The Easter season is truly one that brings hope in a way that nothing else can. I’m so glad to use the Hold Onto Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope framelit dies from the Occasions Catalogue. This bundle is definitely one that will be a keeper in my Stampin’ studio. I can see using it for crafting in so many ways (baptism cards, sympathy cards, cards of encouragement, scrapbooking lots of different occasions, not just Easter, too). Anytime I’d like to remind someone that they are loved, this stamp set will be on the short list.
I was inspired by Lisa Curcio’s March 6, 2018 post at lisasstampstudio.com but decided to go a slightly different direction with colour combinations, trim choice and a few other features. I would, however, call this a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of the original project as her card definitely got my creativity started. I actually had a picture in my head of my alternative card and was so super happy when I liked it in real life too!! Isn’t it wonderful when things come together as we were imagining!!
Did you catch the technique on this card using the Classic Label punch? I used the point of the punch to make a notch in the Wood Textures paper stack layer about half an inch before the bottom of the layer on the right and left edges then used the notch to wrap the Very Vanilla Lace Trim and Linen Thread. I really like the rustic feel of the project and hope that you do too!
My other tip today: use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to glue to Copper Foil cross to the solid cross framelit cut from a scrap of Wood Textures Designer Series paper. The adhesive sheets make it a breeze to adhere any detailed framelit and I’m so glad Stampin’ Up! brought them back from years ago — a real sanity saver!
The Hold Onto Hop Stamp Set was designed by Brandy Cox as part of her achievement of one million dollars in career sales — what an amazing feat and what a creative design. As the Stampin’ Up! catalogue describes, “Sometimes you need hope. And sometimes you need someone to remind you that God is there for you”.
You’ll get a sense very quickly in my classes or on my social media that spiritual topics are super important to me. I’m glad to share my card with you today and add my wishes to a Happy Easter and a renewed sense of how loved you are. This is the season that really brings to focus the huge sacrifice given by God for each one of us. Be blessed.