Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Gentle Get Well

I've said it before and I'll say it again--Stampin' Up! designed the Spice Cake suite just for me-- leaves, fall colors--no pink! As I designed this card, I knew it needed to be earthy--a reminder of the strength found in nature to sustain us through hard times.

I'm sending this one off to a friend's husband whom is having difficulty recovering from a motorcycle accident. I've known them for 10 years and they have made my time here teaching a joy.

Stamps: Gently Falling, Sincere Salutations  
Paper: Spice Cake Designer Series paper, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Pool Party Ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Accessories: Early Espresso 1/8" Ribbon, 3 " Circle Bigz Die, Big Shot, Tags Sizzlet, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Simply Scored, 12" Paper Cutter, Oval Punch, More Mustard Brad, Paper Piercing Tool

I got the template for this card from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friend, Patrice, at our last team meeting. She figured out a template that would fit a regular sized envelope. For my card, I first inked my leaves in More Mustard and then swirled the edges using the rock-n-roll technique. Then, I stamped the outlines in Soft Suede. For the tag, I sponged the edges and then stamped my old-time favorite Sincere Salutations. For the background, I cut squares of Spice Cake Designer series paper to fit my template.

Happy Stamping!



  1. Gorgeous card! I love how you combined the patterns!

  2. Beautiful Sara! Just love this stamp set!

  3. Absolutely beautiful but I am sorry to say they designed it just for me. *smile* Every aspect of this is lovely!

  4. Beautiful! But I'M sorry to break it to you and to Jen: Spice Cake was made just for me. ;) Paisleys -- need I say more? But I love what you did with it here.

  5. What a great card! Love the combination of patterns.

  6. You and me both, I LOVE the Spice Cake Suite!! I will be very sad to see the paper go...
    This is a wonderful card, and I am sure it will add a little sunshine to your friend's day.


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