Happy Super Bowl Sunday, y’all! I know for at least a portion of the country – perhaps mostly in the New England and Los Angelas areas??! – this is a long-awaited day. 🙂 I do enjoy the game – if it’s a good one – but I really mostly enjoy the commercials, let’s be honest! So – I hope they’re good this year. It’s such a let-down when Wayne and I look at each other and think “meh…I’d have fast forwarded thru THAT one!”
Because there IS this big game that a lot of folks will want to watch – including me! – we’re not going to do a video tonight! Sorry! But I’ll be back next week, so don’t despair!
I showed y’all the wonderful gift that our vet sent us to commemorate and remind us of our good horse, Bo. Didn’t see it? Check it right here – scroll down to the Finn Fan Fix! As a result of that kindness, I decided to make them a thank you card. It seemed fittin’ to use the Let It Ride stamp set again – and this time I used sentiments from the awesome new Well Said Cling stamp bundle. Take a look-see:
I got some help with the layout from this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.
And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (love me some Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!) at the Paper Craft Crew! I went right across the bottom. Although a case could also be made for down the left side!
I started with a panel of Crumb Cake card stock and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the super-perfect pine tree image from Let It Ride right smack across it (the hinge step is PERFECT for this!) in Mossy Meadow ink. I added some decorative “stitching” around the edge with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker, then ran it thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.
I matted it on Blackberry Bliss card stock with Liquid Glue to make the card front.
I wrapped a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots. Then I added a couple of wraps of Nature’s Twine in Blackberry Bliss.
On another piece of Crumb Cake, I stamped the horses from Let It Ride in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored one horse with the Dark and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and the other with the Smoky Slate Blends. Then I cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit die.
I popped the art oval over the ribbon and twine with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the sentiment, I used the new Well Written Framelits to cut “thanks” in Blackberry Bliss card stock, which I adhered to the oval with Liquid Glue.
I tied a bow from the Nature’s Twine and adhered it to a small True Gentleman Button with a Glue Dot – then I adhered that to the oval with a second Glue Dot. And the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Well Said in Blackberry Bliss to a Crumb Cake panel. Over that, in stamped-off-THREE-times Mossy Meadow (so this is the fourth stamp without re-inking), I added the pine trees from Let It Ride. I used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to add more of the decorative “stitching”.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Let It Ride pine image in Mossy Meadow on the front…
…and again on the envelope flap. And – once again, I opened the flap and repeated the stamped image (thank you Stamparatus!).
Et Voila! I hope this Let It Ride card, with the perfect Well Said sentiments, will let them know how much I appreciated their kindness on 11 January. And again with their thoughtful gift. I hope you like!
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Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (art)
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Finn Fan Fix
Every morning brings chores in the barn.
WE have to feed the ponies.
WE have to fill the water trough.
WE have to put the ponies out.
MOM has to clean the stalls.
MOM has to sweep the aisle.
DOG has to guard the MOM and keep interlopers of all types from sneaking up on us.
All clear, Mom – carry on….