This card needed to be a special card. This week we lost my cousins wife to a very courageous battle with cancer. Anna never complained no matter what came her way and she gave it a hard fought battle. She was a beautiful soul and her request was everything Pink at her funeral. I needed the perfect and yet a simple classic card. I think this turned out beautiful and it just seemed fitting. Sometimes simple is the best card to make! This one is super easy and changing the sentiments from the great set can go to Hello, So Grateful and For You. I love the font in this set and the leave is so detailed. Simple and yet elegant and with the pink and hints of fall I know Anna would approve. Much love to my cousin Chad and his girls in the days and years ahead.

Store bought cards will never do and never say exactly what I want to say from the heart. To many say,-“I don’t have time for that” or ” I am just not creative” Seriously, this card is so easy to create and so simple. Let your stamp, ink and paper do the work of being creative. I hope you all love to stamp your cards too! The value in making my cards is also another great reason to stamp. If you have bought a card lately you know what I mean. I of course don’t buy cards but I do check the prices from time to time! While it may seem spendy to start stamping you can start simple and build. You don’t need a fully stocked craft room to make a card! You just need some cardstock, ink and a stamp set or 2! Start simple but just start! I love to stamp cards and I love to share them with all of you. Yes, I am the crazy card maker and that is just fine with me!
If you are thinking about starting to stamp or you really have a super long wish list or just few large items on your wish list did you know that during the month of October you can join Stampin Up as a demonstrator for $99. Now, don’t let the demonstrator word fool you, first you don’t have to demonstrate anything, next listen to this great deal you get to pick out your demonstrator products- that is correct you get to pick what you want and you get to pick out $155 in products this month with FREE shipping to you! Wow, if you love the products you can remain active and with very low quarterly minimums you can remain active and get the awesome discounts of being a Stampin Up Demonstrator. Discount shopping is always a winner in my book! Then there are so many other perks, getting to pre-order new products, order when I want and need products, learn and train if you wish with so many great and talented demonstrators, join the Paper Wishes Team of amazing demos, have fun and you can even earn higher discounts or even income if you prefer to work it as a business. The choice is yours to make and only you can make it but I encourage you to seriously think on this great deal as it will be gone at the end of October and if you are not in love with Stampin Up keep the products no questions asked! But I know you will love it as much as I do! The quality is amazing and I love all so many things about Stampin Up!

I used the Timeworn 3D embossing folder for a textured look after stamping on the card front.
Sorry not the best photo here but adding the Rustic dots to the card along with the Linen Thread bow give it a perfect fall feel!

Soft Suede Card base cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″, Next cut a Blushing Bride 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ and Very Vanilla 3 3/4″ x 5″. Also cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla for inside card.

Ink the leaf up with Blushing Bride Ink and then using a Sponge Dauber ink the edges of the leaf with Soft Suede Ink. Then Stamp on your Very Vanilla. Stamp your greeting in Soft Suede Ink. Emboss the stamped cardstock with the 3D Timeworn embossing folder. Adhere the embossed piece to the Blushing Bride using the Stampin Seal Plus, and then layer the back with Stampin Dimensionals and place on the front of the Soft Suede card base. Add the linen bow using 2 strands to tie the bow and adhere it with a Mini Glue Dot. Next using a Take Your Pick Tool place the metallic dots around the card front. Simple, classis and done.

I added a strip of 6×6 Subtle DSP cut 4″ x 1/2″ with Stampin Seal Plus to the bottom of the card. I also stamped a partial leaf up in the corner. The stamped image inside the card is from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set. I also add DSP to the envelope flap. You could also add a stamped leaf on the back or front of the envelope. I love to carry the theme to the envelope and inside the card too.
This is the amazing deal $99 to join and you get to pick out $155 in products- just think you could get so many fun new things! Click join my team and join the fun of Stampin Up! I love to spoil my team and I love to send Happy Mail to my customers and my team! Happy mail is fun featuring cards, gifts and treats sometimes too! Happy mail for all orders and a free gift for any order of $50 or more.
This is the new Framed Florets Suite of products and it is just stunning! This will release in January but another fun perk is demonstrators get to pre-order these products and they just arrived to I will be creating! This is a wonderful suite with fun stamp sets, beautiful designer series paper and die cuts along with embellishments. This will be a fun one and it was fun to not pay full price-demo perk on of the best!!
The new Birthday kit is amazing featuring cards and a beautiful monthly pocketed binder to add cards and special events for each month can be stored and tracked with this book. This is a wonderful idea and a great way to stay on top of your events throughout the year! I love this concept and I know this will make amazing gifts too. The quality is awesome and I feel the value is wonderful! $25 is a great price and no stamping is needed to create beautiful cards! Bonus!

I am here to help with your stamping needs and I love to hear from all of you. Please let me know how I can be of help to you and please feel free to leave me a comment as I always love to hear from all of you! Fall is such a beautiful time of year and so crazy as we also farm in Iowa. Take time to enjoy the beauty of the season! I have enclosed the supplies used to create this simple and classic card. Clicking on the links will take you to my online store! I happily reward for all orders. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest and I also have a private Facebook Group Paper Wishes by Melinda you can request to join of up want to follow or see more from Paper Wishes by Melinda.

Remember there are 2 sides to every paper and no one but you knows what the project is really supposed to look like and sometimes it is a surprise to even you! That is the best part! Just do it! Stamp your cards and craft away! It is pure bliss in my book and from the heart to make it even better.

Happy Fall!

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