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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PTI Make it Monday #322

Today I am joining Papertrey Ink with their make it Monday series, Above and Below. The idea is to have a centralized sentiment, which you then feature by placing images above and below it.

I wanted to use the older (and much loved by me) stamp set Boards and Beams, and I stamped and die cut a number of images. 

When I went to arrange my card however, I realized my images were way too big for an A2 size card, so I had to do a much larger size. I ended up folding an 11 x8 1/2 in cardstock in half and using the entire thing to make my card. 

I made this -

I really like all the blues and greens here, and the subtle country mouse City Mouse idea that is left to be deciphered by the recipient.

We are visiting my husband's sister and brother-in-law in June, so this card will come in very handy.

I was happy to have the opportunity to join and with this challenge for Papertrey Ink, and I look forward to joining into more of these Make it Monday challenges.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All best -


  1. It may be big, but it sure packs a punch Richard! I love your colors and the whole idea of using above and below houses...awesome card!! :0)

  2. Hi Richard - I've missed seeing your posts! The move explains a lot! This is a darling card - I'm glad you explained the size as I kept looking at it thinking "now how did he get all that detail on an A2 card?" LOL Very cool!

  3. Richard, love seeing your take on challenges, and this is a perfect example! Oh so clever using Boards and Beams. And the size just adds to a striking layout. Wonderful!

  4. Fun idea to use houses above and below. Great colors too!

  5. Hey, good to hear from you! And, I love the card you made with the houses images and that sentiment. Great big and wonderful card design!

  6. Why do I like that tree in the top right corner so much? I hear Canada is really nice this time of year. Take me, take me.


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