I wanted to show you that even with JUST a sentiment set you can create adorable cards! 
SPOILER ALERT— If you want to be surprised and you are a member of my LOCAL HOSTESS CLUBS STOP READING!!!  
If you are not, or don;t want to be surprised then by all means keep scrolling down.  I hope that this will inspire you to whip out your sentiments and look at them in a different light. I decided to combine some LOVE type colors with the sentiment I wanted to use for my AMAZING CLUB MEMBERS to tell them how much I care and appreciate them.  I decided to stay away from the obvious Valentines gift for them all… you know panties and sexy undies… 
I opted for this adorable card instead- hope you don’t mind 😀
 Just so you know I made 40 of these puppies for ALL my Hostess club members.  I can’t wait to send them all out, and if you have ever wondered about how long it takes to make 40 cards– I whipped these out in a little over 2 hours.  I do it ALL in an assembly line manner- I do each part of the card in 40s… so I cut all the pieces at once, stamp all the sentiments at once, sponge all the pieces at once, etc…  That makes the process go SO much faster!!
I used some of the Brights Pattern DSP pack, the Cute & Curly Stamp set, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, and Calypso Coral inks.  I used my Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border punch as well to create that little embellishment along the top.  I used a handy little tool to help me with this card called the STAMP-A-MA-JIG be on the lookout for a tutorial on how to use this AWESOME tool, coming soon!! 

I also used a few challenges for inspirations- I used a sketch from FAB FRI and the colors from COLOURQ

 Using these types of things really helps to speed up the creative process, you should give it a try!!
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  1. Love that technique, it is always stunning :) Great cards!

  2. Oh my, you have been very busy! These are just the cutest thank you cards ever. So pretty.

  3. Really fun card and Wow you made so many–fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  4. Oh Erin, the thought of you doing 40 of these…yowza! Very cute card….your SAMJ certainly got a workout on this one! Very clever! So glad you were able to play with the ColourQ colors this week!

  5. I love using sentiments as the focal and this card is a great example! Fun colors as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  6. What a great use of a sentiment stamp! I love your color choices too. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday this week!

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