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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring projects.  Be sure to visit all the stops....you don't want to miss anything!

Today I'm sharing a few more display samples from the Stampin' UP ONStage event that was held in Madison, Wisconsin this past November.  All of these cards feature the Vertical Garden stamp set.  This stamp set really stretched my creativity.  While I'll often send cards to say "hello", I rarely have an occasion to send one that says "welcome".  It seemed very odd to me, until I saw the Vertical Garden Project Kit that this set was designed to coordinate with to create a home decor piece.  However, if you have purchased or plan to purchase the project kit, you'll now have a variety of ideas for continued use of the stamp set.


Emerald Envy Welcome

This card features simple stamping-off with the Emerald Envy Ombre stamp pad.  To add dimension, I embossed the background with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.  A few scattered Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes also accent the card.


Welcome Baby

Gorgeous Grunge was another stamp set that originally challenged me.  However, I've grown to love it and use it a lot!  Here I used the splatters to create the rainbow effect behind the greeting.  I felt like this could be a perfect gender-neutral baby card and used the Labeler Alphabet to add the word, baby.


Simple Succulent Welcome

This card ended up being one of my favorites of the bunch due to its very simple color palette of Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, and Basic Black.  The Vertical Garden stamp set pairs nicely with the Oh So Succulent stamp set which I used to create the background pattern.  To embellish this card yet keep it simple, I added a few White Perfect Accents.

To see a complete list of supplies for each card, simply click on the images.


So.....when would YOU send a "welcome" card?  Leave me a comment.  (I'm still looking for ideas--LOL!)


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