Miles apart but still in my heart...

2020 has been tough. We've been sheltering in place, physical distancing and doing everything we can to stay safe, well and see this pandemic come to an end. For many of us - myself included - this has meant spending a year far away from family and friends. Even though we are far apart, this year has been the year to go deeper with relationships and really cherish what matters - the conversations we can have and the memories we share. Here's a little COVID card I made to send to someone far away to let them know that they are and always will be in my heart.

I stamp and heat embossed two of the panels using copper embossing powder and the Lovely You stamp set. The middle panel I stamped with a few different coloured inks. The leaves I layered on top are from the Forever Flourishing dies. I used the Lovely Labels punch to create my layered label for my sentiment. 

I actually bought the Lovely You stamp set and Lovely Labels as a bundle (it's cheaper) as it goes really well with all the sentiments in the stamp set and makes it super easy to make a really great sentiment pop. I cannot cut straight or do curves well so punches and dies are my go to. 

As much as 2020 has been a hard year I think there are some things I'm really grateful for and that I want to carry over into 2021. I've had a chance to connect with people in a deeper way - which I have loved. I've been able to carve out time to craft - which has been therapy - and I need more. And I've been able to share my creations with others to give them cards they can send to their loved ones. I really hope to do more of this in 2021. I've also had time to blog in my little part of the internet and share my card making again. I have to say it's been nice to be able to join back in to a creative community and I'm thankful for all those around me who share the love of making and giving. I hope we can inspire each other do continue creating and giving in 2021 and spread a little joy and hope to all those around us.

Happy crafting.