For You: a Simple Greeting

Sometimes our friends hurt. It’s a simple fact of life. When this happens, we don’t always know what to say to ease their pain, so we sometimes avoid saying anything at all. I made this card for a close friend who is going through a rough spot right now. It doesn’t say “I’m sorry” or “I’m thinking of you” — it’s just a simple card to let her know I care. - For You.jpg

Tips, Tricks and Reminders:

  • Limit the colors for a simple message. I kept this card to two colors and kept it beautiful and cheerful with soft Primrose Petals and bright Lucky Limeade. I think it says enough without saying too much. These colors play very well with each other – each one is allowed to play its role here.
  • Use your stamps in unique ways.  The green spray of leaves is actually the tree from Thoughts & Prayers.  I masked the base sheet of Whisper White card stock with a sticky note so that the trunk of the tree would not stamp on the base sheet.  I stamped the tree twice this way – once upright on the right side of the page and once upside down on the left side of the page.  It makes for a quite nice addition to the sentiment.

Stamp sets:  Thoughts & Prayers,  Layered Labels  Papers:  Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White  Inks:  Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade  Accessories:  Apothecary Accets Framelits, 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!



  1. Brian I have just recently been following your blog and admiring your beautiful creations. This card is stunning in its simplicity, well done!!

  2. Oh I think it’s beautiful! Nice color combination, and you know I love this spray of leaves surrounding your sentiment. What a nice gesture to give your friend a “for you” card, just because.

  3. Oh Brian, this card is indeed beautifully simple. Those colors really work together to send your message. Love what you did with that tree stamp, it looks amazing.

  4. What a sweet card. Love the use of the tree leaves as a flourish. Thanks for sharing this:)

  5. Love this card. It is simply beautiful and beautifully simple. She’ll appreciate your kindness I’m sure.

    On another note, I wasn’t able to participate in the last swap. Please say you’ll do it again!!

  6. This card brought tears to my eyes…so soft and tender …I just love it and I know your friend will too. The colors are perfect…green for freshness…and pink for gentleness and as someone said this is an adult pink …. love what you did with all of it..

  7. Brian, yours is one of the few blogs that I really enjoy READING and not just looking at the pictures! (Sounds like an excuse I’ve heard somewhere before!) But it’s true! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love the card – and what a clever way to use the tree stamp! I have that stamp set and I can’t wait to use it like this. Pinned!

  9. Another alternate, out of the ordinary use of what most of us have on hand, you rock! You actually think creative. Love it!

  10. great card. love the leaves and masking technique. thanks.

  11. Awesome card. I know have a new way to use the tree stamp. I am so glad you think out of the box, and share your talent with us!!!!

  12. Wonderful colorful combination and great way to use the tree!

  13. Simply elegant and so thoughtful. Love the leaves. I have that stamp so will definitely be getting it out and trying that.

  14. So simply beautiful. I know it will make her day. You are a good man Brian King. Yes you are.

  15. Brian, I have just recently started following your blog and thoroughly enjoy your talent and creations. I made a bunch of those “sour cream containers” for my grandkids and their school classmates. I agree with Pam, you are a good man Brian King, your friend with love this card!

  16. Very pretty. I love how you used the tree from “thoughts and prayers” stamp set. I would not have thought to do that. I have been wanting that set for some time. It’s always good to see new ways to use a stamp in an unusual but beautiful way.

  17. Brian, you are something else! I love what you did with the tree stamp. The leaves are so beautiful but it never occurred to me to mask the trunk…genius!

  18. What a lovely card Brian. Your friend will be so touched that you cared enough to send the best!

  19. Another simply beautiful card! Thanks for showing us another way to use this lovely tree…one of my favs!!

  20. Brian, you are a better than a diamond! A true friend.

  21. Wow, Brian, this is fabulous – love clean and simple and again you rocked/nailed it!

  22. Love, love, love this card!! So pretty!

  23. Saw this pinned and followed it to the source (your blog). Love the card, love the explanation, and love that I found your blog to follow. Thank you.

  24. You’ve made everything work so well on this card – gentle and pretty!

  25. The tip of using stamps in a different way is great!

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