Today Will Be the Best Day Ever

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I’m so glad Black Friday is over.  We ventured out yesterday and holy moly.  I couldn’t believe the crowd.  I think it was worse than I’ve *ever* seen.  Maybe that’s a good sign for the economy.  (I know it was a good test of our patience.  Sheesh.)

Anyway, we had quite a bit going on last week (aside from Thanksgiving).  It was my husband’s birthday and my father-in-law was in the hospital for emergency surgery.  Actually, he’s still there but he’s improving so for that we are very thankful.  I hope he’s able to go home soon.

I felt a bit bad giving this card to my husband on his birthday as his dad had been to the hospital just the day before.  It actually was not the best day ever, but we made it the best we could under the circumstances.

I used My Favorite Sentiments, Wild Cherry ink, Nightshift Blue and Sweet Tooth cardstocks as well as Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, all from My Favorite Things.

The flags were cut from Pebbles “Walnut Grove” patterned paper, with the flag ends bent slightly forward to add a bit of dimension.

The sentiment was stamped in two parts, first inking only the stripes using Wild Cherry ink.  (I used post-it notes to cover the words.)  I then stamped the sentiment in black, using the red lines as a guide for placement.

After stamping, sponging and layering, the sentiment panel was adhered using foam tape.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Big Greetings, using Wild Cherry ink to emphasize the word “BIG.”

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I’ll be back soon.  :)

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “My Favorite Sentiments” and “Big Greetings”   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Wild Cherry, Ranger Antique Linen Distress    Paper:  MFT Nightshift Blue and Sweet Tooth heavyweight cardstock, Pebbles “Walnut Grove” (6×6)   Accessories:  MFT Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, X-Press It foam tape, sponge.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

2 Responses to Today Will Be the Best Day Ever

  1. beautiful, Michele. Happy birthday to your hubs, and prayers and hugs coming your way for your FIL. Here’s to a better week! LOVE the card. those flags are awesome!

  2. I so love this card Michele! The design is fabulous and the colours are great!!

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