Magnolia Sympathy

Sympathy cards are always the hardest cards to make. We lost a very sweet aunt in May. I wanted to create a card to celebrate her gentle soul. I used the Love You Always Foil Sheets #154286 which are set to retire on June 30th, currently on sale for $5.00! I embossed the foil sheets with Magnolia 3D EF #149579. The sentiment is from the new Inspired Thoughts stamp set #155536 die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die set #151690. The accent flower is a sticker from a retired Memories & More set that coordinated with the Magnolia set.

Welcome Little One

Our son’s teacher is going out on maternity leave & will not return for the rest of the year. I could not resist making a fun card & gift card holder. I have been doing some organizing in the craft room & came across some old DSP that I felt would be perfect & was my inspiration for the card.

The card base is from Whisper White note cards & envelopes. If you look closely, you can get a sneak peek at a few items from the new mini Jan-June catalogue (Love You Always foil sheets behind the hedgehog & Blushing Bride metallic ribbon tucked behind the foil sheet). The adorable hedgehog is from the current Walk in the Woods stamp set (152618). The DSP is from the retired Falling in Love DSP

The gift card holder tin was made using the retired Fox Builder Punch. I had to do some modifications to get it into bear mode from the fox; added a few pearls for the extra bling at the end.