Hello Dear Friend

Today I have a pretty simple card, it does have a little bit of “fussy” cutting, but well worth the effort. It features the Life is Grand stamp set found on page 17 of the Occasions Catalog, and the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, found on page 11.

My friend Patty and I started off by casing one of the cards in the catalog on page 10. After we were done, I think the only thing we copied was fussy cutting the leaves, but sometimes you just need a “jumping” off point to get started.

Our card base is Sahara Sand (I hardly ever use this color), then a piece of the wood grain paper found in the Floral Romance DSP. We die cut the largest oval found in the Stitched Shapes in Whisper White and stamped the hello, Dear Friend in Fresh Fig. This stamp set (Life is Grand) is awesome. I love the fonts and how you really don’t need a whole lot of other stuff. Before you attach to your card, you will want to lay it where you want it and add a few of the stamped Mossy Meadow springs. That “sprig” is found in the All That You Are stamp set on page 2. I’m not sure what else to call it. Once you have those stamped, you can attach your oval with Dimensionals.

We fussy cut 3 sets of leaves, some with the little flowers and others just the leaves. I adhered a couple of leaves with snail and let  some hang over the oval.  I added a double Old Olive Linen Thread bow with a Glue Dot. This is a new product that can be found on page 39.

To finish off the card, we added a few of the Frosted Flower Embellishments and Metallic Pearls. The Pearls are the perfect size to go on the Frosted Flowers.

My Stamp Club is going to make this card tonight.

Since I’ve made two of these cards for class and I think I will be sending them to my two bestest (yes that is a word, at least in my world…..lol) friends. I’ve know them over 30 years. We don’t get together very often. I saw them both on Sunday for brunch. It was a great time catching up.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Sahara Sand Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″

4″ x 5 1/4″ Floral Romance Specialty DSP

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  1. Simple, but beautiful!

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