Saturday, 22 February 2014

'For you from me' cards

I always try to enclose a card with Snippets Playground prizes and just rustled up a couple of these:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card blank

- SU 'Certainly Celery' card stock

- vase and flower are from SU's 'Bright Blossoms' stamp set, stamped in 'Certainly Celery' and 'Melon Mambo'

- the sentiment is from SU's 'A Word for You' stamp set, stamped in 'Melon Mambo' - at a jaunty angle for a change :)

Confession time here - I've had a SU Stamp-a-ma-jig for ages, and use it regularly. Having seen Vicky's super little video the other day on her blog, I realised that putting the T-piece at the bottom of the clear sheet to use that as a guide and working a bit blind which was why sometimes I had 'wibble-wobble problems' when placing my stamp onto the card. I guess that either way would theoretically work but  it sure is better and much easier now I changed to how Vicky does it. Sometimes I really shouldn't be allowed out :(

To illustrate - I only went and got all ready for the dentist on Thursday afternoon and, at the very last moment before putting my coat on to leave home, I picked up the appointment card. Duh, I was a week early - it's next Thursday!!

Di
x

17 comments:

  1. This is a darling little enclosure card, Di! I'll have to check out the SAJ video. I never did see an instruction video and I always use the upper left corner of the mat ... I'm curious now.

    I remember asking my friend once if she would show how to use one after mine came in the mail. She looked at me really oddly and didn't say anything. Well, I understood why she did that once I figured it out. But how do you know, right? It's looks like a pretty confounding tool if you've never seen it used. Now I ask myself how in the world I stamped for ten years w/o one! I know the answer: crookedly!!

    I hope you took Len or just yourself to lunch after getting all dressed up w/ nowhere to go! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Same as Darnell. I got one early on in my stamping but lost the leaflet and could not, for the life of me, figure out how to use it lol.
    Will check out Vicky's tut because I rarely use mine but love an tips and hints.
    Beautiful card, love the colours you have stamped with. Lovely and fresh, very spring like and such super cute stamps xx

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  3. Such a pretty card to arrive with a lovely gift!

    I own a stampamajig and never could figure out how to properly use it. I will try it for my sentiments which I always seems to stamp crooked!

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  4. Beautifl card Di, clean and simple but so elegant. Love the angled sentiment. I too am guilty of using my stamp-a-magic the wrong way!!
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Sweet card Di. Think I probably use mine wrong too (haven't checked the video yet)but I use it how an SU demo showed me years ago!! Never read the leaflet 'cos thought I knew how to do it!!

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  6. That is such a sweet card Di. Perfect for enclosing SP prizes.

    LOVE my SAMJ and wouldn't be without it. Use mine all the time.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. I love the crisp and clean feel to this card and the colours too. x

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  8. This is just gorgeous - whoever gets it will be a very lucky lady.
    Ann xxx

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  9. Simple and pretty...love it!
    Was good to see you yesterday! Hope you had fun in the shop!!
    Hugs, LLJ xx

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  10. beautiful, CAS and stylish. Fabulous colour combo too. x

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  11. Fabulous little card, love the cute image and the colours.

    How lucky were you, you could have been a week late?

    Kath x

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  12. Best chaperone you to the Dentist next week Miss den. Erm wot time is it so I can get The Doc to set his alarm clock?! Just ordered wun of those thingy m jibs me self. Might actually get the stamp on the page in future!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. At least you noticed before you got to the dentist.... Does it make you feel better if I tell you I brought the wrong cat to the vet once?

    Cute card! I have that set and have used it all of never before. How horrible is that?!

    And yes, the Stamp a ma Jig and others like it do take a little practice and using them the right side up (which way is right depends on you). The results are worth it though.

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  14. Beautiful card that a Snippets player will so enjoy! I love the one you included in my package. At least you didn't try to check in at the dentist's office, but I'd hate thinking about having to go for another week!

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  15. Got to be a senior moment Di we all have them....lol your card is so adorable lovely image and l do like pink and green together really is a lovely combo take care xx

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  16. So funny! At least you didn't miss the appointment altogether & get charged for it!
    And what's a stampamajig thingy????

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