Friday, February 2, 2024

CCC for January 2024

 Hello There!

This card has been sent off to Canada to my card pal for January. I followed a video by Joy Baldwin on YouTube, CASEing it pretty closely. The die set is called Lovey Layers: Winter Bird a set by Honey Bee.

I used a SU card base in Basic Gray and die cut the largest oval from an old SU/Sizzix set called Stitched Shapes. Because I wanted my cardinal to be the star of the show, this card is CAS, my favorite type of card. 

I constructed the bird from a piece of Red Pepper Linen cardstock from The Paper Connection. Have been hoarding that as I have have only one sheet. I followed Joy's video nearly completely here but changed up the other things.

After I glued down my bird, I realized I should have positioned him on the other side of the oval, but I sure didn't want him to fall apart. So unfortunately he isn't looking at the greeting. Oops.

From a scrap of brown paper I cut two branches from the Iconic Dies set by SU. Since the tail was not glued down, it was easy to slide the twigs underneath.

The friend greeting, another option this month besides birds, acknowledges this card exchange helps us make friends from all across the globe. The hello friend is from a SU set called Inked & Tiled. 

It is still available. While it was a bit fiddley making this cardinal, it was worth it, I think. A piece of white cardstock is inside where I wrote a note. 

Done. I hope it arrives before the end of the month. 

Theme Options: Mythical Creatures / Birds / Friendship

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

A Shih Tzu Thanksgiving

 Hello Again,

A quick post today. I discovered a new to me challenge asking us to use our wooden stamps. It is called Woodblock Wednesday with Amy Tsuruta. Since I had just finished a card using a new stamp and an oldie but goodie, I am joining the challenge for the first time.

So here is my Thanksgiving card that also shows the stamps:

My new peg type one is from called Alert Shaggy Shih Tzu. So am also sending my card to NBUS #59. 

Isn't he cute? I stamped him in the middle of an old stamp from Inkadinkado that I bought years ago at a yard sale. I am not sure of the stamp name. 

To finish this I stamped To You with another oldie clear stamp from PapertreyInk. 

MyA2 size top folding card is SU newer color called Pecan Pie. 

Just for fun I clipped the corners of my Very Vanilla topper with an EK punch.

See you next time. It's a lovely day here in MN with temps in the 40's. 😀

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