Sunday, February 27, 2022


Happy Sunday stamping friends!

I'm stopping by a day early this week because I have so many cards to share with you this week.  My featured bundle this week is Art in Bloom.  This is a very unique bundle as it includes a Hybrid Embossing Folder in addition to the stamp set and coordinating dies!  Are you wondering what is special about a Hybrid Embossing Folder?  Well, it not only embosses, but you can place a coordinating die inside the folder and die cut at the same time you emboss!  

But I've gotten ahead of myself.  The first couple of cards this week are what I considered "simple stamping" cards.  Technically, "simple stamping" cards are only supposed to use stamps, ink, and paper, but I added a couple of simple embellishments, so I guess I broke the rules.  But honestly, these flowers needed pearls in their centers!  Don't you agree?  

The color of today's card is Fresh Freesia, and the pretty designer series paper (DSP) is called Friendly Hello.  It is one of the Sale-a-Bration selections that you can choose when you place a $100 order.  You are probably wondering why this DSP requires a $100 order.  It is because you also get a coordinating stamp set if you choose this Sale-a-Bration item.  I featured a card last week with the Friendly Hello Stamp Set.   If you missed it, you can check it out at this link.

However, if you want it, there is no time to waste.  Tomorrow is the last day of Sale-a-Bration.

The centers of the flowers were colored with Fresh Freesia ink using sponge daubers -- a quick and simple way to give them a bit of pop.

As you know, I can never leave the inside of a card naked, so to keep it simple, I just added another strip of the Friendly Hello designer series paper.  The DSP and the Basic White are both mounted to Black mats to make them pop.  If you look closely, you will also see that I used this paper design to cover the flap of my envelope.  Covering the envelope with DSP is a favorite quick and simple solution to making a coordinating envelope for my card.

A tutorial with dimensional information is available for download at this link.

A list of the products I used is shown below.

Product List

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