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October 13, 2009

We did 6 cards at Alexandra's Stamp-a-Stack (in Pleasant Hill CA) last Friday.  Her request was for a few get wells, a few thank yous/thinking of yous and a few birthdays….just a gentle mix of useful cards.  Today you'll see three of them. 

For this bright and cheery "get well wishes" we used the Big Shot Die-cut Machine for both the Crushed Curry Polka Dotted main layer and the Daisies on the top.  We use two large daisies and one medium sized daisy.



Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Upsy Daisy (envelope)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

Ink: Old Olive

Accessories Punches: Word Window &
Modern Label, Dimensionals, Flower: Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Stampin’ Up!
Backgrounds #1 (small dots), Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Crushed Curry
1/2” Polka Dotted Ribbon

This next card is a hidden 'thank you' card.  And it uses one of my favorite stamp sets, For All You Do.  It's really pretty straight forward card.  All of the layers go on to the Pale Plum main layer, then the ribbon, and finally adhere all of it on to the main card.  Then you punch through the two layers, Pale Plum and Rich Razzleberry, with the Curly Label punch.  The "For all you do….." is stamped through the punched opening.  Hiding in the lower right inside corner are the words "thank you".  All stamped images are from the For All You Do stamp set.



Stamp Set:  For All You Do
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive                                                                              Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White           
Accessories:  Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder; Big Shot die-Cut Machine, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-dot Grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch

TIP TIME:  It's hard to tell in the photo above, but the larger flower on the Whisper White card stock has been K-I-S-S-E-D.  In public!  Ok, so 'kissing' is a stampin' technique.  Ink up the flower (or solid stamp) in a lighter color (Pale Plum here).  Then ink up a separate printed stamp with a darker color (Rich Razzleberry here).  Finally let the two stamps KISS, i.e. touch each other as if each is a stamp pad, and stamp the flower on the cardstock.

The last card for today is another get well card.  This card uses another of my favorite stamp sets, Inspired by Nature.  You've seen the card before on my blog.  Also, the stamp set is not in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog but it is on the Dormant List, meaning that there wasn't quite room for it in the catalog but it is available for purchase.  You can click on the Dormant List in the right side bar of this blog and see what other stamps are still available for purchase but not seen in the catalog.  This card can handle any sort of a sentiment attached to the ribbon.  Another version could have "Birthday Greetings" on a 1-1/4" circle punch layered on a piece of Soft Suede card  stock punched with the 1-3/8" circle punch.  It would then make a great birthday card for a guy.



Stamp Set:  Inspired by Nature, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede                                                                                                           Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Punches: Modern Label, Word Window, Horizontal Slit,  ribbon, Dimensionals, Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon: 5".

TIP: After you ink up the stamp with Old Olive ink, lay your card stock on the stamp, cover it with a piece of computer paper (to keep your hands clean), and gently rub all over the image.  You will get a much better impression than pressing this large stamp onto to cardstock. 

Tomorrow I'll show your the final three cards:  a thank you, a friendship, and another one!  🙂

Have a wonderful day.  We're supposed to have a lot of wind and rain today here in the mountains of northern California and I know I'll be enjoying that!  Snuggy time inside.  With a glowing, warming fire in the fireplace.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.



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