The man in the brown shorts stopped by yesterday.  You would think that he’d come earlier since our temperature gauge has been doing everything in 3 digits this week.  Instead, he’s running just a little behind – but we still love and appreciate him.

Thursday was the hottest day so far this year.  We ended up at 108°!

That’s one degree hotter than when Ann brought my predecessor here from England.  He was used to 75° summers and didn’t want to come out of the hotel room when they needed to go look for a house to live in.

So this is what the guy in the brown shorts dropped off.

Stampin' Up! Stamps

You might think that Ann gets all this free from Stampin’ Up!.  Nope.  We do get quite a few free stamps, but they’re not all free.

So, we have to budget a little so that we can have lots of visits from the guy in the brown shorts instead of him coming once and having to back his whole truck up to the house.

Since we were working on a super special project for our friends on our mailing list – (you’re on it, right?) – we had to come up with a quick and easy card.  And this one should make your friend feel VERY special – and it only takes a few minutes!

Quick and Easy Thank You Card

It only took a pack of Whisper White notecards and matching envelopes.  They’re just 5″ x 3-1/2″ so they’re just big enough for a meaningful thought.  (And now we have them in Very Vanilla too!)

Then we got out our Big Shot and the new Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder with some Powder Pink cardstock.

Isn’t it awesome?  Doesn’t it look like a ruffly skirt or slip or even drapes?

Then we stamped the greeting in Early Espresso and used the Ticket Tear Border Punch on either end of a 1″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Whisper White.

We LOVE collecting different greetings sets so we always have a choice.  In this case, the Just Add Text stamp set is perfect!  And we could’ve used any of the greetings and still had a wonderful card.

Just Add Text

Just Add Text / Wood #143931 / Clear #143934


Notice the little Glitter Enamel DotStampin’ Up! has never made anything like that and they are awesome!  If the ruffles weren’t enough to impress you, then adding a little bling has GOT to impress!

Ruffled Thank You Card Idea

But that’s it!  Some Liquid Glue and a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, a stamp, a punch and you are done!

That punch almost looks like a designer label!

Now if you’re ready for a visit from the UPS guy in shorts at YOUR house, we’d love to welcome you to shop in our online store.

Remember to use our current shopping code 2JF4R9KW when you’re shopping 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 be happy to send you the gift and reusable card.


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What a great handmade card idea!