This always reminds me of Barney (the dinosaur).  When one of my boys was very little (and I won’t say which boy, because I don’t want to embarrass him), he had a “grumpy time” every day around 4:30-5 p.m.  Maybe it was because I was busy starting dinner, or he just needed a little snack or something.  But he would just be out of sorts.  And then we discovered Barney.  For about six months, Barney was my hero.  The kids on the show drove me nuts, though.  And then they added the “Baby Bop” character.  I wanted to bop her, let me tell you.  Fortunately by then the kids had outgrown the show.

But back to the story…there was a special about imagination, and one of the songs was “Just Imagine.”  And that’s what this tag reminds me of.  It’s from the Word Play set.  I finally ordered it (another freebie!!), and it arrived in the shipment yesterday.  And Rachel had this great idea of glittering the “G.” I glittered the whole word, but you can’t really see it in the photo.  It’s just enough glitter to look magical.

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Stamp sets:  Delicate Doilies; Hello, Doily; Word Play; Ink:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade classic; Paper:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight; Other:  Decorative Label punch, sponge daubers, lace ribbon border punch, corner rounder punch, mat pack, paper piercing tool, glitter brads – brights, Tombow multi-adhesive, stampin’ dimensionals, versamarker, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, heat tool

This is a combination Andrea Walford and Rachel card.  Andrea had the gatefold card with the border punch on her blog the other day, and Rachel gave me the colors and rainbow idea for the doily.  Look at the inside –

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I love the way this looks with the red center and lighter edges.  Using a sponge dauber, I inked the stamp with Poppy Parade for the center, then Calypso Coral, and finally Daffodil Delight on the outer edges.  For the inside “flaps” (not shown), I used one of the Delicate Doilies stamps with Poppy Parade.

For the glittered “Imagine,” I considered the 2-way glue pen, but the tip is a little thick.  So I used a versamarker with Heat & Stick powder, then Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  And one last tip – to adhere the lace border, I used Tombow Multi (the liquid glue with the green cap).  I used teeny tiny little dots…and when I say “teeny tiny,” I mean smaller than a pin head.  Once I had the glue flowing, I just barely touched it to the card stock.  And I didn’t put it everywhere on the border, just a few places.  That stuff holds forever – plus it gives a little “wiggle room” before it dries.  If you find your lace isn’t exactly straight, you can move it a bit.

So there you go!  Tomorrow I have another “fashion card.”  I had a blouse on Sunday that I thought would make a great card design.  It’s Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise, and I can’t wait to show you!  I also think I used at least one stamp from every new set I got yesterday, except one.  Pretty good, right?

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m going to try to do something with fabric today.  Cross your fingers.  Cloth and I have not had a good partnership lately.



About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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