I am so excited to be joining in for today's Simon Says Stamp, Better Together Blog Hop. Simon Says released a grouping of products called "Better Together". The release celebrates life. Sharing hugs, sharing love, spending time together, giggling, laughing, expressing how much we care for each other are great ways to celebrate our lives. Even though we are often physically far apart from our friends and family, we can connect through words and cards are such a delightful way for us to reach out to one another. Get ready for lots of inspiration today! To see the entire Better Together Release over at Simon Says, click HERE.
To see a whole list of of the hop participants, scroll to the end of this post.
Today's card was made with a special friend in mind. I can't wait to stick it in the mail and send it her way. I used the set called Sending Happy Thoughts....
To start, I stamped 5 envelope images all in Simon Says colors. Island Blue, Doll Pink, Green Apple, Lavender and Black. I cut them out and layered them up on the front card panel. I laid out the sentiments above and below and then pressed my acrylic block down so I knew the sentiments would be perfectly placed to stamp at the same time. I added in a little heart on the top envelope. The heart was so easy to cover in Glossy Accents and then I added a pinch of glitter to the wet Glossy Accents.
Next, I used the Diagonal Stripe Stencil and blending in some Green Apple ink to the card base. I attached the card front to the base with some foam tape for dimension.
A matching envelope was a must have. I used my Envelope Punch Board to make a Green Apple envelope. I stamped the back with the happy mail sentiment and the little envelope image. So cute!
I always hate to come up with New Years Resolutions, so I like to just say one of my "goals" for now is to send more cards. I have a huge...very full card rack in my craft room with lots of cards that could go out and spread some smiles. I am going to make a list each month in my planner....starting with 5 names. I want to start sending out 5 cards every month. I decided that writing it down and seeing it in my planner would really help keep me on track with this new goal. I love the feeling of getting a card in my mailbox from a crafty friend. I hope that I can spread the love and do the same! I hope you are inspired too!
Here is a full list of all the stops on the hop...
Simon Says is giving away a fun prize pack for every stop on today's hop. Don't forget to leave a comment and you could win! That's 12 chances! :) A random winner will be chosen and announced on January 23rd.
Thanks so much for stopping in today!