Good Morning! As promised…here is another version of a check holder and true the base dimensions are the same but the thing that I want you to see is that you can add “stamping” to show your skills off and also it is a great way to add a diecut as well!

I will run through the dimensions for you because I think that it is cute…actually super cute. I know that I used this color scheme before and I just had to continue to roll with it. I need to back up a bit….do you remember when we were showcasing the Card Swaps, Princess Judy was the one that encouraged me to use the green plaid as the POP! You see….I am always learning….from YOU GUYS!

The TRUMP to this post is the super fun Envelope…..(thanks to Chris R.’s inspiration in her comment) This board makes it super easy and you can make it with a piece of paper that is a 8 1/4″ square!




I know that the shape of the “flap” is a wonky shape but it is this way because the card is so long and narrow. I simple cut off the point to make it a bit different and I think that I accomplished that! The green strips are 1/2″ and the Dijon ones are 1/4″ – I kept the same theme of the 1″ squares!

Well….here you go – the dimensions! Today you can see that I used my little buddies to make the fun card! Actually the sentiment is perfect as the recipient want some lamps and pillows for their home….so I thought a check is perfect to let them pick what works… they need to “DECK THE HALLS” of their home!




  • The basic check holder is the same as yesterday… here to view that!
  • The Thick White is 6 3/4″ X 2″ and then I stamped our friends with the Black Archival Ink and used the aqua painter!
  • I added a thin strip of Dijon to top of the stamped image…..mainly for balance and color, it is 6 3/4″ X 1/2″
  • The sentiment is on a scrap 1/2″ wide and then matted with Delightful Dijon a smidge bigger….
  • For the top flap FUN…..the white is 6 3/4″ X 1 1/8″ and then the DSP are 1″ squares. (this is a great way to use the paper stack as they would not have been long enough to make it the whole way across )
  • A simple piece of Linen Thread did the trick to add that special, homemade touch!


The below pictures will makes sense to you after reading the bullet points! Please play with the Aqua Painter…it really is your friend. Stampin’ Up! is coming out with Watercolor Pencils in January and these are also going to be a great way to add color and yep, you can soften it with the Aqua Painters as well!










Well…there you go! Thoughts? I would love to hear from you and I hope that you can see that you can use DSP like I did yesterday to make a holder or use our cardstock and dress it up a bit! I just adore those little rodents and they will always be warm as they will never leave Randall Lane.

They are on sale and remember, the vault is still full – with every $75.00 purchase with me this month – you will be allowed to ENTER THE is a bit overwhelming but I am sure you can imagine how many stamp sets I have in there!





I have another keeper for you tomorrow…it is something that I do each and every Holiday and there is a special twist to it this years…when I discovered this company….I could hardly wait to get them! Please POP back tomorrow to see how I will see show you another fun practical project that you still have plenty of time to make!




I am not one that likes to go to stores but today is the day that I am making the trek to one store that I love, Williams & Sonoma. We have an outlet store somewhat near by and this is a place that I adore….I am blessed that all 3 of the peeps love to cook and I love to pick up goodies to continue to build up their kitchen.

After that….guess where I’m going???? You will laugh….to the grocery store!!!! There is a huge Wegmans near where I am traveling and this is like a candy store for me – I will probably be in there for hours as every holiday I like to go up and down each isle and find the things that I can never find where I love – call me crazy but I love to cook and I love the grocery store!

Enjoy your day and don’t forget to do something for YOU…..I am looking forward to my silly “me time”


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