Simplicity is Golden

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Monday to you all.  Today’s card share began with a just a thought …. something simple.

So many of us have busy, busy lives, yet we still want to show how much we care by sending hand-stamped cards, right?  So here’s my simple solution ….

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I used the beautiful Gold “Foil Sheets” and simply rolled them through the Sizzix BigShot with the “Petals-a-Plenty” embossing folder.  The foil sheets are single sided and come 2 – 12 x 12 sheets for only $3.95!  You can do 12 cards with just 1 package!

The base for the card is “Very Vanilla” … and to give it that truly “Old Fashioned” look, I tied a pretty “Victorian – 5/8″ Crochet Trim” bow.  I thought it helped to tone down the gold just a bit, and maintain the beauty of the card.

The greeting “Deck the Halls” comes from the stamp set “Christmas Messages” which is found in the Holiday catalog and is ON SALE!  It was heat embossed in Gold, but if you wanted a quicker method … just stamp the greeting using the “Gold Metallic Encore Pad” found in the Holiday catalog.

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Finally, I simply punched out the greeting with the 2  1/2″ Circle punch.  I know many of you have this punch after we created our “flip cards” in class.

Remember, by clicking on any of the highlighted items, you can see what they look like.  Thank you.

Have a wonderful week …

and as Johnny said to PonyBoy … “Stay Gold”.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Foil Sheets – GOLD

 131790

$28.95

 Christmas Messages – WOOD

 131793

$20.95

 Christmas Messages – CLEAR

 120906

$16.95

2 ½” Circle Punch

 106824

$7.95

Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder

 108481

$4.95

 5/8” Crochet Trim – Victorian

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

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