Day 3 ya’ll!! Inspiration overload yet?! Hope not because there is still so much more to come! ha. 🙂 Today we are featuring Stemmed Statements and the Infinity Die & Stamps (I LOVE these).

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink July 2017 Stemmed Statements

Ooooh boy do I adore these thinly lined florals. I embossed them in black and colored them in with bright colored pencils and hung them upside down for a unique look. I had a bit of a sympathy card in mind when creating this one.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink July 2017 Stemmed Statements

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink July 2017 Stemmed Statements

Since the first card was so traditional and sweet, I wanted to make a funky fresh card with these frames. I use two different pattern papers (both in black and white) and a bright pop of color in my card base to achieve this fun look.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink July 2017 Infinity Frame Die Stamps

Keeping the sentiment simple made it easy to focus on the fun patterns.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink July 2017 Infinity Frame Die Stamps

For complete step by step instructions on how to recreate these projects, visit Nichole’s Blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you in two days!

Xo, Stephanie

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Stephanie Gold Bows for Boston Felicity Jane Golden Simplicity

Hey everyone! I wanted to share something with you today that really broke and touched my heart. A fellow crafter recently lost her baby girl named Boston and the crafty community is stepping up to provide support, kindness, and love to her family. They have created the Bows for Boston “campaign” where you can send bows along with notes of love and encouragement to Boston’s mama and family. I have created a little card for them that I will share with you today.

by Stephanie Gold Bows for Boston Felicity Jane Golden Simplicity

I combined Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection with dies by Lil Inker Designs (this is a special sneak peek at some new release LID square dies you will see very soon) and Papertrey Ink. This LID bow die is so simple to use but you can send any bow or note at all. Here’s to hoping we can all share some extra love with this sweet family during such a difficult time.

by Stephanie Gold Bows for Boston Felicity Jane Golden Simplicity

For more information on Bows for Boston and where you can send your bows, please see here. Hug your loved ones a little tighter tonight. Much love everyone.

Xo, Stephanie

So you may have noticed I have been making quite a few “matching” cards recently with a kraft version and a white version. I LOVE giving out cards and sending happy mail and I always need an extra one here and there so I started doubling up and making 2 at once. Today I have a couple cards with stamped floral frames.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink rosie posie - stamped floral frames - goldensimplicity.com

stephanie gold - papertrey ink rosie posie - stamped floral frames - goldensimplicity.com

I can’t get enough of these Rosie Posie stamps from PTI. They are one of my favorites. So for these cards I used sympathy sentiments and kept them relatively simple.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink rosie posie - stamped floral frames - goldensimplicity.com

I used a masking technique to create the rectangle frame in the middle and other than the twine, they are one layer cards.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink rosie posie - stamped floral frames - goldensimplicity.com

Do you ever make multiple cards at once? Or do you prefer to make each card completely unique and individual? For a few more ideas on sympathy cards, check out some of my other posts here.

Hoping you have a wonderful week!

Xo, Stephanie

 

Hey everyone! I am entering a card for CASology Challenge for Week 180 and the cue word this week is OPEN. Here is my card:

stephanie gold - CASology Challenge - goldensimplicity.com

My interpretation of this word was to keep the sentiment completely open and without layers. I wanted the entire card to also have an open feel which is why I went with muted Soft Stone and Sweet Blush flower colors. The result is a very light, airy vibe. Hoping you are having a wonderful Friday! 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey friends! You may have noticed a little update on the site. I’m going through a little virtual makeover and it’s almost complete – hope you like it!

Today I have a sympathy card for you. My sympathy cards are all typically pretty similar. I always try to keep them simple with less emphasis on the card as much as the recipient. Kraft cardstock seems to be a go-to of mine for sympathy cards as well… can’t really explain that one! Habit I suppose!

For this card I did a bit of ombre stamping with 3 different colors (2 different shades of green and a yellow) on a white cardstock rectangle. I stamped the sentiment in brown to match the border cardstock that I layered behind the stamped portion. After wrapping a few layers of string around the card base, I adhered the stamped rectangle on top with dimensional adhesive. Simple, right?

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Hoping you guys have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Stephanie