Good Friday, y’all! Welcome to the last day of September! And, for a minute, it’s going to be Fall! It’s lovely here today!
Funny story. Well – not really funny ha-ha, more like funny you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me!
Remember this card?
Right. Yesterday, I printed out my shipping label (gotta love Click-and-Ship from the Post Office). Then I carefully wrapped a little gift up in tissue, wrote my little note to my friend and his wife on my cute little card, and stuck it in my Small Flat Rate box. Then I zipped up to the mailbox and stuck it in there with a couple of other packages. Plenty of time for the post to run. Congratulating myself all the way.
Last night, as I was getting ready for bed, I happened to glance at the printer. On it was a USPS label.
To my friend. In Wisconsin. I stared at it stupidly for a moment, trying to figure out why there was a label to Len on the printer.
You already know – right?
Yup. I mailed the little box with no postage.
Or return address.
Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nutin’.
Which means they can’t even return it to me. I called the PO this morning. Unless my mail lady happens to have looked at it when she got back to the Post Office, and remembered where she’d picked it up, and remembered to put it in her truck this morning….my little box has gone to the dead letter office. Of which there is one. One. In the entire country!
My little box is sitting next to the thousands of letters to Santa and the Tooth Fairy. Probably never to be seen again. 🙁
Sigh….I guess I’ll give it a day or two and then re-make the card and try again!
My brain….what in the world!??!
For today, though, no duplicate card. Well…that’s not entirely true. You see, I made another card for my friend, this time a Get Well card. She just loves the Sitting Here stamp set and requests it every time! I’m maybe going to have to tell her it did a Note 7 on me…
Too soon? Sorry.
Anywho – I made her card with the Sitting Here swing (converted to a bench) and the dog in his bed. I added some Petals & Paisleys DSP and a couple of sentiments from the Greatest Greetings stamp set. Take a look-see:
The design comes from the Fusion Birthday Bash Challenge:
I did some additional matting on this one, using them as frames for the pretty DSP. I SNAILd a piece of the Petals & Paisleys DSP onto a Mint Macaron mat and then a Cajun Craze mat. These colors just don’t seem like they ought to work together, but they really do, don’t they?!?
Then I made the banner. It’s another design from Petals & Paisleys, SNAILd to Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze. I punched each piece with the Banner Triple Punch before SNAILing it all together. Then I SNAILd it to the card front.
My art circle is a Cajun Craze scalloped-edge circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits, then a straight edged Mint Macaron circle. Finally is the Very Vanilla circle. On that, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso. This is one long sentiment, that I divided up by inking just the portion I needed – easy to do with photopolymer stamps! Then I lightly flicked the edges with a sponge inked with Crumb Cake.
To add some softness, I wound some loops of Copper Metallic Thread around using Glue Dots and used some Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere the circle over the banner, thread and burlap ribbon.
I stamped the Sitting Here swing in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, then colored it with Crumb Cake ink, using my Clear Wink of Stella and picking up ink from the ink pad lid. I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to color the bench cushion. Then I fussy cut it – which was really quick and easy!
The dog is stamped in Delightful Dijon, then masked, and I added the basket over the top of him in Soft Suede. Then I colored the dog in Delightful Dijon and the basket in Crumb Cake with the Clear Wink of Stella brush. Then I fussy cut the whole thing – dog, basket and all.
I adhered the bench with Liquid Glue and then used Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional to stick on the sleeping pup. Finally, I stamped a little pillow in Soft Suede, colored it with Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers and fussy cut it. I rolled the back with my stylus, and popped it on the bench with a Stampin’ Dimensional. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I went back to my non-SU! lab stamp (by request!), and stamped him in Delightful Dijon in the middle of my Very Vanilla panel. Then I used Crushed Curry to color him in with my Clear Wink of Stella Brush. For the sentiment, I pulled out the Greatest Greetings stamp set. Using my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, I inked up just the words “Get Well Soon” on the stamp that says “Get Well Sooner” and then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp that right over the top of the yellow lab.
I matted it on the Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze, and then into my Very Vanilla card base. I SNAILd the front on as well, and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another yellow lab on the front…
Et Voila! One (last!) card with Sitting Here (I promise!!) and some Petals & Paisleys DSP. Of course, the Greatest Greetings stamp set is quite aptly named – it’s a wonderful font and has….great!…sentiments! Hope you like! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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WORLD CARD MAKING DAY IS THIS SATURDAY…
…AND STAMPIN’ UP! IS HAVING A SALE TO CELEBRATE!
Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life. With World Card Making Day coming up on 1 October, celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).
And in celebration of World Card Making Day, from 1 – 5 October, you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!
• Promotion period: 1 – 5 October, 2016• All order types qualify for this promotion
• Deadline: 5 October, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)
Here are all the products that will be discounted for World Card Making Day!
You can head over to my Online Store starting on 1 Oct to take advantage of these great deals! 🙂
Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!
Item # Product Name
141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?
Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!
Get ready for World Cardmaking Day! It’s tomorrow! What are you going to do to celebrate? Stock up on DSP?!? 😉
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 2 5/8″ circle (front art); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for banner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for front art)
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ circle (mat for front art); 1 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for banner)
Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); 1 5/8″ x 4 1/2″ (banner); envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!