Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Snail Mail Hello

Hey y'all!  Bit late but I do have a card to share today.

It's snail mail ; )  I am sometimes slow to catch on...when this stamp set was released (pretty sure it was in a mini catalog), I resisted the urge to buy it for the entirety of the catalog run...only to decide at the eleventh hour that I should get it and the matching paper too.  Then I didn't use it.  Oops.  Better late than never?  Sorry the picture is a bit dark, we've been socked in with clouds and/or rain here for daaaaayyyyysss.  Yay late November.

Let's celebrate National Letter Writing Day with the Festive Friday crew:

From the list, I used script (cursive font on the sentiment), hello sentiment, postmark (iffy, unless you count the ones on the paper the snail is on), envelope, and ink, if you count that I stamped my images and used Blends to color in the snail. 

I also used more layers than I typically do to follow this week's sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday:

The patterns just didn't look right on the card unless I added a Bermuda Bay mat to every. single. piece.  Which was at least good for using up a few scraps of cardstock.

Okay, the hubs asked me yesterday if I can make Christmas/holiday cards for his work people, to the tune of 63 cards, so I should get to work on that.  And also the washer just beep-screamed that it's done, so time to switch out laundry.  Feel like I'm moving as slowly as that snail!  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Snailed It
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Stampin' Blends in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Paper:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Thick Basic White, Snail Mail DSP
Accessories:  Snail dies, Layering Circles dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Special Delivery

 Mornin' y'all!  Well, it's morning here for another 22 minutes at least.  I had a doctor's appointment this morning, ran a couple of errands, and now I'm back at the house waiting for our new furniture to be delivered while I eat a piece of pumpkin pie.  We tossed most of the Thanksgiving leftovers yesterday but I couldn't give up the last of the pumpkin pie or the sweet potato casserole.  The hubs ate the last of the apple pie yesterday.

Anyway, a card!

This *should* have been a very quick-and-easy card, but I could NOT get a good impression on the greeting stamp (and it's the *only* stamping on the whole card!).  I had wanted it stamped on the card front but it didn't look good, so then I stamped it several more times on scrap paper, cleaned the stamp, stamped more times, and after wasting like half a sheet of white cardstock I finally gave up.  And that, my friends, is why I much prefer red rubber stamps to photopolymer.  But they keep making images that I *like* only in photopolymer.  Grr.

Anyway, I used the latest challenge from Inspired By...:

And for good measure I used the sketch too:

It was fun choosing different colors for the presents; I had written down "bright pastels" when I jotted down the challenge parameters before I went up to my craft room.  I used Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana, and Blushing Bride.  Wish we still had a nice baby pink that wasn't so peachy like Petal Pink.  I miss Powder Pink...

Anyway, guess I'll see if I can get anything useful done while I wait for the furniture people.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Santa's Delivery
Ink:  Parakeet Party
Paper:  Thick Basic White, Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, gold foil
Accessories:  1 1/4" square punch, Santa's Train dies, Stylish Shapes dies, Dimensionals

Monday, November 28, 2022


Scrappy Monday, y'all!  Hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.  I've got a new layout to share today, this is one that I recently made, though the pictures are from 2012.

The hubs and I were living in England at the time; my parents came out to visit and then right before Thanksgiving our besties flew out too, so these pics are from the day we met Bennet and Missy at the airport in London.  I suppose it's a good thing it took me so long to make these pages, because this year's new In Colors were perfect for these pictures.

I used Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, and Whisper White for my color palette.  The Orchid Oasis page base was perfect since several of the pictures were taken as it started to get dark, and Sweet Sorbet actually looks pretty good with the iconic London phone booths.  Who knew?

Recently I told the hubs (very excitedly, I might add) that I had finished all the scrapbook pages for 2012.  He gave me kind of a pitying look and said something about being 10 years behind.  However, since I haven't been scrapping chronologically up until Ryan was born, I've done a lot of pages for 2013 up to present, and I've even finished everything from 2017 through 2019 so there nyeh.  Usually I work on one layout or event from before Ryan, then one from after Ryan, so I'm making progress on both old pages and some newer ones.  As I told my mom, I'll never, ever be bored!

Have a great week, peeps.

Stamps:  London stamp ?, Keep Calm from Amuse
Ink:  Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Versamark
Paper:  Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Thick Basic White
Accessories:  White EP, Stitched Rectangles dies

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Warm Friendship with the Paper Players

I was typing the title for this blog post and my pinky finger hit a key funny and it typed a pi sign, I have no idea how to do that on purpose.  Ooh, I just figured it out, it's option + p and it gives you π!  (I have a Mac keyboard.)  Here it is nine in the morning and I've already learned something today.

And now it's time for a new challenge from the Paper Players!

This super versatile sketch is from Laurie!  If I'd had time I could have made a whole bunch of cards with this sketch, but Thanksgiving prep last week took up a lot of my stamping time.  (It was worth it though!)  Anyway, here's what I made:

I hadn't used the bunny from All Bundled Up yet, so I stamped her and the cute raccoon, colored with Blends, cut them out and popped them up on a piece of the Fitting Florets DSP.  Very simple card design but I think it's cute!

I hope you'll have fun with this sketch too and post your card creation over at the Paper Players blog.  Enjoy!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  All Bundled Up
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Evening Evergreen, Stampin' Blends in Gray Granite, Smoky Skate, Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Evening Evergreen, Thick Basic White, Fitting Florets DSP
Accessories:  Dimensionals

The Paper Players Design Team

Cindy Beach

Christy Stanford <-- You are here : )

Friday, November 25, 2022

Meaningful Bear

Hey friends, hope you had a good Thanksgiving yesterday if you celebrate that.  We did!  Since our new dining room furniture is late getting here, we had Thanksgiving dinner on our plastic folding craft tables with a cheapo tablecloth on top, and used the folding chairs we take to the park : )  You gotta make it work, right?  I made my first-ever turkey and no one got salmonella.  We ate soooo much food that I said yesterday that I didn't want to eat for the next several weeks at least.  And what is in front of me as I type this?

Cannot resist the allure of sweet potato casserole.  Breakfast of champions!  I *love* sweet potato casserole but I'm the only one in my family who does (the hubs tolerates it, the kid sticks his nose up at everything that isn't a PBJ or Goldfish crackers) so I usually only make it once a year.

Anyway!  I do have a card to share today.

Had to take a picture at an angle to get that copper embossing powder to show up.  The dots are copper, too.

It might be a holiday week, but I still had to make a card for Freshly Made Sketches!

And as usual I used the Color Throwdown:

I used Soft Succulent, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and the aforementioned copper accents.  It's been a while since I used Soft Succulent, it hasn't come up in color challenges lately I guess.  I do like this combination and the cool inspo pic.

Anyway, I need to finish eating my sweet potatoes and then we're going to hit up a Christmas market in Trier for the day.  Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's okay to do the Christmas things ; )  I don't like it when Thanksgiving gets stampeded by overzealous early Christmas stuff.  Gimme my holiday all about food and PIE! 


Supplies, all SU!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Victorian Ice Skaters

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!  I'll be in my jammies all day because that's how we roll at our house for Thanksgiving.  You don't want tight or uncomfortable clothing getting in the way of enjoying your Thanksgiving feast!

I had a little bit of free time yesterday (I was surprised) and I managed to make two cards.  So here's one for today:

I remember when Winter Post came out and it seemed like *everyone* was using it *all the time*.  Me?  I didn't buy it...until earlier this year when I happened to find it for cheap on eBay ; )  So this is the very first time I've used it!

Check out the Inkspirational inspiration challenge:

I've had this challenge on the brain for DAYSSSS and I thought for sure I had a stamp of an old-fashioned lamppost.  Apparently my brain is either thinking of a stamp set I never bought or it's just making stuff up wholesale.  So I went with the Victorian ice skaters because they made me think of the people in the snow globe here.

I also kinda-sorta-loosely followed the Global Design Project sketch:

I forgot about the little embellishments on the sketch and obviously my greeting is much less large and in charge, so it's more like I started with the sketch and then my card morphed.  But it was fun and a quick little project.

Time for us to go stuff our faces.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Winter Post, Christmas Magic
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Shaded Spruce, Stampin' Blends in Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam, Thick Basic White, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stylish Shapes dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Foxy Cupcake

Hey y'all, how's your week going?  I'm up to my eyebrows in Thanksgiving prep!  I like to cook as much stuff in advance as I can, because there is NO way to have everything hot at the same time on Thanksgiving day, so we make up plates with the cold food, microwave that, and then pile on what's hot.  Plus the pies and things can be made ahead since they need to be cooled completely before serving anyway.  I made a schedule of what to make each day so I'll be ready tomorrow.

But for today, I made a card!

I've been having fun lately with retired stamp sets and the brand-new ones I just got and haven't inked up yet are definitely giving me side-eye.  I made this for the current Festive Friday challenge:

From the list, I used a cupcake, sprinkles (if the polka dots count), birthday sentiment, do Dimensionals count as a pop-up element?, and patterned paper.  Actually it was the patterned paper that started this card off; I searched through some scraps and came across the polka dots that I thought looked like sprinkles, and I thought they made good colors for a cupcake so I built the card around that.  The DSP is from an old stack called A Little Foxy.  Some of the patterns do have foxes on them, I can't believe I only used it once.  Well, no time like the present to use up a little more!

Have a great day, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Sweets & Treats
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends in Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Ivory
Paper:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Thick Basic White, A Little Foxy DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stitched So Sweetly dies, white EP, Dimensionals, Fine Sparkle Gems

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

SUO Challenges: Tag, You're It

Good morning!  Get ready for a new challenge from SUO Challenges!

Our theme this time is your favorite Christmas products, boxes, bags, and tags.  I've bought several Christmas stamp sets from the holiday catalog but for today, I just had to ink up Santa's Express.  Here's what I made:

We live far away from our extended family and mostly send stuff to them through Amazon, and 5-year-old Ryan would not care a pin for a handmade tag on his Christmas presents, so I made my tag and then finished it into a card which will get sent out and hopefully appreciated by someone who isn't five ; )  I love the Santa Express DSP, I need to play with it some more.  I'm sure I'll be making lots of festive cards between now and Christmas.

Hope you'll play along with the challenge and share your creation over on the SUO Challenges blog.  Have fun!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Santa's Delivery
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, Stampin' Blends in Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Gray Granite
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, Thick Basic White, Santa Express DSP
Accessories:  Stockings dies, Santa's Train dies, Dimensionals, Classic Matte Dots

Monday, November 21, 2022


Scrappy Monday, y'all!  Hope your Thanksgiving week is off to a good start.  I bought a roasting pan this weekend to use for the Thanksgiving turkey...yeah that pan is about a half-inch too wide for my oven.  Disposable pan it is!

In the meantime, I have a layout to share today.  This one goes right after the Bury St. Edmunds one I posted last week.

These pics are from our visit to the Duxford Imperial War Museum in England in 2011.  I carried over the poppy theme from the BSE layout on this one, appropriate since one of the pictures is of the memorial for American aircrew downed during WWII.  I do still love those alphabet stamps from the retired Letters for You, the coordinating dies make it so easy.  I used them on another layout last week.

Today's color palette:  Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, and Whisper White.  Slightly salty that the Sweet Pea DSP Stack is not true 12x12, they're about an eighth of an inch shy.  I just went with it for this layout but I did put a note on the rest of the paper that it's short, so I'll know for next time.

Have a great day, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Letters for You, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Thick Basic White, Sweet Pea DSP Stack
Accessories:  Painted Labels dies, Large Letters dies

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Candy Cane Wishes for the Paper Players

Welcome to a brand-new challenge from the Paper Players!

Our theme this time is brought to us by the lovely Joanne.  Definitely time to get started on those Christmas cards so this CAS challenge is perfect!  Here's what I made:

I used the Sweet Candy Canes bundle to make a little collage of elements while still leaving lots of white (or bright green) space to keep it CAS.  This stamp set bundle and the coordinating DSP (that I didn't use here) are SO cute and I don't even like candy canes!  Unless they're the fruit-flavored ones.  I laid my candy cane on a few sprigs of mistletoe to go along with the sentiment, and a trio of matte dots finished it off.

Your turn now!  Make a Christmas card and share it on the Paper Players blog...and don't forget to keep it CAS!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Sweet Candy Canes
Ink:  Sweet Sorbet, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
Paper:  Parakeet Party, Thick Basic White
Accessories:  Candy Canes dies, Stylish Shapes dies, In Color Matte Dots, Dimensionals

The Paper Players Design Team

Cindy Beach

Christy Stanford <-- You are here : )

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Just Us Chickens

Surprise Saturday post!  I made a card for a challenge and I wanted to make sure I got it posted while the challenge is still live.  So here it is:

I was reorganizing some of my embellishments yesterday (yes, I know I have a hoarding problem) and came across these chicken wire accents that came out a few years ago--I'd never even opened the package!  I had never inked up this stamp set either, it's called Hey Chick and it was a Sale-a-Bration offering a while back so at least I didn't pay for it if I never used it before?  I figured it was perfect for the inspiration challenge from Just Add Ink:

When I first saw the inspo board, the two things that stood out to me were RED and CHICKENS so that's what I went with.  Having only a vague idea of what colors real chickens are, I just colored my two birds in a combination of Real Red and various neutral Blends.  I think I'm going to have to take that chicken on the left for another spin and give her like rainbow hair or something : )

I'm off, I've got to do a bit more shopping for Thanksgiving and I'm going to try to make a turkey all by my onesies this year.  I did a turkey breast quite a few years ago but I've never made a whole turkey.  Wish me luck!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Hey Chick
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Stampin' Blends in Real Red, Ivory, various neutrals
Paper:  Real Red, Thick Basic White, Basic Black
Accessories:  Chicken Wire accent, Stitched So Sweetly dies, White EP, Mini Dimensionals

Friday, November 18, 2022

Retro Owl

Happy Friday, y'all!  Ryan is back at school today and feelin' fine, so I'm home by myself and doing my best to be productive ( least, after I spent some time randomly shopping for new pajamas for Ryan).  Got a new card hot off my craft table to share today.

Check out this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And the Color Throwdown:

I used Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, and Crushed Curry for my colors.  I have a pile of 1/2" wide scraps sitting on one of my bookshelves; Ryan likes to chop them up with my paper trimmer sometimes and I *always* have more from scrapbooking and card making.  I did have to cut a Pumpkin Pie scrap for this card though ;)  My owl is stamped in Soft Suede, but my ink pad is really, really, *really* juicy so he came out very dark even though I sponged some of the ink off the stamp before I stamped the image.  What can ya do.

Last up is the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge:

I suppose I could have linked up yesterday's card for this challenge, but I wanted to use a more whimsical owl, so I pulled out the old Check You Out stamp set (seriously, could we get more book-related stamps?) and Really Retro for the sentiment.  The retired glitter enamel dots are pretty retro too, I have a whole box of embellishments, many of which are retired and I don't really keep track since I'm just a hobby demo.  Which means I just buy what I want ; )

Have a great weekend, y'all!  The sun is shining today, hadn't seen that much this week...

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Check You Out, Really Retro
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Thick Basic White
Accessories:  Stitched with Whimsy dies, retired glitter enamel dots

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Striped Owl

Hey kids, it's 9 in the morning and the day has not gone to plan.  Ryan is home with a low-grade fever and sore throat, so I can't go to the Thanksgiving potluck at the hubs' work and I made a bunch of stuff for it :p Told the hubs he has to bring me back pieces of two things because I used new-to-me recipes and I want to try them.  On the up side, I get to stay at home in my nice warm jammies and it looks like it's going to rain and also I have my first cuppa tea for the day sitting next to me, so those are all good things.

So here's my card for today.

It ended up a bit darker than I really intended and I don't usually go much for the all-brown look.  It's definitely a masculine card!

Had to give the Sunday Stamps sketch a whirl:

And this fits with the Just Add Ink theme:

Which I missed the deadline for, but oh well, it *is* the reason I chose a bird for my card.

I'm going to go enjoy my nice cuppa tea and maybe cuddle on the couch with Ryan if he'll let me.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Wildlife Wonder
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Neutrals DSP
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangles dies, Stylish Shapes dies, Rustic Metal Adhesive Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Gingerbread Gnome

Hey y'all, how's it going this week?  I officially started fall baking yesterday...the hubs has a potluck at his work tomorrow, and he signed (me) up to bring some desserts.  He signed up for two but I'm an over-achiever and I found a recipe I want to try so I'm making three : )

I'm also making Christmas cards now, despite trying to put it off until after Thanksgiving ; )

I pulled out last year's Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP Stack (side note:  have I used Kindest Gnomes with the coordinating Storybook Gnomes DSP?  I kinda don't think wait, I did once!).  I made this for the current Fusion challenge:

I really liked the inspiration picture (which is what made me grab that retired DSP stack), and I did *start* with the sketch, though I kept piling on elements, oops.  I do like where I ended up.

Gotta go, kids.  More baking to do today, and maybe working on a scrapbook layout if I'm lucky!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Kindest Gnomes
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends in Old Olive, Real Red, Cinnamon Cider, Petal Pink
Paper:  Real Red, Cinnamon Cider, Thick Basic White, Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP Stack
Accessories:  Gnomes dies, Stylish Shapes dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Potted Succulents dies, Wonderful Gems, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Ombre Shells

Mornin' y'all!  I'm pretty happy with the card I made to share today, take a look:

It's been a while since I inked up By the Seashore and I missed it!  Check out the current Retro Rubber Challenge:

By the Seashore (shells) has been in my collection for 10 years and it just so happens that the very first card I ever posted on this blog featured a shell from this stamp set.  It's Your Birthday (sentiment) has been in my collection for at least nine years, so both stamp sets are very retro.  Even my colors are retro, Dapper Denim and Tip Top Taupe are two In Colors from years past.

As soon as I saw this challenge, I thought of the Color Theory DSP Stack from several years ago, which has a variety of ombre patterns.  Then the question was what images to use, that decision took me like four times longer than making the card did!  Once I chose the Dapper Denim ombre and got the idea to stamp the shells, this card came together lickety-split thanks to the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday:

I like this one, it's different and it gave me a nice big panel to show off that ombre pattern.

Have a great day, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  By the Seashore, It's Your Birthday
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Dapper Denim
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Thick Basic Vanilla, Color Theory DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stylish Shapes dies, Dimensionals, pearls

Monday, November 14, 2022

Bury St. Edmunds

Scrappy Monday!  We took a quick trip to Colmar, France over the weekend and plan to return in a couple of weeks for their Christmas market.  But since Veterans Day was on Friday, now seems like a good time to share this layout from around Remembrance Sunday in England in 2011.

November 11 is Veterans Day in the US; it's Armistice Day in France, and Remembrance Day in the UK, and originally commemorated the armistice signed on November 11 at the end of World War I.  In 2011, my parents came out to visit mid-November, so there were still poppy decorations set up in Bury St. Edmunds when we took them up there.  That Peaceful Poppies paper and the Poppy Moments dies were perfect accents for this layout.

Today's color palette comes straight from the DSP:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Basic Black, and Whisper White.

Got a busy week ahead.  Hope yours is off to a good start!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Spencerian Alphabet Upper & Lower, Rough Edges Alphabet, Painted Poppies
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow marker
Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Thick Basic White, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Accessories:  Poppy Moments dies

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Paper Players: Walking In A Yeti Wonderland

Good morning stampers!  Are you ready for a new Paper Players challenge?  We've got one coming your way right now!

I have to admit, I had to think about Jaydee's color combination for a while before I came up with an idea.  I think the black was throwing me off, but eventually my brain started working and I made this:

Gotta love this yeti!  I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black and then used the Pacific Point watercolor pencil to add some shading.  The snowflake print from the Storybook Gnomes DSP was the perfect background for my yeti, don't you think?

I hope you'll give this color combo a whirl and post your card at the Paper Players blog.  Have fun!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Yeti to Party
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point, Polished Pink Stampin' Blend
Paper:  Pacific Point, Thick Basic White, Storybook Gnomes DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Yeti dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Festive Pearls, Dimensionals

The Paper Players Design Team

Cindy Beach

Christy Stanford <-- You are here : )

Friday, November 11, 2022

Take Care Leaf

Happy Friday and Happy Veterans Day.  Enjoy the long weekend but do pause to think about *why* we have a holiday.

I've got a card to share today:

This card has already gone in the mail to a friend who I think needs to be reminded to take time to take care of herself.  I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And I paired it with the Color Throwdown:

I used Real Red, Smoky Slate, Bumblebee, and Tangerine Tango for my colors.  I had tea on the brain when I started this, and I actually stamped a teacup from Cup of Tea and watercolored it, but in the end I decided these colors demanded a fall leaf.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Gather Together, Cup of Tea
Ink:  Versamark, Real Red, Bumblebee, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Thick Basic White, Plaid Tidings DSP
Accessories:  Clear EP, Gathered Leaves dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Matte Decorative Dots, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Sending Pinecones

Hey hey!  I'm working today but I've still got a card to share.

I bought Christmas Season when it debuted last year and then...I never used it!  But it was *perfect* for the Inspired By challenge this week:

I used the inspiration pic and the sketch this time:

I used some scrap paper to mask off the strip that I stamped, though I guess I could have cut a two-inch strip, stamped it, and then adhered it to my card.  I also broke out the long-retired ticket corner punch for the corners of my card front, I liked how it mimicked the corners on the die I used for the second part of the sentiment.  Man, I remember when that ticket corner punch was used on *everything*!

That's it for me today, peeps.  Have a good 'un!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Christmas Season, Sending Smiles
Ink:  Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso
Paper:  Thick Basic White
Accessories:  Ticket corner punch, Sending dies, mini Dimensionals