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Monday, January 25, 2021

Just a Couple of Cards

Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a pleasant weekend.  I was able to do a little stamping and came up with a couple of cards!  The first one is for Kim's  FMS sketch; I needed a sympathy card for our youth pastor who lost a family member and I thought that sketch was quite intriguing....here's the sketch:

and here's the card:


As I was perusing my stash of DSP, I realized that the Poinsettia Place DSP  had some patterns that were sort of generic and might look good for a sympathy card.  I used a stitched strip die from Pretty Pink Posh to cut three pieces of DSP, then used my Stamparatus to stamp a sentiment from Comfort and Hope in between:


A stitched leaf in Garden Green along with some Linen Thread was my embellishment.  On the inside, a sentiment from Here's a Card, plus some greenery from the Comfort and Hope set:


I hope it brings them some peace. 

I also have a card for the Jingle Belles challenge of "inchies"---think big but go small!  So cute, I love little inchie things, especially when I have a 1" punch that makes cutting them out a breeze!  Plus it gives you a chance to use up some of those little scraps we all have! So here we go:


I have had this pad of DSP from Illustrated Faith for a long time and haven't used it much, so I chose some of the patterns (hard to do, as they all are cute and they all coordinate!), punched them out and layered them on my card.  I added some doodads to make them even prettier:


The only stamping was the sentiment (Paper Smooches) and a little cardinal from a retired SU set called Nature's Christmas!  The inside was stamped with some Illustrated Faith images as well:



Thanks so much for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!


 "Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Comfort and Hope, Here's A Card
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Poinsettia Place DSP
 Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Leaves Dies, Stitched Strip Dies (Pretty Pink Posh)

Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Nature's Christmas (ret), All Yule Need (Paper Smooches) Christmas (Illustrated Faith)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, CHRISTmas DSP (Illustrated Faith)
 Ink Real Red, Memento Black
Accessories Sequins from my stash, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Metallic Silver Pearls
Tools     1" Square Punch (ret)

14 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

Beautiful use of your wonderful DSPs, LeAnne!
=]

Judy Rozema said...

Such fun patterns! Love seeing the inside too! Thank you for playing at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Vicky Hayes said...

That's a beautiful sympathy card LeAnne, inside and out, and I too hope it brings comfort to your youth pastor.
The second card is lovely too. All those papers go together beautifully and I love the colour scheme and that wonderful sentiment.
Lovely photo of Cassidy too! Vicky x

Carol L said...

I really like both of these cards! The sympathy card is just beautiful and with the thoughtful sentiment inside, it's sure to bring comfort. The 2nd is just delightful with all those snippets of great dsp! I think I may have to CASE your idea in the near future. Not that I have an over-abundance of dsp or anything! *wink*

Carol L said...

I forgot to mention how much Cassidy has grown! She's quite the beautiful young miss these days with such a pretty smile :)

Kim S said...

So beautiful LeAnne! That single leaf is just right for the sketch and for a sympathy card. LOVE the patterns. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Linda Callahan said...

These cards are perfect for using up DSP! Hate to waste any of that pretty paper! Sweet cards!

Lisa Elton said...

What a lovely sympathy card. These are both wonderful, LeAnne!

Karren said...

Beautiful cards! Your sympathy card hits just the right note of comfort and peace. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 fabulous cards.
Love the calm and tranquil feel of the first one,
and the pretty patterns on the second one.
xxx

Lorraine said...

I love the fresh green in your first card, and of course the cuteness of those inchies. And speaking of cute, your granddaughter has grown so much - love seeing her.

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh! what an amazingly clever card and a brilliant use of scraps from a coordinated paper pad to make festive inchies! (bc trust me i have LOTS lol) thanks for celebrating a merry LITTLE xmas with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

ps: that is a lovely sympathy card, too; it's fresh and modern and a great take on the sketch, as well!

creativeseconds.com said...

Terrific Inchie card ~ I love the layout and pinned it for future reference. super cute!

SmilynStef said...

What fun papers ... love the tiny cardinal ... so very glad you went SMALL with us at Jingle Belles.