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Monday, June 16, 2014

Serious Summer Stampin' - STAMP IT QUICK!

Summers are such a blast at the Gettelfingers!
Tennis Tournaments, Theater Camps,
Camping... add in all of the fun summer holidays and...
hmmm... what am I forgetting...
just kidding...

I feel like I am always on the go...
add in those occasional big events such as
important graduations, driver's training...
and the summer seriously FLIES by!

I usually have very little (but oh-so-precious) time
to play in my stampin' studio.
When I am short on time,
I depend on easy-to-use and reliable
stamp sets such as "Stippled Blossom" and
I turn to the

This technique is so easy and reliable
because it is just one sheet of neutral card stock
COMPLETELY stamped to cover all or
as much as possible/desired of the card stock.
Then trim the stamped sheet of card stock
into pieces that are sized appropriately
for the cards/projects being created.

I used FOUR of the five new IN COLORS
for the thank you card in this post.
Blackberry Bliss
Hello Honey
Lost Lagoon
Tangelo Twist

The blossoms shown below are created
by running a piece of Very Vanilla card stock
through the Big Shot Machine
with the Spiral Flower Die.
I randomly stamped the die cut
with the same stamps and inks used
to create the One Sheet Wonder.
I snipped the ONE die cut in half and
created the TWO blossoms for my card.

What is a great card
without a great place to DISPLAY it?!

I found this vintage frame at a local framing store,
added an antiqued door knob with some
Linen Thread (#104199) to hold the card,
and a few Burlap Ribbon Blossoms
to the bottom corner of the frame
and each time a dear friend sends me
a heartfelt handmade card,
I will have somewhere very special to
gaze upon it and remember our friendship.

Would you like to know how I created
the Burlap Ribbon blossoms?
You won't believe how

Let's get together for a refreshing drink
at Coffee Crossing in New Albany
and we will make up a few blossoms
for YOUR CHOICE of frames.
You bring the frame, I'll bring the supplies!

Contact me today...

Blessings for your sweet summer days!
They will "fly by" if you let them.

1 comment:

leeAnn S said...

Love the card! So glad to see how you used the new in colors....wasn't sure if I liked the new colors but they look nice together on your card!