Weekender with Wanda – Happy Mail Letters!

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Happy Saturday! Welcome back to the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! And, happy first weekend of August! Are you getting your kiddos ready for school yet? I have a lot of friends who are in full on back to school mode already! Seems early to me, but I am ready for Fall to come! Because I’m always ready for Fall! Should be any day when we will see Halloween candy at Target! That always shocks me. I have been cleaning, organizing and purging in my studio for a couple of weeks and I feel like I can think again! It’s so nice to have a clean and tidy space. Hope you are having a great weekend so far.

Today I’m featuring some gorgeous and happy exclusive products from our very own Simon Says Stamp line of stamps, dies and inks. I used the Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set to create a sweet banner of happy love letters! Who doesn’t love happy mail? This card was really fun to create and I used the new Tiny Check paper pad from My Favorite Things to make my letters. The pattern is the perfect size and scale – and the colors are so fresh.

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I started the card with a crisp white A2 card base. Then I layered a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock embossed with the beautiful Stitched Whirl Background Die. This die cuts into, but not through, the paper – giving this gorgeous pattern! I thought it looked like wind for this card! Then I die cut some fluffy Flat Bottom Clouds dies and adhered them to the Fog cardstock. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and stamped the little envelopes onto the patterned paper. Then I cut them out by hand. I used the Stitched Heart Collage die to make some adorable little red hearts and glued them on the letters.

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I stamped the sentiment onto a Stitched Banner Die and attached it to the card using foam squares.

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For the letter banner, I first punched holes in the corners of all the letters. Then I wove the twine behind each letter to hook them together. I tied a bow at each end. The letters are attached to the card using foam squares so they pop off the paper!

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I attached the bows with a touch of glue under each one. This let me get them in just the right place. One of my funny tips is that I use my clear stamping blocks to hold things down when waiting for glue to dry! You will often see a card on my desk buried under a little stack of clear blocks!

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Hope you get some happy mail in your mailbox soon! Enjoy your weekend!

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