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Hippity – hoppity…..it is Thursday and wow – wasn’t it a great blog hop yesterday!?!? If you have not had a chance to HOP…I highly suggest that you do so, lots of great ideas ~ here was my post. Today we have a sketch challenge to work with and I was feeling “sweet” with my interpretation of Beth Beards great sketch!

This is one of those “keepers” as I like to refer to it…and I would copy this sketch for future card! I took one look at this sketch and PRESTO – I knew exactly waht I wanted to do!

 

 

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My main goal for this card was to use ribbon…why?????? Easy = whenever I hear Beth Beards name…I smile as she makes the most amazing bows that I have ever seen, they always seem perfect, soft and they just work! My ribbon today is PLAIN JANE….but I will say I love it!

I wanted to give you a tip on how I did it so it stays nice and flat. If you follow my blog, you already know that I enjoy using fun foam at times to lift up larger parts of a cards and today I cut a thin strip (about 1/2″ wide) and adhered it with fast fuse. It worked great, still soft like a ribbon but it has a statement. If you are not a fan of Fast Fuse (you should really give it a try), I would use tear and tape – you need a strong adhesive to make it lay flat! (hope that this makes sense)

 

 

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Does this below stamp set just scream Christmas!?!?! I think that the font is just fabulous. I hope that we have more sentiments in the future in this font – it is fun and easy to read! The sky is the limit for this set. It will make super tags…and I already have another card that you will be seeing with the little shapes!

 

 

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Another tip….as it is practically impossible for you to see but I “CUT THE SQUARE OUT” before I ran it through the Big Shot with the Sparkle Embossing Folder. In person, it looks super as it is all very flat and then the ribbon just lays nice and flat!

The sentiment was heat embossed with white, always gives a clean and crisp look and did you notice….I used my discontinued friends, the white marker. I just could not resist as I think it adds the perfect compliment to the whole card!

 

 

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Here is your picture for the future! Save it – Pin It….just keep it for future reference! I hope that this “sweet card” can get you starting to think about the holidays! YIKES, yesterday it was over 90 and today we are to be in the 70’s….crazy!!!!

As I have said many times, I find it hard to get in the Holiday Card making mode when it is sooooooo hot….but then I know what happens – THAT CALENDAR!!!

 

 

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I also confess…I had fun in the clearance rack…..(sometimes a stamper has to do what a stamper needs to do)….BUY GOODIES!!!! I know that many of you were on the same shopping spree that I was on and I thank you for your support!

I am super excited for today as I get to bring Stanley (Hannah’s horse) back to our house! He was leased out for the summer and now he deserves to come home and let me spoil him!!!! Oscar will be happy to have a friend and I can hardly wait to see the 2 of them turned out together tonight in the field (a beautiful and peaceful sight that makes my heart pitter -patter)

Until tomorrow!

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