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Designer Series: True Friend with JJ Bolton

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Hey guys! Just stopping by the Mama Elephant blog today to share a card I made with the new set True Friend! Every release, Kryssi and Angela comes up with at least one unique and fun sentiment set and this set is definitely it!

This was one of those cards where I started with the sentiment and worked backwards. Do you all do that too? I just couldn't resist that "I got you, babe" stamp. (Showing my age, shhhh!!!) I started my card by stamping the banners twice with coordinating inks. The pink banner was stamped with lollipop over blush and the yellow banner was done with orangeade over sunny. To give the banners a bit of depth, I used these blending sticks to do a little shading. Then I stamped my favorite birdies from Love Quotes and colored them with matching markers. I cut them out with the matching dies and popped them over the banners.


To finish out the card, I die cut little hearts with the new Confetti die. To make sure the color matched, I blended the same color inks over the die cuts. Easiest way to get the perfect match! The last step was to die cut the thin frame using the scalloped die from Femme Frames. This is actually the reverse cut that you usually throw away. I thought it would a cute but subtle detail:)


That’s it for me! Thank you so much for taking a peek:) Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

Mahalo and Aloha,


  1. Beautiful card, love the ink banners!

  2. so adorable!! i LOVE the edge of the card!! (perfect use of the 'throw away' part!! ha ha!) and those little birds couldn't be more cute if they tried!! LOVE them in the bright, happy colors!!

  3. This is adorable! Love every single bit of it!

  4. Adorable love the colors and of course sentiments are perfect have a great day!

  5. So adorable!!! Love the colors and the characters!

  6. So cute, love those sweet birds!

  7. Such an adorable card, Kryssi! I love how you created your scene, and that you used the negative from your Femme Frames die cut...I've been saving mine, and I think it's time to start using them :-)

  8. Wow so adorable and love those sentiment banners.

  9. These are SOOO cute! I need this stamp set so badly!

  10. Excellent post. I want to thank you for this informative read, I really appreciate sharing this great post. Keep up your work.. true love status


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