Good morning, y’all! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Palm Sunday!
Now, my card today, by rights, should be an anniversary card.
For me and Wayne. For THIRTY YEARS! Wha….? Whe….?? HOW the heck did that happen?!? Feels like a really long time some days – and others? Like a blink. It truly is hard to believe so many years have passed.
Our anniversary rituals are pretty ingrained – so it’s simply devastating to be confined to the house this year. We usually dress up in our finest – go out to a fancy restaurant…maybe a movie or dancing after.
ROFL!!! Oh stop – I’m killing myself!!
Our “ritual” is to…pretty much totally forget the day! Like…three days AFTER, we’ll look at each other and be like…did we miss our Anniversary again? How many years WAS this!?
Yeah. We are romantic devils, for certain sure! So being confined to the house is no big. 🙂
So – my ACTUAL card today is a clean-and-simple thank you card made with elements of the new Ornate Garden Suite – and a couple of embossing folders. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.
And it fits perfectly with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.
I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed twice. The first time was in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder – and I only did about 1/3 of the right side of the panel. I embossed the other side in the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Then I matted the panel on So Saffron for the card front.
Using one of the dies in the Ornate Borders die set, I cut out a piece from some Old Olive cardstock. With my Paper Snips, I carefully snipped off part of the die cut – then I adhered the remainder with Liquid Glue, right over the “seam” between the two embossed portions.
From So Saffron card stock, I cut the three flowers from Ornate Borders and adhered them to the die cut with Liquid Glue.
I stamped the sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Old Olive on Whisper White and cut it with the smallest narrow Stitched Rectangle Die. Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Each flower got a pink Frosted Flower Embellishment and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle. Then, I added a final Rhinestone to the sentiment and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Old Olive on Whisper White. Under that, in Blushing Bride, I added another sentiment. I stamped the little Ornate Style flower in Old Olive and colored it with my Light Old Olive and Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Blushing Bride card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Ornate Style flowers on the front…
…and a little Blushing Bride paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I am love love loving all the sentiment combinations we can make with the wonderful – and HUGE! – Ornate Thanks stamp set! And the bundled Ornate Borders die set gives super fun decorative options! I hope you like and are ADDING THIS SUITE to your stash!! Be sure to check out my money-saving limited time Special Bundle offer down below!
If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!
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Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!
The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!
As has become my habit, I’ve put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).
That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳
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Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
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Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7
BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!
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Ornate Garden Suite !!
Now Available in the Online Store!
Check out some of the cards I’ve made for you with this Suite!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment); Ornate Borders die cut flowers
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ square Stitched Shapes Die cut (art)
Old Olive Card Stock: Ornate Borders large die cut
Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP: envelope flap in Blushing Bride
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Finn Fan Fix
Warning – non-Finn-Finn-Fan Fix ahead! 😉
So…my day revolves around satisfying every whim of my tyrannical little cat.
She wants three things from me.
Food – a very specific couple of kinds (don’t even TRY to mess with this) – and as frequently as it occurs to her to want said food.
Pettings – on her timeline and to her exacting specification.
Mornings go like….wake up. Feed the cat. Put the dog out. Make my coffee. Put dog bone in bowl. Let dog in. Pick up cat bowl (unless I just WANT Finn to clean it all up). Then…sit down and…hold the cat.
Evenings. Feed the cat. Feed the dog. Feed the people. Sit down and…yes. Hold the cat.
She’s an old lady. Gonna be a bit of a hole when she leaves us, wouldn’t you say?
In totally different news… the other day on one of my videos, I mentioned freezing eggs. Here’s what they look like…
I fork-beat one or two eggs in a bowl and pour them into a silicone ice cube tray (I got this one on Amazon but it’s showing out of stock):
Freeze. The cubes pop out super easy and then I just store them in gallon freezer bags. Awesome for scrambled eggs or recipes needing eggs! They are, however, not even SORT of good if you’re wanting an egg over easy! 😉