Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hello, Friend!

Hello there and thanks for stopping by today!

 A glance out the window of my stamp room shows another gray day... (big sigh!)  I've got plenty of work to do today, so I can't dwell on the weather for too long.  While I'm stamping and cutting and creating, I'm going to suggest that you take advantage of the gloomy weather as well and make a few cards today to send to some friends you may not have talked to in a while.  Yes, email and facebook are great for a quick way to communicate, but nothing will ever take the place of a hand-written card or letter that can be tucked away and read again and again. 

Here's a card that you can send for no particular reason... a card just to let your friends know that they are in your thoughts.  In some ways, the card sent for a non-occasion has more impact than a birthday, anniversary, or holiday card.  People expect to get a card on their birthday, so it is not a big deal to get one.  But an unexpected card can bring a jolt of happiness to the recipient.  And we all know that everyone could use a jolt of happiness now and again, so spread some happiness around!

This quick and easy card features the new stamp set My Friend, found on page 139 of the big catalog.  The colors are Concord Crush for the background panel and Pear Pizzazz for the vertical card stock piece that is layered under it.  The base of the card is Whisper White.  Some Concord Crush ribbon (page 194) and a Basic Rhinestone (page 198) at the end of the culicue on "hello"  add a touch of elegance.  This card would look great in many different color combinations.  Get out your Color Coach (page 174) and come up with your own great colors.

I'm sure you can think of a friend or two that would love to hear from you.  It will only take a few minutes of your time to send a ripple of happiness into the world.  If you'd like to increase the size of that ripple, try this:
write your note to your friend on a post-it note ( one of the larger size ones) and stick it on the inside instead of writing directly on the card.  Then your friend can send it on to one of their friends and so on.  Who knows how many people will get this unexpected but happy surprise in their mailbox?! 

OK, enough talking.  Let's go get started on our stamping! Thanks for stopping by today,  and don't forget to come back tomorrow for another stamping idea.
Happy stamping!

1 comment:

  1. I think that is my favorite set out of this year's catalog!