Words are powerful things. Doesn’t it make you feel terrific to hear someone say, “You are amazing” or “Great job today.” Positive messages and encouraging words that build people up are really important, and sometimes are not shared often enough. That’s why I really like this new stamp set from Close To My Heart. It’s called, “Beyond Awesome.” It’s full of fun ways to remind someone how that they are amazing.
Aren’t those great stamp designs? There are 11 different stamp images in this set that you can mix together in a variety of combinations to make cards that will be an encouragement to your family and friends. And, adding the “Birthday” message in the group makes this set even more versatile. Who would like to “Have an AWESOME birthday?” I could not resist using this set to create some new cards. Here’s how they turned out.
Does the color scheme look familiar? It might. The papers are Close To My Heart Cardstocks in Honey, Lagoon, Poppy, Black, Slate, and White Daisy, with a little bit of black & white Background & Texture paper from the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet. It is the same combination of papers that I used for the “Life In Pictures” scrapbook layout that I shared with you a few days ago. I really like these colors together. If you missed that post, you can click here to go right to it. Here is a picture of that layout, just so you can see how the colors and papers look in both projects.
The accessories I used are White Twine and Sparkles Clear Assortment. I wanted to keep them simple and let the great colors and designs in the cards shine through. You will notice in the detail pictures below that the Lagoon Cardstock has raised polka-dots on it. I added those with the Close To My Heart Dot Embossing Folder. It’s a simple way to add some subtle texture to your papers.
The “Beyond Awesome” Stamp Set is new and part of the great products you can find in the Close To My Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book that just came out this month. If you have not seen it, I would be happy to get a copy to you, or you can view the book page-by-page on my website. Just click here.
You can also order a “Beyond Awesome Stamp Set” to have in your own creative resources at home when you shop on my website, or by contacting me directly at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com. Click here to go right to that stamp set on my website. The cardstocks, inks, and accessories are all there, too.
As you go about your day today, I hope you will look for places that you can share an encouraging word. Be the “awesome” in someone’s day and discover that it makes you feel pretty awesome, too.
Make it a great day, and remember…
If you have any questions about making these cards, please contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutsharing.com.