It doesn’t take much to make this dog wag his tail and today’s card just might do that!

Everyone needs a little pick me up so we made a summery card to bring a smile to someone’s face.  And I hope it will bring a smile to YOUR face!

Because today’s message is that just because things aren’t going right, doesn’t mean they’re going wrong.

We had a special that ended last night that was just for those of you on our mailing list.  (If you missed the little box that flies in, you can join the list here.)

Ann made typos!  (She didn’t let me proofread.)  She did enough math to make her head swim.

And still, we were happy that so many people got the greatest deal!  And we were happy to help so many of you!

You know – shopping IS a group sport!

And this was all to celebrate Ann’s Mom’s birthday.  She would’ve been 116 yesterday, so today’s card is just a reminder to celebrate every day!

Thinking of You Card Idea

I don’t think that the Lemon Lime Twist that we used looks exactly right on our screen , but you get the general idea.  Why should everything be perfect all of a sudden?

When we started a test stamping sample, we used Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist and Tangerine Tango.  Ann noticed that the Tangerine Tango was a little light so she reinked it – HEAVILY.

I mean, she laid it on thick!

The only problem was that she hadn’t stamped the real card yet!  And the test sample wasn’t the right size Whisper White!


The Tangerine Tango was so wet that we stored it upside down so that the ink pad would be right side up inside.  This would encourage the ink to sink to the bottom.

But it’s still very juicy so we switched to Pumpkin Pie.

Thinking of You Card Idea

Notice how that lime holds the front closed?  You only have to bend the card back a little in order to open it.

Cardmaking Tips

  • We like to call this a Mother-In-Law card because it leaves limited space inside to write on.
  • Place Stampin’ Dimensionals only on the right side of the back of that lime so it’s easier to open.
  • You could also pick one of two greetings that will fit inside.
    • “Squeeze it for all it’s worth!”
    • “LIVE it with Zest”

I don’t think that “to my main squeeze” would be a good one to put on the inside of this card!    It might not be taken so well.

If you’re looking for more cards to inspire you, we have over 160 Thinking of You card ideas here.

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Please use our current shopping code XQWPRQNK when you’re visiting our online store so that we can include a surprise sampling of one of the current Stampin’ Up! accessories in the reusable card that we send all our online shoppers. Don’t use the code if your order is $150+ so you can enjoy Stampin’ Rewards. We’ll still send you the gift and reusable card.

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What a great handmade card idea!