Thank You for your friendship…

Wow, Friday is here already and I am back to show you two final cards with our Stamp of the Week, Thank You For Being My Friend. I just LOVE using as many messages from one set as I can. Look at how these two cards use the same stamps, in the same arrangement, but look totally different!  A few stripes on one to make gingham as well as some felt Frame Cuts flowers, and stamped flowers and stitching on the other. My black ink pad never leaves the top of my desk, so it is on nearly every card I make!


Cards by Sally Traidman.  Complete supplies and instructions here.

On Tuesday I offered some stamps up for grabs, and the lucky random winner is #107, Shirley in Queen Creek, AZ who said:

I love Valentine’s Day. I love everything about it, from the cards to the soft music, flowers, and fine dining and of course the LOVE! I also love the cards you have made today. Such creativity. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Shirley, send an email to with your mailing address and I’ll get that right out to you!

Hope you have enjoyed our week. Happy weekend and come back next week to see what Jennifer has to inspire you with!


Thank You For Being My Friend (CL487) Black Ink Pad (AF101) Snow Folded Cards (PS566) Scallop Frame (DI002) Bubble Gum Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF208) Dual-Tip Markers Sunshine (MW017)
Clear Gemstones (CH181) Good Friends (CL578)

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34 Responses to “Thank You for your friendship…”

  1. 1

    VickiR said:

    I’ve really enjoyed all your cards that you’ve shared this week, Sally, but today’s really caught my eye :-)
    I Love seeing such differnet ideas using the same stamps.

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    Cindy C. said:

    I love what you did with these stamps and frame cuts Sally!!

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    Debstamps said:

    Great blog entry Sally! It’s amazing how simple, little changes can really mix things up! Fun graphic design–is what drew me to Hero Arts many years ago!

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    janet said:

    Brilliant cards, Sally! Love how you have alternated the sentiment ink colour, and the addition of the felt flowers really adds that “wow” factor :o)

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    Barb said:

    Fun cards today, Sally! Love this idea! Thanks for such a great week on the blog! Looking forward to next week with Jennifer! :)

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    Judy said:

    Thanks so much ,Sally , these two cards are lovely. I hadn’t thought of using felt flowers. I will definitely try that. Also,using several sentiments on the same card is a nice touch. This has been a great week with your blog.

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    Jennifer S. said:

    Wonderful use of phrase! The cards are so bright and cheery. And congratulations Shirley!

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    Dee in N.H. said:

    Both really cute! I love how you used several sentiment to add a ton of interest! Very cool!

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    Sue Givens said:

    Love these fun cards–love how you used all the sentiments.

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    Connie Pruitt said:

    I really like the lettering on these cards.

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    Message Keeper said:

    Never thought that simply change some embellishment and background pattern and color would make a same wordings in a card so different! This is amazing! Thanks for showing us this amazing idea, Sally!

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    Daria Z. said:

    Two wonderful looks! It’s amazing how different the cards look with just a few changes. Thanks!

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    Amanda Coleman said:

    Congrats Shirley! I adore this card! It is so bright and cheery!

  14. 14

    Kailash said:

    Thanks for sharing your pretty cards!!!

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    Bev W. said:

    Super sweet!

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    cheiron said:

    I never think to do this with my sentiments. These are wonderful cards!

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    Arlene said:

    Congrats Shirley!

    Such springy cheerful cards!

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    Karen said:

    Thanks for the 2-for-1 presentation–surprising how different they are with little changes.
    Congratulations Shirley on winning the heart stamps!

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    barbara lassiter said:

    Thanks for a fun week! The card ideas were super and I always love to see your unique ideas!

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    Linda W. said:

    Just love the two different looks, Sally! Adore your felt flowers - they look great on the yellow gingham! Lucky Shirley - enjoy your prize!

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    Heather Maria said:

    Sally, these are such pretty cards, I love the way you used the sentiments! Big congrats to Shirley!

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    michael bizup said:

    It is so refreshing to see the basics of “stamping”!!! Too often we see a lot of paper art, but no actual stamping. Thank you for your cards!!! I myself am going back to basic stamping.

  23. 23

    Agata said:

    Gorgeous cards! They do look different but both are so cute! Love the white one, the stamped little flowers are so beautiful!

  24. 24

    Emily Leiphart said:

    These are so pretty and would be appreciated by any friend!

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    Louise G said:

    Thanks Sally for a week of great ideas. Every day I look forward to coming to the Hero Arts website for a look at the latest creations. I can’t wait until the weekend finishes so that I can see the latest post to the blog! :-)

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    Sue D said:

    I like both cards!

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    Carol B said:

    Very pretty!

    Carol B

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    Maria Doricheva said:

    Sally, I like them both. It is good to see a card made of sentiments. I like the simplicity of the card because it has a sense of sincerity in it! Hugs from Russia!

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    sally sherfield said:

    Love your two different looks Sally, great cards. Congrats to Shirly enjoy your stamps!.

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    Kathy H said:

    Lovely, lovely cards, Sally!! And congrats Shirley in Queen Creek, AZ. Beautiful area!!

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    Robin K said:

    You’ve shown a perfect example of why I love stamping so much - same stamp set but two different looks! Love those felt flowers and leaves!

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    yvonne said:

    Very cute cards!

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    Shelley R said:

    I love the different feel of each even though they are the same base. I’ll have to try that on multiple cards. Thanks for the great tip Sally!

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    Nan said:


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