Ferns for friendly handouts


I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  We’ve had a second long weekend in a row as we were at a wedding on Friday.  Given the weather we’ve been having recently, I’m happy to report that Wales provided glorious sunshine and warmth for the new Mr and Mrs Bellinger – congratulations!

I’ve been finding recently that when chatting to people about what I do (my hobby, rather than my day job!) that they are almost always interested in the fact that I craft and create cards and often ask if I have any cards with me that I can show them.  I am in the habit of having a few cards with me to cover the frequent birthdays in my diary, but I was aware that having a handout I could give people would also be very handy.  It’s not a new idea, so don’t credit me with it!  The first person I heard talking about this was Rhoda MacPherson, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, so I credit her with planting the seed.

I decided that it would be nice to give someone something they can use and a notecard and envelope fit very nicely into a Stampin’ Up! giftbag.  I made three different designs – the Hello Bee notecard I featured a little while ago was another of them, but today I’m showing you another design in different colours:

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It’s a very simple design – the notecard is Crumb Cake so I chose Mossy Meadow (now retired) and Early Espresso to contrast with it.  The ferns are from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the sentiment is from the good ole faithful, Watercolour Wishes.  The ferns are a combination of full strength and stamped off images to add variety.  As I mentioned, there’s an gift bag this slides into, along with an envelope, business card and a bit of information about me and my classes:

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The DSP was from this year’s Sale-a-bration (gift bags and other containers are a great way to use up retired DSP!), I heat embossed “hello” (Watercolour Wishes again) in metallic silver on Mossy Meadow cardstock and then cut out the stars using the (not retired, hooray!) Star framelit die, then wrapped a length of Mossy Meadow ribbon around the bag and tied a bow (one of my better efforts!).  I adhered the Botanicals embellishment (again, retired) and the star with glue dots.

What do you think?  I’ve given a few out and people really seem to like them.  I hope you do too!  See you on Tuesday – I’m showcasing the Swirly Scribble framelit dies on masculine cards.


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