What a day I had yesterday!! Two of my parcels arrived at about 9 am and were delivered by my regular driver. Hubby had a chat with him about my other two parcels and he explained all the lorries are going out fully laden and they are having to do two deliveries a day at the moment! Lo and behold, my other two parcels arrived at lunchtime!
Now that my delivery was with me, I had everything ready to work on getting my customer’s Happy Mail and free product sorted out. Once I’d started I was on a roll and I can’t believe I had everything ready for the post box by 5.30pm. I felt so chuffed! It was too late to catch the last post yesterday, but hubby took it all down to the double-post box (the post box at the end of our road wouldn’t have been big enough to take it all!) by our main post office in the town yesterday evening. Hopefully everyone will receive their Happy Mail tomorrow! One of yesterday’s parcel contained my pre-order from the Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue as well as all the catalogues and Sale-a-bration brochures! Before I was able to start on the Happy Mail I had to check everything off against the delivery note. It’s just as well I did because I found I had two of one set of dies and another set of dies was missing! I phoned Support and the corrections were made for me there and then.
After dinner, I started to go through the emails that had been coming in while I was concentrating on the Happy Mail which didn’t leave me any time for crafting! Therefore, today I’m sharing another Quite Curvy card but this time it’s a congratulations-type card. I used my usual size card base in Petal Pink Cardstock (CS), a middle layer of Smokey Slate CS and a top layer of a design from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP).
For the centre panel I used the subtle Smokey Slate design DSP and used the curvy die that punches the line of holes out and left about one-eighth of an inch on the right-hand side. I used the leftover piece of DSP to decorate the inside of my card – this will show you how narrow my DSP was at the very end! As I said when I showed another Quite Curvy card a couple of days ago, there’s no need to waste the offcuts from these dies! For example, if you wanted to make two similar cards, cut your DSP to about five inches long and die-cut approximately half-way down. Obviously the two pieces will look quite different – not least because one section will have the holes – but they’ll be close enough to make two similar cards. The only downside would be finding something else to decorate the inside of your two cards! LOL!
Nest I needed to stamp the sentiment HOORAY FOR YOU! I put the Smokey Slate DSP into the top corner of my Stamparatus and curled the stamp to follow the curve of the cut line line. When I was happy with the position I closed the lid to pick up the stamp and inked it using the Smokey Slate Ink. I did the three times to make sure it was dark enough. I used Tombow to adhere the Smokey Slate DSP panel to the centre of the top layer DSP and then I wrapped some Grey Granite Shimmer Ribbon around the two pieces and tied it in a bow on the left-hand side. Next I adhered the DSP onto the middle layer and then on to the card front. I finished off the card front by adhering three coloured Elegant Faceted Gems in a horizontal line along the top left-hand side of the Smokey Slate DSP and three more in a slight curve around the word YOU.
That’s it from me! Today I’m hoping to have a relaxing day working on Sunday’s video. I’m 99% confident I learnt enough from last week’s video, which is called Fanciest Fancy Fold Card, to be able to make one of the cards I was hoping to make last week. Time will tell! That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting!
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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”