Just Believe

One of the free stamp sets we received at convention was Just Believe.  I have to tell you that I had mixed feelings when I saw the notice on the Demonstrator Website that told us that set would be part of our convention package.  Part of me was really excited because I fell in love with that stamp set the first time I laid eyes on it, and part of me was terribly disappointed because I fell in love with that stamp set the first time I laid eyes on it and I didn’t want to wait until almost the end of JULY to get to stamp with it!

The set is worth the wait, believe me.  (Get it?  Believe?  Ok, I know, you get it.)  We did some beautiful projects during our Make and Take session at convention, and since then I’ve continued to experiement with this set.  If you like this style at all, this set should be your very next purchase because you will reach for it over and over until it’s paid for itself ten-fold.

Here’s the swap we did:

Some things have to be believed to be seen

This is a simple, one layer 3 x 3 card and envelope.  We used the negative image from the Sizzix Originals Circles #2 die as a reverse mask to sponge the circle, then stemped the two images in Early Espresso.  I decided to step it up just a little for one of my hostess club projects this week:

Believed to be seen step-up

  • Just Believe stamp set
  • Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock
  • Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Classic ink pads
  • Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Hemp twine, Designer Brights Buttons
  • Stampin’ Sponges, Hobby blade

The ribbon is threaded through a slit in the side of the card so that I could wrap it all the way around.  The Chocolate Chip ribbon is retired, but you should use the Early Espresso ribbon, ink and cardstock because that new color is absolutely gorgeous.  Never mind that coffee is my nectar of life…that deep dark brown is luscious.

I can’t wait to spend some more time with this set.

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