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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thank you, Sue!

I opened my mailbox yesterday to a fun surprise...a card from my Hawaii buddy, Sue! Thank you, Sue (check out her blog here)! You made my day. There is nothing more fun that happy mail, especially from someone you think the world of!

As you can see on the detail photo (click either photo to see them larger), Sue added some fun little extras. She scissor distressed the edges of the Sweet Leaf Cardstock (instructions in a moment), edged the Colonial White Cardstock under the umbrella piece with a crystal blue marker, and dotted Liquid Glass (Z679) on the polka dots on the umbrella. Genius!

Scissor Distressing is a fun and easy way to add character to any project. Close To My Heart's Micro Tip Scissors (Z534) are the perfect tool for this technique because the outside edge of them is nice and sharp too. That way you can leave your scissors closed to distress and not have to dull the cutting edge. To scissor distress, just hold the paper firmly that you want to distress and run the edge of your closed scissors up and down the edge until you reach the desired effect. Sue was very subtle with her distressing on this card, which was just perfect for the "Happy Spring" feel, but if you really want to go to town and make something look old and beat up you can do that too.

Close To My Heart products used on this darling "Sue Card": Springtime Stamp Set (D1415), Caboodle Level 2 Paper Pack (X7121B), Crystal Blue Stamp Pad (Z2117), Crystal Blue Marker (Z2317), Designer Ribbon Rounds Colonial White Collection (Z1126), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151), Liquid Glass (Z679), Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534).

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Cheryl Nelson said...

Such an adorable card from Sue!! It is always so fun to get happy mail!

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Jamie Harder said...

That is such a CUTE card!!!! hooray for fun mail:-)

Jamie Harder said...

That is such a CUTE card!!!! hooray for fun mail:-)


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