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Ants at a Picnic




1) To make the watermelon, I cut three circles in graduated sizes with the Circle Scissor Plus, glued the pieces together, then sliced the watermelon in half.  The "bite" was made with a Scallop Circle Punch.  I used a Black Stampin' Write Marker to draw the seeds.

2) I cut the leftover piece of watermelon in half.  A great idea is to insert the extra watermelon chunks, along with the card, into the recipient's envelope.

3) The lunch box was made with the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die. The Grosgrain Ribbon handle was reinforced and stiffened on the back side, first with a layer of Sticky Strip, then with a layer of Real Red Card Stock. The Jumbo Eyelet was easy to position with the Crop-A-Dile.  Also note... To get the ants perfectly spaced, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I purchased a yard of red and white gingham fabric and will share it with my local stampers when they make a Fancy Box of their own in a May workshop!  If you live nearby, you're invited to join us!

Supplies & Accessories: Stamp Set #116580 Bugs & Kisses; Stamp Pad #101179 Basic Black; Stampin' Write Marker #100082 Basic Black; Textured Card Stock #108698 Real Red, #108696 Always Artichoke; Card Stock #102851 Basic Black, #102482 Real Red; Patterns Designer Series Paper #112154 Certainly Celery; Tools #112530 Circle Scissor Plus, #108362 Crop-A-Dile; Punches #109043 Scallop Circle, #109046 1" Circle; Big Shot Bigz XL Die #115965 Fancy Favor; Embellishment #108431 Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets; Ribbon #109052 Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain; Adhesive #104294 Sticky Strip.


When I prepared the six projects for the Royal Blog Tour, I wondered if one would stand out above the others. But based on all your comments, they were equally popular!  I'm so glad you adored them. Tomorrow I'll show you seven additional photos of the Mini Card Kit.

FYI: I purchased the Bugs & Kisses Stamp Set about three years ago, but had NEVER used it until February!  (Scroll down and see my Dragonfly Card on 02/18/10.)  My local stampers just LOVED the little insects and convinced me to feature them in the Royal Blog Tour!





I have LOTS to do today!  These green tubs are filled with all my Christmas decorations.  My strategy is all plotted out.  Between today and Monday, I'll empty them and deck my halls (decorate my house) in order to join the 2009 very much anticipated Christmas Tour of Homes!


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(Oops, I just noticed that the typing on the Nut Crackers label is a little high. Mr. Monk would have to stop everything and change it.  Not me.  I'm only a little neurotic.)  By now, 93.5% of readers will have hit escape, but I'll continue today's blog for the remaining 6.5% of you.  

Here's my 3-Step Plan to maximize my efficiency... 1) Remove every single non-Christmas decor object in the six target areas of my house.  2) Start spreading Christmas magic here and there.  I can't remember from one year to the next where things go and have to start from creative scratch every single time!  3) I don't even know what #3 could or should be, so better quit talking and just get busy since time is running out! 

All I do know is this...  IF I'm successful in emptying all 15 tubs, and IF I don't run out of steam, and IF everything finds a place, and IF I get all my bows made, I'll be ready to take photos by Sunday evening... Well, perhaps Monday... Tuesday at the absolute latest... Because house cleaner gal is coming on Wednesday... Stamp Club is here on Thursday... Three stamping events here on Friday... Christmas Luncheon on Saturday...  What. Was. I. Thinking?

Click below to watch Meghan Carter from askthedecorator.com make a Christmas bow.

You are cordially invited to attend the 2009 Christmas Tour of Homes on Monday, December 14th...  But if you want to stop by early and take a sneak peek, I'll be ready by...  Well...  Hummm.... I'll keep you posted!

You still have 3 days to SAVE BIG at the HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA SALE!  I would love to send you my beautiful RIPPLED RIBBONS flyer - just for making a purchase.  Go to www.lindaswebsite.stampinup.net.

Thanks for dropping by today. Best wishes to you as we officially enter the holiday season...  Love, Linda

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  • Linda Aarhus

    Vancouver, WA • USA



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