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Get Well Soon

I  posted a few days ago about the friends I had made through Stampin’ Up. One thing that is amazing is the friendships I have formed with other demonstrators, most of whom I have never in met in “real life.” There are a variety of sites where demonstrators support each other online, both about stamping and life in general. One of these women, Jenn, is someone I respect as a person and as a fabulous and creative stamper. I’ve never met her, but I visit her blog often.  Her father was in a terrible car accident over the weekend, and when I emailed to see what, if anything I could do (she’s in Illinois, I’m in Massachusetts), she said I could send a card to her dad. Well of course! I’m happy to! This one is for your dad, Jenn. I’ll be putting it in the mail shortly.

At the risk of sounding tacky, it is also one of the cards we’ll be making at Friday night’s Fun Folds Card class. This is called a Z-Fold card. You can see why from the pictures.

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Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Baroque Wheel
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine

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I love the stamp set Thoughts & Prayers. In addition to the beautiful tree, it also has a flowering branch that is just lovely. And it has some really nice sentiments in it as well. If the colors and basic layout looks the same, it is because I used some of the leftover cardstock from my last workshop! I just turned it on its side. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the flowers and leaves in different colors.

cimg7664Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Rose Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Texturz Plates #1, Big Shot

Thoughts & Prayers $25.95 images©Stampin Up

Thoughts & Prayers $25.95 images©Stampin' Up

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I think masculine cards are the hardest to make. Not funny ones, not lovey ones, but real masculine cards. So when my co-librarian asked me to make a get well card for his grandfather, I knew it was going to be rough. There is one set, though, that is always a good one to turn to for manly cards — Lovely as a Tree. You just can’t go wrong with Lovely as a Tree! I based my design off of this card, but I used the new Stampin’ Up Texturz plate harlequin design for the background. The sentiment is from the Chit-Chat rub ons. If you haven’t tried Stampin’ Up’s rub-ons, you really need to. They are head and shoulders above the rest! And the Chit Chat pack is amazing! There are 92 different sentiments, in both Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. That’s 184 sentiments for only $10.95! That’s less than 6 cents a piece! Crazy!

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Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke (Stampin’ Write Markers)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: Rich Regal Brads, Chit Chat Rub-Ons, Stampin’ Up Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates

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Get Well Cards

Both my mother-in-law and my father-in-law had surgery during the last couple of weeks, so of course I sent them cards. I wanted cards that suited their personalities — that’s one of the beautiful things about making your own cards! My father-in-law’s card is cute and funny, my mother-in-law’s is more understated and elegant. I hope they brought them some joy! Here’s hoping that they both continue to heal well.

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Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Maine Blueberry DSP
Ink: StazOn Black, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy

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Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Top Note Bigz Die

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