Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A friend loves at all times hand-stamped card

When my dear friend lost her best friend... my heart broke along with her.  A fellow stamper, friend and one of the biggest hearts I know was broken a little.  I took a moment to create a card that encapsulates a little of her beauty, what she gives to all of us, in a hand-stamped card.  Join Us in creating and sending love into the world, wrapped up in a hand-stamped card at one of our fun card-making classes.
Create this card of hope and beauty with:
Blessed By God stamp set (wood 134297/clear 134300)
Whisper White NEW Thick card stock (140272)
Black card stock (121045)
Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack (139594)
Gold Cording Trim (139618)
Archival Black ink pad (140931)
Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135)
Butterflies Thinlits (137360)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
Glue Dots (103683)

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A true friendship is worth more than gold!  With the Holiday Catalog packed full of beautiful metallic accents like this pretty Gold Cording Trim, Gold Fancy Vellum in the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum pack... it's easy to create a sympathy card that honors the beautiful friendship that is on hold for one to make it to heaven.

The Archival ink pads are so great!  Use in water coloring, stamping on non-porous surfaces (like vellum) and more, all with a true color.  Here the Blessed by God stamp set says it all about such a special friendship hand-stamped on this pretty metallic vellum.
Die-Cutting such a pretty butterfly is easy to do with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform and these pretty butterfly thinlits.  Two sets that compliment each other, these thinlits create stunning stained-glass and dramatic looking die-cut images.  

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I adore the richness of the Gold Foil on the vellum and again in this die-cut butterfly.  Metallic is so classic while being on-trend right now!

Allow the vellum to 'float' on this card front when you apply glue dots behind the butterfly to hide it.  The Cord Trim tied on hides other glue dots while pulling it all together.  
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Walk in good and tough times with those you love.  I may not have the right words to say and I distaste platitides.  I can send a pretty hand-stamped card to walk along side my friend.  Sharing in someone's grief shares the burden of the pain, or so I hope.  This sympathy card is a simple way to celebrate that special friendship with my girl while showing support.  Join Us in creating and sending love, art and beauty into the world, wrapped up in a hand-crafted card.  It doesn't diminish the pain but I pray it delivers some love and support. 

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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