I know (um, hope?) I am not alone in my thinking. Raise your hand if you start singing “Hello, Hello! I don’t know why you say good-bye, I say hello!” when you are using this sentiment stamp.

Which answers the question in the title: what do these two things have in common? My card! I am kind of disappointed that neither my husband nor my daughter “got it” with the sentiment. I did put a comma in after the first “HELLO” but they still didn’t get it.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner from Global Design Project # 246:

I have to confess that I also wanted this to be for another challenge with a theme of “sunshine”. However, I forgot the other half of that challenge called for clean and simple. Oops!A (Somewhat) Quick Collage

When I started looking at the challenge banner for #GDP246, I immediately thought of the sunflowers. I also knew I did not want to color as many as I would need. So, I grabbed the Flowers for All Seasons 6 x 6 DSP and pulled out a couple of sheets of this pattern.

A (Somewhat) Quick Collage

Amazingly, since I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I was able to get everything together so I only needed to use the Big Shot at one time. I would save so much time if I did this for all my cards. Just saying.

Using the Sunflower Dies, I carefully and strategically cropped out nine sunflowers. It will just be our secret that some of the sunflowers on the bottom layers are only partial sunflowers. I carefully dry-fit all the flowers together before I adhered anything down.

At the same time that I cropped the sunflowers, I also cropped the leafy stems, again using the Flowers for All Seasons DSP. These leafy stems are from the same pattern that I used for the strip down the right side of the card.

While I was at the Big Shot, I ran a piece of white cardstock through it using the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder. For so many cards, I use the more subtle embossing folders, especially for a clean and simple card. However, I thought this collage could hold its own with a pattern like all these leaves.

At this point, I used the dark Cinnamon Cider blend to color three of the pearl basic jewels. There are multiple layers of color on each one, and it’s a good idea to let the layers dry between applications.

I also thought I would need something to anchor the two sentiment ovals on the card. The new Just Jade ribbon fit the bill perfectly when I tied it in a square knot.

Finishing Up

After using the multipurpose adhesive to attach the leafy stems and flowers, I added mini-dimensionals to the back of the sentiment ovals. While I was at it, I added a leafy stem in the dotted DSP and a vellum leafy stem to the back of the ovals as well.

I added the three Cinnamon Cider pearls in a triangle formation to the front of the card. They coordinate beautifully, and become part of the collage.

Finally, I added an extra cropped sunflower to the bottom, left side of the envelope front and the dotted DSP to the envelope flap.

With that, I’d completed this card/envelope set.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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