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Great Impressions Stamps – So Happy Together

Happy Monday!   I decided to take a break from Christmas cards this week.   I needed to step away from all the red and green for a bit.  Instead, I inked up this sweet image, Giraffes (H05), from Great Impressions Stamps.


2013-10-28 GI giraffe2 WM


When I first looked at this step, something with a mother and child or father and child theme jumped into my head.  


2013-10-28 GI giraffe angled WM


But this time when I looked at this stamp, I thought they look like a happy couple.  I decided to use these sweet giraffes to create an anniversary card.  (My hubby and I are coming up on our 15th wedding anniversary!)

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Giraffes (H05) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Inks Antique Linen & Tea Dye
  • Papers:  Papertrey Dark Chocolate & Kraft CS, My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, E59 copic marker (to color nail heads), Close to My Heart corner punch
  • Embellishments:  Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber, Adirondack Mushroom paint dabber, Paper Studios adhesive metal nail heads, Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks label stickers



Sandra H said…
Cheryl, Your card is so lovely x
Jenny said…
Congrats on 15 years Cheryl! I love the "grundgie" effect you created with this sweet stamp!
Loz said…
Gorgeous card and beautiful
image Cheryl. Visited from MIM..Loz
Sandie said…
I just love your card,that is a lovely stamped image and it's perfect with your layout and colour palette.

Thank you for playing along in our very first challenge over at CraftyHands
Rene said…
LOVE this adorable card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our great prize! The more entries you comment on the greater your chance of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D
Imke said…
Ohh how sweet ! I like the monochromatic and the grunge look.
cass said…
Beautfiul design, lovely work, saw it on MIm
Dora said…
how lovely are the giraffes. beautiful card.
and congrats for your anniverary. have a nice day.
thank you for joining at lacy sunshine challenge.
Mandy Chilvers said…
i love the giraffes. sweet. thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hands challenge blog
Wendy said…
What a beautiful card. Lovely stamp, papers and layout. Saw you on Make it Monday and needed to get a closer look. Beautiful work!
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is very cute and really awesome.Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Cathy DT Member
KraftyKoolKat said…
Beautiful tones Cheryl. hank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Cathy DT Member
Kerry Hocking said…
This is adorable Cheryl, thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry DT xx
SusanLotus said…
Very lovely card! <3
Wendy McCarthy said…
Fabulous! Love the design, the papers and the distressed edges, stitching is great too. Spotted it on MIM xx
Alanna said…
What a wonderful card. I love that sweet image. Thanks for joining us this week at Sister Act Card Challenge.
Claire said…
Gorgeous card, love the stitching and the layering looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx
Lisa Lynn said…
Cheryl, these giraffes are just adorable. Love the stitching on the card. Congrats on 15 years!!! Saw your beautiful creation on MIM.
Audrey Pettit said…
Oh, this is so, so sweet and really beautiful, Cheryl! Love the soft feel to this design. Makes a fabulous anniversary card. Way to think out of the box on this one!
My mom loved giraffes and she would have loved this card.
Cheryl, what a perfectly sweet anniversary card! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!
Mrs A. said…
Your colours on this card are so perfect. Spotted you on MIM this week. Hugs Mrs A.
Chana said…
Cheryl, I love the image so "tender." I like the muted colors and simple design. Lots of lovely layering, too! Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner
Very sweet image on a very sweet card. Thanks for joining in the fun at HIMCR.
Lena’s Creations
Carol said…
How cute are those giraffe's. Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create challenge.
Bev said…
A super cute card....giraffes are my favourite animal. I love the stitching details too. Thanks for playing along at The Male Room.
Bev :)
I really love your image of the two giraffes, and the stitching detail on your card, which is perfect for our Nature challenge at The Male Room. Thanks for playing along

Louise xx
Pia S said…
I love the image you've used for this card. Great layering and stitching, and the colors and distressed edges give your card a beautiful vintage feel. Well done, Cheryl! I'm visiting you today from MIM...
Jennifer said…
This is just wonderful! I love the image you used and the stitching and rhinestones are fantastic!

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