To A Great Guy

2/18/22 Winner at Creative Creases Challenges!
2/28/22 DT Favorite at Classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hi friends! It’s already Sunday and I hope you’re having a great weekend and making the most of what’s left of it! I don’t think I mentioned that I replaced my MISTI several weeks ago due to a crack in the door. I was lucky enough to score one of Iliana’s original hand-made MISTIs a number of years ago when my friend Vicki told a group of us about them on Facebook – before they became so popular and she started manufacturing them. It sure has served me well but I have to admit that I’m tickled to have a brand spankin’ new one! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning to share a sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps. I still have several card samples to share that I created a while back, and this mini bendi card is one of them. You know how I love me some fun folds and this mini bendi was showcased in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter HERE a little more than a year ago. This card features the I Love You Toolbox And All stamp set and Tools background stamp which are great for masculine birthdays or Father’s Day which is coming up in a few months. This was a fun and easy card that sure packs a punch!

I cut the bendi card base and two panels from CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock. Using the I Love You Toolbox And All stamp set, I stamped the toolbox on CutCardStock Basis Light Brown cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers, and fussy cut it. Lucky for you all, there is now a coordinating toolbox die which wasn’t available yet when I made this card. ;) I zeroed in on two wood patterned papers from the P13 Always and Forever 6×8 designer paper pad, and used one of them for the main background panels and used the other for one of the bendi panels on which I stamped tools using the Tools background stamp and colored with alcohol markers. I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set at the top in black ink and adhered the toolbox, which completed the front.

Here’s an angled and somewhat overhead shot so you can see the construction.

I cut the two back panels from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished them with leftover strips of one of the wood patterned papers used on the front, then stamped the sentiment from the same I Love You Toolbox And All stamp set in black ink.

And one more look… folded flat and ready to put in an envelope. Great stamp sets that I see getting a lot more use! Not to mention the fun fold… I see more of these in my future, too! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #2-2022 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #202202 – Anything Goes w/ optional My Fauna Valentine (Include a Critter) — no twist
3. Ally’s Angels: #55 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: February #2 – Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #120 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Catz: #582 – Anything Goes w/ optional Add Ribbon — no twist
7. Creative Creases: #25 – Anything Goes With a Fun Fold
8. Paperbabe Stamps: #161 – Anything Goes
9. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #514 – Anything Goes With Paper
10. The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #2 February – Anything Goes

Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
I Love You Toolbox And All stamp set
Tools background stamp

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Light Brown cardstockNeenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, P13 Always and Forever 6×8 designer paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 379-Rich Reds Collection, 405-Sunshine Yellow Collection, 428-Indigo Ink Collection, 461-Natural Browns
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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