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Monday, April 3, 2017

MIM # 280 Stamping Outside the Box

Lexi has a video up HERE from the Papertrey blog showing her technique for stamping outside the box!
By bringing your main image beyond the "box" you draw your eye to it!
I have been replenishing my 'thank you' cards, so thought this would make a nice CAS card.
I used the crackled stamp set and one of the pots and flowers from the Petite Pots set.
I think I could make a whole set of these and change out the sentiments and they would be quick and easy to make up!
We had sun all day today, it was so lovely!
Hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are!
Have a great week!
Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. Wow, this card is perfect!!! I love the crackled background and the flowers are wonderful. You nailed the challenge. And Yes, this would be a great card to make in multiples. Thanks for your kinds words on my blog and for taking the time to visit!

  2. Great take on the challenge. Your flowers are very pretty.

  3. Great minds think alike. I almost used the Crackled stamp set. This is so adorable.

  4. What a perfectly CAS card, Colleen. I love it! These would make a wonderful set to give as a gift. I haven't played with Petite Posts in so long. Thanks for inspiring me to pull it out and give it some love. Off to check out Lexi's video. Hope you get more sunshine today!

  5. CAS perfection Colleen! Your sweet little pot of flowers is just perfect rising up out of your "box"! So glad to hear someone is getting was rain, rain, rain all day yesterday, and guess what it's doing today? Yep, more rain, and forecast is showing rain every day for the rest of the week! Yuck!

  6. Yes, this is a perfect card to use for a set! Love the CAS look, and love too, this stamp set!!! Beautiful, Colleen!

  7. So adorable Colleen!! Love the crackle background and your sweet pot of flowers. I agree, would be great to make multiples. xx

  8. clean and simple and oh so sweet! the box, the flowers, the colors - i love it all! thanks for playing make it monday!

  9. I still need to watch ....but I so love what you did! What a gorgeous CAS card!

  10. What a great CAS card. I love the simple design - it's really lovely!

  11. Love the crackle stamp for your box & the pot of sweet flowers is beautiful! Hope you guys didn't have any damage from the strong winds! Our fence is still up & so is the Sequoia in our neighbor's yard next to our house, so all is good! Have a great week, Colleen!


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