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Friday, February 24, 2012

Thank You a Mixed Bunch

 Last night I dug out my small digital camera and charged the battery.  I thought I'd better get use to using it before I have to give up my Canon camera.  Fortunately the lens on this little camera is clean.  I don't get the great focus options like I do with my big camera but this one will due until I get the other one taken in and cleaned.  I can zoom in some but for now I'm just taking pictures of cards and stamped projects!  

So I should tell you about this fun card I took a picture of with my Casio camera!!!  I wanted to make a fun, different and yet pretty thank you card.  I got out my Perfectly Penned set and realized the "Thank You" was the only image in it I have used.  SO that made me think that I should challenge myself to make more card using the remaining 3 images.  I'll save that for another day!

Today I made this card using Pool Party as the base color of my card.  Next was a piece of Chocolate Chip and then the Whisper White.  I used an embossing folder for the top half of the card.  Actually I cheated here a bit with the card.  I didn't want to just run half the card stock through so I ran a quarter sheet through and cut it in half.  I was planning on making another card anyway!  Then I added a piece to the bottom.  Each piece was 2" x 5-1/4".  I taped them to a piece of card stock cut 4" x 5-1/4" and that was taped to the Chocolate Chip.  I'm getting ahead of myself a bit here.  I first stamped the words and then I put the ribbon on.  I just taped the ribbon on the back of the card using transparent tape.  The piece of ribbon is about 6" long.  I didn't need to wrap the ribbon around the whole card, no one would see that it was a full piece of ribbon anyway!

I used the Spice Cake decorative paper and I stamped the flower from Mixed Bunch on it with VersaMark and added some white embossing powder and heat set it.  I punched it out with the new punch that matches the Mixed Bunch set.  I set it in place on the card using Dimensionals. And that was it.  Well, not totally "it."  I did stamp the flower image on the inside and (yes Ann) I stamped it on the envelope as well!!! 

I think it would be fun to make a set of these cards to use as a gift.  The remaining words from the Perfectly Penned set won't fit in the space provided.  The "Sincere Salutations" set came to mind.  All the words in that set take up about the same amount of space.  So I'm going to make a fun set of cards this weekend!!!  Probably on Sunday.  I have to teach tomorrow and when I get home I probably won't want to do much stamping.  I want to work on the project I had mentioned a couple of days ago.  I need to do a bit of it each day so it will get done before the turn of the next century!!! LOL

Anyway, this card was very easy and SO fun to make!  I have the envelope all addressed and it's going out in the mail tomorrow!  Along with that get well card from yesterday.  I forgot to mail it!!! UGH!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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