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Thursday, November 29, 2007

How Small is Too Small?

I'm still making Thank You cards!!!! I would like to make up a bunch to have some extra on hand. Wishful thinking!!!

I had this tiny piece of striped decorative paper left and wasn't sure if it was big enough to keep or too small and it should be tossed. TOSSED??? Did I actually type that??? LOL This little piece was only 1-1/4" wide and it was 6" long (trimmed down to 5-1/8"). Do you keep it or toss it? Or do you ponder over what to do with it, sit down and make it work on a card???? Guess which one I chose??? LOL

For this one I used the Baroque Motif large background stamp. I stamped the image on the white card stock twice. I used the Vanilla craft ink pad and clear embossing powder. I liked how it turned out. It would be VERY fun to have a pearl ink pad. Can you imagine what that would look like with clear embossing powder???? Pearl powder would work too but I don't have either of those!!! Anyway, after embossing I stamped on the flowers in Purely Pomegranate. Some of the one flower stamped over the embossed area. The ink beads up on the embossed image. Take a paper towel, set it on top of the card and press down gently to absorb it. I then added the decorative paper strip and the ribbon. I added the tiny little rhinestones. I should have done this after I added the sentiment but I didn't. It would have made it easier to place the layered words. I think I was just too excited to see what those tiny little rhinestones would look like on the card. They did add a nice touch! I got them in the dollar bin at Joann's Etc. They have these little designs in rhinestones (mine was a light blue and clear). I didn't like the design but I did want cheap rhinestones. I just cut them off the plastic they are stuck to and added them to my card. Very simple and extremely cheap. I still have a lot of them left. You can really make some quick and easy cards with this set.

I'm not sure if this card will pass the surcharge test at the post office so I think I'm just going to add a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of white card stock over the top of the card before I put it in the envelope. It will still be thin enough to mail and the card stock will cover the rhinestones so they don't get caught up in the machinery at the post office. That's the plan anyway. I'll let you know if it works!!! I'm mailing the card out on Saturday!!!

I have some fun holiday projects coming up next week so please check back!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

Great card. Have you tried mailing with your card folded with the inside out to protect the jewels. I have and it really helps.

Michele Kovack said...

Oh sure I missed that blog candy....AGAIN! LOL! Love what you did with that scrap. I am pretty anal about throwing scraps away as well!

Diane said...

Oh tossing!!! I would never
toss a big piece like that either,lol. Your card is gorgeous
Wanda,those colors are just beautiful together!! TFS!

Unknown said...

That scrap of paper you had looks like it was just the right size to me! Perfect border for your card. And as for the pearl ink pad or pearl powder that you don't have just remember Santa is watching! LOL I know what you mean about the post office surcharge. Nothing worse than having a card come back for more postage. I got some neat little sheets in a card making set once that said "This sheet has been inserted to help protect your card". They come in really handy (and would be cute with a matching stamp from your card).

ktstamps said...

Thanks for all your blogging! kt

Pat S. said...

Love that vanilla embossing!
I save all my scraps never know when you will need to punch just a 1/2" circle or square :)

Very pretty card. I would worry more about the knot than the rhinestones. Please do let us know if adding that extra piece of cs works for the mail.

Pat S. said...

I just saw a new project for scraps...inchies!
Check out Ellen Hutson's blog for details and won't believe what you can do with a square inch of paper :)

Jeannie said...

I love your card. I'll try it with the pearl embossing powder tomorrow and let you know how it works! Jeanne