Easter Lilies for Easter Card

Welcome to Share it Sunday Blog Hop. I’m Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com and the list of other connected blogs on this hop are all the way at the bottom of this post. Thanks for joining me today!

I have loved using Easter Lilies Bundle and am sad it has already sold out (the dies are no longer available). But if you managed to get it before it did, you have a real treasure! Although I have used a different stamp set for the greeting on today’s card (I wanted to use Sale-a-Bration stamps), the beautiful inspirational greetings in the stamp set are outstanding. You can see 2 other cards I made with Easter Lilies stamps and dies here. The stamp set is still available, and I highly recommend it for inspirational cards at an time of year.

Other elements on my card today are also retiring or they were Sale-a-Bration. Delicate Doilies Bundle is retiring and I used it in two ways here. Although it is a Hybrid Embossing Folder, today’s card shows its true versatility by using just the embossing folder itself and one of the fabulous dies. Yes, you can use them together for some pretty awesome textured die-cuts. But the elements may also be used alone.

That subtle, sophisticated pop of shine is my beloved Rose Gold Specialty Paper. It’s retiring and I’m trying not to mourn! LOL! I truly love using it, and the stamens on my Easter lily are a perfect example of my favorite way to use Rose Gold Specialty Paper: in small pieces for maximum impact.

Although my Easter card is part of a blog hop, I think there are only a few of us here as it’s Easter Sunday. Happy Easter, and please go to the next blog on this hop for more Sunday inspiration:).

Sweet & Precious Card Ideas for Giraffe-Lovers

I’m showcasing stamps and dies on the last Chance List for the next few weeks. Sweet & Precious is perfect for wildlife lovers with beautiful, pen-and-ink style drawings of

  • Giraffes
  • Sloths
  • Penguins

Each animal is shown with a youngster, so these are perfect images for kids, moms, dads, and grandparents. I love that kind of versatility!

I created the first card that is super simple in an all-neutral color palette for my monthly Saturday Card Class. If you are looking for an in-person card class in San Antonio, please check my calendar and join us! We normally gather on the last Saturday of the month: candystamps.stampinup.net under EVENTS.

The second card is my stepped up version with some fun blending brush action and a beautiful, intricate die from Darling Details, also retiring. That die dresses things up very quickly!

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