The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mr Cardmaker has an Announcement!

Well, the big news here is that Mr Cardmaker and his DP Charlie are MOVING!  We have a great opportunity to move out to Michigan, near Charlie's family.  He starts out there on April 1st!  We are headed out to Detroit this weekend to search out a house in the Bloomfield/Birmingham areas.  I am sad to be leaving my Boston-area stamping buddies, but whithersoever he goest.... It's been so much fun.  I hope I find some Michigan stamping buds, too, and that they are half as great as the gals I befriended here!

We'll be staying with Charlie's mom, and, of course, I can't go empty handed.  I was raised in the South, where you show up with something for your hostess.  Yes, you do.

I made these--

My apologies for the terrible pictures.  I could NOT get these things to stay closed to save my life, and it was impossible to get anything any better shot.

SO I made this little collection of cards and tags.  I used SCRAPS!  These are pieces of GinaK Designs Pure Luxury Cream card stock.  I basically went with the sizes that they were, scored (thanks, scor-pal) and folded them, then ran the fronts thru the Cuttlebug with a sizzix embossing folder. 

Then I got out some dp that I have had forever (and lost the cover of the pad, so I have no idea who made it) and my Labels 4 dies from Spellbinders, and went to town. One of the pieces is adhered directly to the cs, and one is popped up with foam tape.  It was tons of fun playing with the placement, and trimming off what was overhanging.  I just used my snips to do that.

The sentiments are from Stampendous, the Everything Happy set.  I like the font so much.I used my SU words window punch on some of them, and for those that didn't fit, I trimmed off the bottom of the card.  I stamped them in Memento Rich Cocoa, to go with the brown in the dp.

Some rhinestones from ACMoore finish them all off.  Because these are weird, random sizes, I don't have envelopes for them.  I have had the itch to make some, though, and if I get the time before we go on Friday, I may just have to give them a go.  I do still have more of that dp.  They ARE tags, for the most part, so if they don't get envelopes, I think it'll be okay.  They can be inserted inside a giftbox or something like that.

So, onward goes my plan to use ALL my stamps.  I also got rid of lots of scraps!

We could sure use a good thought from everyone out there, that we sell our condo here in Boston, and that we find some wonderful house to buy! 

And, hey, holler at me if you live in the Detroit area.  We can stamp together!

Thanks for stopping by!

All Best-


  1. Wow! That will be a big change! Your cards are fabulous! Such pretty colors! Have you thought about renting your place?

  2. Well you are getting closer to Patti J in Missouri and Me in WI
    What a great adventure-
    Such a nice gift to share with a special person.Wishing you luck with the house

  3. Wow!!! What a big change coming up....I love your positive attitude!! And you are just so wonderful and sweet to bring a lovely hostess gift!!! She will love that set of beautiful cards!!! Sending good thoughts your way!!!

  4. Oh that's just fantastic news! Congratulations to you both on your new endeavor. That's just so exciting and house shopping too? Make sure the new craft room is facing East. :D
    Lisa xx

  5. Oh Richard, I am gonna miss you. I wish you and Charlie all the best and hope that we'll keep in touch via crafty blogs and whatnot. BTW my father's family is from Bad Axe, MI -- way up on the tip of the thumb. If you ever go there, look for Hanselman Street. I think the town jail is on it... no joke. Anyways, stay crafty and you betta keep in touch!
    XO Liz


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