Thursday, June 30, 2011

One Last Day....

...of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog!!!  Tomorrow the new catalog goes LIVE!  It's very exciting and I love this new catalog.  I have a wishlist a mile long!!  But on another note, our monthly demonstrator meeting is tonight and this is my swap.  The theme was any new product.  Well I have a bunch to choose from don't I :)  I went with the Faith in Nature Hostess set.  I LOVE this set-LOVE IT!!!  I can't say enough good things about his set!  It's my favorite hostess set in the catalog!  This card is pretty simple.  I embossed the Sahara Sand cardstock with clear EP and the En Francais background set.  Tied some Blushing Bride ribbon and White twine on it to dress it up a little.

The flower is stamped on glossy cardstock and colored in using blender pens and Perfect Plum and Pear Pizazz ink pads.  A little spritz from the color spritzer and a rhinestone to finish it and it's done.  Beautiful!  I love this flower but the pear is my favorite image in the set! 
I'll be back tomorrow with the new catalog and more new stuff!!!!  Usually I show my 3 minute demo from the meeting on Friday's after the meeting, but since the catalog will be going live tomorrow I'll be focusing on that.  I'll have my 3 minute demo to show you next week as well as the swaps. 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Split Negative Two Ways!

I have 2 cards to show you today!  I love them both!!!  I'm not sure why the pictures seem blurry though, I apologize for that.  Either my camera has a problem or they're getting messed up when they're uploaded to blogger.  They don't seem to look that way when I take them off the memory card.  Though maybe it's just my eyes, I'm going to charge my camera today, sometime that helps when my camera is acting up.  What I really need is a new camera but that's at the bottom of a very long list of other household things we really do need first.  At the top of the list-a new oven.  Ours broke last week.  Well it refused to heat up, I guess that's breaking.  We've tried it a few times since it broke and it heats up but not to the correct temperature.  We're going to get an oven thermometer to see how bad it is.  Fortunately the stove top works and I have a crock pot so dinners are still doable, just no baking for us.  Next on the list is new couches, a new vacuum, and water heater.  So camera is way down on the list, but hopefully I can figure out what's going on with it and the pictures will be better.  Anyway let's get to the cards!!!!

I made this card last week and I love it.  I've been embossing like crazy for the past few weeks.  Ever since the new embossing powder in colors were released.  This technique (split negative) is one of my favorite embossing techniques.  It's great for 2 reasons-it looks fantastic and you always end up with 2 cards!  To do this you emboss the image twice, once in white EP on black CS, the other in Black EP on white CS.  Then you cut them in half, piece them together like a puzzle and adhere it to your card.    

I just love the way it looks and I love the look and feel of embossed cards.  I know I'm not the only one out there who when they receive an embossed card you touch it and feel the embossed image. You know you do it!!! :)  This stamp set works so well for this set.  Colors used on this card, besides the black and white are Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy-one of my all time favorite color combos! :)

I promised 2 cards right, so here's the second card.  I thought I'd do a fun spin on the split negative technique.  This time I embossed in white on both cardstocks but used different cardstock.  I love this look too.  Maybe even a little more than the black and white or maybe it's just the stamp set I love more :)  Again though you end up with 2 cards doing this technique.  I love the look of these two colors together-Perfect Plum and Concord Crush!

This card was super easy and fast and a few pearls down the center of the butterfly to finish it off. Perfect!  Just a reminder that TOMORROW is the LAST day of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.  After tomorrow you won't be able to get any of the retired stamp sets or accessories.  Make sure you get all orders in by tomorrow!!  Order at my website 24/7! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I've wanted to make this card for sooo long!!  I saw it over a year ago on Heather Summer's blog.  But that was right at the beginning of my 9 month morning sickness extravaganza, so it was unlikely to get done.  I thought about doing this card for baby announcements but again, never got around to it, I thought it would have been too time consuming to make a ton of them.  But finally I've gotten around to making it!  And it was so much easier than I thought, though I wouldn't make a stack of them :)  I'm not going to post instructions for it.  Please check out Heather's blog, she has a video and dimensions on her blog.  And if I tried to explain it, you'd never understand :)  The card is a triple tier slider card!  Doesn't that just sound cool??! 
When you pull the tab at the top it pulls out the 2nd tier.  I used the new Precious Butterflies Hostess set for this card.  I just love this set.  I love the simplicity of the butterflies and I have yet to make a card I don't like with this set :)  Please ignore the slight blurriness to the pictures.  Looks like I need to work on my camera skills :)
So if you keep pulling on the tab you get your third tier.  Isn't that just so stinking amazing!!!!  I want to make more of these.  Don't let it intimidate you.  It's easier than it looks-just check out Heather's video.  I love it!!  It's so amazing!!!  Yay!!!!  LOVE IT!!!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's an MDS Monday!

I haven't had a chance to do much stamping for the past 10 days-that will change today though!!!  But I have had a chance to do a little bit of MDSing--yep that's a word :)  I've made cards for a class, I'm so excited about it, details will be coming soon on that class!  But I've also had the time to work on some pages.  This one is so cute, and I did it in just a couple minutes.  I bought the extra download for the stitching when it first came out and I've been wanting to use it.  So I took this opportunity to finally use them and boy do I LOVE THEM!!!  There's so many!!  For more on all the downloads you can get you can check them out at my demonstrator website

Like I said this page was super fast to make.  There's nothing fancy on it.  The stitching really adds all the details to this page.  I really didn't do much at all :)  The pictures are so sweet too!!!  I don't think there's anything else to tell you on this page :)  I'm working on, well they're in my head of some great ideas for some projects.  We'll see if they happen.  I think we need a few more hours in the day...anyone with me?

There's only a few days left of the 2010-2011 catalog left!!!  If there's anything on the retired list you need you only have a couple more days to get them.  And there's only a few days left to sign up for our stamp camp!!!  It's going to be FANTASTIC!!!! You won't want to miss this stamp camp!!!  Register here for stamp camp. 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Melon Butterflies

Remember this card?  I just loved that card so much that I wanted to make another one.  This time I used Melon Mambo.  I still used some of the DSP (Flirtatious) and the new hostess set (Precious Butterflies)-both are gorgeous!!!  This time I attached some ribbon and an antique brad to it.  I think I like the simple look of just the border and the pearls on the other card.  But this one's still pretty! 

The butterflies are embossed in Iridescent Ice embossing powder and they're so pretty.  I just love these butterflies, well I love all butterflies.  You can come to my house anytime and I'll show you, they're in the kitchen, bathroom (both bathrooms), my ankle......yep butterfly tattoo-got it 10 years ago, almost exactly 10 years ago.  Oh well I think I'm going a little off track :)  Anyway, have a great weekend!!  Get some stamping done!!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I love this card.  It's so pretty and I love the colors!!!!!  Some of them are new you know!  The stamp set is from the mini catalog, it's one of the hostess ones called Love and Care.  It's so pretty!!  This card is pretty simple there's not much to explain on it.  The colors used are Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo and Not Quite Navy. 

I embossed both the flower and greeting in clear embossing power on this card.  It's really cool to see the different look it gives with each color.  The border is done with the new border punch and I just spritzed the background and added a ribbon to finish the card.  So simple!!  This is literally a 5 minute card.  Perfect for those last minute occasions! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ties All Around!

I have one last Father's Day card to show you.  I'm a few days late on this one but this idea would work well for a birthday or just a fun note.  I got the inspiration for this card from this card on split coast stampers.  I used new colors for this card.  I think Lucky Limeade is going to be one of my favorite greens!! I sure love it!!!  I also used Island Indigo and More Mustard on this card.  Another color combo straight from the color coach.  If you don't own the color coach-you really need one.  I love mine and use it so much!!!  It's a fantastic tool to have!! 

The ties are all cut out individually which didn't take that long, and I stamped the greeting on vellum and attached it.  Such a cute simple card!   Don't forget to stock up on any retiring stamp set, accessory or decor element.  We only have about a week left!!  Well 8 days, remember once it's gone it's gone for good.  Don't wait to order!  For more on what's retiring see this post and to order head to my website!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday--WHAT!?

I know it's been FOR-EVER since I've done a Tutorial Tuesday and boy am I out of practice :)  I wanted to show you how I made the box to hold the 3x3 notecards in it from this post.  Now believe me when I say that the first time I did this box it came together so easy and simple and FAST!  When I went to do the tutorial, I couldn't find the measurements anywhere-I KNOW I wrote them down!!  So then it turned into recreating the box trying to measure it while it's put together, you'll see later that I ended up taking it apart to get accurate dimensions.  But let's get started :)

To start you'll need a piece of cardstock or DSP that is 11x7 1/2.  This is new DSP from a pack called Just Add Cake.  It's super cute!!!! Now scoring, on the 11 inch side score it at 1/2, 3 3/4, 5 3/4 and 9.  On the 7 1/2 inch side score it at 1/2,  2 1/2 and 5 3/4.  Fold on all score lines. 

Here's the other side of the DSP, thought you'd like to see both :)  Now it's time to do a little trimming.  PLEASE NOTE-I forgot to leave the tabs that go on the top inside of the box, you'll see those in the next picture.  The tabs aren't necessary but it makes the box a little cuter.   Otherwise as far as trimming goes.  On the top you'll cut on the 2 1/2 inch score line almost all the way across leaving your top flap and side tabs (if you want).  The bottom you'll cut on all the score lines up to the first horizontal score line.  I like to cut all mine at angles, it makes boxes go together so much easier! 

Here's my Old Olive box that was taken apart to make sure the measurements were right :)  You'll only need to put sticky strip in 2 spots.  One strip on the 1/2 inch tab on the side and one on the bottom flap of your box.  You can glue all the other bottom flaps to but I don't think that's necessary.  But that's your call, I'll never know. 

Here's the 2 boxes put together.  They just need a little decoration and they're done!!  I hope you've enjoyed my somewhat bumpy ride back into tutorials.  I'm not sure if they'll go back to being a weekly thing, but you never know.  I just thought this box was way to cute and way to simple not to share :)
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Tree

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend and Happy Belated Father's Day!!!  Dan just LOVED the album I made for him in My Digital Studio!  I kind of knew he would but it's nice to hear him say it :)  This was Dan's Father's Day card.  I copied it from this card from Carrie Gaskin.  She's amazing!!  I saw her card and loved it instantly and knew instantly that that was Dan's card.  I love how she used the scallop envelope die on the card!!! After making this card I'm really sad that the All Holidays stamp set if retiring :(  I'm going to miss that one!  Fortunately there's still time to get it, if it's one of those that you 'need'.  I have many of those ;)

For my tree, I colored the stamp with Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, and Old Olive for the leaves, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso for the trunk.  Before stamping it.  I spritz my cardstock with some water to help the makers blend better.  You don't want the cardstock dripping wet when you do this technique, just wet enough to gently blend the colors together.  Everything is sponged in Early Espresso and of course I broke out my color spritzer to add some Early Espresso splatter on my card.  I absolutely love it!!!  It's not quite as cute as the bears, but I love it just as much! 
PS if you're a fan of mine on Facebook then you saw this card yesterday.  For more fun sneak peaks, ideas, tips and more 'like' me on Facebook.
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mini Cards for Someone Special....

To conclude the week of stamp sets I'll miss dearly, I thought I'd end it with not one, not two but eight cards!!!  Ok so they're only 3x3 cards, they're still cards!!!  I used the stamp set Pun Fun-such a cute set!!!  I made all 8 cards and a simple (and I mean SIMPLE!!!) box to put them in.  Someone special may receive this as a gift. Wouldn't that be just adorable!!!  3x3 cards are the perfect size to stick in lunch boxes, on coworkers desks, pretty much anywhere and they always get a HUGE smile. People just love the little cards!

The cards are all super simple and all basically have the same layout.  I got every single color combo from the color coach. They all have buttons, they're all stamped on Whisper White cardstock and watercolored with Blender Pens and Ink pads and they all have a polka dot background.  I'll list the colors used on each card: Skunk-Basic Black, Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler.  Bird-Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie.  Sheep-Whisper White, Marina Mist and Night of Navy. 

Cat-Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight.  Rocket-Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Night of Navy.  Cup-Crumb Cake, Garden Green, and Cajun Craze. 

Finally, Hippo-Real Red, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake. Whale-Basic Gray, Old Olive and Melon Mambo.

The box couldn't be simpler.  I'm hoping to have a tutorial (yes you heard right) next week on how to make the box :)  It's decorated so simply.  The belly band around it is a new punch-sneak peak alert!!!  Isn't it a beautiful punch!!  I know I LOVE it!!!  I tied some striped grosgrain ribbon around it to finish it off and it's done!!  Super easy!!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Father's Day Bird

This has got to be my most favorite of the stamp sets that are retiring and I think this one will be the hardest to say goodbye too.  I love this set, Friends 24/7.  I love the bird, the brocade the greetings, I'm going to miss it all!!!  This card has soooo many layers and so much texture on it that its a really cool card to look at in person.  For the base of the card I embossed a piece of Natural White in what else the Perfect Polka Dots folder, then crumpled it up a lot, some of the edges tore-even better then I sponged the edges and over some of the dots.  The next layer is Baja Breeze embossed with the Square Lattice folder and then torn to size.  I saw a similar card to this on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog and LOVED it so I had to make a card doing that too. 

Finally we get to the bird.  I colored the image in markers:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze.  Before I stamped it I spritzed my cardstock (Natural White) with Shimmer Mist spray-you know a little rubbing alcohol l and a few drops of shimmer paint=shimmer mist spray!  This made the cardstock wet enough to blend the colors just slightly and since it's rubbing alcohol and not water it dries fast, no wait time on this card.  After it was dry I crumpled this piece too and sponged the edges.  The greeting is stamped and then torn, sponged and attached.  I wish you could all see this card in person, the texture is just so awesome!! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Because I Care...

This has got to be my favorite hostess set.  Now I knew when I got this set a year ago it was going to leave so unlike some other sets that were a little bit of a shock, this one I knew but I still love it!!  I love the flower it's so pretty and you really don't need to do much to this card.  Just the image stamped alone is beautiful!  But I rarely don't add anything to a card, every card needs a little something.  I did keep this card pretty simple.  The background is embossed with my FAVORITE embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots.   

I used my Poppy Parade and Wild Wasabi Marker to color the stamp.  It looks amazing, stamped on white it just makes the flower pop!  I LOVE it.  I used my hobby blade and cut 2 slits in the cardstock to thread my ribbon through.  Though it looks like I tied the perfect bow with the ends of the ribbon, I did knot (get it---haaahaa) ok sorry, I couldn't help myself :)  I used the faux bow technique for the box.  If you haven't tried it yet you have no idea what you're missing.  I love these bows!!!  I used a Poppy Parade glimmer brad in the center of the bow.  I love it.  I haven't used these brads much, I think I'm going to start using them more, they're beautiful!! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bugs and Kisses!

Day 2 of the farewell to my fav's.  This one I've had for I don't even know how many years, I've used it for LOTS of kids cards.  The bugs always are a huge hit, especially with the boys :) I used almost every stamp in the set on this card, and I'm pretty pleased with the card.  I used two new In Colors, can you tell which ones they are?  It's Calypso Coral and Pool Party.  Other colors used are Garden Green and Daffodil Delight.  Then I have 'trails' of bugs stamped along the base of the card in Pool Party on Pool Party CS.  Gives it a subtle look but really adds to the cuteness-don't you think?   I stamped them randomly and in no real order. 

For the snails, I stamped them all twice and cut out the shell of the second one.  Used a dimensional to attach it.  So cute and the perfect card for a little boy and I know just the little boy who is likely to receive this card :)  To finish off the card I used my color spritzer and my Garden Green marker and spritzed the entire card.  I love that tool so much!!!! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Week of Goodbyes....

Today starts my farewells to some of my favorite retiring stamp sets.  Some of them I'm really going to miss, like this one Always.  I've had it for years and I still love it.  The bird is so pretty and I can't tell you how many times I've used the heart from that stamp set.  I'm really going to miss this one.  I made this card and when I was done I LOVED it!!  The colors aren't picking up on camera as nicely as they are in person.  The colors used on this card are Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant and River Rock-a combo straight from the color coach!  There's a lot going on on this card so I'll do my best to explain it.  If I miss something feel free to ask questions :)

First of all the bird.  The bird is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and then punched out with the new postage stamp punch from the mini catalog. I then sponged the edges of it in Elegant Eggplant and used dimensionals to attach it to the Vanilla, on River Rock on Melon Mambo-whew!!  There's also some pearls on the bird just for extra dimension.  PS I used a bazillion dimensionals on this card, everything is adhered with dimensionals so with the amount of layers there is you can only image how thick this card is :) 

The bow in the lace is done using this technique.  After I learned that technique I'm a bow making fool.  Never was before but I love bows now!!!  The background of the card on River Rock is 2 layers.  I used the brocade stamp from Friends 24/7 (another favorite of mine that's retiring) and stamped it on River Rock IN River Rock, so it's a little harder to see it.  Then I used the Very Vintage Jumbo wheel over it, in what I thought was going to be crumb cake, but ended up being kind of 'green' I'm ashamed to admit it but I think I forgot to clean my wheel last time I used it and so it was a mix of River Rock and whatever was left on there.  I could have kicked myself when I saw it come out in a different color for not washing the wheel, but fortunately there was no damage done to my Crumb Cake pad so it's ok, I've gotten over it.  I think I've touched base on everything on this card.  I'll be back tomorrow and the rest of the week with more cards with stamp sets I'll be saying 'goodbye' too.     

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Christmas is Coming!

Not to worry you but it will be Christmas before you know it.  We're already about half way through the year. Can you believe it.  This time last year I was still sick as a dog with morning sickness, seeing no end in sight.  Now Megan is 7 months old and is standing alone (holding on to something), chatting and just such a big girl.  Why didn't time go this fast when I was pregnant.  Speaking of Megan, an MDS page that I did with her won Shelli Gardners Scrapbook Challenge last month!  PS-Shelli is the CEO and Co Founder of Stampin' Up! :)  I was so stinkin' excited!!!!  Still smiling!!!  Yay!!!  But you want to know why I'm talking about Christmas don't you :)  I have another sneak peak.  
Remember this card from Monday?  Well not only do you get to make pennants with the new Pennant Parade set and Pennant punch but you can also make darling little Christmas trees. Aren't they cute!!?  The DSP is also new, from a pack called just add cake.  They're not very big pieces of DSP so you can't tell much but it's a fantastic set of paper-I love it and can't wait to do more with it!!  The stamp set comes with the little tree stand and on the card base I stamped the pennant (or tree) over and over. 
Of course you can't have a Christmas card without a little bit of dazzle so I used some rhinestones to add some extra sparkle to the card.  The little 'merry' greeting is also from the set.  There's that lovely lace border punch again.  I think I love it.  I have big ideas for it too.  I've shown a lot of sneak peaks this week but I don't want you to forget about all the wonderful sets that are going away in just a couple short weeks.  Remember to check back to this post to see all the retiring stamp sets, accessories and decor elements.  Remember accessories are only available while supplies last. Some things have already sold out! 

Next week I'll have lots of samples from some of my favorite retiring stamp sets.  Kind of a final good bye as they get packed up to leave ;)

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Beautiful Butterflies!

I'm still having a blast playing with my new toys!  I've also made a list of things that I will 'NEED' out of the new catalog when July 1 approaches.  Dan doesn't know it yet but he's going to be very generous :)  Today I have another hostess set to show you.  This one I LOVE!!!  When I saw it I know instantly that this is one I had to have.  This card turned out simply stunning too.  I kept adding things to it, a background stamp here, punches there, pearls everywhere! :)  But when I finally stopped adding things I loved how it came out.  You could make a million of these in any color and they'd be beautiful! 
The butterflies are embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder.  Ever since the new color of embossing powders came out in the mini catalog I've been obsessed with embossing.  I hadn't pulled out my Iridescent Ice EP in who knows how long.  I can't even remember.  After I embossed the butterflies I stamped over it with the En Francais background.  It was still on my desk from the last card I made so why not use it.  Do you just love the colors?  The lighter pink is one of the new incolors, Wisteria Wonder and it does perfectly with Elegant Eggplant.  The DSP is new too, that will be in the new catalog, I LOVE IT!!! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What a Pear!

I have more sneak peaks for you today!!!  Every year SU! lets demos preorder hostess sets, and EVERY year I say, I'm not going to buy them because I'll earn them later through my own orders.  Then EVERY year I end up buy them.  SU makes amazing hostess sets, I love them then MUST order them.  So this stamp set is one of the new hostess sets.  It's called Faith in Nature, and there's a few more images in the set, but I LOVED the pear, so I had to get the set :)  I used my blender pens and ink pads to color the pear with So Saffron, River Rock and Pear Pizazz. Do you see anything else new on this card.....
Yep that border punch is new.  It's a fantastic border punch, bigger than I thought it would be but it's beautiful!!  I can't wait to use it more!!!  I used the En Francais background stamp on the base of the card.  I stamped in versa mark and then embossed in clear.  I love this card, it's going on one of my boards in my room, it's so pretty!!  I've never been a fan of River Rock but it's becoming one of my favorite colors :)
PS Happy Birthday to my sister, Joyce!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Beary Happy Birthday

I mentioned yesterday that I had the cutest birthday card possibly that I've ever made!  I took lots of pictures of this one so go grab so coffee or tea I'll it ok good :)

The inspiration for this card came from Jackie Topa and this Father's Day card she made.  I saw it and thought, that was just the cutest thing ever so made my version of it and turned it into a birthday card.  I made this a trifold card.  I thought for this specific card it would just add to the cuteness!  So this is the front of the card.  Now that I look at that bear, he looks like Yogi the Bear :) 

When you open it up here's the rest of the card.  Isn't it just oh my goodness, make you smile so cute!!!  I put the little bear family in a hilly meadow.  Added some 'cupcake' clouds, it's just so cute!! I modified the little boy bear from Jackie's card to make it more of a kid bear and then did another baby bear. 

Dan loved this card and said "If you add a mom bear we could use the for our Christmas card."  Probably not, seeing how this card took about an hour and a half to make I don't think I'll be making them for Christmas, maybe one for him. :)  

For the kid bears.  I did the little boy bear with the crumpled up tie, just like in Jackie's card, but I needed to add something to the little girl bear, so I scrunched up some ribbon for a blanket and tried to tuck it under her arm so it would look like she's holding it.  As cute as this card is in pictures I wish you could all see it in person it's even cuter!!!!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do!!!

One last picture of the little baby bears.  Now time to start thinking of Father's Day cards.  Hope Dan's not expecting me to 'top' this card ;)
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sneak Peak Birthday

I wish I could have gotten this post up sooner, but today is Dan's birthday and I couldn't get a chance to use the computer yesterday while he was home, I didn't want him to see the card, so I had to wait until he left for work.  This is the card I made for him for his birthday today.  LOTS of sneak peaks on this card!!!!  This card has alot of cardstock and dimensionals and it doesn't fold flat so if you mailed it you might have to use a padded envelope.  But it's so cute.  This is the front of the card.... 

This is when it's opened partway.  Let's talk about some new products shall we.  There's 2 new In Colors used on this card.  The green is new it's Lucky Limeade!  The blue is new it's Island Indigo.  Aren't they pretty!!  The punch is NEW, it's a pennant punch, so cute!  It punches the scallop triangle and the smaller triangle that layers on top of it.  The stamp is also new, it's from the Pennant Parade stamp set that coordinates with the new punch!  How fantastic is that!! 

And finally here's the card fully opened.  Isn't it just the cutest little card!!  I did use retiring products on this card too.  The letters and numbers are the Gogo Boots Alphabet sizzlet dies.  They're going away.  I love them.  I'm not sure if I'm ready to part with them :(  The small star punch has been gone awhile.  I didn't even realize it until this weekend.  So sorry I'm using a retired product but it just fit so well with this card :)  In the past I've never gone through my retiring punches because I've never wanted to get rid of them.  But this year I did go through them and I was surprised how many punches I have and haven't used in such a long time.  So this year I will be parting ways with a few punches ;) 

Tomorrow I have, what I think, is the cutest birthday card I've ever made.  I made it FOR Dan FROM Logan and Megan.  You'll have to check back tomorrow it's so cute!!! But I hope you enjoyed the little sneak peak today!!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!