With Sympathy

The Dandelion Wishes (SS-0497) stamp set is still one of my favorites.  I like the simple look of this card.

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On a piece of Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023) card stock, the images from the Dandelion Wishes (SS-0497) stamp set were stamped in Dark Roast (IP-0050) and Butter Cream Ink (IP-0031).  The With Sympathy sentiment was stamped in Dark Roast and comes from the Bird Melody (SS-0496) stamp set.

Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) was added before adhering it with Easy Glide (AD-0081) to a Hazelnut (CS-0013) card base.

Dandelion Wishes Sympathy

Here are the measurements:
Hazelnut = 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
Oatmeal Cookie = 4 x 5 1/4 (you will need 2 of these, one for the inside panel)

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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Spring Botanicals Card Set

I am loving the Spring Botanicals (SS-0544) stamp set.  I don’t know how to explain it other than to say that the stamped images have so much depth that you would think that it was two step or triple step stamping.  But it is really just one step stamping!

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 1

I decided to make several different cards with different sayings and used the ink colors for the card bases for these cards.  On a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock, I stamped the sentiments in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  The sentiments came from Everyday Script (SS-0543) and Bird Melody (SS-0496).

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 4 copy

Then I stamped various images from the Spring Botanicals (SS-0544) stamp set in the following inks:  Summer Days (IP-0042), Pool Play (IP-0051), Bubble Gum (IP-0058) and Lavender Fusion (IP-0036).

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 3

These panels were then adhered to the card bases using Easy Glide (AD-0081).  I used Summer Days (CS-0033), Pool Play (CS-0092), Bubble Gum (CS-0099) and Lavender Fusion (CS-0017) for the card bases.  Super easy, super quick and really gorgeous.  A set of these would make a wonderful hand-made gift for someone.  Why not make a couple sets so that you have them on hand.

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 2

With Fun Stampers Journey color palette of inks and coordinating cardstock, the color combinations are endless.

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 1

There are several stamp sets just like this one in the Bloom This Way Mini Trends Catalog (CL-0030).  I love this new stamp design.  So much fun!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


With Sympathy/Butterfly

Unfortunately one can never have too many Sympathy cards on hand.  I love this one because it is really beautiful and it is fairly easy to put together.

I used the stamp sets Beautiful Wings (SS-0353) and Bird Melody (SS-0496).  (Bird Melody also has matching dies or you can buy as a bundle and save some $ for other treasure for your stamping stash).

With Sympathy Butterfly
I love these stamp sets. 

I used Whip Cream cardstock (CS-0040) for my card front cut at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.  Beautiful Wings uses three set stamping.  I stamped on of the images in Summer Days ink (IP-0042), the other in Citrus Cooler ink (IP-0048) and then the outline butterfly in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041).  The sentiment came from the Bird Melody stamp set and was stamped using Black Licorice ink.

I used Foam Squares (AD-0085) to adhere the Whip Cream card front to a Summer Days (CS-0033) card base that was 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.

I stamped an extra butterfly on a scrap piece of Whip Cream cardstock and cut it out using Detail Pro Shears (TO-0063).    Then I used my Crease Tool (TO-0040) to shape the wings of the butterfly to really “bring paper to life”.    I adhered some Black Twine (AC-0004) to the back of the butterfly using foam squares and then attached it to the card front.

To finish off the card I added some of the Sparkle Silk (IP-0126).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Crafting!!




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