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February 6, 2009

Friends 24-7


I just LOVE this stamp set.  Enough so that it's the one I'm featuring in my Stamps in the Mail program that has just begun.  I once again have a bad shot of my card, and it bothers me.  I needed the hubby to hold one of our lamps nearby so that I could take the picture and I didn't want to bother him for too long so I didn't take as many shots as I usually do to get a decent photo.  This angle makes the top layers look a little crooked - the Baja Breeze in particular.  The fact that the edges are distressed doesn't help because they're not perfectly even.

Anyway, this was my first chance to use my StampinUp! Backgrounds I texturz plates (yes, they really spell it that way! ;) ).  They are lots of fun and I really like them.  I am just so happy that SU! has the Big Shot and all of these gorgeous products to use with it!!!

DSCN6070 So - there is some sponging on the Kraft layer after I ran it through the Big Shot with the texturz plate, so some of the dots have even more dimension to them because of the sponged ink.  I also stamped the flourish from the Friends 24-7 set after running the Kraft CS through the Big Shot so that the images wouldn't be too crisp and the ink would pick up irregularly on the embossed dots.  I distressed the edges of the Baja Breeze CS and sponged along the edge of the Very Vanilla piece with the sentiment on it and rounded the corners with my corner rounder punch.

What do you think?  I hope you like it and that you're having a great day!  Stay tuned tomorrow for the very first sketch at Card Patterns where I'm so excited to be on the DT!!

All products used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Kraft and Very Vanilla CS, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories:  Corner Rounder punch, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, SU! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Stampin' Sponges, finger nail used to distress the edges of the Baja CS ;)


  1. Beautiful! I love tall skinny cards.

  2. Wow, what a cute card!!! Love how you did the blue paper and the brown ribbon is just THE perfect touch!

  3. Very pretty - I really like these colors together!

  4. Gorgeous card!!! Is this a new stamp set? I need to start going out of the box when it comes to sizes of cards...I tend to stick with the ones that fit in a 4 3/8" by 5 3/4" envelopes...

  5. Very pretty! Love the colors and how you did the big, yummy bow!

  6. Marie, this card is so gorgeous! I love the clean lines and the natural look!

  7. This set is at the top of my wish list!! Love the tall card! It does not look crooked-we are our own worst critic! Your bow is amazing! Great colors!


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