Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thankful and Grateful

I LOVE the new Thankful and Grateful dies from Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember release!!  I knew when I saw them, I just had to have them!!  Today, I've got two simply made cards made by die cutting the sentiments from a 6x6 pack of patterned paper(the piece used for the sentiment was solid bronze color) that I got from Target while I was in Florida, and some white cardstock for the sentiment's background and for layering of the sentiments...
 The background panel paper is also from the same 6x6 pad.  Here's a pic that I took...it was $3...lots of pretty foiled papers...
I layered both the sentiment and it's background.  Here's a close up...
 Then, I did the same thing with the Grateful sentiment die and another piece of the patterned paper for the background...
 What I love about these dies is 1. their size...they can be a stand alone on a card...the image and sentiment in one are large enough and have enough heft and size to be on their own.  2. These dies have not only  the sentiment but a background/outline, too!!  Having both allows you to die cut a sentiment that "matches" the background paper, without blending in...the sentiment stands out because it is separated from the paper by it's background/outline.  The stamped sentiment for this card is a cut sentiment from a retired Simon stamp set, From Us...but there is an inlinkz pic below of the set.  Here's a close up of this card...
I have an idea for another card using these dies, that I hope to show you in the next couple days...I am having SO MUCH FUN!!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

10 comments:

  1. I so enjoy your blog and cards that you make. These are stunning:)

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  2. Your card is gorgeous, what a great find in papers -- and those dies are awesome!

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  3. Wow what fabulous papers! Gorgeous card you made with them! xxx

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  4. Great cards & great papers!

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  5. So simple, but so beautiful, something that you always seem to WOW me with.

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  6. beautiful cards Lisa - went to my Target tonite and they had about 15 pads of that paper - I was so pleased to find it as it certainly makes a pretty, easy card!

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    1. Yay, Betty!! It IS pretty paper...so happy you found it!!

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  7. Beautiful cards! Stunning work. Love the metallic

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  8. Thanks so much for beautiful inspiration...I myself purchased this same paper pad from my local Target last Tuesday!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa