Stronger Together

Last month, Close to My Heart released a stamp set to support disaster relief efforts resulting from the hurricanes, wild fires and other needs.

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Stronger Together is a C-sized stamp set with 9 encouraging sentiments. All proceeds from this set will go to the Red Cross to help fund the great work they do in supporting families and communities after a natural disaster or other tragedy.

Here are some cards I made with this stamp set and the Falling For You creative collection.

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This is a pattern from the Make It From Your Heart, Vol 1 pattern book. This is pattern 24 and I used the following pieces –

  • 5 1/4″ x 4 striped
  • 4 x 2 1/2″ leaves
  •  4 1/4 x 1 1/4″ goldrush flowers
  • 2 1/2″ square green
  • 2 1/4 x 2 1/4″ white daisy

The image is stamped in Nutmeg and embellished with white and bronze twine.

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This card is designed after one I found on Pinterest created by Vickie O’Dell (heartfulstamper.blogspot.com). This card uses four 1 3/4″ squares of the green circle patterned paper, and four 1 1/2″ squares of the goldrush flowers. The sentiment is stamped in Goldrush and Fern.

I cut two Oak Leafs (#MD6F5EF) from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge* – both at 3″ – one in New England Ivy, the other in Goldrush.

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I wanted to add a little more dimension to the leaves, so I used a bone folder to create veins. I thought about using a marker, but honestly I was too chicken of messing them up (I know –  I could just cut more, but I was kind of short on time that day and wanted to wrap this up).  I finished up the embellishment with some bronze sequins and a little knot of white and bronze twine.

Since this is a charity stamp 100% of the proceeds (I don’t make any commission from this set) will go to the Red Cross. Also, during October, CTMH is running a special for Operation Smile (watch for more on that soon) and the Puny Pals stamp set.

– I’ve decided that if I sell 20 of the Stronger Together and/or Puny Pals stamp sets by 31 October, I will draw a name from customers purchasing the stamp sets for a paper pack of their choice from the Holiday Expressions idea book. You can contact me directly or order through my website.

Enjoy!

~Gerri

*Just a note – all physical Cricut cartridges are being discontinued so are only available while supplies last.

Other products used can be found at gerri.closetomyheart.com

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