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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Two for Tuesday!

Hello everyone!  I am so excited about what  I have for you today.  I got up this morning and made my card for Mojo 131.  This week's template calls for a long card.  My card is 9 inches long by 4 inches wide and uses a standard No. 10 envelope.  Now, the only No. 10 envelopes I have are those ugly white ones with the blue imprint on the inside.  You know the ones for sending bills, yuk!    Ooops, I  don't want to get ahead of myself.  Let me add pictures as I go along.  Here is my card for Mojo 131:

I really liked making this card.  As you can see, it is almost twice as long as the normal cards I make. And, Iam still using Easter sentiments since I still have a few more Easter cards to make.
Here's my recipe:  (all items SU!)
 Stamp:  Happy Moments, Well Scripted
Tea party DSP
Pretty in Pink, So Saffron (std cardstock)
Ribbon:  Pretty in Pink satin
Accessories:  Watercolor crayons
                                                                                     oval cutter, std and scallop (nestabilities)
My card varies slightly from the original template in that my ribbon and sentiment are on the top vice the bottom.  I should have moved my flower stamp up a little more.  But that's OK.  That's why it's called a template and it can be deviated from. 

So, back to my problem with the envelopes.  I started looking on the web for envelope tutorials and found this wonderful, wonderful site.  It is the best envelope tutorial I have seen around, because there is no measuring.  You have got to check it  out for yourself.  Click here to view the tutorial.  I bookmarked it for future reference!  For my envelope, I used some paper I had bought at my local craft store, on sale.  Here is the envelope:
I took two views, both are with the flap open.  I actually punched the envelope flap for decoration.  I used my tombow tape to seal the envelope.  Now, by using scrapbook paper or almost anything else, you can make your own adorable envelopes in no time flat.  AND... they don't have to be white!!!!!  That is the best part!!!  One of the other amazing things about the above tutorial, is that she shows you how to take larger envelopes and make them smaller to fit your card.  She is a genius!!  Plus, she tells you how to get free envelopes.  A definite MUST SEE video!

Can you tell  how excited I am about this post!!  I have so enjoyed my morning making  my card and sharing all the wonderful things  I have learned.  There are so many smart and talented people out there.  I love learning!! 

Well, that's all for today.  I really, really need to do some house cleaning.  I have been neglecting it for cardmaking.  Oh well, I'm living life to it's fullest!!  The dust will just come back, hahahaha!

Many blessings to you all!!

Terri

P.S.  If you're interested in starting to stamp or expanding your inventory, please don't hesitate to visit my Stampin' Up website.  The sale-a-bration is still going on for one more week!

Thanks again!

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