Today, hubby and I fly to Alicante in Spain, for the funeral of a very good friend. I’ve known Evelyn for twenty years since I met hubby; and Evelyn and her husband were already his friends. Othman and I have been reminiscing about so many goods times we all had together. Evelyn was taken into hospital about three weeks ago suffering with pnuemonia, from which she never recovered. We haven’t seen much of each other in recent years, because she moved to Spain after her husband died. Evelyn loved travelling, and the last time we met was the day before she flew to India, about eighteen months ago. We had a great day shopping together!
On Tuesday Stampin’ Up! announced that the Hop Around Framelits which co-ordinate with the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set, have sold out! Unfortunately this was a product that was “available while stocks last”! By the time this announcement was made, I had already made today’s card! There’s nothing new about the double Z card, but the idea of the acrobatic frogs comes from a card made by SU for our weekly online magazine! The acrobatic frogs are all from the frog on the unicycle.
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack. The design looks as if it made for the frogs! The balloon is from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set, which has a matching punch called the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I stamped the balloons on a small scrap of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) which had been embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Next I stamped the sentiment inside each balloon, and adhered them in place using Dimensionals. Using the Linen Thread I tied a small bow for each balloon, and left a string for each so the first frog could “hold” onto them!
I hadn’t quite finished my card because I couldn’t decide what to put on the middle panel. My first choice was to put a sentiment, but I hadn’t had the time to find one I thought was suitable, although I could have settled for a generic happy birthday. The other choice was to put a layer, or fancy die cut shape of Whisper White CS, to provide a space for the sender to write their greeting. Personally, on fancy fold cards, I prefer to write my message where it’ll be out of sight when it’s sitting on the shelf, i.e. on the back of the card!
That’s about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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