Wednesday, February 5, 2020

ICS BLOG HOP-LOVELY LILY PAD




Welcome to the February 
Inspire, Create, Share Thinking of You Blog Hop
We've had a relatively mild & snow-free winter so far. Good news I guess, but it certainly does have a feeling of blah.  Adding to that is the unfortunate number of sympathy cards I've needed in the last month. Far too many. 
This month we will share ideas for sympathy and general "thinking of you" cards for our friends who just need something special. This card was created for a special customer who lost her dad last week.

So here's the card(s):



Now this is a beautiful combo of colors all based from the 
Lily Impressions DSP.  The somewhat "solid" part is the reverse side of the beautiful print you see. Simply cut a standard 5 1/4" x 4" base/matte & cut it at about 2".  Flip it over! Yes, it's taken awhile, but I finally will use the back sides of these beautiful prints! lol

Did I mention yet that all the contents of this card are from the 
Sale-a-Bration Catalog that is currently live until March 31?  Now, there are 2 cards because my lovely friend Amanda over at Our Crafty Playdate always says, "Always make 2 when you make a card"! So these are the same yet a bit different. Wasn't sure which I prefer.  

The stamp set is Lovely Lily Pad-again-a SAB item! And this is one of Stampin' Up!'s new Reversible stamp sets! You can actually use the front and the back of the stamp! Don't believe me? Ya gotta try it! So cool!

Now with a bit larger purchase you can also get the beautiful coordinating 
Lily Pad Dies! It's a full suite! These are relatively simple cards! But the colors in this DSP really "pop"! This would actually make a pretty card for any occasion! Just simply change the sentiment! This "suite" of items will remain in my stash forever! Way too pretty to ever give away!

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set & punched out using the Classic Label Punch.  The beautiful lilies were colored using 
Stampin' Blends. The finishing touch is the Scalloped Linen Ribbon
BTW, my friend's favorite color is purple! Thus these color choices!

If you don't already have a demonstrator you work with & would like to purchase any of these items or would like more info simply head over to my store HERE! I'd love to share what I love so much with you!!!

Well I hope you've had some inspiration in designing sympathy/thinking of you cards from our blog hop this month-or just maybe some comfort from reading the sentiments.  There will always be a need for comforting, and it's nice to know that our cards can help even is some little way. That's why we create.

To see more, please hop over to Debbi's blog & enjoy her designs! Then keep going! Simply click on her hame here or the icon below to get there!

Happy Stampin'!


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