Friday, July 31, 2015

Celebrating Creativity - Day 31

Well folks, we made it.  31 (almost) days of projects in a single month that hopefully offered you some inspiration with their diversity.  I have some great projects queued up for the next few months, so I hope you continue to follow along with me and let me know what you think!

Today is a special day for me.  July 31st is my parents' anniversary.  When I think of love, I think of my parents.  They have been married for 44 years and I have never seen a couple that are such individuals yet make such a beautiful pair.  They taught me so much over the years about how to love, how to trust, how to communicate, and how important it is to be friends with your spouse so that you always have a strong foundation.

At Convention, our new VP of Sales stated "I need to learn to love sending cards as much as I do making them!" and while I didn't write down her name to give her credit for the quote, I did write that quote down.  How true is that comment? We buy supplies, we make cards, we share them as "samples" but we cannot share the story of how warm we made someone feel by actually sending them.  I need to work on that so after I made this card for my parents, I made 5 more to send out to other friends and family members that have been on my mind.

The other thing this card reminded me is that we make our cards too hard sometimes.  I wanted an anniversary card.  I had the stamp set in mind.  I knew I had 5 minutes before my son and daughter work up. I wanted something pretty, and, as it turned out, very easy to replicate.


Supplies:
  • Cardstock/DSP: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, English Garden DSP
  • Ink: Blushing Bride
  • Stamp Set: Friendly Wishes
  • Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Bone Folder, and Adhesive

The DSP (Designer Series Paper) on this card is 5 1/4 x 4 and the Love You is stamped on a 4 x 1 1/2 piece of Whisper White.  I love the Thick Whisper White cardstock for card bases - it's sturdy and I think easier to both write and stamp on since it's not so glossy.  LOVE IT!  The Love you is up on dimensionals and the ribbon is tied in  knot and trimmed.  I made six in 10 minutes - that's a great use of time and product!

So to wrap up, sometimes we need to remember the following:
  • Sending cards is as important as making them.
  • What you write inside the card is more special than what is on the outside.
  • Fill your life with beautiful things.
  • Tell those you love that you love them, whether you see them regularly or not.
Come back this weekend for more great cards featuring this stamp set!


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Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

1 comment:

  1. I feel so blessed and lucky to have been one of your 5. :) Your beautiful card showed up Saturday and you are correct. It is easy to replicate and beautiful! Thanks and I'll try to send you one back! :)

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