On the Grow and A Kind Word revisited

Well, we are nearing the end of another catalog year and lamenting over the sets that will retire. Or not. A few of us are anxiously anticipating all the new goodies in the next Catalog! teehee

I am truly excited; but, I  do try to slow myself down a little and remember that I have plenty of stamps already, including some that retired previously. So why not bring them out and get them inky?

First, here is a card using On The Grow, a stamp set from the 2011 Summer Catalog. I also used some retired gingham ribbon on this one. Maybe I should have saved this post for a "Use It Tuesday" post? lol
On the Grow
In case you are wondering, NO - I did not lug out the sewing machine. I used our Paper Piercer and Mat Pack to poke holes and then ran cross-stitch thread through the holes (with a needle). For future reference, you will know I have used a sewing machine when you see completely crooked lines...

Next, I found this really cute DSP (patterned paper) in a folder. Isn't it sweet? I just knew it would look right with this little girl from A Kind Word. Love this set.
A Kind Word
This card also uses retired felt flowers and a small crochet flower made by my friend Adela. Cross-stitch thread, crochet flowers... it is amazing how other crafts flow right into making cards, isn't it?

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