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Gracias

We needed thank you cards for some Spanish-speaking friends so I pulled out So Many Thanks and using a marker, highlighted gracias in Ruby Red. Added a little Vintage Wallpaper in Chocolate Chip, Wonderfully Worn for the background and the heart from Punch Potpourri (a level one hostess gift) and he aquí (voila for us non-Spanish speakers). I inked the stamp with Early Espresso (love this color), then used a blender pen to remove the ink from gracias, then used a marker to ink those words. The mat for the heart punch came from the Movers & Shapers Punch Windows set, which you can use without the huge die from Movers & Shapers Curly Label. The sandwich is simple: use the Standard Texturz Impressions Pad (#114614, page 205 in the IB&C), cutting pad, M&S die, paper, cutting pad. The Punch Windows set layers perfectly with the matching punches. Gracias for looking!

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Workshop projects

Here are the cards we did at our workshop this month. The first is called a Triangle Treat Box (the tutorial is on splitcoast). It’s quite simple. All you need is a 3×11″ piece of cardstock, scored at 3, 6 and 9″. Then trace the triangle on another piece of cardstock, score inside the lines, cut half an inch outside the lines and put it together. It’s probably easier if you look up the tutorial, but it’s really easy. I decorated it a little, stamped on tissue paper (Autumn Day stamp set) and added chocolate of course. I’ll be making several of these for our Thanksgiving dinner table.

The second one is a card with a detachable bookmark, also very nicely explained in the resources section of splitcoast. This one requires a perforating tool and more than half a sheet of cardstock. I used Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla, a nice combination if I say so myself! I enhanced both projects with exclusive Stampin’ Up! Embossing folders – Vintage Wallpaper for the box and Polka Dots for the card. The stamp set on this one is Happiness Shared, with a sentiment from With All My Heart.

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I made this for a friend who just had a baby. I cut out the heart using my Coluzzle and some chipboard, covered front and back with designer paper and card stock, then used my Big Shot and Stampin’ Up! Timeless Type Alphabet Junior sizzlet set to make the letters. The flowers were made with the Flowers with Vine sizzlet. Added a ribbon using the Crop-a-Dile and some brads. The only mistake I made was not using strong enough glue on the letters – one of them popped off when I gave a matching one to the baby’s big sister. Note to self: use stronger glue next time. But these are fun and quick and make a cute door knob hanger.

The stamp on the back is from Cornish Heritage Farms.

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