Tall and Skinny Wishes

Happy Monday, y’all (or is that an oxymoron!?!).  I bet today finds you 1) excited and happy that the Patriots won or 2) recovering from the devastating, last-possible-second loss of the Seahawks or 3) wondering….”huh?  There was a big game yesterday?  All I saw were some funny commercials interspersed with some guys running around on grass.”  However you spent your Sunday evening, I hope you’re well and recovered, cause it’s Monday now, so…. 😉

Speaking of Monday, this is the day I announce the winner of last week’s Blog Candy!  Drum roll….and yea, you have to read all the way through to the end to see who won! See how I did that?

This week I made a card to share using some Irresistibly Yours DSP and the Butterfly Basics stamp set (from the Occasions Catalog).  I based it – pretty loosely, as you’ll soon see! – on the Mojo Monday Sketch #382.


This card fits into an A2 envelope, with plenty of room to spare to accommodate the embellishments.  I think the entire ensemble turned out really pretty!

Tall and Skinny with envelope watermarked

To build my card, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to 3 1/2″ x 11″ and then scored and folded it at 5 1/2″ on the long side.  That yielded the Tall and Skinny look driven by the MM sketch.  And, that’s the dimensions they gave me on their website, so the math was pretty easy! ;0

I sponged a piece of the Irresistibly Yours DSP with Soft Suede ink, and then wiped the excess off of the resist areas with a paper towel.  Then I SNAIL’d a length of SU Natural Cotton Ribbon onto a piece of Crumb Cake CS (which I’d lightly sponged with Crumb Cake ink) and then SNAIL’d that layer onto the DSP.  I actually attached the ribbon to the CS, leaving a little excess on both ends, before I attached everything to the DSP – and then I wrapped the ribbon around and secured it to the back with tape.  That way I had a nice, smooth edge, and won’t have to worry about the ribbon fraying on the edges.

Tall and Skinny Outside 3 Watermarked

Over that, I ran some Daffodil Delight Stitched 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon.  Like the wide ribbon, I wrapped the ends around the back and secured them with tape.

Then I cut out my art square and rounded the corners (note to self: get oval collection framelits in next order…!!).  I stamped the flowers from the Butterfly Basics onto the square in Soft Suede and colored it in with my Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Blendabilities (that I got for Sale-a-Bration!).  My Butterfly Basic sentiment  is stamped in Strawberry Slush onto another square of Very Vanilla.  Both these pieces were matted onto Crumb Cake CS and then layered onto the card front.  The sentiment is SNAILd and the flower is popped up with Dimensionals.

Tall and Skinny Outside 1 Watermarked

I punched out a few Bitty Butterflies from some scrap Irresistibly Yours DSP that I’d lightly colored with my lightest Pink Pirouette Blendie, and very artfully (she says modestly) arranged them onto the card, using glue dots.  I embellished them with some Pearl Basic Jewels and added one more pearl to the center of the largest flower, and called it good.  The card front was SNAILd onto the card base – there’s plenty of “popping” already!

Tall and Skinny inside 2 Watermarked

On the inside, I went ahead and added a liner, still in Very Vanilla, just to keep the card feeling solid.  I edged the piece with Pink Pirouette ink by simply running all the edges across the ink pad itself.  Using the smallest butterfly stamp in the Butterfly Basics, I stamped a little swarm of them (what IS a group of butterflies called?  Swarm?  Herd? Flock?  Must Google that) across the bottom in Pink Pirouette.  I left this card blank on the inside, so it can be used for almost any occasion, I’d think.

I used a Crumb Cake Envelope, and stamped the flower in Crumb Cake on the front, in the bottom right corner, just to finish things off.

Tall and Skinny with envelope watermarked 2

Hope you enjoy this one – and give Tall and Skinny a try soon!  Card cuts are below,

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Here are the card cuts for today’s project

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 11″ (card base – folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/8″ x 2″ (flower); 2 1/4″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment); 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 1 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (ribbon mat); 2 1/8″ x 2 1/2″ (flower mat); 2 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment mat)

Irresistibly Yours DSP: 3 3/8 x 5 3/8″ (card front); Bitty Butterflies


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7 thoughts on “Tall and Skinny Wishes

  1. Another beautiful card Mary! I love the colors that you used, your flowers are perfectly colored and the touch of yellow is so pretty! 🙂

  2. Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Roberta Morin

    Hi There,

    I tried several times to click onto your blog, but my computer would not pick it up for some reason. Blah! Anyhow, I wanted to let you know how beautiful your card is…so soft and pretty…the butterflies add such a nice touch, I can almost feel their fluttering! Love the make it yourself dp too!

    Today I’m still in “Shock” at the Patriot’s win last night! My tummy had butterflies during the second half (due to stress), and I had to leave the room a couple of times. I braced myself for the loss, but then my son shouted, “Interception! We just won!” and I came back into the room stunned!!!!! Wow! What a Super Bowl that was! We certainly delivered a game worth watching, wouldn’t you say? So So very excited about my team winning! My husband & I were born and raised in MA but now live in VA. but we are still huge fans~

    Have a blessed day! ~Roberta

  4. We were rooting for the Seahawks. Not sure why, but…we were. Still, the Pats played an outstanding game. And it was truly a great game to watch!

    Thanks so much for your nice comments, Roberta! 🙂

  5. Patricia Allison

    Hi there, love the new cards, and my fav new sale-a-Bration product is the stamp set with. nature’s Perfection… Great new butterfly stamp to punch and pretty flowers to cluster together. Sorry but I tried scrolling three time and could not find current comment area to be a contestant in the blog hop for February. Please advise, a d enter me in the drawing. Thanks so much, Patricia

  6. Thanks, Patricia! Not sure why you couldn’t find the Blog Hop comment area – I think sometimes the sit acts weird. I’ll get you in the drawing!

    • Patricia – take a look at the bottom of the blog hop post in the “Tags” section. The last piece is the comment area. See if that works for you!

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