The theme of “thankfulness and encouragement” are tied together for December 2018.

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Encouragement

 

I began today’s card with the focal point: a circle of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which I cut with a Layering Circles die. I used a slightly larger, scalloped die to frame the butterfly circle in Basic Black cardstock. Then, I punched a small butterfly from the same pack of DSP, using the Butterfly Duet Punch, and placed him on the circle atop a Mini-Dimensional.

For the background, I chose a dotted piece of 6X6 Subtles DSP in Soft Sea Foam, turning it into “fabric” with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. Before adhering it to the Soft Sea Foam card base, I used a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set to give the edge a scalloped treatment. Can you see the long, thin die in the picture? I was happy the way it matched the scalloped Layering Circles die.

 

The sentiment, “The best thing about today is you,” is from the Well Said stamp set, which I stamped in Black ink on a striped piece of 6X6 Subtles DSP.  It expresses the way I feel about YOU, so please soak in my gratitude. I used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting, layered it for thickness, and glued it in place.

 

Next, I cut a Soft Sea Foam sprig, using a Well Written die, and glued it to the back of the butterfly circle. Finally, I lifted the circle on Dimensionals, and attached it to its designated spot.

The “spot” was determined by the sketch at Fab Friday.

 

 

A number of the supplies I used in today’s card are from the  2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure, which will be available January 3rd. You can click on the pictures in my Product List below to see more details.

 

Thank you again for reading my blog. I am very grateful! I hope these words are a source of encouragement for you, “The best thing about today is you.


 

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