Socially distant greeting, crafty friends. I hope, as always, you are all well and safe, and here on your next stop for this week’s Social Stamping. If you’re not familiar with Kelly Kent’s Social Stamping, firstly, y’all have been missing out on so much fabulousness, and more importantly, you can find out all about it in Kelly’s post here.
This week’s theme is “family”. You’ll see that this is a pretty broad theme that has many possible interpretations. Families, after all, come in many forms. For my family themed project I’ve created a card to welcome a special furry new family member. My aunt and uncle and cousins in Canada picked up their new puppy today, an adorable Labradoodle they’ve named Stella.
My aunt and cousin have been campaigning for years for a dog, and it seems that being in lockdown for over a month they have finally managed to wear my uncle down enough to agree to it. Predictable future update is despite his grumpiness about it all he and the dog will end up being firm friends and he will secretly spoil the dog more than anyone else.
I’ve made Stella a card to welcome her to her new family. I have used the retiring Happy Tails stamp set and Dog Builder punch for this project, a set that I have had for a while but really haven’t had enough use from. (The good news is that if you are a fan of the furry friends there is a fabulous surprise for you in the new catalogue).
I knew for this card I needed to have a chocolate labradoodle to match Stella, so I started with colouring the dog punch piece with Stampin’ Blends.
The other element I knew I wanted to incorporate was this red piece of DSP from the Come To Gather collection in the 2019 the Holiday Catalogue. The maple leaves felt very Canadian to me so I’ve been saving it to use on a card to send to the Canadian wing of the family. These two elements set the course of the rest of the card, which has a neutral palette brown and red tones.
I used the Well Written dies to cut “welcome” from Merry Merlot cardstock three times and stacked them for extra dimension. After an exhaustive look through my rather extensive stamp collection, I could not find an appropriate second half of the sentiment, and I really wanted it to say “welcome to the family”, so I just typed and printed the “to the family” on Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with a Stitched Rectangle.
We’ve sent Stella some presents directly and I’ve popped this card in the mail to wing it’s way across the world and let her know we have been excitedly awaiting her arrival as well. We get to FaceTime tomorrow to meet her and I can’t wait to see her furry little face. Not as good as a real life cuddle, of course, but this is how most of our social interaction is conducted these days anyway!!
Next up is Peta, click the next button below to move along to her blog and check out her fabulous project. The link to Kelly’s post at the top of this page also has a full list of this week’s social stampers. Make sure you check them all out!
Thanks for stopping by,