Life looks beautiful on you

Beautiful You quick and easy card from Lori Brausen Duchess of Design

Life does look beautiful on you! I have a niece and a great niece who are dancers. As soon as I saw the Beautiful You stamp set I knew I had to get it!  I have seen my niece stop and make a pose similar to this when we are together. It just makes me think how happy and relaxed she is in her life. She dances as if no one is watching. Such a wonderful way to go through life!

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Quick and Easy! I recently did a cardmaking day without my usual stamping partners, so I needed to present cards that were not only quick and easy, but also beautiful and versatile. I believe that this card meets those requirements. While I am showcasing the new Fresh Fig cardstock and a paper pack called Fresh Florals, you could make this same card with whatever cardbase color you'd like, then add a pretty paper accent, and any two inks...a light colored one for the background and the darker one for the main stamping. If you don't have the Beautiful You stamp set or the amazing Watercolor Wash background stamp I highly recommend them both. The Beautiful You set not only has pretty shilouette figures but has wonderful greetings that are perfect for encouraging others. The Watercolor Wash background stamp is so versatile in providing a large splash of color to a plain background. Maybe you have a stamp set or two that you could use to replace the ones I have used, but if you don't you might want to take advantage of the Bonus Days going on this month.

Bonus Days are running until July 31st! Much like Sale-A-Bration back at the beginning of the year for each $50 purchase you are rewarded with a $5 Bonus Days coupon to be used in August. There are no limit to your rewards, spend $50 get one $5 coupon, spend $100 get two $5 coupons, etc. You get the idea. What's so special about the coupons? Glad you asked! You can use these coupons anytime in August towards any purchase that month. I have mentioned this before, but in August you will get a sneak peek at a new Christmas stamp set called Carols of Christmas that will be available to everyone in September when the upcoming Holiday Catalog launches! Awesome! So, you could collect enough coupons this month to pay for your stamp set next month! You can see a little glimpse of the set on my Christmas in July page where you will see another AMAZING offer!

Let's get back to  the basic card layout idea! I use this standard layout over and over in my stamping needs, but I know some of you might need a little bit more help when duplicating this card. If you do, just jump on over to the full instructions that you can print out if you would like! I'd love to see what you create using this card layout! Please feel free to post a photo to my Facebook page, Lori Brausen - Duchess of Design. I am here to help you, remember I am your Creative Coach, so feel free to post your questions on how to use the product that you have already, or if you need ideas because a certain bundle grabbed your eye!

There is no sin in purchasing more stamping supplies, unless you aren't using the ones you have! Let me help you use those supplies, so you can get more guilt free! You'll feel like striking a pose and dancing like no one is watching either!