Friday, December 10, 2021


Today is my last SNEAK PEEK of the Friendly Hello Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper which will become available as a Sale-A-Bration choice on January 4, 2022.  What do you think of this set so far?  I love it and because of its versatility can see it getting a lot of use.

Today's card uses the third sentiment in the set.  As card makers we often send cards to show our LOVE and SUPPORT don't we?  This stamp set has the perfect sentiment to send encouragement to someone!

Today's card uses a couple of the Petal Pink patterns from the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper Collection and is what I would consider a monochromatic card--a style I rarely use.

I also rarely use Petal Pink, so this card has me well out of my comfort zone.  And if I'm honest, I'll admit that Petal Pink is not one of my favorite colors.  However, this paper just may change my mind.  I used the small print to cover the front of my card and then created a faux flap with the Basic Borders Dies and the Petal Pink, black-lined pattern DSP.

This card was a relatively quick and simple card to make.  After die cutting "flaps" from Petal Pink cardstock and the Friendly Hello designer series paper they are layered together so that there is a narrow border of the solid petal pink showing between the two patterns.  

Many, many years ago, for fun, I took an Interior Design Class that was offered by the Community Education Department of our local school district.  One thing we were taught was not to be afraid to mix and match patterns, i.e., plaids, polka dots, flowers, etc.  Up until then, I would never have put a plaid pillow on a floral couch!  But the instructor said that was fine as long as you always separated the patterns with at least a narrow band of a solid color.  So, if you have a floral upholstered couch and want to have a plaid pillow on it, her advice was to just be sure to put a solid color piping around the pillow.   In this day and age when it seems that pretty much "anything goes", I don't know if this is still a valid "rule" or not, but it still makes sense to me, so that's what I did on my card.

The Frayed White Ribbon that is tied around my flap is also a SNEAK PEEK product coming in the Spring Mini.  This ribbon is so pretty!  It is very soft and has a nice hint of shimmer to it.

The LOVE and SUPPORT sentiment was stamped with Black Memento on Basic White cardstock and die cut with the largest circle die from Tasteful Labels Dies.  The scalloped edge and "stitching" give a nice, finished appearance to the circle.

The two little flower and leaf stems are made with another stamp from the Friendly Hello Stamp set.  Since I don't have the Petal Pink Stampin' Blends, I used the Paper Piecing Technique to create the Petal Pink flowers.  I stamped them with Black Memento ink on Basic White and then again on Petal Pink cardstock.  Since sadly there are not coordinating dies, I fussy cut each little branch from the Basic White and then just the flowers from the Petal Pink and adhered them on top of the white.  You can't see it in the photo, but I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers, so they have a little shimmer.

Can you see the sparkle in the center of each flower and on the sentiment?  These are another SNEAK PEEK product coming in the Spring Mini, and they just might be one of my favorite things!  They are Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels!  

When you are sending someone your LOVE and SUPPORT, I think it is important to include a handwritten note.

So, to make sure I had plenty of writing room on the inside of the card, I die cut a narrower version of the front flap with the same Basic Borders die and adhered it to the top of the Basic White mat.

As I mentioned above, there were a few things about this card that took me out of my comfort zone.  What do you think of it?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Sneak Peek products used were:

Sale-A-Bration Friendly Hello Stamp Set + Designer Series Paper:  Item # 159990
White Frayed Ribbon:  Item # 158138
Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels:  Item # 158130

All current products used for the card are listed below.

Product List

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