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Hello! Here’s a fun card I made with the idea of a friend whom you haven’t seen lately as much as you would like. I find as I further my journey into adulthood (36 is still entering adulthood right? 🤣) that the frequency I see a friend and how deep our friendship is, are not really correlated at all, I have friends I would die for whom I haven’t seen in years (thanks pandemic). That’s why I love this sentiment so much. I hope you enjoy the card! A list of paper and measurements used can be found at the very end of this blog.

I started with an A2 size card base in Evening Evergreen, and a piece of Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP. Then I used a number of dies from the Welcoming Window bundle, of which I grabbed my 6×6 DSP assortments in Cinnamon Cinder and Early Espresso to use for cutting out those little pots and shelves. Then I got to stampin’. For my images, I grabbed a large scrap of Basic White cardstock. The Welcoming Window plant stamps are photopolymer which is perfect because these plants require 2 step stamping. If you don’t know what that is, I made this card live this past Thursday on facebook and I show you exactly how to do it. I used Evening Evergreen ink for the greenery and text, and Pale Papaya and Melon Mambo for the flowers

After the stamping I set up my dies using post its to keep them in place and cut all the pieces out. In addition to the dies from Welcoming Window, I used the smallest die from Stitched so Sweetly, and the banner die from the Bloom dies. To adhere the pieces onto the card, I used mostly dimensionals. After everything was on, I stamped my last two plants over the little pots, and I added the brass butterfly embellishments for a finishing touch.

For the inside, I stamped the little pitcher in soft succulent, as well as the birthday sentiment on a panel of Basic White, which I adhered with liquid glue. One of the things I found tricky about making cards prior to becoming a stamper, was what to say inside, so I always love a good inside sentiment because it gives you the convenience of not having to think up everything to say with the extra care and love that a hand made card provides.

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Paper list and measurements:

Evening Evergreen: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Basic White : Large scrap ( 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 would be plenty) for die cuts/sentiments and 4 x 5 1/4 for inside panel

Bloom Where you are planted DSP 4 x 5 1/4 Small scrap for tiny pots

Assorted 6×6 DSP in Cinnamon Cider (about 3×2 scrap for pots) and Early Espresso (about 4×3 for shelves)

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping!

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