A Million Thanks

…mostly to my parents and teachers for teaching me to speak and write correctly.  I know I still make mistakes, but for the most part, I get all my nouns and verbs and commas and apostrophes in the right places.  So when this cartoon was posted on our Stampin’ Up!® forum, I knew I had to share it.

I can’t count how many times I’ve wanted to do this!  I saw a sign the other day announcing, “Womens Shoe’s.”  Does that make anyone else just cringe?  Like fingernails on a chalkboard or a metal spoon in a saucepan cringe?  Well, I’m not going on another grammar rant today (other than what I’ve already posted!), except to say I’m so grateful to my parents for always using correct grammar and for reading to us when we were small.    I’ve carried on the tradition, and have created at least one “Grammar Nazi.”  But I can think of worse things!

Here’s a card that was in our Stampin’ Success magazine for April.  I love the little details on it.

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Stamps:  Word Play, Delicate Doilies; Ink:  Perfect Plum classic; Cotton White StazOn; Paper:  Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral card stock; window sheet; Other:  Scallop edge border punch, Everyday Enchantment ribbon (retired Sale-a-bration item)

I try not to use anything on my projects except current Stampin’ Up!® products, but I didn’t have ribbon that looked better than this.  There are several colors of 1/8″ or 3/8″ taffeta, or 1/4″ grosgrain that would work.  The Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon would look nice, and so would the Calypso Coral baker’s twine from the Occasions mini catalog.

I stamped the sentiment in white StazOn on a window sheet.  The StazOn is perfect for that, as it won’t smear or rub off.  After stamping the background on the card, I attached the window sheet at the top, then covered the adhesive with the layers of Pink Pirouette and Calypso Coral ribbon wrapped card stock.  Fun!  This is an odd size, so we’ll make our own envelopes for it using the Simply Scored scoring tool and diagonal insert.

Thanks for stopping by on this cold, wet day.  I’m going to brew some tea, then head to rehearsal and try to stay warm!

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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