First of all, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for all my blogging and stamping friends that helped me celebrate my first "Running With Scissors" column on the Penny Black blog. I read and appreciated every comment. The next column will be published on February 15th.
The week before my column appeared, Penny Black invited Kelly Booth to share her incredible work on their blog. Of course, Kelly made several interactive cards for which she is well known.
Kelly so inspired me that I spent my weekend making Valentines for a grandson and granddaughter using Penny Black stamps and Elizabeth Crafts dies connecting with my "inner Kelly".
This card took HOURS and still wouldn't be finished if Kelly hadn't given me this link to the video that clearly demonstrates how to cut out and assemble the card. I calculated my time at the rate I was paid before retirement and this became a $300 card!
The second card took a fraction of the time and I enjoyed the process ... similar to assembling a fun jigsaw puzzle. The Penny Black stamps are so cute and the diecuts are so precise that the card is fun to make. I loved that I had a punch to create the puzzle pieces to trim this card .. perfect!
My extra thanks to Kelly for the flurry of emails, the encouragement and the applause when I was finished!! Blogging friends are the best!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Penny Black Pieces of my Heart 30-042
Dies: Elizabeth Crafts Accordian Circle Card 769
Square with Circle Frame Edges 768