The part that says "Message" doesn't stamp right (it looks smooshed even with a light touch...this was my second try), but it's also superfluous, so I'm just not going to ink it up in the future. The postcard is 3 5/8" x 5 1/4". The front is decorated with a StampinUp umbrella and a sentiment from Papertrey's Round and Round Anniversary set.
To finish it nicely, I rounded the corners with scallop scissors. I expect to have LOTS of fun with postcards in the future....
The other night, after thumbing through some stamping magazines, I jotted down some random observations about stamping and thought you might enjoy reading them. Feel free to disagree with me...these are just MY random observations, some of them sparked by cards in magazines and some by sitting in my craft room at 12:30 in the morning when I should have been sleeping. Your feelings on these topics might be quite different, especially if you're not obsessive-compulsive, an insomniac, or weird like I am.
1. Just because something is "original" or hasn't been done before doesn't automatically make it a good idea.
2. Hat pins on cards look dangerous.
3. Loose glitter makes a mess. Stickles does not. Usually.
4. Coloring is harder than it looks.
5. No matter how many ink pads you own, you'll never be able to match all the paper you own.
6. You can never have enough stuff, but you can have too much stuff. I don't understand how this is possible, but it is.
7. Extra postage can be worth it...but not as often as the magazines make you think.
Now, for a give-away! This lovely set of embossing folders has come into my possession from Mark's Finest Papers, and seeing as I don't have a machine to use them, I figured one of YOU might appreciate them.
I will pick one random commenter on this post who shares one or more of her/his own random observations about stamping. The deadline for the drawing will be midnight Eastern Standard Time on SuperBowl Sunday night, February 6th. One comment per person, please. For those of you who read Simplicity in your email, make sure you click over to the blog and leave a comment to be included in the drawing!
And if you're like me and can't use embossing folders, please still comment. I'm really eager to read what you all are thinking about our
And because I just can't shut up tonight...if you have a problem getting a comment to "take" on the blog, keep clicking. I've found on many blogs using Blogger that it can take four or five attempts to get a comment to post. If you accidentally double-post, I'll delete the extra for you...no worries.