Sunday, December 8, 2013

Joy in our world, a feminine hand-stamped card

Create a hand-stamped card that is inspired by the very person you are giving it to.  I love how our paper-crafting allows for a card to embody the grace and fun of the person.  Here a hand-stamped card that is 6"x8" and a customized envelope are a great way to say 'Thanks' while sending a good friend off on an amazing adventure!
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For this extra-large card you will need:
12"x12" piece of Crumb Cake card stock (#124274)
Chocolate Chip card stock (#102128)
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Etcetera Designers Series Paper (#130129)
Calypso Coral ink (#126983)
Victoria Crochet Trim (#118481)
Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Stretch Trim (#130021)
Pearl Jewels (#119247)
Feel Goods stamp set (#129584)
Stampin' Trimmer (#126889)
Envelope Punch (#133774)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Labels Collection Framelits (#125598)
Dress Up Framelits (#130101)
Start with the Crumb Cake card stock.  Cut off down to 8"x12".  Using the same Stampin' Trimmer score at the 3" and 6" for a tri-fold card.
Our dear friend and co-director of Children's Ministry at our church, Joy, is one of the best dressed 'dames' I know... she is leaving us for a wonderful education in London, England!!  So we had to have a card that reflects her elegant, vintage style... as many of us parents send a note of love.
Here a very feminine and vintage dress comes to life with the Etcetera Designer Series Paper and Dress Up framelits!  Adding the Ruffled Trim embraces the extra wow of Joy's style!  Adding the 'dress stand' in Chocolate Chip gives a dark accent to this vintage card.
Layered on the Etcetra that wraps around for a 'belly band' that wraps this card in style.
Stamped with Calypso Coral ink on Very Vanilla card stock this Feel Goods stamp set comes to life.  The Labels Collection Framelits really do lay out a feminine and vintage vibe while framing this Sunshine sentiment oh so perfectly.
Feminine and elegant touches like this rose piece from the Etcetra Designer Series Paper Collection... it's a touch of different color while embracing the feminine and vintage elegance of Joy's style and yet break up the color palate.
Tri fold cards, especially so large, are ideal for a piece that multiple people need to sign... this worked so well!
This Envelope was quickly created with the Envelope Punch make for a pretty and cool envelope.  It even hand, ha, ha, ha, the 'Made in England' noted on these rulers and that is just ideal as it's sending Joy off to that very land.
The Double Sided Designer Series Paper creates an automatic coordinated 'liner' to the envelope.  This In Color Boutique Details is coordinated to the project, adhered only on the bottom so it allows for the flap to tuck in.
What a lovely embellishment to this card.
A coordinated project with an adhesive backed Pearl accent.... it's almost as lovely as our dear friend Joy!
Myyyyy little kids are the Shepard's on the Left... as Joy's last coordinated program for our church, it was amazing!
My little angels are in the center in grey... it was our baby's first performance and having her big sister there was a real blessing!  Joy was sitting in front of the tree.... our church family will miss her..... her sweet smile, love of our kids and awesome style!
As the girls rolled around later in the performance, I couldn't resist capturing Joy in the background... directing the kids.
Creating a personalized hand-stamped card is a great way to show that you love and care!  With coordinating products in a broad variety of styles it's fun and easy to do!  So, go ahead, have fun when creating a gift... it's a great way to show you love and appreciate someone!

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