Slimline cards are very popular, so when Oliver (the extra long Hot Dog) heard that I was making one, he begged to be featured.
He said it would be very easy, because he was already the color of Crumb Cake Cardstock, and I just needed to stamp him in Early Espresso Ink. After cutting, I added a little more color with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Hot Dog Stamp Set, “I love you that’s the long and short of it,” in Early Espresso Ink. I used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting the label, which was perfect for extending Oliver’s body.
This is when I performed major surgery, by cutting Oliver in half, but he said it didn’t hurt. I glued Oliver’s front and back to the label, and placed him on Dimensionals. He was still smiling!
Oliver wanted to walk through a field of pansies , which he saw in the new 2021 Annual Catalog, but I said it was too soon to use the Pansy Petals Designer Paper, so he chose Forever Greenery.
Oliver’s card base is Garden Green Cardstock, 8″ X 7″, folded at 3 1/2″. The Pear Pizzazz layer is 7 1/2″ X 3″, and the Forever Greenery paper is 1/8″ smaller. It will fit into a regular, legal sized, envelope.
We were almost finished, but needed a touch of color, so Oliver said he wanted Real Red hearts. He said his friend, Dog Punch, wouldn’t mind if we borrowed some from him, especially since Dog Punch was retiring, and wouldn’t want to be forgotten. It’s hard to believe he was once valued at $18.00, and is now only $10.80. Such a shame! I think he’d love some new owners who would appreciate him.
I was inspired by TGIF.
My April Host Code Gift
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April Drawing Prize
If you’re upset that you missed out on the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration, there’s one more chance for you to receive it. You will be entered in my drawing with a qualifying order of $125.00+, and you could be the lucky winner!
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