Good morning, y’all. It’s Tuesday – and there’s exactly one week left in the month of July. Which means there’s exactly one week left to…earn Bonus Days coupons and (more importantly!!) join us in Stampin’ Up! and cash in on the additional $72 in free goodies in the Essentials Pack. Folks – really, now. Do not miss this. If I told you that you had to sign a 2 year contract with Stampin’ Up! – that would be one thing. But all these free goodies…and at least a 20% discount…AND you can quit anytime? Come on! Not jumping on that is just…cray cray!! 🙂
My card for today is a pretty one – but for a sad occasion. My friend’s friend lost her yellow lab recently. So…an appropriate card was requested! I used my usual non-Stampin’ Up! dog stamp and combined it wth the new Sorry For Everything stamp set and the oh-so-lovely Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. Take a look-see:
As you can see, I opted for a no-sentiment card front. Hold yer horses – the inside says it all!
I started with a piece of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and matted it on a piece of Crushed Curry for the card front.
The middle panel is a square of Whisper White card stock. I lightly sponged it with Pool Party, then used the cloud stencil in the Pattern Party Mask set to add clouds with Embossing Paste. When it dried, I matted the square on Crushed Curry and then Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.
I stamped my yellow lab in Crushed Curry on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, I pulled color out into the image. I barely touched the tip of the brush in my Crumb Cake ink pad lid and added it to the eyes and nose. Then I fussy cut him.
I also fussy cut some flowers and leaves from my favorite paper in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. And – I pulled about 4 pieces of Burlap “thread” from some of my 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. I used a few Glue Dots to wind the burlap thread around, then layered my fussy cut flowers with a few pieces from the new Touches of Nature Elements. And I nestled my dog in the middle of the bower of flowers. I used a combination of Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to create my little “picture”.
On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the large sentiment from Sorry For Everything in Basic Gray Archival Ink in the middle of a Whisper White panel. I added two more images from the set, in stamped-off-once Tangerine Tango, above and below, also using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I added my yellow lab again, in Crushed Curry – this time giving him a tiny halo with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. Finally, I sponged the top of the panel in Pool Party and added some more Embossing Paste clouds.
I matted the panel on Crushed Curry and Fast Fuse’d it into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added a third yellow lab with a halo…
…and gave the envelope flap another little splash of color from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.
Et Voila! I hate that anyone ever needs this kind of card to come to them, but I always hope it will bring a smile – even if it’s touched with tears. I hope that will be the case with this one, and…I hope you like!
P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!
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Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:
- Paper Snips (this is a $10 value). I flat love these! You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
- SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value). Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
- Grid Paper ($11 value). Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful. And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
- Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value). Keep one. Give one away to a friend! Or…you know. Keep them both for yourself! 😉
- Bone Folder ($7 value). An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ square (mat for cloud embossed panel)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ square (cloud embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Whole Lot of Lovely DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap; fussy cut flowers on front
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Okay you guys.
This is going to be hard for you to see.
Finn had a bit of a run-in with a flying thing today.
He hates flying things.
And – now he knows why!
He and his dad were clearing off the wash-rack in the barn (Finn might not have been so eager to help if he’d realized that he was going to be a customer of said wash rack…). Wayne picked up a tarp and out came….pissed off sweat bees!
Lots of them.
Wayne hightailed it out of there – calling Finn with him.
Finn failed to follow instructions.
And he got stung! 🙁 🙁 🙁
Just once. But it was right on the side of his schnoozle!
See the swelling on the left side of his muzzle? It did actually spread up his face later in the day.
We called the vet and gave him a couple of Benadryl per their instructions. And….
We watched him really closely all day to be sure the swelling didn’t get up into his wind pipe. But…it didn’t.
He’s recovering nicely.
But…he’s more convinced than ever that flying things are…bad. Bad bad bad.
Poor little freckley faced puppy! 🙁