Monday, October 10, 2016

Serene Scenery Suite

Hey there, stampers!  Hello and happy Monday. 

Believe it or not, we had temps in the 90's yesterday!  There's a big cooling trend happening this week, though, with a bit of rain in the forecast on Saturday and Sunday.  Hope the rain reaches us... we could use a good rinsing off, especially out here in the construction zone where everything is super-dusty. 

On Friday I showed you a super simple, super quick card I made using the Serene Scenery DSP Stack. Today's card features the same DSP stack, but this time I combined it with a stamp set from the Holiday catalog, the Suite Seasons set on page 43.  Creating cards with these products are as easy as... pick a paper, stamp on it, add the stamped piece to a card base, along with an embellishment or two... Linen Thread, some ribbon, maybe a doily... and your card is ready to be mailed. I love the fonts and the assortment of sentiments in this set.  It has sayings for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then the one I used on the card for today, "sending you thoughts of comfort."   Here's the card...

I made this card using the quick steps I mentioned... picked a paper, stamped the sentiment, embellished it, adhered it to a card base and I was finished in no time!  While sometimes it's fun to pull out all the stops (and all my stamping supplies),   at other times the objective is to get a card in the mail quickly.  When someone you know is grieving the loss of a dear one, it's more important to share your love and support with them quickly, rather than attempting to wow them with an amazing card.  Chances are, they are not going to notice your mad card-making skills at a time like that anyway.   

It seems like I need a sympathy card quite often these days, so it's nice to be prepared with a few sympathy cards stashed away that can be pulled out and mailed off quickly when the need arises. Why not order some of this gorgeous paper, get out a versatile set of sayings, and get busy making some sympathy cards?  And while you're at it, why not stamp some birthday and thank you cards as well?  You'll have a good feeling inside, knowing that you'll just have to write a loving and supportive note, add a stamp, and your card will be on its way to give comfort when it's needed most.

Have a great week, everyone! 
Hugs and happiness,

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