Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy "Pre-Green" Day!

Well, today is my son, Christopher's birthday (14 today, woohoo!!) so I don't anticipate getting a post up tomorrow. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of my Irish and "Irish" followers!!

Here's my "green" card which I'm going to submit to Donna Centamore's (Butternut Sage) Morning Chat Challenge. I've visited the chat once or twice, always with only a moment to go (since it's 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST and I ALWAYS remember 5 minutes after the chat is scheduled to "off air"!! The "chatters" are all lovely people!

I want to give a special shout-out to Donna -- I went to her house for an absolutely fabulous lunch and escape time yesterday! She prepared a delicious lunch for us, opened up her lovely home to myself and two other Stampin' Up Demonstrators from the area (I say thLinkat, but I need to tell you that one of the girls traveled farther than me to reach Donna's house -- she lives in Litchfield, NH -- probably another 20-30 minutes non-Boston traffic time!!). Anyway, we each shared a shoebox swap (you get to see my finished product next post) and we laughed and shared all of our demonstrator cares away!!

Back to the card:

It was quite simple really -- 6 hearts punched out from Wild Wasabi DSP from the Subtles stack -- folded in half. I chose a spot near the top for my top clover leaf and set two folded hearts next to eachother. I adhered one heart to the paper, then butted the 2nd half-heart next to it, but then flipped it over to add the adhesive. This step is pretty important. Check your "butting", and then don't forget to flip so you don't add the adhesive to the wrong side of the heart! I didn't adhere the middle of the hearts together -- I wanted them to be 3D and free-standing/flipping.

Oops, before the hearts are adhered, use your color spritzer and the Wild Wasabi marker to spritz the front of your card. The bottom sentiment is from Sincere Salutations and the stem is hand-cut from a scrap of Wild Wasabi c/s. The center of the card is one of the new extra large, extra scrumptious Big Pearls.

Before you think I'm brilliant, I want to let you know that I got the tutorial for this lovely card from Frenchie! Check her video on the link if any of this is "clear as mud"!

I wanted to be able to write in the inside of my card, so my white c/s is cut 8" x 5 1/4", and then scored in half at 4 inches, matted on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Wild Wasabi back.

Here are two closeup views of the card:

One more thing to share:

This is my "lunchbox" favorite for my kids for today -- I love to add a special treat related to the holidays! The peppermint patty is sandwiched with a Got Treats clover -- I separated all of my sentiments from my images so I could add the sentiment if and when and where I wanted. I keep all of the background rubber of my stamp sets in the clear just so that I have a special spot to replace my stamps without any of the tiny pieces disappearing without my knowledge!

The adorable little guy on the right is from the Gift Givers stamp set -- isn't he just the cutest?! I cut a Garden Green top note with my Big Shot, then stamped my leprachaun dude on a scrap of white, colored him with our fabulous Stampin' Up! markers, and punched him out with the 1 3/4" round punch. The treats had to be green too but I don't think you can see them -- 3 Hershey's Kisses and 2 Andes' mints, packaged in a small cello bag.

That's all for today! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!


1 comment:

Butternutsage said...

I am honored Jeanne that you played along in Morning Chat Challenege this time. I love the 3D look of your card. SO fun! Hugs~Donna