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Hopefully, the kid won't consider the card too "sappy"…
I loved the layout Debby used on these two cards; she went vertical and I took it horizontal. Love when a layout works so well in either format… I'm sure I'll be using this one to death! *chinkle*
ETA: AAAAND, if you liked the above card, be sure to read this month's In Touch Newsletter… Just sayin'… *wink* *wink*
STUFF I USED ON THIS CARD CUZ I LIKE IT:
I'm guesting today over at the Basic Grey Blog! I have loved Basic Grey for pretty much ever and when I was invited to do a guest post waaaay back before Christmas, I fell off my chair in excitement!
Man, I tell ya'–I was so happy with how all the designs turned out (of the arms-wrapped-'round-self-deep-chortlin' variety) and it was a killer wait to reveal them! GAAAAH!!
The Hipster Collection is pretty fun–it has a great retro vibe–TOTALLY SWANK!!! made it SO easy to make a batch of great masculine designs! And, let's face it: we ALL can use as many masculine card ideas as we can get, right?!
There's even a tutorial for that slider… *wink*
Many of the supplies featured in my guest projects are available at Ellen Hutson
This snail guy by Savvy just cracks me! We get a lotta snails around here in the PNW… and even more slugs. Snails are cuter than slugs, tho, cuz of those little shell houses they piggy back around with 'em… *cheeky grin*
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I am also a sucker for a cute toadstool and when I saw these wooden ones by Prima Marketing, I think I actually got heart palpitations!
Of course, then the little voices started talkin'… and one thing led to another… and it turned out SOOOOOO stinkin' cute!!! *monkey clappin'*
I need a stamp that says, "Have the slime of yer life!!!" BAH HAHAHAHAAA!!! I am totally serious. IT WOULD BE HILARIOUS!!!
I used a 1 3/8"square punch to line it up twice to make the rectangular window–but you could also use a larger punch or a rectangular die, of course. Toadstool stem was colored with a Faber Castell Big White Pen and then some red Copics on the "cap". I die cut the grass from vellum card stock and also tinted it with several shades of green Copics–love the variegated look it gives… I traced the window from the panel lightly onto the kraft card base so I'd know where to stamp and glue things down. BTW, Ranger Glossy Accents is perfect for gluing down wood and other lumpier type embellishments, since it dries clear.
Have a Happy Easter! Love that Spring is comin' on–so ready for warmer temps and mebbe a few less rain storms… :)
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