Notes in Copper

Notes in Copper

This is the third card we made at our December classes. Besides being a note card, it’s perfect for a thank you card after Christmas.

Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!

I used the Stampin’ Up! Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the background. I love Crumb Cake and Night of Navy, don’t you? It’s such a classic combination.

The Very Vanilla scalloped oval is a die-cut from the Layering Ovals Framelits. I die-cut the oval first, then embossed the edges with one of the Floral Affection Textured Impression Embossing Folders. Sometimes if you emboss first, the die-cutting process flattens out the embossing, and I didn’t want to take a chance.

I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. This set is so versatile; you can use it for lots of occasions.

The horizontal DSP layer is from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. Like the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP, it uses copper in two of the designs, so they worked together perfectly.

My original card and the cards we made in class used Copper Metallic Thread behind the Very Vanilla layer, but it really didn’t show up well. Several stampers opted to leave it off when they made the cards, but it really did add a little more zing to the card. I’m not sure what happened to the original card; I must have given it away, because this one is missing the thread.

This is a very fun and easy card to make. And, I have to say, it was difficult to key in “Copper” instead of “Cooper” when I wrote the blog. So many people try to spell our last name with two p’s and one o – but when I type “copper,” I tend to add that extra o back in! And here’s the funny “Cooper/Copper” story.

When Mike & I bought our wedding rings (34 years ago!), the girl wrote “Mike & Buffy Copper” on the receipt. I said, “Oh, wait – our name is spelled with two o’s – it’s C-O-O-P-E-R.”

“Really?” she said, “I’ve never seen it spelled that way.” I started to drag her outside to look at the sign on the jewelry shop – “Cooper’s Jewelers”  – but I stayed quiet. Mike was very proud of me!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!
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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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