Hello Little Sunshine

Hi friends! Happy Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having a fantastic week so far! Our first challenge of the new year is live this morning over at Ally’s Angels and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge 66! I made a very clean and simple baby card using both old and newer Stampin’ Up stamp sets for my stash, and love how it turned out… despite running into a snafu when I got to the inside which I’ll tell you about below! ;)

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner. Using the Stampin’ Up Hello stamp set, I stamped the two-part sentiment and sun in Catherine Pooler Samba, Tutti Frutti and Tiki Torch inks. I finished off the front with several gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Amber Glow Embellishment Mix using my trusty Trinity Pick Up Stick.

On the inside I stamped a little line element from the same Hello stamp set in Catherine Pooler Bellini ink. I then stamped the sentiment (from the Stampin’ Up Happy & Heartfelt stamp set) in Catherine Pooler Tutti Frutti ink. I almost always clean my stamps with a shammy prior to using them just to be sure I get a clean impression. Well, I forgot to do that this time. I stamped directly on the inside flap (because this was supposed to be a one-layer card), and discovered a tiny wad of fuzz on the stamp and a fuzz-wad impression on the stamped sentiment! Dang it – totally messed up my one-layer venture! So I had to re-group… I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of CutCardStock Basis 80# Natural cardstock and cut it with a Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals die. There, now you know the whole story, lol! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202301 – Anything Goes w/optional Winter Theme (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #01-2023 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2023 #1 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January 2023 – Add A Sentiment
5. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #537 – Anything Goes with Paper
6. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January Challenge – Something Old, Something New! (Old stamp set on front, newer stamp set inside)
7. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural and Basis 80# Natural cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hello and Happy & Heartfelt stamp sets
Ink: Catherine Pooler Samba, Tutti Frutti, Bellini and Tiki Torch inks
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Trinity Stamps Amber Glow Embellishment Mix, Trinity Pick Up Stick

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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