We moved Boo into her new apartment over the Memorial Day weekend. Student loans had made it difficult for her to afford living on her own but a few months ago she landed a new job which eliminated that concern. She’s been saving for years, hoping and praying for the day she could live on her own – and all that saving proved fruitful! She purchased all brand new furniture, decor and necessities. We’re beyond proud of her – even though it’s a bit quiet around here!
The Enjoy Life stamp set caught my eye in the new catalog. The silhouette images are suitable for both men and women and promise to provide simple cards. There’s one particular greeting that’s perfect for the first card I’ll be mailing to Boo.
I created panels of Granny Apple Green (a yummy new color!), Early Espresso and Coastal Cabana (a returning favorite!) cardstock. I cut each at 1″ x 3 3/4″. I knew I wanted to separate the panels but I didn’t want the image to appear continuous so I added a smidge of adhesive to the back of each panel and lined them up on my Grid Paper.
I used my Embossing Buddy to prepare the cardstock for heat embossing. This product insures I wouldn’t end up with stray specks of embossing powder beyond my stamped image. If you’re not sure what the Embossing Buddy is, you can view a quick tip video HERE.
I stamped the image using Whisper White Craft Ink then sprinkled white embossing powder over the top and finished with my Heat Tool. I carefully removed the panels from the Grid Paper and adhered them to the base of my card using Dimensionals.
This greeting was perfectly designed. The words “I don’t think I could…more than I already do” have a separation between them so you can insert one of the additional greetings in the stamp set. It also gave me an opportunity to play up the “miss you” text by using a different color cardstock and ink.
This card was included in the Simon Says: Anything Goes Challenge
Here are a few pictures Boo shared on social media. I think you’ll agree that our months of shopping and her amazing taste have provide an adorable and comfortable apartment. She’s got a few more walls to cover, and she wants to add some curtains, but she’s settled – and happy. What more could a mom ask for?
After four days of hauling boxes up to her third floor apartment we decided to spend day five – Memorial Day – repainting her old room. This will be Bob the Builder’s new office/man cave. He plans on working from home two days a week beginning sometime in July.
By the looks of my pants I’d better stick to paper crafting! ((smile)) I’ll share more pictures as we progress.