Friends Are Like Seashells Thank You

I wanted to make nice Thank You cards for some special people, but I needed something simple because I needed several cards.  The Seashell Embossing Folder was the perfect answer!

I embossed a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Sahara Sand with the Seashell Embossing Folder.  I positioned a piece of ribbon across the front and taped it on the back of the panel, and added it to a Sahara Sand card base with dimensionals.  I then tied a bow onto the ribbon with linen thread.  Since my ribbon was not adhered on the front of the card, I could slip the bow along the ribbon for perfect placement.

I punched a scrap of vanilla with the Double Oval Punch and stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand, along with the starfish (stamped off once). I layered it onto a scalloped Sahara Sand oval from the same punch, and the ovals are attached over the ribbon with dimensionals.  I added three different sized pearls randomly to embellish.

I wanted to leave these cards blank so my recipients could reuse the card and add their own message, so I simply added a stamped shell (stamped off once).  My message was written on an insert enclosed in the card.

Once I decided on my design, it didn’t take long for me to make another dozen of these cards, assembly line style.

My recipients seem to have enjoyed them!  I hope you do, too.

Please comment below if you have questions or comments.  And, if you need any of these supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator!

Here’s the fixin’s:


Gift of Hope Easter

I’ve been playing with the new blending brushes, which I absolutely love.  I purchased a couple of extra sets, so I can have a brush for each color family…… one for yellows, one for pinks, one for blues, one for greens, etc.  The brushes are washable, but that’s just too much work!  It’s much more fun using my time to create, instead of cleaning supplies.

I used the blending brushes and a post-it note to color the panel that the church is stamped on.  I put the post it note across the bottom to mask the grass, and brushed Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo on the top portion of the panel.  Then I turned the post-it around to protect the sky I’d just finished, and brushed the bottom of the panel with Granny Apple Green to make the grass. I stamped the church in Memento black and colored it with Smoky Slate Blends to keep some of the yellow from shining through.

The panel with the church was then placed behind a small black panel, cut with a Layering Oval Die.  I took a white panel, stamped the flowers, cut with a larger Layering oval die, and colored with Blends.  I then embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder before attaching the church and black layer behind it.

All of these layers were placed on a Flirty Flamingo panel.  I folded the top of my black card base in half and adhered the Flirty Flamingo panel only below the fold on the front of the black card base, so that when folded, it will stand up.  I popped up the verse with dimensionals as a “stop” for the easel.

Don’t you think this would also make a pretty home decor piece if framed?

There were several steps to this card, so I wouldn’t want to make 100 of these, but I think it was worth the end result!  What do you think?

If you have any questions, or need any stampin’ supplies, I’d love for you to shop with me, or join one of my online classes.

Here’s the fixin’s:


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