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Belated Happy Thanksgiving

Let a Smile be Your Umbrella

Hi Everyone.  Happy Wednesday and we begin today's post with such a great sentiment.

I created this card for the stamping411 challenge this week.  Once again, the team came up with a really creative design.  I know I've said this before... but if you haven't tried the challenges - you should and you should check out the inspiration and submission cards - they are fabulous.

I used a new stamp set for today's card Font of You and a bold color combination of Bermuda Bay and White.  As much as I love the images on this stamp set - the sentiment sold me!

S411umbrella (1)

Card recipe:

  • I used Whisper White as my card base
  • I used Bermuda Bay DSP
  • I used the Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon and framed that with the silver elastic cord on both sides of the ribbon
  • I used my circle scissors plus to create the circle and then my stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure that I positioned the umbrella where I needed it. 
  • I then stamped a second umbrella and cut around it using my paper snips and mounted it on top of the original image with stampin dimensionals.
  • I used my Scallop circle die and my Big Shot to create the scalloped matt for the central image
  • I released a couple of rhinestones from their housing and mounted them using glue dots.
  • The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White and punched out using the modern label punch. I mounted it to the ribbon with glue dots
  • One final piece was to punch out a piece of Bermuda Bay for underneath the ribbon using my eyelet border punch

Here's a quick closeup for you


It's a really quick card to make and I was really pleased with the end result.  This one actually came together relatively easily, too.  Not like some I've worked on recently!

I know many of you will be traveling today - as will I - and I wish you all safe travels and to you and yours - a Happy Thanksgiving.



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Robin Merriman

Wow, what a wonderful card! It's so bright and fun - I love it! I want an umbrella that looks just like that one - lots of bling! haha
Beautiful job on your paper mixing here and I like what you did with the silver cord - so cute!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for playing along this week!

Patti Chesky

Jaydee, this card is gorgeous!!! I love the sentiment too!!

Gretchen Barron

Jaydee -- this is so cute -- love the monochromatic color combo! Wonderful job with this week's sketch challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Blessings, Gretchen


This is so fresh and so stinkin' cute. Love the jeweled umbrella!!!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway

whow Jaydee
you have the secret to always make the top 5
congratulations you rock
This card is super duper adorable
way to go!


Very sweet--love this color with your image...and congrats on being a Stampin 411 pick of the week!

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