Monday, October 10, 2011

Introducing Floral Fusion #9 and and Faith & Hope

It's that time again! I'm all inky from the creative fun I've been having in my office and I'm here to share with you some projects using Melissa's Floral Fusion #9 and Beth's Faith&Hope. Sit back and enjoy.

I got a lovely little email in my inbox this evening letting me know of Beth's and PTI's plans for the proceeds of Faith & Hope. 100% of the profits from this stamp set go to the Susan G. Komen Fund. Isn't that great? I have nothing to do other than to stand up and applaud. That is fabulous.  I'm happy to, in my own little way, to a part of it.

So how about some cards using the set?

Up first, a very simple card that is all about the message. Fortunately, I know nobody who needs to receive this right now. But I would imagine that if I needed to send something to a cancer patient, I would want to be a ray of sunshine to them and offer them words of encouragement. So, on the front, I simply have "Courage & Hope".

It's hard to see in the photograph, but I used this Make It Monday technique with my Photo Finisher Strip die to add some impressed lines. Kinda classy. As for the ampersand, that's from "Get to the Point". I know if you don't have that set, you can find that helpful little figure in any number of stamp sets you might own, therefore making the replication of this card a cinch.

Inside, I pulled a sentiment from Big & Bold Wishes. That about sums it up, don't you think? A flower from the new Floral Fusion #9 blooms despite all the hardship.

Next up, I wanted to feature this saying on the front of a card. It fit nicely on the button card die. Imagine it isn't adhered to the card, but rather tucked behind that Aqua Mist strip, so the recipient can remove it and place it in his or her wallet to be pulled out when a little encouragement is needed.

Here's a close up so you can see exactly what it says. Very inspirational for anybody fighting cancer, no matter the type.

Another fabulous saying included in Faith & Hope is this one about "turning toward the sun". Anybody could benefit from receiving this uplifting message. I thought it paired up nicely with the sun rays from the Nativity Silhouettes Additions and the palm trees from Nativity Silhouettes. Putting the new Tag Sale #5 and Mega Mat Stack dies to use here as well.

And lastly, how about some loving for the Floral Fusion #9 set. Let's let it shine on it's own a little bit. I needed to dig into some bold and bright colors after working with those that were more subdued. Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse, and Hawaiian Shores do the job nicely. I mostly used the outlined daisy as my base pattern and build all of my elements on top of that. Just randomly I had one felt circle on my desk from another project that I just happened to lay on top of the card. Snowballed from there. LOVE LOVE LOVE it when that happens.

Off to bed for me. But when I get up in the morning, I'm looking forward to more projects from Heather, Dawn, Beth, Maile, Melissa,  and Nichole.


Courage and Hope
Stamps: Faith & Hope, Floral Fusion #9, Get to the Point, Big & Bold Wishes
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, CTMH Blush
Die: Photo Finisher Strips, Faith & Hope die

Cancer is so Limited
Stamps: Faith & Hope, Button Boutique, Floral Fusion #9, Harvest Berries
Cardstock: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist
Dies: Button card, Floral Fusion #9
Patterned Paper: Library Ledger

Turn Your Face to the Sun
Stamps: Faith & Hope, Nativity Silhouettes and Additions, Journaling Lines, Daily Designs
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, Kraft, Stamper's Select Whtie
Ink: Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, Enchanted Evening
Dies: Fillable Frames #1, 1.75" Limitless Layers, Tag Sale #5, Mega Mat Stack 3
Button: Harvest Gold

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Floral Fusion #9
Cardstock: Royal Velvet, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Fresh Snow
Dies: Sending You


  1. Wow, I LOVE the Faith & Hope set! I am a "Card Angel" for Chemo Angels, and a set like this is just PERFECT...I'm very excited. I especially love the Cancer is limited beautiful, so true. Gorgeous cards, Erin! :)

  2. GORGEOUS PROJECTS!!! Loved them all.... :D

    Ash... :)

  3. Eager to see more of the Faith & Hope set because the Cancer is limited sentiment is perfect, along with Strength, Courage & Hope. Your projects are just lovely as always, Erin!

  4. Love what you made here! Especially that last one! What gorgeous colors and an amazing idea to make the circles like you did!
    Hugs, Wendy

  5. Wow, Erin! No one loves a combination of beauty and courage more than me-that seems to describe your style, actually. You expressed a lot of both in these projects. My favorite is the birthday card because of the rich color combination. thanks for all of your after post!!!

  6. LOVE that last card Erin! It's so retro feeling and totally caught my eye with the funky colors.
    Serendipity at its best!

  7. As a breast cancer survivor, I especially love the Courage & Hope card. Thx!

  8. Hello, Erin. I have been reading your blog for a while and I think you are so talented. I also read another blog called Kerry's Paper Crafts, and recently she posted about her sister-in-law's sister who has breast cancer. This is the post...
    When I seen your cards, I thought of that post. You said you have no one to give them to, so that is a thought.
    Thanks, Shelby