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OK so I'm a bit late... what else is new? Obviously I'm not Chinese and don't celebrate their New Year, but when I saw this adorable little gift box, couldn't help but want to share it with you guys.....
Would love to make some of these for our international group at work.... bet they would be blown away.... but I better start now if I want to have them read for NEXT year... gosh look at all that detail!!! But well worth it!
Do your ears hang low.. do they wobble to and fro? .... Remember that song? Well when I saw this "Dangling Heart" not sure why I thought of that song.. Does your heart dangle low.... does it wobble to and fro?... oh well, sorry...
Seriously.. this is a darling card, again Debbie came up with the brilliant idea:
She stamped the heart image 6 times, cut out with the Heart Punch, scored in half and glued half a heart at a time to each other. Before gluing the last heart, she added Baker's Twine in the center and then glued the last heart on top of the twine. Because the open circle on the card is positioned far from any cardstock edges, she had to hand-cut the circle with an Exacto-knife.
Here is a side-ways photo of the dangling heart:
Did ya see red rhinestones? She just used a red permanent marker and colored the Rhinestone Jewels...really! She also sponged the edges of each and every layer on the card with Cherry Cobbler Ink and a Sponge Dauber:
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and stamped on a banner cut from the Petal Cone Die. She added a red colored line of Rhinestone Jewels also:
Cardstock: Whisper White
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Tools: Paper Doily Sizzlit's Die, Houndstooth Textured Impressions Folder, Petal Cone Die, Full Heart Punch, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips
Well today begins Sale-a-Bration with Stampin' Up! It's a great time each year when SU offers special stamp sets and accessories for FREE with any purchase of $50 order.... woo hoo!
Also since the new Occasions Mini Catalog started in January... it's pretty easy to come up with a $50 order! I'm excited about the new Hearts and Label Framelits & Edgelit Dies... I've never worked with anything like them before since their metal and the other embossing tools I've used are the plastic folders... someone told me their similar to "Nest-a-bilities"... sorry I don't know who makes those.. but regardless I do love the Stampin' Up version of the metal dies... so of course I had to get them all.
They come in a plastic folder similar to the other Embossing Folders... and they're taped to a piece of cardstock to keep them from sliding around ... but Debbie Henderson came up with a brilliant idea to use Magnetic Sheets to keep them in place!
Here's the Label Framelits Dies....
and the Edgelits Dies:
and lastly the Hearts Collection Framelit Dies:
Cut the Magnetic Sheets so they slide right into the envelopes, snap them shut and you have instant organization and storage all in one! Don't peel the paper backing as your Magnetic Sheet will become sticky if you do!
Just too cute ... doesn't this remind you of going to Spring Prom in high school... or maybe one of the gazillion times you were a bridesmaid in your friend's wedding..... thinking you'd never be the bride!! Oh I remember those days!
Linda Aarhus made this Sweet card.... the paper is just charming!
Yes another birthday.... today Geoff is hitting the half way mark.... like the 50 yard line.... yippeee... but that is so hard to believe.. Geoff is my brother in law... but more like a brother to me over these past 20+ years I've know him.... he is an incredible husband to my sister and father to my nephews. He loves God with all his heart and soul and mind and strength and his life shows it.
He'll give you the shirt off his back and even iron it for you (inside joke)... He's a great cook and bottle washer... landscaper and house painter... yep.. he's your complete do-it-all guy... all the while giving God the glory!
Geoff I love you so much...
you are a gift to me!
welcome to the top of the mountain.... it's all down hill from here!