Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sympathy Card-Apothecary Art

Apothecary Art Sympathy Card

I am always hesitant to make sympathy cards, although I always hear how much they are appreciated. A friend lost her husband 6 days before Christmas, I'm not even sure how one deals with such sadness. I sat down to make a card and I came up with this.  I used retired Stampin' UP! Apothecary Art stamp set, and the Labels Collections dies.  I used my very favorite blue, Pacific Point (all cardstocks are Stampin' UP!) also whisper white and black.  I always double line the inside of my cards when I used whisper white for added strength.  I used white satin ribbon, watercolor pencils, and glue dots to help hold the ribbon in place.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Santa's Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh

Shhh! Need you to keep a secret! I made this for Jake for Christmas. I asked him what he wanted and he shared with me that he wanted a coupon book, I had made him one for his birthday, he has since cashed it all in. Here is what I came up with for Christmas. I have just celebrated my 10 years with Stampin' UP! as a Creative Coach, I have to say I am my own best customer, LOL!

I used Santa's Sleigh Framelits Die, and Wonderful Wreath Stamp Set and Dies, Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper.  I have posted the directions for the coupon book in previous posts.