font happiness and a giveaway!

If you follow my blog, you know I LOVE new, fun fonts.  Simon Says had a stamped set in one of their latest releases called Summer Garden.  When I saw it, I instantly fell in love with the sentiments.  I went straight to Heidi and said....can I please have a sentiment set with this amazing font?  I was SO so happy when she asked for some sentiments to include in the set.  When I saw the set finished....my jaw dropped.  It is a must have people.  The images is so amazing it looks like it was truly pinned by hand!  Life has been so busy lately that I haven't had a lot of time to play with this gorgeous new set, so I am happy that I got to use it today!  


First, I used the Large Moraccan stencil and some Sea Glass ink.  I intended to do some water coloring so I used this Tim Holtz Watercolor paper but ended up just doing a little distress inking.  I love the texture of that paper.  I got a little creative with the folded banner die and made the front panel a little longer.  I lined it up on a plate in the Vagabond and cut from both sided to extend the center.  I used Versafine Black Onyx ink to stamp that amazing sentiment.  *sigh* Love it!!

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I popped the front panel up on foam tape and added in some Silver Sprinkles to finish off the card.  And that's it!

Hope you have all had a great week!  I wanted to let you know too....over on my Facebook page, I am going to give away a Card Hanger Die when I get to 500 likes.  Almost there!  Leave a comment over there on the Soapbox Creations page and let me know what your favorite card hanger die is.
 I have another order of dies coming in soon and also.....a new one!  Stay tuned!  Hugs!

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  1. LOVE the font this is a pretty card Laurie!!

  2. Lovely card! I bought that set the minute I saw it!

  3. Love this! Why didn't I see this set when I placed my order last week? :(

  4. Love this font!!! Beautiful card!!

  5. eeks, yes, love this! I am trying not to buy anymore and then this! :) FAB!!

  6. Stunning card! I really love the soft blue color, and the sentiment is awesome, such a great font :)

  7. I totally agree, it's one of my favorite sets...I used the Happy Birthday yesterday on my Mom's very special 80th Birthday Card!

    Hope she'll LOVE it and all her little treats and surprises today!

    Great taste and such a lovely card!!

  8. I want that one badly =/ When the bill comes, Laurie, I'm pointing my finger at you =] Love the card... thanks for sharing. And, of course, I 'like' you on Facebook already!


  9. GORGEOUS, Laurie!!!...sigh...

  10. What a terrific font on a lovely card. I am so enjoying my card hanger die!

  11. Such a pretty card and that sentiment set is perfect!

  12. This is so pretty! Like you said, the font is truly stunning.


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