Monday, July 18, 2016

New Sympathy Die from Impression Obsession

Happy Monday!

There comes a time when we need to make a sympathy card, and in those times we like to create something beautiful for the recipient.  This die helps you do just that.  Once I saw this new die in the new release, I imaged that if I add a few flowers, it would make the perfect card.

 So simple, yet very pretty.  

Next, I reversed the colors - cut the die in white and layered it on a colored background. 

And, lastly, a sample with just the "sympathy block" die and a border.  This of course is when you don't have the time to decorate the card, but it still comes out very nicely.

Supplies used:

Dies:  Impression Obsession "sympathy block", rectangle borders and stitched rectangle borders
          tiny  flowers
          small butterflies and medium butterflies
          Cheery Lynn cherry blossom die
Punches:  Nellie Snellen punch & emboss rose leaves

Thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Thank You Card and Coordinating Gift Box --- When a Card Just Isn't Enough

I'm back!  Yay!!!
So glad to get my "mo-jo" back and get back to blogging!
And I thank you so much for your continued support!!!

So, let's get down to business.
Recently I had to thank someone and knew that a card was simply not enough. So being the crafters that we are, I made a coordinating box and filled it with chocolates --- because, who doesn't like chocolate, especially Lindt truffles?

Here is what I created

I have been on a "teal" kick for awhile and had to use it here.  The card stock is from Hero Arts and by sanding the embossed medallion, the white core of the card stock comes through and you get both colors on one sheet!  I stamped and heat embossed the vellum and added the Cheery Lynn butterfly to complete the design.  The box is made from the same card stock with Cheery Lynn flowers and Marianne leaves. The "for you" die is from Impression Obsession.

Clean and simple, yet it makes a nice statement!

Thanks so much for stopping by,