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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Sympathy

Good Morning Everyone. Well, we are getting down to the wire pretty quickly here. My family will not be gathering at my home this year. Due to Covid 19 some family members do not want to gather, though we would be a rather small group. Others can’t come due to distance and work responsibilities. I hope whatever you have planned you remember the REAL reason for this season, and every season for that matter, the birth of our Lord.

Today our hop is centered around a sketch, with which I have taken a couple of liberties. The sketch is just a starting point, right? I sure hope so, since that is what I have done…used it as a starting point for my design.

Here is our sketch

And here is my card.

What can I say, except that I love the Peaceful Boughs stamp set and the pine cone paper in the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper? Yes, I used it last week. Yes,  I will probably use it again. And, it isn’t my fault that I need so many (too many) sympathy cards.

I started with a card base of Soft Suede, cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. The mat is Garden Green, cut 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of the Designer Series Paper (3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″) to the mat, then to the card base. A scrap of Gold Foil Sheets (3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) was the center panel. I used the Subtle Embossing Folder to emboss, then wrapped Linen Thread around 3 times and taped it to the back.  Liquid Glue was used to adhere it to the card front.

The sentiment from Well Said was stamped in Versamark Ink on Garden Green card stock, then sprinkled with Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder. Using my Heat Tool, I heat set the sentiment. The Label Me Lovely Punch was used to cut out the sentiment, and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhered it to the front.

A loopy bow of Linen Thread attached with a glue dot (or 2) finishes the card front.

For the inside, I cut a mat from the DSP (4″ x 5 1/4″). The liner of Very Vanilla was cut at 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″. Garden Green ink stamped the sentiment from Woven Heirlooms on the liner, as well as a bough from Peaceful Boughs. Again, Liquid Glue was my go to adhesive.

Another piece of the DSP covered the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope Flap, and a Garden Green bough adorns the front.

I hope you enjoyed seeing another way to use this lovely paper and stamp set.

Please continue on the hop to see what the very talented Amy and the Inkin’ Krew has to show you today. Just click on the ‘next’ button….you know the drill.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston – You are here

Oh, yes, and I hope, in spite of restrictions, that you will be able to have a very merry Christmas!

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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Sympathy”

  1. Yes, I love that particular pattern of the DSP and so glad you showed us how to use it in a different way. I love the simplicity of the embossed sentiment. We will have no friends or family with us for Christmas but that’s been the norm for us the past two years. Enjoy your day tomorrow remembering Jesus’ birth.

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    1. THank you so much Karen. I am going to one daughter’s tonight. Otherwise, no celebrating, except to remember the birth of Christ, which we (collectively) seem to have forgotten is the only reason for Christmas. Perhaps this year will give pause to all the madness we have come to associate with Christmas. You have a Blessed day.

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