Tuesday, December 10, 2019

HSS329 Retro Kitchen

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  You can tell in blogland that the posts are more sparse as people are busy doing all their holiday preparations!  I know I have less stamping time!  So when I saw the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch:

and I needed a quick birthday card, I went to my stash of 6x6 pads and came up with fun retro kitchen pattern from Carta Bella:

I love it when the paper does all the work!  There's only one little bit of stamping on the outside--the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays--everything else is patterned paper from the pad.  Aren't these images cute?

I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay and diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle die, then popped it up: 

 I did a little extra-special stamping on the inside with a sentiment from Perennial Birthday, stamped in Flirty Flamingo and matted with a scalloped Bermuda Bay oval:

Thanks for popping in today!

The Elfdon saga continues!  The company for which John does some part-time work had their Christmas party recently and they give out a lot of gag gifts; one of mine was some Warheads candy.  They are very sour and I certainly won't eat them, so I gave them to "Elfdon" to put in Cassidy's Advent calendar.  Needless to say, Cassidy doesn't like them either.  Here's the note she wrote to Elfdon:

She was quite polite but she told Elfdon she didn't like that type of candy.  Elfdon came back with a very good rebuttal, and Cassidy conceded!!! I love her little smiley face!  And of course the gigantic heart!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Kampin' Karen said...

Your cards are so much fun when you use these types of paper. How nostalgic! Your Elfdon story is so much fun too. Have a blessed day.

Carol L said...

What a fun birthday card, and I too love it when the paper does all the work for you! I am just LOVING this correspondence between Cassidy and Elfdon! It's just precious and such a treasure to hold onto through the years! I love her kindness and loving nature in describing her dislike for the warheads LOL The little smiley face is adorable too:)

Julia Aston said...

A great birthday card using your fun papers!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne nobody does retro as cute as you!! LOve it!
Go Elfdon!

Lisa Elton said...

What fun retro paper, this turned out so cute LeAnne! Gotta love the polite note to Elfdon <3

Stampin by Genny said...

I too love it when the paper does all the work. I would have never thought to use that paper for for a birthday card. It works beautifully! Thank you for sharing Cassidy's cute note and your card with Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

Creations in paper said...

Cute idea! Great way to use that paper. Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!