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Saturday, July 2, 2011

With Sympathy

It seems I'm always in need of sympathy cards, three needed just this week for members of our church family. I chose to use up some of my Greenhouse Gala designer paper from the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog for these two cards. Baja Breeze is the base in both cards.

I was anxious to use the new Lace Ribbon Border punch when I started stamping. I then used my Big Shot to cut Beautiful Butterflies (Bigz Die). I even textured the Chocolate Chip card stock used for the smaller butterfly with Flower Garden Textured Embossing Folder. I then wrapped the butterfly with White Baker's Twine to give a body and antennae.

The butterflies in this card are cut from Pumpkin Pie card stock with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.
Butterflies seem to be so appropriate for sympathy cards, especially if we believe in the resurrection and the glorified bodies we will receive. "We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed" (I Corinthians 15:51, 52).

Products Used:
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, W 115370, $36.95
Four Frames stamp set, W 123440, $20.95; C 123442, $15.95
Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, W 113252, $25.95
Lace Ribbon Border punch, 122362, $19.95
Large Oval punch, 119855, $16.95
Medium Oval punch, discontinued, to my dismay
Decorative Label punch, 120907, $16.95
Baja Breeze card stock, 111352, $6.95, 24 sheets, 8½" x 11"
Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, discontinued
Whisper White card stock, 100730, $8.50, 40 sheets, 8½" x 11"
Chocolate Chip card stock, 102128, $6.95, 24 sheets, 8½" x 11"
Very Vanilla card stock, 101650, $8.50, 40 sheets, 8½" x 11"
Pumpkin Pie card stock, 105117, $6.95, 24 sheets, 8½" x 11"
Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad, 111833, $5.95
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad, 100908, $5.95
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, 114507, $21.95
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 123113, $7.95
Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, 118138, $11.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95

1 comment:

Jean Addis said...

I am now following your blog via Stampin Connection. Your creations are beautiful, and I will enjoy visiting often. Jean