Friends are the family we choose for ourselves and that bond is built upon trust, honesty, openness, and love. This is a quick & easy card that is a beautiful way to express the strong bond with your best friends you’ve chosen to be a part of your family.
The main ingredients are:
Stamp Set(s): Lovely You, Forever Fern (optional)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue
Designer Series Paper: In Good Taste
Ink: Misty Moonlight
Dies: Forever Flourishing
Punch(es): Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
Embossing Folder(s) n/a
Stampin’ Blends: n/a
Stampin’ Write Markers: n/a
Watercolor Pencils: n/a
Embellishments & Accessories: n/a
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: n/a
Die Cutting Machine
Adhesive(s) -- i.e. Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Seal+, multipurpose liquid glue, Double-Sided Foam Dimensionals
Misty Moonlight Card Base: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
Whisper White Panel (Card Front): 5-1/16” x 3-9/16” (alternatively, 5-1/8” x 3-3/8”)
Whisper White Panel (Inside of Card): 5-1/16” x 3-9/16” (alternatively, 5-1/8” x 3-3/8”)
Whisper White scrap (or small piece) approximately 3-7/8” x 3/4" (for sentiment)
Designer Series Paper Panel: 4-1/8” x 3-9/16” (alternatively, 5” x 3-3/4”)
Misty Moonlight for die cut shapes (pull from your stash of scraps if you can)
Balmy Blue for die cut shapes (pull from your stash of scraps if you can)
First, cut/trim/score all cardstock and DSP as described above
Using your die cutting machine and Forever Flourishing Dies, cut the floral embellishments as desired. Pictured below are the dies used on this card. Create die cuts from both Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue cardstock.
Stamping & Paper Punching
Stamp the sentiment on the 3-7/8” x 3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock
Insert each end into the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (punch design is up to you – the left side has a scalloped-like punch and the right side has a somewhat boxy shape)
Putting it All Together
Adhere the first panel (Whisper White 5-1/16” x 3-9/16”) to the Misty Moonlight card base using the adhesive of your choice
Adhere the second panel (your chosen DSP) to the top of the Whisper White first panel
Arrange your die cut floral pieces as per your preference (channel your inner florist skills), and adhere the floral bunch to the center of your card approximately ¾” from the bottom of the DSP layer
Adhere your sentiment label on top of the bottom edge of the floral arrangement. Recommendation: double up on the foam adhesive dimensionals on the left and right sides of the sentiment cardstock to give enough lift over the floral arrangement.
Adhere the final piece of Whisper White 5-1/16” x 3-9/16” to the inside of the card
Optional: decorate the inside of your card and/or the envelope with stamps or additional die cut pieces, if/as desired. NOTE: A great pairing for this card is the Forever Fern Stamp Set.
Optional: decorate your envelope for that extra special touch
Presto! The project is complete!
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