As usual, I hope you had a fantastic weekend but I’m wondering do you feel or plan anything differently for the weekend during the lockdown, or does one day just run into another! We’re always conscious of what day of the week it is because hubby is still working! This weekend has been delightfully different because we had our first Church service for about four or five weeks.
Fortunately, we have some very savvy tech guys who have been able to set up our service via Zoom, which was a bit of a learning curve for a few people in the congregation but it all went incredibly well. Although we weren’t about to chat with each other, nor to have a hug, it was really lovely actually seeing and waving to my Church family.
For those of you not in the UK, Thursday evenings at 8 pm has become a regular time for most of the UK residents to go out the front of their houses, or into their garden, or on to a balcony – everybody adhering to the social distancing rules – and clap their hands, bang saucepans, ring bells, whistle, set off fireworks, and generally make as much noise as they can. This is our way of showing our appreciation to the wonderful doctors, nurses, care workers, etc who work for the NHS!
I have three cards to share with you where I have been making masculine cards to use up my Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. Today’s card has been made with a Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS) card base and top layer and a middle layer of Crumb Cake CS. I chose the sentiment LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING from the Colourful Season Stamp Set and stamped it in Soft Suede Ink on Very Vanilla CS.
I die cut it using the Stitched Shapes circle die no. 4. I adhered it to a Crumb Cake scalloped circle die cut with the Layering Circles Dies. I cut the rope design DSP into narrow strips so they were further away from each other and so I could have a strip of Very Vanilla CS between them, too! It’s subtle but I think it looks good. The newsprint design is on the reverse side of the rope design.
After I had adhered the DSP to the Very Vanilla CS layer, I wrapped a piece of the 3/8″ Denim Ribbon around the centre and secured at the back with some SNAIL adhesive. I adhered the layer to the card base and then adhered the sentiment in the middle of the card front using Dimensionals. I fussy cut one of the Night of Navy knots from the DSP and adhered it below the sentiment. I finished it off by adhering a Sailing Home steering wheel trinket in the centre of the knot.
Our National Health Service is free and is run by the most amazing people you could ever wish to meet. Every day they go to work on the front line to look after others. Another way we show our appreciation to the NHS is to put rainbows in our front windows. This was something a young mum started and it went viral! After Church today, I put a rainbow in my front window!
I’m now offering a DIY Rainbow Heart Kit for people to buy so they can do their own rainbow. I used one of our heart punches and punched 25 hearts in each of seven colours. The heart punches come in a pack of two so customers need to email me so I can place the order, which also saves them the delivery charge. I’m charging £16 for the punch or £21 for the punch and a box of Glue Dots. I will give all my customers two sheets of seven different colours of cardstock FREE. Please email me if you’re interested and I’ll give you all the details: firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it from me today and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take great care and stay very safe! Happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for APRIL 2020 is JWUHZ4J7. Thank you. xx