Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm Baaaccckkk!

Wow - it seems like forever since I have made a blog post.  Life in the "real world" has just been crazy busy.  My son graduated from high school the beginning of June.  His open house was so much fun!!!  The weather was picture perfect (which was a blessing), because the beginning of June it seemed as though it rained every day. What wasn't so much fun was waking up the morning after the open house with no voice!!  Guess my body was telling me that it needed some R and R time.  It turned out to be a virus, which hung on for about 2 1/2 weeks!!  I'm FINALLY feeling better and getting caught up on things that didn't get done around the house when I was sick.  Hopefully, now that things have settled down, I will be more regular at bloggingAnyway - it's great to be back!

I will be having a Stampin' Up! New Catalog Open House at my home on July 15.  I've been making card samples and getting ready for that event.  This card is one that I came up with, using the Tropical Party stamp set in the Summer 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog.  My Open House will have a tropical theme to it, and in future posts I will be showing you other tropical card samples I have made.

Here are the card details:  Card base is Bashful Blue. After folding the card base, I used the scallop edge punch on both edges of the cardI started at the center fold, and made sure that there was a full scallop on the card front on top by the fold.  I punched to the card bottom from there, making sure not to punch the last little bit of card front so that the card stock would stay together.  I repeated for the back of the card.  On the inside of the card, I attached two 3/4 inch strips of Night of Navy cardstock on each edge for stability and a nice border on the outside of the card.

I've always loved the lattice square die cut, and thought the tropical flowers and greenery would look wonderful growing on it.  The lattice is out of Soft Suede card stock.  The flowers and greenery were stamped on Whisper White.  Flowers are stamped with Rose Red and then chalked using a sponge dauber, so that the white areas look more pinkish.  Greenery was stamped with Old Olive and also chalked.  I then cut out the stamped images and attached them to the lattice.  I attached all the images to the lattice before adhering the lattice to the card front.  

Thanks for taking the time to stop and for understanding about my long absence.  Blessings to you!


  1. Deb thanks for stopping by! This card is sooo fun, it gives me a definate tropical feel. It is perfect for the tropical weather we are having here in Minnesota!

  2. so glad your feeling better and are back :) this is so pretty!!!


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