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Saying Farewell NC Demo Blog Hop

It's so hard to say goodbye.  It just sounds so final, but it doesn't have to be.  More about that later.  The NC Demo Blog Hop is showcasing our favorite retiring products. I'm so glad you are here.  You'll see some great ideas for some of those items we just love.  I hope you'll go to all of the sites.

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So many great things are retiring to make room for all the new things.  When you see the catalog, if you haven't already, you will be so impressed!  Let's just say that my wish list is long.  I digress.  We're saying goodbye.  I chose to feature the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

Botanical Blooms for the NC Blog Hop

I love flowers.  But, you have to admit that there is a lot of cutting involved when using this pairing.  As one of my customers says, "It's labor intensive."  This card really wasn't that hard.

  • The card base is Basic Gray 5 1/2 x 8 /1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The diagonal stripe paper is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I think that might already be sold out.  Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out 6 squares for the front of the card.  Go ahead and glue those down.  I did leave a little extra space down the middle so it would match the sides.
  • The sentiment is stamps in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White.  Again, using the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a circle.  Attach it with dimensionals.  The words are from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.
  • The colors used for the flowers and leaves are Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Rose Red.  Stamp the leaves in Old Olive before cutting them out with the framelits.  Some of these pieces were glued and some have dimensionals.  The centers of the flowers are the Brights Enamel Shapes and Metallic Enamel Shapes.  Some metallic shapes were placed here and there on the card, too.

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The inside of the card uses the sentiment from Balloon Adventures and a few more Rose Red flowers.

So, why don't you have to say goodbye?  The Botanical Blooms stamp set is 25% off with the cost being $12.75.  The Botanical Builders Framelit Dies are also on sale at 50% off with it's cost $16.50.  The Balloon Adventures stamp set is still available, too. Can you believe it?  You must go to the Product List and get these items while you still can.  Say goodbye after May 31st.

Botanical Blooms

I hope you'll continue on the hop.  You'll be so glad!  Tracie is next.  She is so talented!

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Sharon M

Love your card using the Botanicals, Jo Anne!

Laurie Meier

What a great card. I love your design. Thank you so much for sharing!

Jeanne Carver

This is a great card. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Frances Wagner

I always love your cards. You have such a good eye for color coordination. Thanks for sharing.

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