Thursday, April 26, 2018

Happiness Is. . .

I took a tumble a bit ago and twisted myself in such a way that I was in a lot of pain on my side.  It was one of those invisible curbs that got me; I'm naturally clumsy, so when I stumble, I stumble all the way.  I did the "I'm trying not to fall" jig for a bit, then scraped my knee, tore my jeans, and twisted like a pretzel. I ended up going to the walk in {they are set up to help the backlog in emergency rooms; so you go to a walk in if you are injured, but it isn't life threatening} only because I needed a note for work as I knew I wouldn't be able to cashier, and the doctor told me he thought I broke my rib.  There is no treatment {unless your rib is so broken perhaps you need surgery} and I had known this, but I needed that note.  The Man was a fabulous help during the full week when I couldn't even bend over to put my pants on, so I made him this card.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Verve stamps, Happiness is. . . #VS-0257
Verve dies, Coffee Word, #VSDC-060
Verve stamps, Coffee, #VS-0219
Verve dies, Happiness in a Cup, #VSDC-093
Distress Ink in Ground Espresso
Tutti Designs Stitched Nested Rectangles, #TUTTI-217
Brown Scrap
Dimensional Dots

First, I arranged and stamped the words so that I could fit the coffee word die in the middle of the sentiment.  I used Ground Espresso on all the stamps.  Then I

Before Coffee
die cut the coffee word and attached that to the white card.  I used the Tutti rectangle die to cut out that panel.

I stamped the coffee cup twice, once on what is to become the smaller panel and once on scrap white card.  I die cut the cup on the scrap card and used dimensional dots to pop it out a bit.  I also stamped the steam {it looks SO cool in person, sort of a paisley pattern} above the cup, then used the Tutti rectangle die to cut out the panel.

I attached some brown card to the white card base, then glued the two panels onto the card.  It made an excellent man's card - got the "lovey" point across without being too sappy, and it was a snap to create.
Another Look

Thanks so much for reading my little tutorial - I appreciate it! Since you have made it this far, I'll let you in on a secret; I'm getting ready to have another giveaway, but you are going to need to be a subscriber to my blog to win, so why not beat the rush and subscribe now? You never know when I'll be announcing the new giveaway and you don't want to miss it! Thanks again, Christi

I am entering my Happiness is Card in the following challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies - #102, Card Using Dies and/or Punches
Happy Little Stampers - April - Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - M, Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - M, Anything Goes


  1. Happiness is NOT falling over invisible curbs and I'm really sorry you had a full-on sprawl with pain and injuries, Christi! I've stepped on an "air ball" before and pinched a nerve in my back, so I know these invisible hazards exist! It was sweet of you to make this darling thank you card for your caring guy! Hugs, Darnell

  2. How awful, but such a nice thing to do to let him know how much he is appreciated! Thanks for sharing this with us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Love it! How thoughtful of you to make this fabulous card for your Man helper. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS for our AG with Dies. Hope you are recovering nicely now.

  4. so sorry for your fall, glad your man was so much help. You made him a wonderful card.
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  5. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards and Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.


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