Flourish with Kindness

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Hey y’all!  Happy Saturday, hope you are spending it doing exactly what you love to do! AND if not, well, sure hope you get too soon enough!

Today I am combining two stamp sets of which are just beautiful images in both and their sentiments make such a statement from the heart. I hope you’ll agree.

First off, the lovely Real RED die cut comes from the Flourish Thinlits Dies set to match its compadre with the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and boy do the two and two pack a punch of loveliness! The leaves I stamped in our Archival Black ink and they are in the Flourishing Phrases set, NOW the sentiment comes from can you guess?  You’re right.  The gorgeous Thoughtful Branches stamp set of which I showed a card yesterday from this beauty of goodness.

I don’t know if you can see it well enough in the photo,but I embossed the sentiment, so its shiny glossiness just really stands out to give it a little ZIP!  I wanted to finish it with the awesome Brand New in the Annual Catalog enamel DOTS in Brights, that made its DEBUT in June, BUT for us lucky demonstrators we got to see it back in April at our OnStage Event in Salt Lake.  See….if you’re a demonstrator, that’s one of the great perks, catty reveal is EARLY for us so we can get busy with all the fun stuff before the general public gets the BIG reveal!  We get really excited!!  So check these little “dots” out in the catty. 🙂

I used Real Red for my base, Black card stock and Whisper White for the top of the card. I did a couple of variations for this lovely card using different color die cuts of this pretty branch with the flowers that look like spread out tulips.  Aren’t they nice?

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Don’t you think kindness makes a difference in life?  I knew you did.  Gosh, there’s many I could send this card to because their kindness is so special to me.  Just being kind to people, pets and even strangers if you’re not in harm’s way.  Caring is kindness, care enough to be kind to someone every single day.  My card goes out to someone who is so very kind to me and I want to say thank you to them and let them know that their kindness DOES make a difference. It’s really all about the little things to spread your kindness that touches others. A simple smile to someone you don’t even know while you’re out and about, at work, at the market, anywhere.  Makes a big difference.  It shows kindness to smile to others even if you’re going through life’s twists and turns or you could be having a better day.  So, make up a bunch of cards with this sentiment, send it in snail mail and show your appreciation for their kindness.  It will make them smile. I just know it. 🙂

I made a few variations of this card here: I almost went crazy making this card using this awesome and beautiful die! I will show those later. 🙂

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I love the bottom trim cut out on this one!  It’s in that die set You NEED.

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This one I added a little ZIP! Splattered in black ink using my Aqua Painter, added the “diamonds” and the sparkly silver ribbon. I think this would work for a wedding card as well using the Bride’s colors. 🙂

I really think you you need this one in your stash as well as the lovely, limited time Thoughtful Branches I showcased yesterday.  Until August 31, it will leave us…Don’t be let out!  It’s uses are so versatile!! I promise! Here it is again in case you missed it yesterday!

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Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope you swing by again!

Hey, if you need the Brand Spankin’ New Annual Catalog and the awesome 2016 Holiday Catalog, let me know and I’d love to send you one and answer your questions or to chit chat about what I love and how amazing Stampin’ Up! is!  Anytime! You can also take a peek and wander for days with the new Catalog, click on my link above to see it in pdf.  But, having it in your hot little hands is even BETTER!

Have a great weekend and spread your sweet kindness around, you will make a difference! Mucho HUGS!

From my Stampin’ Heart to yours,
Debbie

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Deb, I’m away, just where I want to be, in SC on a vacation with my sisters and hubbys.
    I put in an order for the Thoughtful Branches last night and it will be there when I get home. Love the Real Red.
    🙂✈️

    • How exciting, Nancy to know you’ll have a SU delivery upon your return!! Your vacation sounds fabulous, I bet you’re enjoying some beach time, if not at the beach, you are with your sisters and that’s so awesome! Enjoy your vacation days making more memories together and safe travels back to NY. I really have been enjoying using the Thoughtful Branches set. I know it will stay in my stash long after it’s gone from the inventory. It works for many occasions. Happy Vacay days to you, your hubby and your family. Cheers!

  2. Love your card Deb! Glad to see you back on your blog! Your just so sweet and I love reading all your inspirations!

    • Thank you, sweet friend! You’re the sweet one! I’m loving being back in Blog land again. I really love it! Thanks sooooooo much for your kindest words ever! Lots of love!

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