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Thank you card using retired products

stampin up, Stampin' Up Tin of Cards #138946, Jar of Love #141587, In Color Designer Series Paper stacks #141408, Lace Doilies #142793, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Everyday Jars Framelits #141490, Banner Framelits #132173, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Have you ever participated in a swap?  Some of you may be wondering what is a swap?  A swap is where you make cards, or cardnfronts, for everyone that is participating.  So if there is 12 people  involved, you will make 12 cards of the same design.  In return you will get 12 cards, 11 different and one of your own.  This is a great way to get ideas for cards and to use either for classes, or to give to someone.  The above card was originally created by Connie Ingram, another demonstrator, from Colorado.  

I changed a color on the card, but overall the design is hers.  Isn't lovely.  I really like how it turned out and it showcases the Tin of Cards stamp set, Banner framelits, Lace Doilies and the 2016-2018 Designer Paper Stack, all which are retiring.  The silver bow is a retired product from a couple of years ago.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Dapper Denim Cardstock #141414

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/4"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • scraps for flower and leaves

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks #141408

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

I have found to make the white banner frame easiest,  put the two banner framelits on at the same time.  Center the smaller one inside of the larger framelit.  Run it through your big shot at the same time. See picture below.


The flower and circle with sentiment on it are the only two things I used dimensionals on.  The rest of the layers were attached with snail adhesive.

When we went to Disney one time, we have gone multiple times - we love Disney, we decided to take pictures of all of our food.  I scrapbook vacations and we didn't want this one to be anything like all the others.  So, now we take pictures of our food all the time.  I know it's crazy.  

So, of course, when I was in Minneapolis, I took pictures.  I have to say, I had some of the best food ever there.  On Friday, we were starved by the time all of us got to the hotel.  So we had found on the internet a Mexican restaurant called Salsa a La Salsa not far from our hotel.  Oh My Goodness!!!!!  It was the best Mexican food I have ever had.  Here is a picture of my fajitas.


I am dreaming of this food as I am typing up this blog post.  Yummy!


On Friday night we were busy working on Carla's swaps, so we just ordered pizza.  We found a place that delivered, and had gluten free pizzas.  The one in the above picture is mashed potatoes, broccoli, bacon and tomatoes.  I am weird and I don't care for pizza with the red sauce.  I will eat it, but I am not crazy about it.

On Saturday night after the conference a bunch of us went to the Newsroom Restaurant for dinner.  Again, we had the best food.  I asked the server what their desserts were, so I knew what to order for dinner.  She said, "why not have dessert first?".  Sounded good to Carla and I, so that is exactly what we did.  I had the white chocolate creme burlee and again, Oh My Goodness!  I am going to have to do that more often, dessert first.  


Doesn't that just look delicious!  I want to go back to Minneapolis and take Mark to all the wonderful places we went to eat.  I think he would love it.  Maybe it will be time for a road trip soon!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.

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