July Brings A Reason To Smile


During July 2012 only, you can purchase the exclusive Reason To Smile stamp set for only $5 with a minimum order of $50 or more! 

Take a look at this beautiful, versatile Two-Step stamp set…

Reason to smile 2CM1130B

Smile - two cool

CASEd from Teneale Williams: Reason To Smile.

The gorgeous floral images in the Reason To Smile set are delightfully versatile. My Two Cool cards feature the stemmed flower combination. 

Smile - here

The Whisper White card base is layered with a 4 x 5-1/4" Wisteria Wonder card stock background embossed with the Fancy Fan Impressions Folder.  A Lucky Limeade 4 x 2-3/4" piece is stamped with the stamp that's intended to be the flower center, but it works nicely as some big, subtle polka dots!

Smile - here piercing

I used the new Piercing Essentials Tools to add some details along the bottom, then accented it with some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine.

Smile - here 2

I colored the bold flower image rubber with Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade Markers for the two flowers, then colored only the flower (not the stem) of the line-image stamp with the same markers and stamped over the top.  I didn't use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for perfect alignment, because the design is very forgiving if you just want to eyeball it.

I stamped a third two-stepped flower on scrap Whisper White card stock and hand cut it out to pop up with Dimensionals.  I love how it breaks out of the edge of the frame.

After die-cutting the flowers with the Labels Collection Framelits, I added the Wisteria Wonder sentiment from the Blooming With Kindness set.  

Smile - hope

The horizontal card is embossed with the Argyle Impressions Folder.

Smile - hope 3  Smile - here 2

Notice that these stems aren't as curvy as the ones on the vertical card.  When you have clear-mount stamps, skinny stems like this have some flexibility when you mount them on the block.  I carefully adjusted the stems to be a bit more straight before stamping. 

Smile - hope 2

I added three lines of piercing to the bottom of this Lucky Limeade piece.  And my Baker's Twine runs parallel to my Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon. 

The clean lines, cool colors, and lovely new stamp set on these cards really do give me a Reason To Smile!

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