Good Thursday Everyone! I pray this finds you safe and well.
My how the weeks roll by, and here it is Thursday again. Glad you could join our hop today, as the gals have some special treats in store for you.
Time is at a premium this week, so I am letting the wonderful Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper do some of the work for me. You know, it takes talent to put the proper papers together so they look good! 🙂 This paper and the Dandy Wishes stamp set that I used for the bee will be available to you on January 5 in the new January-June Mini Catalog.
It also takes talent of a different kind to make a card then look at it and say, “I can’t believe I did that!” Uh-huh, I did that. You will soon see, as I decided that A: it was too late to fix it, B: I didn’t really want to, and C: Waste not want not. Yeah, I did that. Just goes to show you that we all make mistakes. You also know that often it really doesn’t matter in the big picture.
So, let’s get on with it. Thanks for joining us on the hop today. Our talented team has lots to show you.
Today we are all working with a sketch. Easy Peasy!
Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:
There are 2 kinds of cards of which I always have need, it seems: Thank you cards (I don’t send enough of these) and sympathy.
During these trying times I know I forget to thank those who work in thankless positions in Long-term Care, Healthcare, and other places such as our fire, law enforcement, and military personnel. With today’s card, I am making the start of trying to be more aware of the difficult jobs that they do, perhaps more mentally and emotionally difficult than physical, by sending this card to the staff at a long-term care facility. I think I will also include a check to cover the cost of a small treat for each staff member. It isn’t much, but at least they will know they are not forgotten.
Here we go!
My card base is Bumblebee, cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″. Fold and use in landscape style.
Cut 2 Misty Moonlight panels for mats (3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″)
Cut 2 panels, (3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″) one each from different pieces of Designer Series Paper. I used the Dandy Garden DSP. Use Liquid Glue to adhere these to the mats, then glue them cattywampus to the card base.
Stamp the sentiment from Loyal Leaves in Misty Moonlight on a 7/8″ x 4″ strip of Bumblebee. I used the Triple Banner punch to punch the ends, shortening it a bit. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhered this to the card front.
I thought it looked a bit plain, so I fussy cut a bee from the DSP and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the sentiment label. This finished the card front.
Now, for the inside. Cut a mat (3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″) from one of the patterns of Designer Series Paper that you used on the front. This will be the mat for your sentiment liner, which is Whisper White (3 5/8″ x 5 1/8).
Stamp one sentiment from Loyal Leaves in Misty Moonlight. Use the Marker to Stamp technique to ink the hero stamp with Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write Markers. Huff on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamp below the other sentiment.
Adhere the liner to the mat and into the card base with Liquid Glue.
See what I did there ????? Oh, my goodness. My heart fell to my feet. What to do, what to do? Start over? Rip out the inside and re-do just the inside?
Well, I am not much for wasting time worrying about things, just get on with it. My answer to this dilemma was to just leave it alone. They might not notice. Or, if they do, they will just think I should join them in the long-term facility! Or, they might even think it was intentional to give them a much needed chuckle.
Anyway. There it is. At least they will be thanked.
The medium Whisper White envelope got more of the DSP on the flap and a Misty Moonlight/Bumblebee bee stamped on the front.
I hope you enjoyed my foolishness today and will go on to see what the rest of the gals have created for your enjoyment. Just click the ‘next’ button to go on to the next blog, or any individual name to go straight to that blog.
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The Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper and the Dandy Wishes stamp set are not shown in the product list as they won’t be available until January 5. Trust me, you will want these!