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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One more scallop punch idea

Can you believe it. I made lots of valentines and never posted them. And then I made a couple of birthday cards for teenage boys and never posted them. I don't know what I was thinking. But I'm going to try and do better.

Stampin Up! is halfway through Sale-A-Bration and I'm going to challenge myself to post one card a day using something out of the Sale-A-Bration mini until I've used all of the stamp sets that I have. I don't have them all because this year there's a lot more stamps than usual. There are actually 79 stamps that you can get for FREE this year. 75 of them are stamps that are in the big catalog and quite a few are either in Spanish or French. There's also a punch and a package of designer paper that you could get. How can you get them free? Just place a minimum order of $50.00 and get something free.

So having said all that, this card doesn't have anything from the Sale-A-Bration mini but I wanted to show you one more thing that you can do with the new Scallop Corner punch. And this punch does match the Scallop Border punch that is in the Sale-A-Bration mini. Look at the beautiful photo corner that you can make. The only problem with this is that it's kind of tricky getting the paper into the punch just right. In this case you want to go beyond the corner and push the paper all the way into the punch. But you want to keep the corner of the paper lined up with the corner of the punch. And so far I haven't found any little shortcuts for getting it just right. So just play with it and see what you can do. And after you punch it you have to use scissors or your paper trimmer to cut the corner. I think it make a really cute card.

And now I want to share with you this little poem about greeting cards.

What is a greeting card?
Author unknown

It's a little piece of paper
that tells someone how you care;
it can be a ray of sunshine--
it can be wish or prayer.

It can simply say, "I love you"
or just say, "I understand:
It can be a little visit,
or the clasp of someone's hand

It can be a word of comfort
when somebody's heart is sad,
it can be a smile or chuckle
making someone's heart feel glad.

It can keep folks close together
even though they're far apart;
it can show someone your're thankful
from the bottomo of your heart.

It can travel any distance
in all kinds of weather, too.
And it has the "magic something"
that some "big things" never do.

Yes, it's just a piece of paper
and it costs no big amount,
but it proves that old, old saying;
it's the little things that count.

So get busy and make lots of cards and get them in the mail. Have a great day.


  1. Wow Lynn, love your corner punch idea and the poem is awesome. Plus, a beautiful card!! Three fabulous and fresh ideas all in one post.

  2. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for February 19. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

  3. Ohh, I just love your card, everything about it! The colour, the flower, the really gorgeous font on the sentiment (what set is that?) and the yummy polka dot ribbon!! Thankyou to Kelly for linking your post so I could find it :)

    Lee x

  4. Lee,
    The "happy Easter" stamp set is Well Scripted out of the new occasions mini. I have to agree that the font is beautiful.