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Friday, October 15, 2010

A Big Two

You haven't heard from me in a while because we've been cruising in New England and Canada. We started in Boston, stopping in Bar Harbor, Sydney, Halifax, Prince Edward Island and Quebec before winding up in Montreal. I have to admit the flight home was almost enough to ruin the great time we had on the cruise. Waiting around in airports, flying over our destination before waiting again in another airport only to fly to our final destination. And the security is getting ridiculous. But there's nothing we can do about that but focus on the good times instead of the frustrating times.

My niece just turned two years old and I'm late getting this birthday card to her, which is why I only stamped the first part of the stamp from the "On Your Birthday" stamp set before punching it out with our Word Window Punch. I then folded over the empty space of the punched out card stock and tucked it under the Real Red mat for the designer paper (Play Date).

Such an easy card to whip up. The "2" is from an old set of On Board accessories. Now that I'm using these numbers more, I think I'm going to have to order the Alphabet Simple Numbers Bigz Dies for my Big Shot so I can cut my own chipboard numbers. With a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a large scrap of designer paper, the drab chipboard comes to life. Of course, if I'd had the dies for my Big Shot, I could have covered the chipboard before running it through the die cut machine. Naturally, I had to dress it up a little more by adding the Flower Brads.

Play Date Designer Series Paper, 117168, $9.95
Tempting Turquoise Card Stock, 102067, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Real Red Card Stock, 102482, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Daffodil Delight Card Stock, 119683, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Flower Brads, Brights, 119734, $8.95
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 103133
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 110755, $3.95
Stampin' Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95 for 300
Word Window Large Punch, 119857, $15.95
Crop-A-Dile, 108362, $29.95 (for punching through the chipboard)
Alternate Supplies for Number:
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95
Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Dies, Set of 2, 115968, $44.95
On Board Sheets (Chipboard), 114320, 6 pieces 5-3/4" x 13-3/4"

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