UPDATE on FRIDAY, 3 Feb 23: So….apparently, when I was adding the PDF tutorial last night – I somehow managed to delete 90% of the post instructions! 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ I have no idea how – and JUST realized it! Open the PDF (the link is actually right in the MIDDLE of the post 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️) and all the directions for making this card are right there – just without…all my extraordinarily witty commentary! 😉 Sorry, guys!! 🙁
Good morning and happy…Friday! I’m a little off my days this week – Miss Sonya cleaned yesterday (thank goodness!) instead of today so…I spent all day yesterday thinking it was FRIDAY! But it wasn’t. 🤷♀️
When we went to Maui, we did some snorkeling, which was wonderful! Wayne and Lance, though, ALSO went S.C.U.B.A. diving and saw some sea turtles – the pictures were pretty awesome (but..I wish I hadn’t been so claustrophobic in the mask/tank thingy and could have gone, too!). And I know I’ve been pretty reticent about my love of Maui…or..not. So – the Sea Turtle set, when it was released in the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini, caught my eye right away! I pulled it out today and found a couple of good sentiments in the Happy Labels stamp set to go with! Take a look-see:
The layout is from The Paper Players sketch challenge this week!
Sea Turtle Happy Labels Thank You Card
Et Voila! Oh – my – goodness! I LOVE this stamp set SO much! The Sea Turtle images – with their “reversable-ness” – are simply wunnermus – and will let you create all sorts of pretty undersea scenes! Add in some By The Bay DSP and maybe a die cut or five from the Seaside Bay Die set and…you MIGHT think you’re on Maui! 😉
I hope you like!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Textured Shimmer Paper (in Shaded Spruce and Balmy Blue): Seaside Bay die cut grasses
Basic White Cardstock: Third-from-Smallest Stylish Shapes die cut circle (sentiment); Stamped and Fussy Cut Sea Turtles (x3)
By the Bay 6″ x 6″ DSP: Third-from-Largest Deckled Rectangles Die cut (front panel); Largest Deckled Rectangles Die cut (inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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Finn Fan Fix
Finn’s taking a “me” day and gave me leave to “borrow” his spot. Hope you don’t mind!
Last week, when I made the Greatest Journey Card – I used the three cloud dies in the set.
When I was DONE – I had TWO dies left – the smallest was….gone. 😳😳😳
I looked high – I looked low. I dumped out the trash cans and pawed thru them.
I got on my hands and knees to check under the table and under the dresser. Yes – I DID manage to get back up but…it wasn’t pretty! 🙂
I sort of gave up hope.
Yesterday, I made sourdough crackers. When they were all baked I dumped them onto a tray to cool.
Which seems like…an unrelated thing.
While making dinner, I donned my mitt to pull the chicken from the oven…
Once I had the mitt on, I realized there was something in it. I figured it was a cracker – thinking I’d gotten a little jiggy with the “dumping” earlier.
How. In. The. World?!?
I was very happy to see that die – although not a little confused about how the heck it got in there.
Fast forward to yesterday at my craft table – my brain finally clicked on the answer.
My new watch band is metallic with a ….MAGNETIC clasp.
Appears I carried it with me when I made dinner last week and it got scraped off when I pulled the mitt on. I was totally oblivious!
Can’t make this stuff up, y’all! 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
Such a cute card!! Love those little sea turtles and you picked the perfect background paper! Hahahahahaha! The magnetic band stole your die! Might have to think about changing that back to a cloth band so there are no more missing dies found in oven mitts later! 😉