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Well, girl, you *know* what to do! *wink*

OK, so this turned out even more fun on paper than it was in my head!!!  Am I bouncin’?  Oh, baby, you know it!!! *ROTFL*!

Margaritatime
All stamp images, patterned paper, pre-fab papaya note card, solid lime paper, by A Muse Art Stamps; Palette Hybrid Ink in Noir; Versamark; Detail White Embossing Powder; 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle Punches; Sakura Quickie Glue Pen; Prisma Glitter; Gingham Ribbon by May Arts; Prismacolor Markers

I sat down tonight, after working all day, while the best teenage daughter on planet (*wink*) cooked dinner, (Yes, ma’am, you heard me right:  she cooked dinner!!!  Actually, she’s been doing this all week, and I’ve been happily doing dishes every night–WOO HOOOOOOOO!!!) and, finally committed to paper this idea that’s been floating around in my head for weeks!  Aaaaaaah!!!    Booyah!!!  This was a happy thing to occur, after struggling with one particular design which I had botched nearly 20x, but had to get done by today’s deadline.

BTW,  Mahloumel posted a GREAT thread on SCS yesterday, titled "Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the great!"  I’ll admit, even tho I dorked around a bit on it, it was a most excellent read, and I thought it was cool of her to share what she learned from a podcast.

At any rate, it was gratifying, after looking at that darn piled-high "circular file", to achieve victory once today, without 20 failed attempts!!!  This is a euphoric moment, I will admit!

OK, enough blathering, and back to the deets, eh?!

So.  When is a spiral daisy not a spiral daisy?  When you punch it out with a circle punch that is slightly smaller in diameter.  In this case, a 1" punch.  Then, layer it onto a 1 1/4" circle punched out of darker green paper (in this case, palm–a lovely cross between lime and olive).   Aaaaaaaah, yes.  Citrus SLICE.  And, if you cut that in half, you’ll have a citrus WEDGE.  At this point, I was giddy (!).  And, it was something I’d figured out a year, ago, but, getting on in years as I am, I’d completely forgotten about it.  *snort*!  Until now. The ellipse along the polka dotted piece was done with the 1 3/8" circle punch, so you would see a border of yellow surrounding the lime slice, which is elevated with foam mounting tape.

Note the "sugared rim". Or is it a "salted rim" ???  I can never remember; I haven’t had a margarita since discovering the appletini at Janice’s some few years back . . .

I think this makes for a great any-time friendship card . . . I think it would happy up anybody that received it–at least I hope so, as that is the intended effect!

For those of you who may not be aware, "margarita" in Spanish, translates to "daisy" in English.  Cool, huh?!  Do you get it???  I used a daisy to make a slice of lime for my margarita???  (arms wrapped around self, chortling!)  I know, I know . . . I am one chiquita loca, eh?!

P.S.  Thanks for cheering me up.  You guys ROCK, and I appreciate you! 

{{{{{{{{{Mondo group hug}}}}}}}}

44 Comments
  1. where does one procure a spiral daisy stamp? I am i love with this card and the limes baby!

  2. Julie, Hi!
    I mentioned you on my blog today, giving you credit for the limes I made for my fiesta card! You’ve got to check it out! The limes are the perfect touch to the margarita glass! Thank you for the great idea!

    Amy
    heartfeltgreetings.blogspot.com

  3. This card is way too cute! How clever it was for you to use the daisy for the lime!

  4. I am so happy you posted this idea! Just today I was driving to my son’s school thinking about these stamps and wishing there was a citrus slice to use with them–no fooling! Julie, you are a doll!

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