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Thursday, September 8, 2016


Hello again!  I am on a serious roll here!  I have a bunch of cards I made that are a lot "simpler" than my usual fare (some more so than others) and instead of featuring a colored image, they all showcase a sentiment.  I thought I'd share them all in one blog post so you can marvel at my lack of effort when I'm pressed for time!  Lol

This first card does have some layers and embellishments and I actually love the way it turned out.  I dislike having to make sympathy cards on principle but it's important to convey comfort any way we can.  I used a Stampin' Up sentiment cut with Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and matted with Picot Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  The other die is Fancy Doily Border (La-La-Land Crafts) and the edges of the card are trimmed with a Martha Stewart border punch.  A bit of lace and some flowers from my stash are the finishing touches. 

This next card was for a co-worker's birthday.  I found out last minute that he shared a birthday with another co-worker and so had to through together a quick masculine card for him.  Again, here there are a few layers, topped with another sentiment from Stampin' Up cut using Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  The honeycomb texture was achieved with an embossing folder and I added a few black pearls as well as a button and baker's twine from my stash.

Summer was over before I knew it and I needed a thank you card for Kayne's camp director.  He works so hard for those 10 weeks to make sure the kids have a great experience!  But true to form I left it until the last minute to create so this was the result.  The Stampin' Up sentiment is once again cut with Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  I added several of the Feather (Hot Off The Press) die cuts, popping up the top one with foam squares for added dimension.   

And last but not least, a card for Kayne's archery instructor.  I could not for the life of me find an image of a boy with a bow and arrow that was not Cupid so I took matters into my own hands with some arrow themed paper, a Stampin' Up sentiment, and a couple of Tim Holtz metal arrows.     

I get so carried away with all the dies and embellishments I forget that there is also beauty in simplicity.  And that sometimes maybe words are worth a thousand pictures.

Hope everyone is having an amazing week! 


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