It FRIDAY!! Does anyone have anything fun planned? I plan on sleeping in (not that it ever happens with the dogs around). Other than that, I am not sure what we will be doing on Saturday since it is due to be a high of 10 degrees with a low of -6. I think I need to check out a new digital book from the library and sit in front of the fireplace!
Sunday is Super Bowl, so the kids and I will be having our Super Bowl Party. Everyone helps make snacks to eat during the game. We mostly watch for the commercials, since Dallas is not playing, and we pick our favorites to share at the end of the game. But, most of all the family does a football pool. I used to buy items to win each quarter, but then we decided that Target gift cards were the way to go since my oldest works at Target. This also gives the kids more options since one likes to collect Pokemon Cards, another likes Magic Cards, and the other likes to stream video games. Not to mention that if mom and dad win, we are not stuck with Magic Cards (Nerd alert: I actually do collect Pokemon Cards and play the card game from time to time, LOL)
The last Garden Wishes project for the week is more of a beginner level card using two colors, Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral, and four of the stamps from the Garden Wishes set.
Start of with a Calypso Coral card base (8-1/2″x5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″). Fold it in half and using the two smaller background stamps, stamp up the sides of the card base in Calypso Coral. When I did mine, I put both of the background stamps on one acrylic block. Some of the stamped images “fell”off of the paper so it looks more like a simplified Designer Series Paper.
Using the Stitched Rectangles dies I cut out 3 rectangles in Crushed Curry to place down the middle of the card. I laid them out at angles to each other to cover more space.
Next I stamped the dandelions in Calypso Coral onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut them out with the matching Dandy Wishes dies and another stitched rectangle die for the sentiment. I attached them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals to make them pop off the card.
The dies make it so easy to cut out stamped images. It takes a lot less time than fussy cutting (cutting images out by hand with scissors) and worth their weight in gold, for me, when I have to make dozens of the same card! The reason I might make dozens of a card is because I love to send out “Smiles” to senior communities or individuals to brighten their day.
Last, I highlighted the flowers with some Stampin’ Blends and a touch of Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle.
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