stamp set - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flourishing Phrases (inside card)
Paper - Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, and Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Ink - Dapper Denim
Accessories - Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Bakers Twine (retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Stylish Stems Framelits, Petal Burst TIEF, Modern Label punch (retired), Tombow Multi Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals


Card #3 --Stamp set - Birthday Blast
Paper - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo, and Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock, 2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack, Brights DSP Stack
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories - Whisper White Bakers Twine, Silver Sequin Trim
Tools - Banner Triple Punch, Handheld Stapler and Mini Staples (retired), SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Special Baby Shower Card

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is not for any challenge - it is for my niece's baby shower. Baby J is due in July, and unfortunately, I can't make it to the shower this weekend, but I've sent a gift and this card to my sister to pass along. The card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest by Australian demonstrator Bussakorn Mpelasoka. You can see her beautiful creations here.


I absolutely love this stamp set! :) I think I'll probably end up making a framed art piece for the nursery with the other big stamp, but this one is perfect for the shower. The nursery colors are blue, gray, and white, but Baby J is a girl, so I had to add a touch of pink as well. I stamped all of the images, except for the clouds, with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in using a blender pen. The lamb is fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals, and there is a touch of Clear Wink of Stella on the stars. Someday I'll figure out how to photograph that so it shows! The clouds are from the Lift Me Up stamp set, stamped off with Marina Mist and cut out with the Up & Away Thinlits. I pulled out a package of an old Sale-A-Bration DSP to make the envelope liner. I don't often line my envelopes, but with the large stash of DSP in my craft room, I should start!

I'm looking forward to meeting Baby J later this summer, and I hope my niece likes the card. I know she appreciates my work - I made her wedding invitations just a few years ago.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi


Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp sets - Moon Baby, Lift Me Up
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Smoky Slate and Whisper White Cardstock, Best Year Ever DSP (retired)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Marina Mist, Basic Gray Archival, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron
Accessories - Clear Wink of Stella, Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
Tools - Lucky Stars embossing folder (retired), Layering Circles Framelits, Up & Away Thinlits, Big Shot, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL

Monday, May 15, 2017

CC&S#222 & PP#344 - Let us celebrate!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches and The Paper Players.

 

And here is my card:


The Paper Players color challenge provided lots of bright colors, so I decided a bright birthday card was the perfect match. I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set to stamp balloons on three colors of cardstock, and then backed the focal panel with the fourth color. A Real Red baker's twine bow ties it all together. (I'm so punny!) I've stamped the inside to make this a birthday card, but you could use it for any happy occasion.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Balloon Celebration
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, and Tangerine Tango Cardstock
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Real Red Baker's Twine from the Candy Cane Lane assortment (retired)
Tools - Balloon Bouquet Punch, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots 

A Sympathy Combo Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at Freshly Made Sketches and TGIF

 Here's my card for the challenges:


I wanted to try one of the new In Colors on this card, so I pulled out the Tranquil Tide ink and cardstock. I used the large stamp from Flourishing Phrases to create the side panel, then added flowers cut from Emerald Envy and Calypso Coral with pearl accents. The sentiment was stamped and cut with the Stitched Shapes oval and backed with a scalloped Layering Oval. I even refrained from adding ribbon to this one, because I wanted to keep it really simple.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Flourishing Phrases
Paper - Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (NEW); Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide (NEW), Emerald Envy, and Calypso Coral cardstock
Ink - Tranquil Tide
Accessories - Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools - Flourish Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Sunday, May 14, 2017

I'm back!!

Hello and welcome back! It's been nearly 4 months since I last posted - way too long! Gotta work on getting my mojo back, and what better way than with the challenges at Mojo Monday and Stamp Ink Paper. I've combined the sketch from Mojo Monday with the theme at SIP to create a cute kid's birthday card that would also be suitable for an adult.



Here's today's card:



I've had the Cool Treats stamp set since On Stage in November, but hadn't used it yet.  I stamped the ice cream scoops with Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder, and used Chocolate Chip cardstock for the chocolate on top and the Tasty Treats DSP for the cone. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on vellum and I added clear embossing powder to heat set the ink.

I hope you like this card - I think it's pretty cute! And our weather turned pretty warm today, so ice cream is a great idea!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi


Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamp set: Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Chocolate Chip, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, and Whisper White Cardstock; Tasty Treats Specialty DSP; Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder
Tools: Frozen Treats Framelits, Big Shot, Heat Tool, Triple Banner Punch, Tombow Multi Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello and welcome back! This is my second post today - I'm not sure I've ever done that! This card is for the challenges at Freshly Made Sketches and Fab Friday.


Here is my card:



Sympathy cards are always the hardest ones for me to make. I wasn't sure if this color combo would work for this card, but I think I like it. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set: Heartfelt Sympathy
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum cardstock; Falling In Love DSP
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories: Lace Doilies, Soft Sky seam binding ribbon (retired)
Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, Tear & Tape, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals