Thinking of you

A clean, simple, thinking of you card featuring a yellow mulberry paper rose, jute, vellum leaves, and a woodgrain embossing folder! Come see how to make this simple, yet thoughtful card!

Supplies: rectangle & square dies, woodgrain embossing folder, Cheery Lynn flourish #9, We R Memory Keepers Woodgrain embossing folder, jute string, vellum, Thinking of You sentiment stamp, Staz-on jet black ink, mulberry paper flower color of choice, foam dimensional squares, 110# white cardstock, cream cardstock, 80# white cardstock

Directions: Cut a 5″ x 7″ white cardstock card base (cut an 8.5″ x 11″ to 10″ x 7″ and use a scoreboard & bone folder to fold in half) from heavy cardstock. Building from the bottom layer up, cut one mounting base piece of 4.75x 6.75″ 110# white cardstock, then using the rectangle and square dies cut the top piece from 110# white cardstock. Cut a piece of a white cardstock about 1 inch bigger than the square hole you made, emboss with wood grain embossing folder, cut flourish from vellum, stamp sentiment, set ink with heat tool, cut out with scissors, wrap jute around opening, tie with a square knot (to make a square knot cross the ends of the string right over left then left over right, pull gently).  Layer the woodgrain piece behind the open square with dimensional foam.  Layer the rectangle with woodgrain piece on top of the 4.75x 6.75 piece with the dimensional foam. Mount onto card base. Attach leaves, sentiment and finally the flower with hot glue or other adhesive. Double matt the inside with a creamy light yellow and white.

This design can have many variations using this layout. Use different colors, different twine, colored leaves! What about a pumpkin and gourds and fall leaves? Play with it and see what you come up with!

Happy Crafting Adventures!




Hi Everyone,

Today I have a sympathy card. Not a cheery occasion, but if you need one, you want it to be beautiful and reflect your concern and thoughtfulness. I believe I have captured that with this cream sympathy card. With heavy weight cream cardstock, vellum and beautiful die cuts you can achieve this look too!

Supplies: cream cardstock or ivory, vellum, Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamp and die, Memory Box butterfly,  Magnolia leaves, Marianne flourish die, Cheery Lynn flourish, lace, recollections pearl bling, antique embossing powder, versamark embossing stamp pad, Marianne swirl flourish stamp, adhesive

Directions: Cut a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base from cream or ivory cardstock, cut one piece of vellum 5 1/4″ square, cut on piece of cream or ivory square 5″ x 5″. Take the ivory square and put the Marianne flourish on die cut and emboss. Line up your vellum and die cut piece and stamp your sentiment. Layer on lace and ribbon, adhere both pieces to the card base. Stamp, heat emboss and die cut the rose. Shape and layer, add the leaves and Cheery Lynn flourishes. Adhere to the card. Cut one butterfly from cardstock and another from vellum, layer, add a pearl and adhere. Stamp the inside with Versamark and heat emboss with the antique cream/gold powder. Write your sentiment inside and give.



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