Simple Pop-Up Video

Simple Pop-Up Video

Yesterday I showed you a simple pop-up card. While I printed the instructions, I find it easier sometimes to actually see how something is done.

Here’s a video showing how I made the pop-up stage. And as a bonus, this is a completely different card, and it’s a portrait instead of landscape card. (Don’t worry; both start out the same way!)

Here’s the card I made.

Peaceful Poppies Suite, Stampin' Up!

And the inside.

Peaceful Poppies Suite, Stampin' Up!

And now the video. Hope you enjoy it!

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Super Simple Pop-Up

Super Simple Pop-Up

Happy Memorial Day, Crafters! I hope you’ll take some time today to remember our fallen heroes, those brave men and women who died protecting our country and our freedoms.

While I have many family members who have served in various branches of the military, the only one I know of who died in battle was a distant cousin, Delmer Linaberg. He died on D-Day. I posted the story years ago (you can read it here and here), and later, received an e-mail from a teacher who had purchase some WWII memorabilia to use with his history class. In the box was Delmer’s final letter home. The gentleman sent me a copy of the letter. It was filled with news and questions about home and family members. At the end, he wrote, “…in the near future, you might not hear from me for a month, so don’t worry about me…” The letter was dated two days before D-Day.

Knowing it was the last letter he would write to his mom, and knowing that by the time she got it, he had already been killed, was heart-wrenching. So today, I’m thinking about him as well as family and friends who made it home alive.

If you’re crafting today (or any day!), here’s a fun pop-up card for you. It’s the first pop-up design I ever made, and it’s so simple.

Sailing Home, Stampin' Up!, Pop-Up Cards

For this card, I used the Sailing Home Bundle (Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies) as well  as the retiring Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP). While the stamps and dies are returning to the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog, the 10% discount for purchasing the stamps and dies together will end after June 2. That means, if you’ve been wanting this bundle, you can still order the products from the new catalog next week, but you’ll pay full price.

Here’s the inside of the card.

Sailing Home, Stampin' Up!, Pop-Up Cards

You can’t tell in the picture, but the ship and the scalloped oval pop up when the card is opened. Here’s how to do it.

First, you need a card base (mine is Night of Navy). Simply cut the 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock in half to create a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece, then score the 8-1/2″ side at 4-1/4″.

Next, you need the insert. I chose Whisper White, but any color works. If you want to stamp or write a message, a lighter color works better. Balmy Blue or Seaside Spray would have also been good choices for this one. The Whisper White layer is 5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, and I scored the 8-1/4″ side at 4-1/8″.

With the folded side of the Whisper White piece facing you, make two parallel cuts perpendicular to the fold. You do not need to measure; I always just “eyeball” it. I made my cuts about 1″ deep and 1″ apart. If your pop-up is smaller, you’ll want the cuts closer together and maybe not quite as deep.

Take a bone folder and score between the tops of the two cuts, then fold the cut piece back and forth (to make it pliable), scoring each time. Now, push it to the center of the card to form a “stage” for the pop-up.

Here’s a photo of my cuts making it easier to see what I’m talking about.

I find it easiest to put the card base and insert together before I add the pop-up. I do stamp first, though, just in case I smudge or stamp crooked and need to turn the paper over.

Simply add adhesive to the bottom back of the Whisper White insert, making sure to keep adhesive away from the stage, of course. I run my adhesive around the edges of the insert and the stage, but you do not want to glue the stage to the card – because then it wouldn’t be able to pop up.

Place the bottom half of the insert into the card base, keeping it just a hair below the fold of the Night of Navy card base.

Next, add adhesive to the top back of the Whisper White insert. Close the top of the card base over the insert to adhere.

You’ll attach your pop-up to the front of the stage. I adhered it about 1/8″ above the center fold of the stage. If it gets too close to the fold, the card doesn’t want to close well.

Finally, decorate the front of the card. I simply added the DSP, then the lighthouse on the Night of Navy scalloped oval. I may add a sentiment later, depending on who this card is for. It’s perfect for a graduation, or for someone starting a new job, business, or a new career.

While the directions are long for this card, it really only takes minutes to complete. The longest amount of time (for me) was spent deciding on the layout, the stamps, and the colors. After that, it was smooth sailing! (Sorry. I had to say it.)

Hope you have a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.

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Tropical Fun Fold

Tropical Fun Fold

I had so much fun creating this fun fold card today. Take a look.

Tropical Oasis, Timeless Tropical, Stampin' Up!

So I have to admit, I only have a little over a week before my huge stack of Designer Series Paper (DSP) retires. So I’m looking at as many designs as I can find that use a lot of DSP.

For this card, I used Very Vanilla Cardstock and Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (sans envelopes). I started with a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Very Vanilla card base. Next, I cut a 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ “flap” from Very Vanilla Cardstock and scored the long side at 1/2″. I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ layer of the Tropical Oasis DSP, added SNAIL to all four sides of the back, then placed the 1/2″ tab of the flap behind the DSP. Then I added the DSP and flap to the Very Vanilla card base.

I trimmed the Very Vanilla Note Card to 3″ x 4-1/2″. I added a 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″  piece of the Mossy Meadow DSP to the back of the note card, then adhered it to the card. (Note: Be sure you add adhesive to the front of the note card, so the DSP on the back is shown, and the card opens backwards.)

I cut a 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″piece of the leftover Tropical Oasis DSP and layered it to the flap. But, sadly, the card and flap don’t stay closed.

To use up some of my leftover 2018-2020 In Color Cardstock, I die-cut the three small flowers from the In The Tropics Dies from Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch Cardstock. For this card, I adhered the three Lovely Lipstick flowers to the flap, then added the Pineapple Punch floral centers using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. This still didn’t keep the card closed, of course, so I used the Small Bloom Punch from Sale-a-bration to punch one Pineapple Punch and two Grapefruit Grove flowers. (If you didn’t get this punch during Sale-a-bration, don’t worry. You may see it again!) I added a glue dot behind one of the Pineapple Punch flower petals so the flap could slip behind it to keep the card closed.  When you slip the flap from under the flower, the card opens like this.

Timeless Tropical, Tropical Oasis, Stampin' Up!You can write a note to the recipient, or you can stamp a sentiment in the note card.

I punched 1/4″ circles from Lovely Lipstick for the centers of the flowers. This punch has retired, but there are other dies and embellishments you can use for flower centers. Any self-adhesive sequins or enamel dots would look awesome!

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

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A Little Note

A Little Note

When it comes to color, I’m mostly a Regal or Brights kind of gal, with some Neutral thrown in. I love our Subtle colors, but I don’t use them much except as understated – or “subtle” if you will – elements. So you can imagine my surprise when I created this mostly subtle card. I just kind of let the colors take me where they wanted and this is what I ended up with.

Beautiful Friendship, Butterfly Gala, Stampin' Up!

Of course, it helped that this card used 0ne of my absolute favorite colors, Coastal Cabana. I fell in love with this color when it was an In Color. I had quite a bit left when the In Colors that year retired, and while I usually sell or give away my In Color leftovers, I held onto my Coastal Cabana Cardstock for years. I just had a feeling, or at least a strong hope, that it would return. And, as you know, it did!

For this card, I used the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set. I stamped the flowers in Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, and Highland Heather Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron Classic Ink.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Highland Heather at the top of the card. Finally, I sponged a bit of Coastal Cabana Classic Ink over the top and center of the Whisper White Cardstock.

I layered the stamped card stock to a Petal Pink layer, then to a Coastal Cabana card base. Before I send it, I’ll probably add some ribbon or other embellishments to the card. For right now, though, it’s a #simplestamping card, using only stamps, ink, and paper.

If you’re a beginner stamper with few stamp pads, you can easily use Stampin’ Spots for this card. Simply buy the Uninked Stampin’ Spots and Classic Ink Refills of your choice. Another bonus – the spots are perfect for stamping with the Stamparatus. Another low-cost option is to purchase the Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers. Simply switch the Coastal Cabana to Pool Party and you can ink all the stamps with the Stampin’ Write Markers. (Note: Since both stamp sets are photopolymer, you may want to use a Stamparatus if you use Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the stamps.)

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Hope you have a lovely day.

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Tea Together Pop-Up Card

Tea Together Pop-Up Card

I think the warm(ish) weather is finally here to stay! Even the rain held off for the weekend so we could get some yard work done. We still have lots to do, but we’re getting there.

I found instructions for a “Quarter Sheet Pop-Up Card” a few weeks ago. It’s an easy pop-up card that folds flat for mailing. My instructions are from Julie Davison, who got them from Libby Fens, who got them from someone else, so I don’t know who the original creator of the fold is.

I used the Tea Together Stamp Set that will be retiring in a couple weeks. This set has coordinating dies, and it makes a lovely Mother’s Day, anniversary, birthday, or note card.

Tea Together, Stampin' Up!

Isn’t that fun? Here are the dimensions for the card.

4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Seaside Spray, scored at 2-3/4″ (with the 5-1/2″ side at the top)
2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ Seaside Spray, scored at 1/2″ 2-1/4″, and 4″ (with the long side at the top)
1-1/4″ x 6-1/2″ So Saffron, Scored at 1/2″ and 6″

Stamp  the teacup, teapot, and flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  Color with Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Die-cut with the coordinating Tea Time Dies.

I stamped one of the Woven Heirlooms patterns repeatedly on the So Saffron Cardstock strip using So Saffron Ink, just to give a little texture look.

Fold the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Seaside Spray in. You don’t have to make a sharp fold; it’s more of a “bend.” This will be a valley fold.

Fold the 1/2″ tabs and center of the 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece to create mountain folds. Crease the 1/2″ tabs, but the center fold does not need a sharp crease. Add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the tabs and adhere to the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece, lining up the center folds and bottoms of the card stock.

Crease the 1/2″ tabs on the So Saffron Cardstock strip, folding the tabs back. Use your finger or a bone folder to slightly curl the So Saffron strip. Add Tear & Tape Adhesive, and adhere to the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Seaside Spray Cardstock, lining up the sides and bottoms.

Adhere the floral and teapot/cup pieces. Be mindful of placement. You don’t want to glue over the scorelines, and you want to keep them within the confines of the card base (so it will fit in an envelope). When you’re finished, the card will look like this from the top.

Tea Together, Stampin' Up!

You can also add Designer Series Paper (DSP) or coordinating card stock to the panels. If you do this, be sure to add the DSP before you begin adding the other elements of the card. (I know that goes without saying, but learn from my goofs!)

Your card will pop up when it’s bent from the center, but folds flat so you don’t need a larger envelope.

Give this fold a try! You’ll be surprised at how easy it is, and the recipient will love it.

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

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Stamp Off Rectangle Challenge

Stamp Off Rectangle Challenge

Hi, Friends! I cannot believe how fast this week has gone. Stampin’ Up!® held a virtual event Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and it was so much fun. Time simply flew by! I loved being able to join with thousands of demonstrators all over the world and learn new things.

Today, Susan, Jackie, and I have a fun Stamp Off Challenge for you. We’re using rectangles. After I show my project for today, I have a cute “rectangles” story for you.

Comfort & Hope, Tasteful Touches, Stampin' Up!

This card uses the new Comfort and Hope and Tasteful Touches Stamp Sets from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Catalog. (These will be available June 3.)

I started with a Pretty Peacock card base, then added some Pretty Peacock Designer Series Paper (DSP). Next, I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to die-cut two rectangles from Whisper White Cardstock. On the larger one, I stamped the greenery from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Classic Ink. The first image is full strength, and the second (on the right) is stamped off one time. (Tip: If you want to stamp off and your first image is off the paper, do not stamp again. Instead, ink the stamp a second time, then stamp off on scrap paper, then stamp the “second generation” image. Otherwise, you could end up with a funky image where the stamp crossed the edge of your card stock.)

I added the sentiment from the Comfort and Hope Stamp Set, also in Pretty Peacock Classic Ink. Using Mango Melody, I stamped some of the rhinestones, then added a couple “real” rhinestones. The one on the bottom corner of the Whisper White card stock is colored using a Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend.

To brighten the card a bit, I colored some Whisper White ribbon with the Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend. I love this technique/idea, because you can have ribbon in any color. Sadly, the ribbon I grabbed has retired, but there’s plenty of Whisper White and Very Vanilla in the catalog that’s still available.

I “notched” the end of the smaller Stitched Rectangle Die-cut and added it under the Stamped layer.

Remember, the Comfort and Hope and Tasteful Touches Stamp Sets will be available June 3. The Tasteful Touches Stamp Set is available to demonstrators now, though. If that sounds like fun, you can join my team today and enjoy this cool benefit!

Before you leave, please check out Jackie’s and Susan’s rectangle projects!

And now my story. When the kids were little, Mike would sometimes tease them when their hair was tangled, saying they had “rat tangles” in their hair. Wesley was just learning different shapes, so when I was combing his hair one day, he said, “Careful, Mom. I have triangles in my hair.” They both keep their hair very short these days, so no more rat tangles (or rectangles or triangles!) I can’t believe my “baby” is going to be 28 Monday. Where does time go?

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Celebrate You!

Celebrate You!

Happy “hump day,” Stampers! I hope your week is going well. Stampin’ Up!® is having a virtual event this week, so I’m having a blast! It’s been fun seeing some ideas for using the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog products.

Today, I have another “retiring product” card for you. One of my favorite “whimsical” sets was the Animal Outing Stamp Set and the coordinating Animal Friends Dies. Here’s a fun gatefold card I made using those products.

Animal Outing, Animal Friends, Stampin' Up!

Gatefold cards are so fun, because they’re unexpected! They open from the center instead of from the side or bottom. For this card, I cut a piece Mossy Meadow Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Then I scored 2-1/8″ from each side with the 8-1/2″ at the top of the score board  (2-1/8″ and  6-3/8″). Then I folded the 2-1/8″ flaps to the center. I added 2″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) to each front flap.

Next, I cut a square from Whisper White Cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies and a Whisper White rectangle using the Ornate Layers Dies. I stamped the sentiment  on the Ornate Layers Rectangle using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.

Again on Whisper White I stamped the leaves and frog  and the hippo images from the Animal Outing Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. After I die-cut the images with the Animal Friends Die-cuts, I colored with Mossy Meadoy, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, and Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I used the Animal Friends Dies to die-cut the images, then layered them to the rectangle and square die-cuts. And then I adhered the die-cuts to the left side of the card (the sentiment) and the bottom right side of the card (the hippo). Be sure you only add adhesive to the side that is adhered to the card. The left side of the hippo and the right side of the sentiment should have no adhesive on them or you’ll glue your card closed. (Ask me how I know this!)

You can leave the card like that, or you can add a center. I added a center.

Animal Outing, Stampin' Up!

I adhered a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock to the center of the card. I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink, then added the giraffe image. I stamped the giraffe in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with So Saffron and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. In retrospect, I think I should have moved my giraffe a little lower, because he looks a little decapitated. Oops.

Gatefold cards are fun and super easy! Give this one a try today. But remember, the Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Friends Dies are retiring, so order today before they’re gone!

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

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Celebrate Sunflowers

Celebrate Sunflowers

Hi, Crafty Friends! I had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday. It was so fun to have all the kids (except Amelia) and my parents together for the day. And it was sunny and “warmish.”

As a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, I get to “preorder” products from the new catalogs a month before the actual release date. That’s so demonstrators can get familiar with products and start creating with them so we’ll be ready when the catalogs launch. My preorder got here Thursday. But this happened.

Yes, the cat who steals my sponges also held my preorder hostage. I was able to distract her with a larger (and open) box that she could play in. Pets are so much fun! I had a Zoom class Saturday, and one of the attendees asked who was snoring. Our dog Max, of course, and he could be heard from a room away. Then both cats made appearances on screen. And then I kept hearing this commotion behind me. What in the world? Apparently the other cat had found the large box and was inside chasing his tail. Hilarious. Fortunately, it was a free class, so I didn’t feel as bad about having all the distractions!

Our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Gathering of local demos is this Thursday. I offered to do the Make & Take, since the packet has to be mailed. I wanted to use some products from the new 2020-2021 Catalog, so created this for the gathering.

Celebrate Sunflowers, Stampin' Up!

This uses lots of new product. First – there are two new In Colors, Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee. I also used the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP), which is packed with 24 gorgeous sheets (2 each of 12 double-sided designs) of photographic images and visual textures. And I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Sunflowers Dies (which, of course, I bundled to save 10%).

Because not everyone has the same stamps/dies, I used the Sunflowers Dies to cut the base of the flower (from Bumblebee) and the detail and center (from Cinnamon Cider). The Early Espresso center is also a die in the set, as are the Granny Apple Green leaves.

I adhered the DSP to a Bumblebee card base. Before I adhered the Cinnamon Cider strip to the card, I ran it through my Die-Cutting Machine with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder, then added the sunflower and leaves over the background pieces.

The sentiment is stamped on one of the Painted Labels Diecuts. I stamped in Versamark on the Early Espresso label using one of the stamps from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and embossed it with Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (retiring in June). And – good news! – some returning bundles, including the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments Bundles from the January-June Mini Catalog, will remain at the 10% discounted price.

Please note that the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, the Sunflowers Dies, Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder, In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, and Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider Cardstock will not be available (except to demonstrators) until June 3, 2020. This card is a “sneak peek” to whet your stamping appetite for the new catalog! However, you can order the Early Espresso  and Granny Apple Green Cardstock, the Painted Labels Dies, Peaceful Moments Stamp Sets (as well as the bundles), Versamark Ink, and the Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (while supplies last) now.

Hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Modified Gatefold Card

Modified Gate Fold Card

Hi, crafty friends! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. Today, I have a fun gate fold card for you. Gate fold cards are perhaps the easiest “fun fold” cards to create. When I was a new demonstrator (many, many years ago!), my upline showed us how to create a gatefold card. It was very simple. We cut a 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ piece of card stock, then folded the edges to the center.

Now that we have more “advanced” tools – like the Simply Scored scoring board – it’s even easier.

Good Morning Magnolia, Stampin' Up!

I started with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Petal Pink Cardstock. With the 8-1/2″ side at the top, I scored 2-1/8″ in from each end. This gave me a base of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, with two even flaps on the sides. Then I cut two pieces of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 2″ x 5-1/4″. (Tip: the side of the card stock that you score on should be on the outside of the card. You want the “dimple” or “divot” or “valley” on the outside, so be sure to score both sides of the gate fold card on the same side of the card stock.)

I stamped the magnolia image and the magnolia bud image from the Good Morning, Magnolia Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then die-cut with the Magnolia Memory Dies.

I colored the floral images with Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. I wanted a lot of white space on the petals, so I started with Dark Petal Pink at the center of the flowers, then blended out with the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Marker. I colored over the leaf veins with the Dark Mossy Meadow Blend, then blended out with the Light Mossy Meadow Blend.  Finally, I added some Dark Daffodil Delight to the floral centers. (The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and Magnolia Memory Dies can be bundled to save 10%! But you have to order the bundle by June 2 to get this discount.)

I cut a 1″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, then added the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink. And then it was time to put it together.

After I added the DSP to the front flaps, I adhered the large magnolia diecut (making sure to add adhesive only to the right side of the image – or the left when I was working on the unstamped side – to the right flap. Then I added the 1″ x 5-1/4″ strip to the left panel (making sure the adhesive was only on that left stamped side) and added the magnolia bud to the left side of the strip. The die-cuts help keep the gate fold card  closed.

I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock to the inside center of the card. Before I send it, I’ll add another stamped image on the inside of the card.

Easy, right? I love gate fold cards, because they’re different, but the recipient doesn’t need a tutorial to open/display the card. Check in on Monday to see a fun pop-up card that may need some explanation when it’s received!

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Pink Painted Harvest

Pink Painted Harvest

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. Amelia’s parents are all working today, so we got to have a sleepover last night. So fun!

My friend Rose posted a photo of pink sunflowers the other day. They were so gorgeous, I decided to try and recreate them.

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This isn’t exactly like the photo, but I’m happy with how it turned out. I used Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry to stamp the sunflowers and Granny Apple Green and Garden Green for the greenery. I added a little Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede for the centers of the sunflowers.

After I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green, I thought it looked a bit bare, so I used Stampin’ Sponges to add some Balmy Blue background. I turned away from my table for two seconds to get an Aqua Painter to flick some Flirty Flamingo ink over the card.

When I turned back around, my sponge was missing. So was the cat who had been sitting on the table watching me. Suspicious. My cat loves playing with sponges. After she has chewed them a little, they really don’t work well. You don’t get a smooth line any more when you sponge because there are chunks missing. Fortunately I have a large stash of sponges, because I lose at least one a week to the cat.

Several days later, I noticed her chasing something around the house. There was my (now her) sponge. She saw me watching, so she snatched it up and ran to the couch. After dropping her treasure on the sofa, she sat on top of it and looked at me, like, “What? I have nothing.” That was the day she discovered it’s not as much fun to steal the sponges if I don’t try to get them back.

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is retiring in June, so be sure to order today so you don’t miss out. You can see all the products that are retiring here. Remember, retiring products are available through June 2 or while supplies last.

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