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Friday, June 17, 2011

2 Very Different Cards - Same Reason

Unfortunately both my Nan (mum's side) & Pop (Dad's side) have been unwell so I wanted to send them a little cheery card, but didn't want to it say Get Well, I wanted to make something that will make them smile and feel good!

My Nan LOVES 'pretty', so I decided to use a gorgeous flower stamp with (of course) glitter just so it makes it extra PRETTY for her :-). And the sentiment says it all really:

(the birds wings and middle of the flowers have dazzling diamonds on them)

Stamp Set: Elements of Style, Sweet Little Senitments (Retired SAB 2009)

Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Inks: Stamp Pads (Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue)

Bigshot: Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Decorative Label & Modern Label Punches, Snail, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals


With Pop's card I really just wanted to make him laugh, he has Parkinson's but is just so witty and funny, nothing gets past him!

I have made him a 'young' card and just hope the sentiment on the inside gives him a nice BIG smile:
Stamp Set: Grunge Rock, Seaworthy

Card Stock: Choc Chip, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP

Inks: Stamp Pads (Choc Chip, Crumb Cake)

Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Cutter Kit (using distressing tool), Snail, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

Not really a 'Get Well' Cards but I hope they both put smiles on their faces.


  1. Seriously Katie, how can both of these beautiful cards NOT bring a smile to their faces??? EOS has to be one of my all time faves at the mo and I love the fact that the birdy has bling. The rockin’ youthful hip stylings of the other card would make any man feel young at heart. I hope you have a wonderful visit with them. MWAH ooxx

  2. Well done, Katie ... I'm sure these were a hit with your nan & pop ... and that they were smiling for hours! My dad had Parkinsons ... so I know where you are! It is sad ... though ... that he eventually lost the ability to smile. But ... you could still see it in his eyes! Hugs xxaxx