So I know what you’re thinking… a duck is not a wild animal. Well, in this case it is. You see, my duck is not tame, so it is therefore “wild.” Hopefully the paper players will appreciate my thought process and let my duck count as a wild animal. 🙂
I used the Barnyard Babies stamp set and I’m happy to tell you Barnyard Babies did make it into the new catalog. “Hope your day is just ducky,” is on two lines on the stamp, so I did some maneuvering to get it in an almost straight line.
The lilac bushes are in full bloom along our back fence. They smell so good! We planted these a couple years ago and are so happy they are finally getting taller than the fence. We wanted to have more privacy because we have a house directly behind us. They are very sweet people, but it’s probably better to not be able to tell what the other family is having for dinner, while we are sitting and having dinner. 🙂
Keegan got his call back for jazz choir, so later this week we should know the results of all his auditions.
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Remarkable You is such a beautiful stamp set and I was so happy to see it in the new catalog! I chose to use Gold Emboss Powder on water color paper and then splatter on Wink of Stella Gold.
I used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Cucumber Crush reinkers. My flowers were made with a combination of regular watercoloring and the Floating Reinker Technique. I believe Sandi MacIver is the originator of the Floating Reinker Technique.
So what do you do with the flowers where the ink runs outside the lines? Cut out the flower and make another card. 🙂
I didn’t want to waste the Gold Foil paper, so I cut out ovals and again made more cards.
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The cards in this gift box are not the standard A2 size. They are what Stampin’ Up! calls Note Card size. The cards are 5″ x 3 1/2″ and the envelopes are 5 1/8″ x 3 5/8″. You need to purchase these from Stampin’ Up! or cut your cards yourself and use the Envelope Punch Board to make the envelope. You can purchase the Note Cards by clicking here or Envelope Punch Board here. This size does work for mailing.
You can get both piece A and B cut from one 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.
Cut the cardstock for piece A at 7 1/4 x 12. Score at 1/2′”and 1″ on all four sides. You fold at the 1/2″ score line with the end tab piece in between the two side layers and then fold at the 1″ score line. The sides of the box are a double layer of card stock. Please let me know if you have any questions about how to fold this box together. You need a strong adhesive. I’m using Stampin’ Up Tear & Tape. You can buy the Tear & Tape here.
You are basically making “mountains” on the front side of this piece to have a separation between the cards, envelopes and sentiment tags.
The yellow piece is in the picture just so you can see the Window Sheet on top of it. The box is 10 inches long so you do the scoring on the 12 inch side. If you don’t have 12 x 12 Window Sheets which are available in my Stampin’ Up store, click here, you can also use adhesive to combine two Transparency sheets and cut them down to a 10 x 11 1/2 size.
I wrapped the box with a piece of Night of Navy ribbon. I thought about adding a tag, but instead added a “thank you” tag on the top card. This is a hostess gift for my sweet friend,Janene , who hosted our family for Easter.I can’t wait to make some more gift card sets!
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You can pin the pictures to your Pinterest board, showing the directions in case you want to make a gift set in the future. I’ll also have the directions pinned on my board, “How to Make Simple Card and Gifts.” click here
The Des Moines area has beautiful crab apple trees in colors of pink, white and red that bloom every April. Water Works park has hundreds or thousands of these trees. Super Man and I are going on a bike ride this afternoon to see the trees and I’ll probably take some pictures. Abby heard what we were doing and packed us a picnic lunch. What a sweetie! Hopefully tomorrow’s blog post won’t have a story about a biking mishap!