I have been asked about how this chipmunk card I made went over from Valentine's Day, and I finally have my report.
Well, it was a BIG hit! They BOTH loved it, and apparently, it is now living on an easel on a shelf at the lovely recipients home. I would never boast about the payment, but I will say that the generosity was MIND BOGGLING. I am humbled, and I am shopping.
My friend, the very sweet Ms. B from Venice, FL, noticed that the background paper I used coordinated perfectly with some stamps she had, so she gifted me some wonderful stamped diecuts from her PTI Pretty Peonies stamp set. This was a set that you were able to buy with customer points, and I can no longer find it on the website, so I assume it's gone. You can still buy the dies, however, and there are some nice label shapes, and a great "happy" die. I am currently LOVING diecut words. I may have to buy these dies one day.
Anyway, using some of her handiwork, I made this--
The paper goes SO well, right?? This paper was from a Sale-a-Bration at Stampin'Up!. from two years ago, I believe. I understand you can still get it, but I will have to check on that. I love the diecuts with this!
I layered up the "happy" diecuts, creating a shadow effect, and popped the brown one up with pieces of dimensionals; I did the same with the frame (This was NOT done with the PTI dies, btw. Spellbinders Labels four).
I also popped up the leaves and popped up the peony on top of those. I added some Stickles to the frame, because I do like my sparkles, don'tcha know.
I am glad I did not designate exactly "what" we were being happy about. It can be a birthday card, a congratulatory card, or even a happy-you-finally-booted-the sucker-out divorce card. If I change my mind, I can always make a tiny banner strip with some sentiment and insert it into the frame under the "happy". I doubt I will, though. I like it as is.
Thanks, B., for the treats! I love them!! Isn't is NICE to have such wonderful friends out there?!
Thanks for stopping by!