Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Loving the birds (and dogwoods) handmade card

Life is so short.. I love the never ending love of the written word.  It's what creating and sending a handmade card does.  After the recent loss of our soldiers and Kobe Bryant (in that crash just a few miles from our home) I wanted to take time and remind us... it's what we do.  Creating something beautiful, out of paper, and sending kind, loving, supportive words.. this is a gift that can live well past what we do.  I hope you enjoy that this is a therapy for me, as I create it and as I send it... From our recent Facebook.com/GettingCrafty.net LIVE this fun. fancy fold is easy to create!
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Creating this is so much fun!  Our stunning double sided Designer Series Paper, like this Bird Ballad collection, makes this so easy to create.
~  Cutting the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to 5-1/2"x12" (see my video on EXACTLY how to do this... there are little tips for how-to do this the easy way).
~  Score at 3-1/2", 7-3/4" with our Paper Trimmer (or Simply Scored).
~  Cut a Whisper White cardstock to 3-3/4" and 5".
~  Using our Heart to Heart stamp set, stamp this fabulous 'You make my life better' greeting in Basic Grey ink.
~  Frame the coordinating flowers around the greeting and use a clear block to secure their spacing.  Stamping it in Pool Party ink pad for a perfectly coordinated look.  Adhere to the inside with our SNAIL adhesive.
(I just ADORE how our inks, papers, stamp sets, accessories all coordinate for easy but stylish crafting with little effort!!)
~  Using the end strip and create a belly-band around the card.
~  Accent with these stunning brass, coordinated embellishments in the Bird Ballad Trinkets! 
(Adhere them on with our stunning Lace and Mini Glue Dots to the belly band.)
Doesn't this look so beautiful?!  How lovely it is to create a quick and easy handmade card! (I would LOVE to see what YOU create with this fun design/template - share on my Facebook.com/GettingCrafty.net page or my Getting Crafty Stampers group!)
I love the double sided look to this paper with elegant coordinated patterns and colors.  

The Dogwood has a wonderful legend.  This was hung in my Nanna and Pappa's home and I was given it, when they passed.  I adore this beautiful poem, if you don't know it...

Image may contain: possible text that says 'Dear God, As we mourn the loss of yesterday's tragedy, remind us we don't know the pain these families feel. Lord, love them, provide Your comfort to their hearts, and blanket them all with Your grace. Love your families today, tomorrow is not promised. Kelly's 's Treehouse'
Let us send our handmade cards and words of love and encouragement.  Show those in your life that you care!  Life is precious and we never know what the next moment holds!
I love how this came together - don't you??
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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

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.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

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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