It’s been a while since I posted and I won’t be posting as often as I was in the past because I need a reverse right shoulder replacement and its on hold until it’s safe to be in the hospital.  It’s difficult to create with one arm, so I will do what I can, when I can and will post when I’m able. 

Todays card represents what we are all going through with the Covid-19 virus.  I sent out quite a few of these cards to family and friends letting them know I’m thinking of them and praying they all stay healthy and safe and the Stamparatus was a big help in getting these done.  The situation we’re all going through right now is definitely not good and this giraffe is perfect for this card.  The stamp set is “Back On Your Feet” and the other two stamps sets I used are:  Positive Thoughts and Colorful Seasons.

I know it’s difficult to see in the picture, but the So Saffron layer was cut with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die and then embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  The strip of soft suede was embossed with the Hammered Metal embossing folder.  You can also cut a strip of designer series paper from the neutrals pack for the strip on the left side, and that’s what I did with some of the cards.  I used retired designer series paper and front eh 2019 neutrals pack. Both look very nice.

The giraffe was colored with stampin’ blends and of course, I added Wink of Stella.  

The so saffron starburst circle was cut in half and attached to the soft suede strip.  The Very Vanilla layer looked like it needed something more to bring out the card, so I adhered a piece of Braided Burlap Trim with multipurpose liquid glue.  I didn’t wrap it around the layer.  I just placed it on the top of the layer and trimmed it from the back so it would be even on each side.  The Braided Burlap trim is too thick to wrap so cut a piece a little bit longer than what you need, run some multipurpose liquid glue across it, adhere it to the layer and then trim it. I added 3 So Saffron sequins that I had in my stash.

The sentiments and the image on the inside were also stamped with Soft Suede.  If you notice, the giraffe is facing the opposite direction from the front image.  Stamping a reverse image is fun and here’s how it’s done.  

I stamped the giraffe image onto my Silicone Craft Mat with soft suede ink.  I then flipped it over and placed the image where I wanted it on the card layer and pressed down on it so it would transfer onto the cardstock.  That’s all there is to it.  It simple, quick and fun to do.  Give it a try!

I really like this card and so did the recipients of it as well.  I got a lot of text message, emails and phone calls letting me know how much they liked the card and they all said, it was a nice surprise that put a smile on their face.  So with that said, cards are a warm welcome and appreciated, so make someones day.  It doesn’t have to be a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary etc., send a card just to let someone know you’re thinking of them.  Stay healthy and SAFE! 


  • Soft Suede Base – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • So Saffron Layer – 4″ x 5 1/4″ 
  • Soft Suede or DSP Layer – 1″ x 4 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla Front Layer – 2 1/2′ x 4″;  Inside Layer – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • So Saffron Scrap to punch out Starburst Circle with the Starburst Punch
  • Braided Burlap Trim approximately 4 1/2″ that you will trim from the back after adhering to the Very Vanilla layer

If you like todays card, please give me thumbs up by leaving me a comment below in the comment section.  If you want to make this card and need supplies to complete it, you can purchase the items in my online store 24/7 by clicking the product images below ↓ .  It would be easier to click below where it says “Add All To The Cart” and then delete the items you don’t need rather than clicking each item separately. Thank you! 🙂 


April Customer Appreciation
April Bonus PDF
The April customer appreciation project was created by my teammate France Martin and she chose a 3D project (box) that holds all 8 cards featured in the PDF with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and the bonus PDF was created by another teammate Holly Pedersen and she also chose a 3D project and 8 cards featuring the new Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper.
To qualify for a copy of the PDF, all you need to do is place an order for $40 or more BEFORE tax and shipping in my online store and use Hostess Code YEJF3SYTA and I will send you the PDF via email within 48 hours of your order.  Just remember to use Hostess Code YEJF3SYTA to qualify and please DO NOT block me from seeing your contact information or else I won’t be able to send you the PDF.  If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code so you can get all the rewards AND I will still send you the PDF.
Thank you for stopping by and until next time…Be Creative!

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