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Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

I love this greeting that says “Just wanted to send some Happy Thoughts your way”! Wouldn’t you love to get that in your mailbox? When I saw this card, I knew that it used a great combination of current products so it was time to create. (Thanks to Heather Guerrero for sharing her design for this card.)

Let’s start with cutting some paper…

Using Basic Black Cardstock (121045) as a background makes the layers in the forefront really “pop”! To begin with, I cut 1 @ 11″ x 4-1/4″ and scored it @ 5-1/2″. The lighter Sahara Sand Cardstock (121043) is cut @ 5-1/4″ x 4″.

Texture is great for a pleasing visual…

Dry emboss with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653). But, before mounting this layer on the card base, there are a few more things to do.

Cut Love You Always Specialty DSP (154280) @ 5-1/4” x 1-1/4”. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach along the bottom of the Sahara Sand Cardstock.

Building the layers…

Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock @ 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ and a piece of True Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) (154281) @ 4-1/4” x 2”. Attach the DSP over the cardstock, leaving an equal border on all edges. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach this completed combo to the Sahara Sand Cardstock above the Specialty DSP.

Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock @ 5-1/4″ x 5/8″ to go over the seam between the DSP and the DSP/Cardstock layer. Cut a length of Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon (154283) approximately 6″ long. Wrap the ribbon over the 5/8″ strip of Basic Black Cardstock wrapping around to the back and securing with Mini Glue Dots. NOW….this layer can be attached to the front of the card base with your favourite adhesive.

Embellish with some sparkle…

Cut leaves from Love You Always Foil Sheets (154286) with In The Woods Dies (151809) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, attach near the left hand top corner. Using Memento Black Ink (132708) to stamp a greeting from Happy Thoughts (154507) on Basic White Cardstock (159276) – cut out with Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653).

Happy Thoughts

Add a greeting…

Cut Vellum Cardstock (101856) with a larger die from Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Place adhesive to the back of the greeting layer and centre it on the Vellum Cardstock rectangle. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of this layer making sure they are only behind the greeting layer so you can’t see them through the Vellum.

Get a scrap of Love You Always Specialty DSP (154280) and use the Small Bloom Punch (152316) to punch out a flower. Curl the leaves upward, attach to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot. Use Basic Black Blends (154843) to colour a Pearl Basic Jewels (144219) before attaching it to the centre of the mini flower.

Glimmer Ice Cream Cone

Glimmer ice cream cone

Ice cream is a favourite treat any day and this Glimmer Ice Cream Cone was a favourite card in my recent class! I’m not sure what flavour “purple glimmer” might be but if it’s ice cream, it’s bound to be good!!

Ice Cream Cone Glimmer

Let’s start with the glimmer…

The fun part begins when we use the Ice Cream Cone Punch #154241 to create the “waffle cone” from a sheet of DSP and the “ice cream” from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper #153056. To make the “cone” look more realistic, attach the cone with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the “ice cream” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now to cut the layers…

I started by cutting 1 piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock #133675 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scoring @ 4-1/2″, folding and burnishing with the Bone Folder. Next the Purple Posy Cardstock #150881 was cut @ 5-1/4” x 4″ and a piece of Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP) #154567 was cut at 4″ x 2″ so it could be attached near the bottom of the Purple Posy layer. To complete this layer, I cut a length of Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon #154569 and attached it over the DSP. Oh, yeah, I also cut a length of ribbon to tie a bow and place it on the card front with a Mini Glue Dot.

Do some stamping…

Now it was time to do some stamping – Basic White Cardstock #159276 was cut @ 1 @ 4” x 2-3/4” or a similar size using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies #151690 and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine #149653. I chose a greeting from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set #154456, inked it up with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink #147092, and stamped the greeting near the bottom of the Basic White layer. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to place this layer over the ribbon. Using the Stampin’ dimensionals raised this layer for a pleasing visual effect. The second piece of Basic White Cardstock was cut at @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ to attach inside the card base.

Filling Friday with Fun Activities – Jan 22/21

Curling – a sport I could do and enjoyed doing for many years!
With COVID happening this year, I can’t even watch curling on TV!!
I retired my curling shoes & broom a few years ago but
continued to enjoy watching others make fantastic shots!!
Hopefully, it will be allowed to return before too long.

Tell me about your favourite sport – whether you participate in it or watch it, I’d love to know what it is!!

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