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friends 'til the end card kit


This is my contribution to the Friends 'Til the End card kit that is debuting on the 15th at Papertrey Ink! If there ever was the perfect set to let your friends know how much you care for them, this is it. One of Nichole's greatest talents is being able to compile the best sentiments for the occasion at hand.


Because of stamping and the internet, I am SO lucky to have the best group of across the country (and world!) friends. I remember moving to the city I live in now 10 years ago, pregnant with Tacy, not knowing anyone, and feeling pretty lonely. I started stamping more and a few years later found SplitCoastStamperswhere I began posting my creations and chatting with other people who loved paper and stamps just like me. My circle of friends grew and we started planning get togethers across the country to meet each other in person. I count many of these women among my best of friends today and check in with many of them almost daily to share what is going on in my life, to celebrate accomplishments, inspire each other, and lift each other up with support when things aren't going well. It's what friendship is all about, and the only thing that I would change is that we would live closer together - although it makes our gatherings all the more special. This group of friends helped lead me to where I am today and have helped shape who I am as a person.


This sentiment is so true for all of my friends. Each friend is so unique and special to me in their own way. I could sent this card to all of them!

I have an extra peek for you. This is another card that I created with the Friends 'Til the End set...


The border and "hello" sentiment at the bottom of the card are from my new set, Beyond Basic Borders, that will be released as well on the 15th for the Papertrey Ink February release!


Do you want to see more? Stop by here everyday now through the 14th for more sneak peeks of Beyond Basic Borders as well as it's companion set that I know you will love! You will especially want to check in here on the 11th for an extra special surprise...!

There is so much more to see today! Stop by Nichole's blog today to see links to everyone on the design team and their projects for the Friends 'Til the End stamp set and kit. Dawn  (her first set!) and Melissa also have sets coming out this month and so be sure to stop by their blogs this week for peeks of their new sets!

See you again soon!


Friend 'Til the End Pocket Card

Stamps: Friends ‘Til the End (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)

Reinkers (used for watercoloring): Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)

Other: Raspberry Fizz grosgrain & Dark Chocolate satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), corner rounder (EK Success), mega scallop oval punch (Marvy), sewing machine/thread


Hello Flower Card


stamps: Friends 'Til the End, Beyond Basic Borders (Papertrey Ink)


ink: True Black, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)


cardstock: kraft, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)


other: Melon Berry bitty dot ribbon (Papertrey Ink), small oval punch (Stampin' Up!), Copic markers, brads, dimensionals