Shana Gaff
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Addicted to Stamps...Holiday!

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and it's a fun one...Holiday!  You can choose whatever comes to mind when you hear the word Holiday.  For me, this time of year I am only thinking of one holiday...Valentine's Day!  Although I hate the winter, this is the one bright spot for me.  We always have a Valentine's Day banquet at church that Brett and I get to go to and it is always a great time.  I got an early start on the card I will give him that night with this challenge.
I am in LOVE with Countless Sayings 2!  I love using my Aqua Painter to color in the big letters.  I hope we get more sets like this in the future!  I thought the big font looked nice in this framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I stamped some small hearts in Blushing Bride around the outside of my sentiment and then pierced around the edges using the coordinating piercing pack from the backside to give it some extra textured. I then put sticky strip along the top and bottom of the back and looped the Raspberry Ripple ribbon to make sort of a frame around it.  The corners are punched with a small circle punch so I could add some rhinestones. Gotta have some bling! :) OH, and I also remembered to go ahead and finish the inside too!
It's very simple and leaves less room for me to have to write in...since I make so many cards for Brett I am sometimes short on words. At least when I write in a card I am. I think he might say differently about that when we are having a conversation! lol

Stamp Set: Countless Sayings 2
Cardstock: Early Espresso Core'dinations, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blushing Bride, Black StazOn, Primrose Petals
Tools: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Aqua Painter, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Subtles DSP Stack


  1. Beautiful card, Shana! The bold sentiment is stunning and I love the way you used your ribbon, very creative!

  2. This is sweet, I especially love the placement of ribbon around the sentiment :)

  3. gorgeous Shana, the little stamped hearts are so sweet! And what a unique way to use ribbon, this card will be cherished!

  4. Gorgeous card Shana!! Love that sentiment too!!
    hugs and xxx

  5. Beautiful card, Shana. Fabulous stamping and paper piercing and such creative use of the ribbon. xx

  6. What a wonderful idea - a banquet for Valentine's! Your card is just lovely - the colours are so warm and rich!

  7. WOW! Love the bold text and the fun ribbon treatment you used :)

  8. Hi Shana. Great card. Love the way you used the ribbon. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

  9. Terrific card for your hubby Shana! I got this set too - now I need to play with it. Love all your extra details. Hugs D