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I
bet you are smiling right now! This is a very fun and whimsical Stamp Set
called, Giggle Greetings! When the new catalog came out and I saw this – I knew
it would be coming to my house!

I
adore using the Aqua Painters and this is the type of a stamp that lends itself
to water coloring! YEAH!!! You know what I am going to say…use the watercolor
paper
as it really holds the water and gives you great coloring and shading!!!

Being
that I love square cards, this stamp was the perfect shape to use the Square
Framelits
to bring this card to life! The card is a 5” X 5” card and the color
is Night of Navy!

TIP
ALERT
: This is not necessary but I will say it maybe adds 1 minute and it is
worth it as you will get it “spot on” – take a ruler and measure both ways to
find the center…put a mark and then when you use the framelits your “hole” will
be it the perfect spot! 

The
outer square was super easy to make and it is the In Color – Baked Brown Sugar!
Using the Stampin’ Trimmer, I cut slivers of the White Naturals Paper to add
some interest and then with a black candy dot the fun came together!

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When
I water colored my image, I used Crumb Cake and Real Red…remember – go light
and then you can always go back over for shading!

ANOTHER
TIP ALERT
: to get perfect placement for the image to show through the “window”,
I suggest you use Mono Liquid Adhesive…remember – a little goes a long way. I
like this as you can “wiggle” it around to get it in the perfect spot!

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The
envelope was made with the White Naturals Paper with the help of the Envelope
Punch Board
! Did you notice that I stamped the outer part of the envelope to
make the mailman smile?

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Remember
to always use the Black Staz-On Ink when you water color… it came out fine but
the color and the texture is so much better using the Water Color Paper!

Lining
it with fun polka dots from the Regals Designer Series Paper is the perfect
choice! It is just wonderful not to have to think of what paper to choose
as a liner when everything we have
matches up so nicely!

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It
feels great to show you a simple card! I think cutting out the front is a
clever and fun technique to do and it lends itself to so many stamp sets we
have! Try it!!!

Tomorrow
is a special day to the PALS…. as it is our monthly Blog Hop! You will want to
make sure you HOP back as it will be a parade of cards with the theme of “Thanks”

I
think you all will like my card…I focused on water coloring and it is a
beautiful card that looks like fall!

Here’s
to a great week…I have some fun projects brewing for you! Thanks for popping by
and get ready for a SUPER day of hopping from one inspiration to the next!!!

There's lots of talent out there…be a sponge and absorb it all in!

Until
tomorrow!

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