I must first apologize for the delay in blogging this last week. I typed up my post for Thursday, everything was set to go and I went to save it and my post disappeared. I totally lost it! I couldn't believe it. I didn't have time to redo the whole thing again as Robin and I were trying to get things done for my Catalog Launch party on Saturday.
I had ever intention on Saturday evening sitting down and writing a post about my party, but I was so tired that I couldn't even think straight. Life has taken over my last two days and so, here I am a week later getting to a post. I think when you look at my card for CASEing Tuesday this week, you will agree it was worth the wait.
Have you ever made a card and have fallen in love with it? I am that way with this card. I love, love, love the Leaf Ribbon that goes with the Animal Expedition Suite. It is so pretty and different from any ribbon we have had since I became a demonstrator.
Here is our inspiration card this week:
How cute is this rhinoceros?
I had so much fun coloring him with the Smoky Slate Stampin Blends markers. I used the Old Olive for the grass and a combination of Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral for the bird.
Here are the measurements of the paper I used on this card:
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
- cut at 3 1/4" x 4"
- 3 1/8" x 3 7/8"
- 4" x 5 1/4"
- scrap for 1 1//4" circle
Call Me Clover
- scrap for 1 3/8" scalloped circle
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
- cut at 3" x 4 1/4"
When I first laid my ribbon on this card I was trying to figure out what was the best way to adhere this to the card. I tried different types of glue, but came to the realization that Glue Dots worked perfect! I adhered them to the leaves and then laid it right where I wanted it on the card. This ribbon is so awesome! I hope Stampin' Up! makes more ribbon like this in the future!
This time I stamped the image on the back of my envelope. I think I am going to have to do that more often. I also stamped the same image on the inside of my card. I wasn't sure about not coloring the images on the envelope and inside the card. What do you think? Would you color or leave it as is?
I sure hopes my friend likes her thank you note, I sure do!
I wanted to share with you some of the pictures I took of my set up for my open house. I always forget to take pictures when people are here. I get so interested in spending time with them, that I don't think of taking pictures.
The above pictures are how I had the tables set up and some of my displays
Here are some more of my displays
Upcoming classes: One Sheet Wonder, Scrap Along, Memories and More and Stamp Camp
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day!
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