When I first made this card and wrote this blog post, I had conflicting feelings. First, I didn't at the time know anyone who needed a Get Well card. On the other hand, I really didn't want anyone I knew to NEED a Get Well card. But I made it anyway. Now, the day of this blog post, I hear that Stampin' Up!'s CEO, Shelli Gardner, has had a riding accident and is pretty well banged up. So this card is already off in the mail to her, I'm sure with hundreds of others. After all, just about everyone I know online makes cards with Stampin' Up! products. Shelli's sure to have a mountain of great Get Well cards from us all!
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Did you know that the Stamp Set, Tag It, is this year's stamp that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities? Every time someone purchases this stamp set, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the RMHC! I have to tell you that in some years I've not been crazy about the RMHC stamp set. This year is a different story because there are just some fun stamps that I've used and will use in the future. The stamp that I used in my grandson's birthday card a few days ago is from that set, and so is the stamp for today's card!
I made this card to enter a challenge to CASE (Copy and Share with Everyone is one "translation" of that acronym) challenge for my online demonstrators group, SUDSOL (OK – acronym happy today; that's Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Sharing OnLine). The original card is from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success. As that's a copyrighted project, I can't share it with you here. But I certainly can share what I made!
This is a really simple layout starting with a 6" x 6" square piece of Crumb Cake (formerly kown as Kraft) Card Stock, folded in half to make a card 3" high by 6" long. It's a fun size, and, come next week, it's going to be even easier for those who buy Stampin' Up! products to make envelopes for this card – like this!
But back to the card! I first chose the color of the Designer Series Paper I wanted to use for the banner across the top – Pacific Point. It's easy to pick any of the Stampin' Up! colors and find Designer Series Paper to match it as the Designer Series Paper Stacks come in all the color groups, in four different patterns. The original card used the Polka Dots, so I chose to use that pattern, too. Then I chose the second color for the card, and I used Stampin' Up!'s Color Coach to help me pick it out. Melon Mambo it was, especially as there is a nice thin Melon Mambo colored ribbon in the set of 1/8" Taffeta Ribbons. I pulled an 18" length of the ribbon and tied a bow around the whole card front, so the ribbon shows inside the card also.
The original card used the Santa Claus image which fits perfectly into one of the Chalk Talk Framelits – actually, all of the stamps in this set work with those framelits! I wanted to use the same framelit, but the "get well soon" stamp was made to go with another of the framelits from that set. So I just cut the image into a square and mounted it onto a Melon Mambo mat and then onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock which I cut with the framelit I wanted to use. As there was just a bit too much white space left, I added some Pacific Point Candy Dots to the stamped layer.
It's really a lot of fun CASEing projects that others design and make! And it's a perfect way to get started if you're having a bit of a challenge getting going with your crafting. In fact, if you'd like to CASE this card, I'd love to show it off here on my blog – just send me a photo when you're done, and I'll be happy to add it to this post! But whatever you do with your crafting this holiday weekend, I hope you have fun with it!