Sunday, November 18, 2012


Our friends in USA are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and I am getting in on the action! Sadly, not by partaking of a thanksgiving feast complete with pumpkin pie, but by joining in two Simon Says Stamp challenges. The theme is thanksgiving/thank you - no kidding! Here's my card:

I love using clear accents and acrylic. Wanna know where I got the acetate for this one? It's the flat part from Spellbinder's packaging. Total truth. No wasting here and I'm helping the environment (until the recipient throws this card out but seriously, who would!). I embossed the acetate with a new-to-me Sizzix embossing folder. The stamps and matching die are from My Favourite Things. Now, you have heard me announce my preference for rubber stamps before because acrylic stamps just don't stamp as clearly. Well, I have to say the MFT stamps ink up beautifully every time from the very first time with no priming. Total Truth (I think that's today's new catch phrase).

I love the typewriter; it is quite large so it was perfect for this card. I reverse die cut the typewriter for the inside to cover the backside of the one used on the front. I also cut another typewriter to use on the inside to say Thank You and leave room for the handwritten message. I ended up stamping the inside typewriter image on a whim because the front one looked faint enough to write over. I really should stop following my whims as it ended up darker than the one on the front! I told you the MFT stamps work brilliantly, e-ve-ry time.  I don't just randomly say Total Truth without meaning it you know. I'm sure you can still write over it with a dark pen and still see the message - or I might 'gift' it so it becomes someone else's problem :)

Do you think someone has been playing with the photo processing software/apps on their phone? Did you not even notice? I did stick with the ol' blue carpet background though. Can't advance to far too fast you know.

Here's the link to the SSS challenge:

I'm also entering it in the SSS and Show challenge which has the same theme of Thank You (how convenient!):

Finally, one last Total Truth for you: I am totally, without a doubt, sick of making cards! Total Truth! Ugh, time to make a layout but cards are easier to commit to and finish within challenge deadlines and life deadlines. All is not lost though people, I am working on a journal book for a friend for her birthday courtesy of Prima UStream channel. More stuff used from my stash and a handmade gift to boot. Some of Mrs Frizz sparkle will go on it too. Pictures to follow (as long as this friend doesn't read the blog).

Materials: DCWV cardstock, Quickutz Chipboard, MFT die and stamp set (typewriter and Thank You), Stampin' Up! stamp (gratitude),  Sizzix Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Distress Ink + Marker , Stazon Ink.


  1. Great card!! Love how you used the packaging to make this! Very creative! Love that typewriter too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


    1. Thanks for stopping by Melissa! Waste not; want not. I have a pile of packaging I need to attack with my scissors and add to my stash. Maybe one might feature in the next SSS challenge :)

  2. Great card! I love to emboss packaging and it looks so great here as the cardbase. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  3. Thanks for stopping and commenting Anna-Karin. This was my first time embossing packaging and a technique I will definitely be using again.