Cheerful Welcome Home

One of the great things about Stampin’ Up is their product coordination that just makes everything so easy.  And with their digital offerings, via the original MDS (My Digital Studio) and the recently-released MDS2, you can have access to “stuff” that you never wanted to see retire. Today’s card is a perfect example. The Cheerful Treat DSP I’ve used here–a hostess offering in last year’s catalog–was also offered as part of one of the Hostess Digital Content CD’s. Now, when I use up this paper that I love so much….I can print out some more.

And that will probably happen! The colors here are some of my favorite from SU–Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade, and the now-retired Concord Crush.  I kinda went crazy on the Concord Crush when it was still available, so I’m glad I’ll have access to DSP that will coordinate.

Whether you have access to this particular content CD or this DSP or not, the card formula will easily work with other ingredients.

  The sentiment stamps used here have been punched out with circle and oval punches, and then mounted onto a larger punched piece of cardstock (in this case Lucky Limeade in both the 1-1/4″ Circle and the Decorative Label punches).  Both are popped up with dimensionals to add more emphasis.  A couple of little random floral stamps were added to the “welcome home” in colors pulled from the DSP.

  Other details of the card that add to the overall impact include embellishing the envelope.  A couple  different punches in colors pulled from the card’s DSP, and instant oomph! SU punches make card creation so much fun…and SO much easier.  I used a total of nine different punches to make this card, including a corner-rounder, scallop border, two flower punches, three circle punches, an oval punch, and the Decorative Label.  Fun!

This card was put together for a dear friend who’d spent far too long recovering from a nasty fall…the name “Cheerful Treat” seemed to be the perfect choice to welcome her home!


Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! –Terri


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