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Happy Hump Day….can you believe that it is the middle of the week already? Today I have for you a card that I think you can relate to as it is a “keeper” card to let someone know you care and thinking of them! This is one of those card that you can mass produce and if you are tired of your color scheme – CHANGE IT…you will see that I did that!

The color of base is Very Vanilla and using the Timeless Elegance DSP woks perfectly for this card! I was thrilled that Stampin’ Up! came out with DSP collections that pair up to  Very Vanilla….how about you – do you feel the same way?

You have heard me blog about this before….when you have a card that is a classic that you will “go to” often…make them in quantities. I made 8 of these and  it was super fun to do. Before you get going on a project when you are making many…PLAN and have all of your supplies handy and then do it in steps…

 

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I know that you enjoy when I give you measurements and the scoop….so here you go!

  • Cut all of your bases and score
  • Cut your mat paper ( 4″ X 5 1/2″)
  • Cut your DSP (3 3/4″ X 5 1/2″)

Stamp the sentiment on scraps of Very Vanilla. Now it is time for the Big Shot!

  • Cut the sentiment out with the smallest Deco Label Framelit
  • Using the mat that you cut out for the card, use the next size Deco Label Framelit.

Using the White pen, make large dots all the way around….set it aside to dry as you do all of them . Stamp the flowers on scraps of Very Vanilla and POP them out with the coordinating punch.

 

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I used the aqua painter, if you prefer blender pens….that is fine! (I just find that it is easier to use the aqua painter) Color the flowers and put dimensionals on the back.

I think that you will be surprised that I used the aqua painters with the help of the black archival ink….and then colored away! You can see that it works  ~ no watercolor paper needed,..because you are using such a light touch! I get many emails about this….try it and you will see that it is easy and it works!

 

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Time to go back to the sentiment piece…I am sure that the white ink is dry! Place a generous amount of adhesive on the back and lay down 2 pieces of ribbon that are slightly longer than the framelit and adhere. Now….put dimensionals all over the back and press firmly to the front. Trim your ribbon edges to the desired length.

Add the flowers and smile.

 

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I was pleased with this card and I hope that you can see that this would be a great card to have on hand. I hope that you were able to follow my steps that I shared with you and if you have any questions, please email me.

To me, there are times that very vanilla adds that perfect accent/touch that  just softens the total picture. Below are (2) stamps sets that I used today…and both of these….I would highly suggest that you purchase in bundles! The stamp bundles are Grateful Bunch and Rose Wonder. Both of these are great for many cards that you will make! The sentiments in both of these sets are fabulous!

 

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Enjoy the pictures below and I TOTALLY encourage you to make the envelope pretty and special. This is a card that obviously is being sent to someone that is going through something…let them smile even more when they go to their mailbox and see this beautiful envelope. You can also see that this card came out special using the melon mambo!

 

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That’s it my friends…have a great day and I hope to see you back here tomorrow! Please share my love of clean and simple stamping with your family and friends. I totally believe that word of mouth is the best!

We are on the countdown for Sale-a-Bration to end….3 more weeks! Make sure that you do not miss the opportunity to get the exclusive products for free with every increment of a $50.00 purchase. This year, there are keepers and it is hard to choose the favorites!

Go and make someone smile today….you will be happy that you did it! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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