Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Reason to Smile - Thank You Card

Hi Stampers!  I finally had a fun time to create cards in my studio yesterday - I was a very happy girl!!!  I had been wanting to use the exclusive Reason to Smile stamp set since I got it early June but had to leave for Canada unexpectedly to rescue my sister for a few weeks so I had to wait.  I'm glad though that I had a wonderful "sister" time with her.  I already miss her......

Back to the Reason to Smile set, I was going to CASE the Stampin' Up!'s sample card but didn't feel "connected" with it.  I felt there was something missing with my card.  So I added a decorative die-cut edge with one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits and a piece of Pool Party strip to show off the edge.  Isn't it pretty? 

After that I wanted to off-set with another piece of Pool Party on the left of my card front so I embossed a strip of Pool Party card stock with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. 

I stamped the outline flower image in three colors (Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Tangerine Tango) and the sentiment in Early Espresso on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

When making this card, I had to remind myself that it had to be simple and quick.  Sometimes I get carried away and add more embellishments to my project.  It is a challenge for me to keep it simple!!!

Well I am happy with my card and am sure my sister will be calling and asking me to send her some "Thank You" cards.  She needs a bunch of thank you cards to send to her friends and neighbors for their help. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Hope you will have a wonderful day!

Supply List
Stamp Sets - Reason to Smile (available thru 7/31/12), Curly Cute
Paper - Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink - Calypso Coral, Poo Party, Tangerine Tango
Tools and Accessories - Linen Thread
Big Shot - Finishing touches Edgelits (NEW #127010), Square Lattice Embossing Folder

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