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!
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