I was in need of a couple of Get Well cards for my card ministry for my church. I’ve been looking for a tool or idea that I could use to make the process of making the cards and sending them for my church. I found it from one of SU friends. She turned me on to a SU demonstrator’s website, www.simplysimplestamping.com. This wonderful and innovative lady by the name of Connie Stewart from Oklahoma came up with this idea of “Flash Cards”, i.e., cards in a flash. Get it?!!!?? She has a whole series of videos that she has done on YouTube. Please go by and check her out. This is a really simple idea but you come up with great cards for any occasion. I went to one of my favs from SU, Lovely as a Tree for my card.
· Stamp set(s): Stampin’ Up! – Lovely as a Tree & Thoughts & Prayers
· Ink(s): Stampin’ Up! – Old Olive & Early Espresso; Stampin’ Write Markers – Early Espresso; Ranger – Distress Ink in Antique Linen
· Paper: Stampin’ Up! – Early Espresso, Old Olive & Very Vanilla CS
· Dies & Embossing folders: Spellbinders – Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large; Stampin’ Up! – Square Lattice & Fancy Fan EF
· Embellishments/Other things of note: Stampin’ Up! – Linen Thread & Jewels Basic Rhinestones
I followed Connie’s instructions for cutting up my cs. I stamped the tree on my Very Vanilla CS and distressed it with a sponge and the Antique Linen ink. The sentiment went well with my Spellbinders dies. I added some bling to the sentiment and a bow of linen thread, and I was done. Quick, easy, beautiful – what’s not to love? Thank you Kathy for telling me about this website and thank you Connie for your clever ideas. I named my single tree Serenity Pine. There is something very serene and elegant about this pine from Lovely as a Tree!
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