Oh that's not all, you all know me I can't say no to these cute little stamps. Yup, I have a project for you too, but there is a little back story to this one. So, in my boyfriend's family there is a tradition of saving cards and reusing them year after year. The first year we were together I even had my name added to one of the recycled father's day cards. Well, when I saw this view finder card file from Lenae over at Sugar Gem I just knew I had to make a recirculation card that could be slightly new every time (trust me this will make more sense in a minute). I took Lenae's file and made it a little bigger and added a little more room to the fold to accommodate a post-it note pad...yes you read that right, you'll see.
Birds and the Bees stamp set. The little giraffe (my boyfriend's mother's favorite animal) is from a Stampin' Up set I have and of course she is wearing a little bow made of Trendy Twine. One really cool technique I learned with this card was cutting a shadow layer for my stamped images using MTC. All I did was stamp my image on printer paper in black ink, scanned it into my computer, and pixel traced it into MTC to create a shadow layer. I am really pumped to try this with the sentiment stamps, it could make some really cool looking cards.
So not only does the front of the card have a pick your own sentiment, haha I just made that up, reminds me of the pick your own adventure book. Where was I...oh yea, to go along with the pick your sentiment front there is a pad of post-it notes stuck to the inside so that for every occasion there can be a fresh message on the inside.
I also added a cute little sentiment on the back of the card, ok so I had intended for it to be on the front but I ran out of room, so it found a home on the back.
Haha I can't wait to give this to the boyfriend's mother! I hope she's thinks it's as funny as I do :) Be sure to stop by My Thoughts Exactly and check out the fantastic guest designers. Have a fantastic rest of your day and be sure to stop back on Monday when we have the August release of My Thoughts Exactly stamps!
One last thing, I have finally made the jump and created a facebook fan page. I would love if you'd come join me.