Oh, Happy Day!

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“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.”

-William Shakespeare

Oh, Happy Day!  One of my besties, Mimi, joined the Stampin’ Up! family and the Stamping Peace Team yesterday.  Welcome Mimi!  You’re going to love the continual Christmas that is the Stampin’ Up! experience.  Shelli Gardner, co-founder of the company, is always pampering us through her company, and in turn we get to pamper others through our cards and papercrafts.  It’s so much fun.  God is good!  Today’s 3″ x 3″ card is a bellyband card, which means it looks like this when closed:

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This is one of the cards we made at our very first classes last Spring, except it had a birthday cake on the front. I think it’s called a bi-fold card, but I’m not sure! All I know is that is cute and it’s fun. Start with a 3″ x 9″ strip of paper and score at 1 1/2″, 3″, 6″ and 7 1/2″. Cut contrasting paper 1 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ (2 of them) and one piece at 2 7/8″ square.  I didn’t have measurements when I first saw a picture of this card (on Mary Fish’s blog, I think) and I struggled long and hard getting the folds and measurements correct.  What a difference a year makes!  : )

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Again, Welcome Mimi!


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