As I came in from shoveling my driveway the other night, all I could think about was palm trees and tacos. Because those two go together, right? Well, they do in San Diego! The Lad (and my parents) are traveling with me to my sister's house this year and he's made me promise we'll eat as many tacos as possible. Challenge accepted, Dude!
Then, I headed to my studio, grabbed the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, and in just a few minutes had created this great tropical All Things Thanks thank you card. If that isn't #simplestamping, I don't know what is!
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Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black, Starburst Punch
Layer 4: Whisper White, 2" Circle Punch
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Last night, I experienced the positive power of social media. I got a text from a friend I hadn't heard from in almost 20 years. A few years older than me, she lived with my family one year when she went to business school. I was shocked and happy to hear from her. But probably not more shocked than when she ended the conversation telling me is about to become a grandmother! It just doesn't seem possible. Are we really in that generation already?
So...today's card All Things Thanks card is dedicated to my friend, Debi and her new grandbaby.
Base: Petal Pink, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Gray Granite, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Gray Granite, 3 3/4" x 2 1/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 3 3/4" x 2"
CASE-ing Tuesday 177 features the Wishing You Well Stamp Set and that bow! That bow is the of the show. Every time I've used it in class or in a blog, people always exclaim, "I've got to have that bow!" And really, who can blame them? That bow is pretty amazing!
Today instead of stamping it directly on the wreath, I stamped it onto Whisper White Cardstock, fussy cut it, and added some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals behind it pop it off the card. And I added some Red Rhinestones to the wreath to make it a bit more festive. And the sentiment? You guessed it, it's from this week's Product of the Week, All Things Thanks.
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Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday177.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 4 1/4" x 11"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3" x 3"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Scrap of whisper White.
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I'm getting ready for a craft fair this week and need to make tags for all my table treats. The Tags & Tidings Bundle is going to save me so much time! In the time it takes to ink up one stamp, and roll just one die through the Big Shot, I'll have 16 tags! I can't even begin to tell you how much time this is going to save me. The die even cuts out the little hole at the top of the tag so I can quickly thread some Baker's Twine through the tag, tie it to the gift, and I'm done. Talk about #SimpleStamping! This is also #SimpleBigShot work!
All week I'll be featuring cards and tags using the Tags & Tidings Bundle. With Christmas right around the corner, this is the perfect time to grab this bundle and finish up all your gift wrapping.
Today's card features some very #SimpleStamping, but pack a big WOW! This stamp works like a backround stamp; stamp it once and you're done! I kept the color scheme monochromatic so you focus on the images themselves without too much distraction.
And...here's a helpful hint. Don't have the color of ribbon you need? Grab your white ribbon and color it with one of the Blends Markers, like I did here with Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon and my Dark Poppy Parade Blends Marker. Since it's an alcohol marker, it dries instantly and doesn't leave any residue behind. The same can be done with pearls and rhinestones. How cool is that?
Base: Poppy Parade, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
12" of both Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon and Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Correction! An email went out this morning that wasn't supposed to go out. The New Year's Bingo is being held on 12/30 at 1:30 at the Dan Pollitt Center in Pittsboro. It is NOT going to be at my house this year. I apologize for the confusion! Registration is due no later than 12/10.
I hope you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving. We celebrated with our neighbors. There were rousing games of Sorry and Mexican Train Dominoes There was lots of fun, laughter, and more food than we could possibly eat. I am so thankful my for family and friends and am looking forward this holiday season.
Were you wondering how I was going to use this week's Pleasant Pheasants after Thanksgiving! Ta Da! This sentiment works perfect with a little Real Red and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper! Think outside the box, or in this case, the stamp case, and revisit some of those sentiments. I'll bet you can get a lot more mileage out of seasonal stamp sets this way!
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Base: Real Red, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 2 "" x 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper: 1 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Layer 3: Basic Black Starburst Punch
Layer 4: Whisper White 2" Circle Punch
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