The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mr. Cardmaker is Smiling in the Sunshine

I am feelin' fine and wearing lots of WHITE, because I have a lovely SUNTAN at the moment!

We are just back home from a lovely eight days in Key West, Florida. Oh, what a nice thing to do for yourself in the last, never-ending days of winter. Good weather, great food, and we even caught up with several friends we made on previous trips--definitely the BEST part!
OH! AND, we celebrated our second wedding anniversary while there, too! BIG WEEK!!
So, I'm a smiling Mr. Cardmaker, indeed.

It makes me think of these fun tags I made a while ago.
I made these--

Happy and sunny, just like my disposition these days. I love this circle tag die, and I found, while experimenting, that the Stampin' Up Wonderous Wreath stamps fit inside it just about perfectly! Instead of using the full wreath in this instance, I used the second part if the multi step stamps alone, and it gave me just the right amount of leaves for my background.

The leaf dies are from W+9, and the flowers are an older Sizzix set. I have no idea whether this is still available, but it worked just fine for me here.
The smile die is from Little Yellow Bicycle, and I LOVE that it's a chunkier font AND the dot for the "I" is attached, so no trying to hunt that sucker down mid-project.

The sentiment is stamped with an ancient Stampendous set called Everything Happy, and If I ever lose that one I may have to quit stamping entirely, I love it so much.

These will look great tied to a birthday gift. I wish I had thought about them when I gave a bottle of champagne as a gift on Sunday....Wop, wop...

Tags are good. That is all...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best-


  1. I LOVE those tags - may favorite color combination. I think I saw your plane fly over my house : )

  2. Tag your it! These are so cute! And no lost dotted eyes.

  3. Congratulations on your second anniversary, Richard! It's wonderful to feel your happiness bursting from the words on your post and from your smiling circle tags! Great detail work!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Beautiful tags with those bright uplifting colors. They are a ray of sunshine and surely will cause smiles to break out all over the place.

  5. Key West sounds like the place I should have been for Easter - here it was pouring for about 48 hours straight... anyhow, beautiful tags!!

  6. So glad you had a great vacation! Happy Anniversary!!
    The tags are perfect - and yes, they are very happy!

  7. I'm so glad you included the name of the stamp set you used for the sentiment. The font is GORGEOUS and I would love to find one close to that that I could download. These circle tags are an orb of exquisite amazingness and cheerfulness with the perfect touch of warmth and greeting.
    So glad you had a great vacation and Happy Anniversary!!!

  8. Glad you had a getaway - our 'honeymoon' is next week. We've been married 43 years, and never had one, so we are doing a Caribbean cruise next week. Going to snorkel, zip line, and see some of the Mayan ruins. Looking forward to it. Great tags! You are loving the SU products, I can tell!!! Happy Anniversary!

  9. These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!! Happy anniversary!!!!!

  10. Hi sweet friend.. Congratulations on your anniversary! Yes! What a wonderful treat and a great way to keep the romance alive! I know I'm late to this post (as usual) but hoping your sunny disposition is still around. Your tags are lovely.. always the best attention to detail.. the distressed edges.. not only die cut leaves, but stamped as well.. I love the script fonts too!

  11. Yay for sunshine tags, suntans, and sunny days for Anniversary celebrations! Happy 2nd Anniversary!!!!


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