A very happy Tuesday to you.

I spent a good part of this past weekend making cards and preparing a few 3-D projects for future blog posts and gifts.  The thought kept coming to me that being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator provides me with an opportunity to see, touch and create holiday projects in July, August and September.  I think about my gift giving, holiday wrapping and designing my Christmas card.

I always enjoy reading the sentiments from the different stamp sets in the catalogs and sometimes order the stamp set because of the sentiments and not the images.  Today’s post is all about the sentiment.

I stamped this card over the weekend and this sentiment has been with me since.  So, even though we’re minutes away from the Fall season showing its beautiful colors, let the joy of the natural beauty of all of the seasons fill our hearts.  Okay, so that does it for that!

On to today’s project.

Clean, simple and sort of monochromatic. I like the Whisper White and Crumb Cake combination inspired by one of the plaids from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  The “Joy” sentiment is from the Wrapped In Christmas stamp set. I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler onto a Whisper White label cropped with one of the Celebration Labels Dies. Those Mossy Meadow sprigs and the Cherry Cobbler heart were also cropped from the Celebration Labels Dies.

I’ve always loved Cherry Cobbler with Crumb Cake and I’ve always loved Mossy Meadow with Cherry Cobbler, so adding a little bit of color to this card was a quick and easy choice for me.

So, find an inspiring sentiment, add it to a cropped frame, glue in a sprig or two and a cute little heart, and create something simple and sweet.

The only limitation is your imagination!



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