Friend Like You

Stampin Up Friend Like You

Friend Like You is one of those stamp sets that I loved the first time I saw it.  It has a great font.  There are a few of the sentiments that are larger (everyone knows I love large sentiments) and it is a two step stamp set which is always fun.  A two step stamp set is where you use two stamps to make one image.  The palm trees and the grass are both images that use two stamps.  The sentiment I used on this card is perfect for these times where you can’t see your friends but you want to keep in touch by sending a card.  Plus, Friend Like You has coordinating dies called Friendly Silhouettes Dies. Sadly this stamp set and coordinating dies are retiring on May 2nd so if you like it, you should order it before it is gone for good.

To make this card, I first stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink.  Pretty Peacock is one of the InColors that will be retiring this year.  Then I cut it out using a die from Hippo & Friends.  I backed that with a Granny Apple Green die cut that is one size bigger than the sentiment one.  Before I adhered them together I decided to add a little dimension around the edge of the Granny Apple Green one.  I saw someone do this on the internet somewhere.  I am sorry I did not make note of who it was, but I thought this idea was brilliant.

To make the ridge around the die, first die cut it the regular way.  Then put the die cut back into the die and turned it over.  Then run your stylus around the inside edge of the die slowly.  I used my stylus from my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

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It will look like this afterwards.

When you pop it out of the die it gives a nice, even edge around the outside.  If you look closely you can see it in the photograph of the card above.

After this, I took a piece of 4.25″ x 5.5″ of Basic White cardstock and used a die from the set called Christmas Layers in one corner and then, again in the other corner.  Christmas Layers is another die set that will be retiring at the end of this catalog.  I layered that onto a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock that is just a wee bit smaller.  Then I adhered that to a Pretty Peacock card base.   After putting everything together I felt like it still needed something so I added some Seaside Spray flowers cut from another die in the Hippo & Friends set.

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Friend Like You

Friend Like You is a stamp set that is in the 2019/2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has a matching set of dies called Friendly Silhouettes and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle un June 2nd.  Both of these items will be in the 2020/2021 Annual Catalog but the bundle discount will not be available.  The stamp set is a two step stamp set which means it takes two or more stamps to make an image.

The colors I used on this card are Whisper White, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana.  I really like how well they go together.  They remind me of summer and warm weather (which we have yet to see!).   I first stamped the stems onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Granny Apple Green.  Then I used my Stampin Write Markers to color the flowers on the second stamp using Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather.  Then I cut that out using the the tag from Bonanza Dies set.  Sadly, this die set and the matching stamp set called Bonanza Buddies are retiring on June 2nd.  I cut the rest of the rectangles out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The Cat Tails are a die from Friendly Silhouettes.

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Friend Like You

Friend Like You is a fun stamp set that is in the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has matching dies called Friendly Silhouettes and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I think it is a fun bundle because it has palm trees, dragonflies and a great font with happy sentiments.  Some of the stamps are two step stamps.  This means it takes two or more stamps to make an image.

The colors I used on this card are Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana.  I think these colors look great together because they are bright and cheery.  I first stamped the grass in Granny Apple Green and then the flowers in Mango Melody in the middle of a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I randomly stamped the dragonflies in Coastal Cabana ink.  I placed a piece of Mango Melody checked Designer Series Paper from the 6″ x 6″ Brights pack and then added the strip from the opposite side along the top.  I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green and then cut out each side using the Everyday Label punch as below:

I haven’t posted pictures of my grandchildren lately so I thought it was about time.  I have been visiting them so you will see a bunch of them in the future.  Here is sweet Olivia.  I can’t believe how much she has changed in the last three months.  She smiles a lot now and squeals like a Pterodactyl (all my grands did.  We must have dinosaur in our blood).

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Friendly Silhouettes

Friend Like You is a new stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  It has matching dies called Friendly Silhouettes and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  It is a fun stamp set with sentiments, silhouettes, palm trees and dragonflies.  The die set has three large silhouette dies.

The colors I used in this card are Sea Foam Green, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called A Wish For Everything and the matching dies called Well Wishes.

I have a crazy adventure to tell you about.  Rob has been looking at trucks for a few weeks.  Right now he drives a company car so he didn’t really have a vehicle of his own.  He decided a truck would be best so it could pull the boats and use it for other things that can only be done with a truck.  He found out if you buy a truck from this dealer in Maryland you could save a ton of money as compared to the dealers up here.  He found the one he wanted, got a great price for it and decided to go ahead and purchase it.  The only bad thing is Maryland is 7 hours from us.

On the morning he wanted to go, he made me get up at 3:45 AM to get a 5:00 flight out of Watertown to fly to Baltimore.  We had to stop in Philadelphia for a layover but we were in Maryland by 10:00 AM.  The dealership picked us up at the airport, did our paperwork and we left around 12:30 for the long drive home.  Only crazy people would do this.  My husband is one of these crazy people!

Anyway, Rob got his new truck and he loves it.  Even I think it is very nice for a truck!

I wonder if he will ever let me drive it!

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