I’ve made a few cards like the one in the picture and have used various sentiments: birthday, get well, thank you, congratulations (in Welsh & English). I have used the flower stamp from the Thoughtful Blooms set from Stampin’ Up! This is one of the items that you can earn for free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I used the co-ordinating punch, which is also in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I did get a bit carried away, though, and punched out loads of flowers before realising I should have stamped first, then punched! (I know, I know….)
When I was deciding which sentiments to use I was able to do it fairly quickly. I have a lot of stamp sets now and I can’t always remember which set has which sentiment. I used to have to go through each one until I found what I wanted. A while ago I came up with a cunning plan. (I’m sure you probably all know this already.) I have a sheet of card onto which I have stamped various sentiments and then written the name of the stamp set next to it. Then it’s easy for me to find what I want. (I am an ex-Librarian so I keep all my stamp sets in alphabetical order; I assume everyone does this?)
Now I just have to look at the style of the sentiment and I can go straight to it. So that’s my tip of the day.
My Welsh sentiments aren’t part of any sets so I arrange them slightly differently. They’re all photo-polymer so they stick to the outside of a cello bag with a piece of paper inside with the stamped image:
Dyna ni! Hwyl Fawr!