Stampin' Up!'s Stem Silhouettes is such a classic set for so many occasions, especially those tough to create masculine cards. This project took less than 10 minutes from start to finish (you gotta love those punches, too) and will hopefully offer some kindness to a male friend whose father recently passed away.
I feel so strongly that those who receive our handmade papercrafts recognize the love and creativity that goes in each and every one. My mother has yet to throw a single card out. I'm 49. I no longer have a "special box" for projects made by my "little hands." However, she's my mother . . . . and still wired to do that kind of stuff. It still feels good.
In a recent post, I patted my own back as finished 48 holiday cards, each one unique. I have had so many of the recipients thank me for their cards . . . . clearly cherishing the thought and time that went into something I hoped would be special. OK, I gotta tell you . . . when I told my husband that I had finished my 48 cards the other day, he replied "why didn't you just buy them?" Ouch. Wonderful husband but not everyone gets it. I can honestly say that I really enjoy the entire stamping process and am comfortable if my cards sometimes don't have much "shelf life," whether they are fully appreciated or not.
Hugs and Pretties, M
P.S. My husband will never know that his flat panel TV I plan to surprise him with for Christmas shrank several inches in diameter that day . . .
Stamp Set: Stem Silhouettes, Sanded Background, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Kraft, Sage Shadow, Groovy Guava Textured, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cool Tools: Large Oval Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Marvy Uchida Scalloped Oval Punch Super Jumbo, Brayer
Perfect Touches: Stampin' Dimensionals