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Pop Up Card Lullaby Baby

Any of you with kids know the summer can get away from you. Mine is going faster than a freight train. I started this post weeks ago. Oh well. I mean well.  Have you tried or would you like to learn how to make one of these super cute, and quite easy cards? They are all over Pinterest.  Supplies  Cardstock and matching scraps DSP Coordinating stamps and punches Sticky strip Dimensionals And your regular papercrafting tools.  Cut your card base in half (5/12 x 8 1/2) so you can have two from each sheet. 5 1/2 inches because that's a standard handmade card measurement.  Score along short edge at 2, 4, 6, 8 inches.  Score along length at either 2 3/4 or 3 inches. I like 3 inches so my flaps are just slightly shorter.  Trim the half inch by 2.5 inch section. Cut along the score marks of what is now the top flaps. Do NOT fold down the first flap by the half inch strip. That will now be the back of the box, which stands up straight.  Sticky strip the outside of the half inch strip. Adher

Stampin' Diva Blog Hop June - The Measure By Which

Happy Fathers Day! I dedicate this card to my dad, whom I have been missing very much this last week.  My husband is out of town for an indefintite period of time, dutifully taking care of his mother who just had a hip replacement. He is a joint replacement care giving pro, after seeing me through two knee replacements in the last 9 months. And true to our family history, and I am sure many other families, When a spouse is away, things break, in disproportion to the remaining spouse to deal with the situation. Call it Murphy's Law for absent spouses. (smile) Last night was a mess for me. I went to run a few errands only to quickly discover the two back tires were under 20 pounds. Thank goodness my daughter was with me. I know how to fill and check tires, but it is still difficult for me to bend over and do stuff. She got a quick education on tire guages and and air pumps while we watched severe storms roll closer. I felt like a giant lightening rod with the metal in my knees. We ca

Coloring rediscovered - Blendabilities

Last night since I was feeling too crummy for much else, or more like, I was itching to play, I broke open my new blendabilities. My annual retired sale was to have been that day but I cancelled cuz my son and I have some kind of bug. Seems cruel when we finally have great weather! This stamp is a carryover from the Spring Occasions catalog. So glad I had it. It just beds to be colored.  Now as a youth you couldn't keep coloring books in the house. I would sit for hours on Saturday morning at the kitchen table watching cartoons on the little Black and white TV. Later they colored the cartoons (we got a small color TV). I had a Pink Panther book, peanuts, and so many others. My stack was over a foot tall. Then I stopped coloring all together. Any of you color much in adulthood?  Now I am interested again. The three color system of Blendabiities makes coloring fun. Right now Stampin' Up! Is releasing just 12 colors with more to come. I have six of the colors $11.95 per pack of th


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