A Card Full Of Love FF123

by Joanne James25. November 2022 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday; I've also used the Try Stamping On Tuesday sketch for my layout and played tic-tac-toe colours over at Color My Heart Color Dare (first column plus Seabrook):


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'National Letter Writing Day' which is on December 7th. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used hello sentiment, envelope and embossing folder from the inspo list and in a change from this week's run of Christmas cards, this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Full of Love - The 'Full of Love' stamp set was the obvious choice for my card today, as it features not one but two envelopes! I used the one surrounded by flowers on the front of my card, tucking an embossed panel in behind (I used the retired Greenery embossing folder) and coloured it with my Stampin' Blends markers. I added my sentiment to a stitched circle, masking it so that the words stamped one above the other rather than side by side.  

It's In The Detail - In addition to the (retired) striped Poppy Parade ribbon and bow, I stamped the image again and fussy cut the envelope and added it with dimensionals for a little extra height and added a few small pearls to the centre of the pink flowers:


Finishing Touches - I used another stamp from this set to decorate both the inside of my card and the reverse of my own envelope - for the envelope I used the other flower-filled envelope image in the set:

This is such a pretty card and I can't wait to write it to someone. Are you a big letter writer?  I have always loved writing letters; as a young girl, I would write to one of my aunts who lived the other side of the country on an almost weekly basis and we continued this ritual until she became too ill with Parkinson's Disease in her old age to hold a pen, but we both loved sharing each other's news across the years and it definitely brought us closer together. Today's card is in memory of her but will definitely be sent to someone else to brighten up their mailbox. It's so easy in today's busy world to resort to a text or WhatsApp message, but there really is no substitute for some good old-fashioned letter writing. Why not pick up a pen and send someone a handwritten note today?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach
Beth McCullough
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Melanie Hungerford
Helen Jennings
Melva Peters
Diane Evans
Joanne James

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (17) -

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
11/25/2022 1:39:41 PM #

Joanne, I love your card and the colours

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/25/2022 3:24:18 PM #

Love this sweet image and delicate colors! So pretty!

Michelle Loncar
Michelle LoncarUnited States
11/26/2022 4:52:59 PM #

So very pretty! I love the look you've created with our colors. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
11/27/2022 12:30:14 AM #

What a pretty image and I just love the colour scheme! Thanks for sharing with us at both Colour Dare and TSOT Smile

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
11/27/2022 3:20:27 AM #

Joanne, what a gorgeous interpretation of our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch! Love your colors and the crispness of your image!! Your palette is so beautiful and calming. Thank you for sharing your creative talents once again with us at TSOT!!! -Donna

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
11/27/2022 6:06:30 PM #

I love this card!  The colors are so very pretty.  Love the popped up envelope and the pearls.  Simply lovely!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
11/27/2022 10:59:02 PM #

Just beautiful, Joanne, miss this ribbon so much!  Love these fresh colors and perfect images - so pretty and inviting!  Thanks so much for playing at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Libby Fens
Libby FensUnited States
11/28/2022 10:51:14 PM #

I love this card! Great colors. Thank you for joining Challenge 583 at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Great take on the layout!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
12/1/2022 4:19:44 AM #

Such a perfect card for this week's Festive Friday challenge, Joanne! I LOVE the colors. They are like a breath of fresh air. This is a great layout.  The coordinating envelope is awesome!

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
12/1/2022 4:03:03 PM #

What a lovely card, such pretty colors and I love the matching envelope too!

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
12/2/2022 5:32:45 PM #

Wow, you did a great job on your distribution of colors chosen from our TicTacToe board, love the embossing and the floral arrangement you colored.  Nice combination of challenges and also love the personalized envelope too.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Color Dare.  

Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
12/3/2022 5:11:25 AM #

Wonderful card! Love how you matched the envelope. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

jaydeeUnited States
12/3/2022 11:56:49 PM #

Joanne, I love that bouquet of flowers and the little envelope.  I also love the fresh color scheme and how you used the stamp on the envelope to bring it all together.

Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
12/5/2022 4:02:27 AM #

Super cute card Joanne!  The colors are so pretty together.  Love the ribbon, embossed piece and beautiful coloring Smile

AimeeUnited States
12/6/2022 6:27:27 PM #

I love this card. The envelope image is darling and the colors work wonderfully.

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
12/7/2022 4:47:38 PM #

Everything about this card is just absolutely perfect Joanne!  

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
12/7/2022 9:55:57 PM #

Thanks Amanda - you are too kind!

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