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.

Stampin' Up! Enjoy Life. Strips of cardstock provide a background for white heat embossed images. Miss you card.

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.

Stampin' Up! Enjoy Life. Strips of cardstock provide a background for white heat embossed images. Miss you card close up view of details.

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?

Boo's new apartment living room

Boo's new apartment living room 2

Boo's new apartment living room 3

Boo's new apartment kitchen 1

Boo's new apartment kitchen 2

Boo's bedroom

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.

Bob's office/man cave make over 1

Bob's office/man cave make over 2

By the looks of my pants I’d better stick to paper crafting! ((smile)) I’ll share more pictures as we progress.

Messy paint pants. Lisa's Stamp Studio office makeover.

Here are the supplies I used to create my card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!


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