Wednesday, September 7, 2022


I titled today's post "LESSONS OF THE SEA" based on the sentiment from Stepping Stones Stamp Set.  If you missed this stamp set in the 22-23 Annual Catalog, check it out by clicking on the image in the Product List below.  It is filled with meaningful sentiments.

If you have been following me at all, you know that I admittedly am a sentimentaholic.  It is really difficult for me to pass up an interesting new sentiment stamp set. I particularly love sentiments that are based on quotes, and this is one of those sets. 

This particular quote spoke to me as I was looking for a sentiment to use with this card.  As I started on this blogging journey a little over a year ago, and now am also attempting to create videos for Connect to Create, I am constantly reminded of the importance of perseverance.  This technology "stuff" for people of my generation is definitely not for sissies!  We don't conquer these new things overnight, but with consistency, persistence, and perseverance, gradually we learn.  

Perseverance also reminds me of the ocean and its relationship with the shoreline.  As waves roll over rocks year after year, those rocks will wear and become smooth, or cliffs will gradually wear away. 

The scene on today's card looks calm and peaceful, but we all know that it isn't always this way.  Sometimes the storms roll in, but with perseverance, we can fight the storms.

Today's card front was covered with one of the patterns from Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper.  The scene was stamped on Basic White and then die cut with the largest label die from Seasonal Labels Dies.  

To create the mat for the label, a second piece was die cut from Pool Party card stock, then cut in half vertically and pulled apart to create an edge on each side of the scene.  

Although these dies are part of a Christmas die set, the label dies in the set are very versatile and useful year-round.  Click on the item in the Product List below to see more label shapes in this set.  If you have been looking for a die set with nice shapes that all coordinate well together, this may be the one you need.

In keeping with my philosophy of "No Naked card insides" the inside was decorated with a matted strip of the same designer series paper (DSP) used on the front.  The same DSP was also used to decorate the flap of the envelope.

If you would like a detailed tutorial with all cutting dimensions and step-by-step directions, one is available for download at this link.

See the product list below for more information on the products used.

Product List

1 comment:

  1. I really like this idea. I always see the tag dies and think they're cute, but I don't put tags on anything. This is a great alternate use of the tag dies! :) Tiffany