It’s the Little Moments

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The little moments……in our very busy lives sometimes it is difficult to stop for a second and just enjoy some precious, sweet time with someone we don’t get to spend some time with…even if it for a short time that it would take…we somehow cannot find one single minute to do so.  Just think about that for minute….who in your life does this pertain to for you?

While you’re thinking on that, here are some quick details for this simple, but meaningful card of mine.

Debbie’s Details:

Base of my card- Early Expresso standard A2 card (5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″) scored at 4-1/4″

I layered Crumb Cake atop EE. Then cut another layer of Very Vanilla card stock and tore the edges, in which I then “sponged” the edges in Early Expresso to give a burnt, rustic look.

I LOVE the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  LOVE.  I simply cropped out three of these leaves with our Leaflets Framelits on page 172 of our Annual catalog.  These are just beautiful shapes of different leaves.

Wondering about the card stock I used?  Well…I used the NEW Corrugated Paper in our Annual catalog. Comes 12″ X 12.”  I sponged EE all around the edges to add some dimension.  I also sponged the Crumb Cake, too.  I put them together (yes, togetherness is cool) using Tombow glue.

I stamped my sentiment on the bottom using my Stamp a MA jig!  Perfect placement every time. This little “gadget” tool needs to be amongst your tools of choice.  I tell ya, it is perfect for placing images as well as sentiments when you’re in a tricky situation.   Ask me how to use it, if you do not already know.  :)The sentiment comes from Watercolor Wings stamp set.  It is a stunning stamp set. I adore this particular image for some many reasons.

After all put in place, I grabbed my Thick Very Vanilla baker’s twine and Linen thread twine and made a sweet little bow.  If you are not a bow person per se for your card creations, you could always place the linen thread around you fingers a few times and place atop the leaf stems and put a pretty vintage button on top!  Voila, your card is completed!  Aren’t you happy it only takes about 6-1/2 minutes max to make this??

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Remember my question from earlier?  You’re so smart.  Well…carve out some time with someone that matters a lot to you…and just do that…simply spend a few moments  with that person.  Then leave them with this card that you’ve written words from your heart. This will become a treasure to them for many years to come….

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Hope everyone had a terrific weekend!

As always, if you have any questions, OR comments, I love hearing from you either way!!

Happy stampin from my heart to yours (and if you don’t stamp YET, ask me how, it’s SO much FUN to give away cards from your heart and hands!!




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  1. Thank you, Nancy! Isn’t it the truth, simple cards and a few words of thoughts and it’s done, you’re right, doesn’t take long…really. My cards in the mail are fun surprises because hardly anyone gets just a “thinking of you” card anymore…I’m changing that! ha! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. Love your work, Debbie! Your cards are so special! Let’s do a make a card night!!

    • Robyn, thank you so much. 🙂 I just love card making, it’s so fun and I enjoy it so! Chics, cards and chocolate night is in our future! 🙂
      Thanks again for stopping by, blogging is so much fun, too!

  3. Hi Deb, great card and great post. Yes, we make the cards and how long does it take us to address and mail them. I’ll put some time aside today and get two “thinking of you” cards out. I’ll keep you “posted”.

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