Welcome and thanks for joining me for another Social Stamping blog hop, hosted by the fabulous Kelly Kent. If you get lost along the hop you can always return to Kelly's master list here.
Our theme for this hop is 'Thinking of You'. Of all of the reasons to send cards, I find this the most important for me. Sometimes when someone is going through a hard time, for whatever reason, they may not want to talk or you may not know exactly what to say. So sending a card to show you are thinking of them can mean so much more than those words we say when we really just don't know what to say. It's a bit hard to explain but I hope that you understand what I am getting at. I have 2 very dear friends (who are on this hop) who always manage to send me a card at just the right time. I often end up walking up the driveway after checking the letterbox thinking 'Man I just needed that, how did they know!
So send a card to someone to show you are thinking of them! The Peony Garden Suite is just perfect for this occasion. It only just arrived in the nick of time to make something for this hop too.
I've made a card with a flap - the perfect way to show off the stunning scalloped edge die! Oh and the rest of the products in the suite too!
I love that you can order the whole suite with one code. There are so many gorgeous products in the suite, most of which you can see in my card. I've used the Prized Peony stamp set, Peony Dies, Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (I've used one of the Petal Pink pieces), Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder (LOVE!), Square Vellum Doilies and some Elegant Faceted Gems. So much to love it one suite! As you can see I've basically chucked the whole lot at this card and it still remained fairly elegant.
As usual I had plans to make more but decided to just stick to the stamped images for this hop. You'll just have to pop back for more ideas later! I did want to use this large bloom from the stamp set and of course needed to use my new Just Jade and Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends.
Magenta Madness is a bit of madness so I tried to break it up with some Just Jade In Color ribbon behind my loud and proud bloom. And I am just in love with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder! So ..... dainty!
To make this card you will need:
- Card Base - 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm
- Flap - 11.5 cm x 12 cm - scored at 1 cm along the shorter side
- Inside card mat - 10 cm x 14. 3 cm
- Whisper White message panel - 10.5 cm x 9.5 cm
I hope that this as spurred you on to make a card for someone to show you are thinking of them. You are sure to get loads of inspiration throughout the hop. Next up you are off to see what creative delights Michelle Strazds has to show us.
To purchase the products I've used today you can click any of the direct links in the text above or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page. Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to you door
Looking for some fun new card folds using some fabulous new products
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