I recently signed up for a card swap hosted by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator Michelle Schumann. The goal of the swap was to create a card with no interior sentiment that could be used for any occasion. A card that would not be holiday or celebration specific.
Here is the card that I created along with a list of the supplies and dimensions:
Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 – River Rock
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – Cherry Cobbler
Feature Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – Whisper White
Interior Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – Whisper White
Stamp Set: Stampin’ Up! Live Your Dream (Set of Eight) Wood Mount
Images Used: Sentiment, Large Double Flower, Butterfly, Small Flowers (3), Small Flower Cluster
Ink Pads Used: River Rock, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Miscellaneous: Ribbon Bow, Black Crystal, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Basic White Envelope
I know like many of you, I often suffer from writer’s block but I love the sentiment of this card so much, and have found it very useful for a multitude of occasions. Below are examples of ways in which I have used this sentiment:
Outside Sentiment: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Wedding: As the two of you begin your married life together, may you attain every dream the two of you share.
Retirement: May you realize a whole new set of dreams as you embark on this new stage in your life.
Graduation: As you graduate, seize every opportunity in front of you, and enjoy every moment in the pursuit of your dreams.
New Home: Congratulations on your new piece of the American Dream!
Thank You/Friendship: Thank you for always supporting me in the pursuit of my dreams, no matter where that pursuit has taken me. Your friendship is a true blessing.
Mother’s Day/Father’s Day: Thank you for always being there for me, and encouraging me to follow my heart and my dreams. No one in the world could possibly be blessed with a better mother/father.
New Job: May your new job help you realize all of your dreams. Congratulations!
Transition/Set-Back/Job Loss/Encouragement: As you transition through this challenging time, never lose sight of your dreams. For in those dreams you will recognize your true self. Know that I/we are always here for you.
I’d be interested to know what interesting ways you find to use this sentiment & for what occasions.