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I was going to kick off selling some StampinUp sets, but I'm still not set up to accept Paypal payments yet. Sigh. Hopefully, I'll get my act together early next week because I've made some awesome cards with each stamp set and I'm eager to share them with you. I may show one tomorrow just as a teaser!
The mess in my basement distracted me from figuring out Paypal. Good news is I took a whole carload (station wagon!) to Salvation Army, organized an emergency shelter under the basement stairs just in time for tornado season, and threw out a leaf-bag of garbage. That felt wonderful!
Today's card is loosely based on a sketch from Papercrafts Go-To Sketches. I don't have a die-cut machine to cut the shape of the sketch, but I do have a few Fiskars shape-cutter templates, one of which worked just fine as a substitute on this pretty Christmas card.
For once, a card I made looked WAYYYY better on a colored base than on a white base. The white-on-white looked much too subtle with the thin lines of Cool Caribbean. The Cool Caribbean base, on the other hand, really accents the fake snowflakes (seven points...I know, I know, but I love this set used on a Christmas card!).
stamps: Kind Thoughts (SU), Hero Arts (sentiment)
paper: Cool Caribbean (SU) White (PTI)
ink: Cool Caribbean
accessories: Fiskar's shape-cutter template and cutter, dimensionals, rhinestones, SU oval punch