Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Another Stamp Club Card-With Sympathy

Hello! So glad you stopped in today! As you are reading this, I am doing my happy dance! Yesterday was the last ballgame of the season! I really do enjoy watching my girls play softball, but the further into summer the games go, the hotter and more humid it gets... and for some reason, the league board rejected my idea of icy cold tubs to soak in, instead of the hot and often sticky bleachers that currently serve as seating. Complete lack of vision if you ask me! ;)  So now I only have to go out in the nasty sticky air if it's something really urgent!  But enough of that, you came here to see something crafty!

This is the second card I created for my stamp club meeting.  I try to change things up a bit and allow for personal interest when I can.  For example, my card is a sympathy card because I often need one when I don't have time or mojo to create.  But by using the Loving Thoughts stamp set, the ladies can turn this into a birthday, anniversary, thank you, or thinking of you card, simply by changing the sentiment.  This is why I LOVE coordinating stamp sets! No guessing whether the font will fit in the space or if it will match the style of the stamped image...

I'm also enjoying the versatility of the DSP.  I picked Gingham Garden because I love the bright cheery country patterns, but as you can see, they can easily be converted to a different style with the right stamp! I am also so happy that pear pizzazz and island indigo have made a comeback into the new catalog! Love these colors!!

Well, that's it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

Card Recipe: Paper-Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP, Ink-basic gray, island indigo, pear pizzazz, daffodil delight, Stamp Sets-Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts, Accessories-Labels framelits, Big Shot


  1. Beautiful card! Love the DP you paired this pretty stamp with too. We all hate to make sympathy cards but know whoever receives this will love it.
    Enjoy your summer - even if it doesn't include softball anymore. Getting a little too warm now!

  2. this is beautiful Margaret-and the dsp is fantastic-the stamp club will love it especially with the options to change the sentiment.

  3. I so agree with you Margaret about sympathy cards. Your design is lovely and would brighten the spirits of the receiver I am sure. Oh so agree about softball after many years of being in a referees or coaches attire. Hot Hot Hot!

  4. Lovely, I really like the color combination !


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