Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mail Me on Monday

I have seen some blogs where demonstrators have "Mailable Monday," where they make cards that can easily be mailed with no extra postage.  I have decided to do something similar, but I renamed mine to "Mail Me on Monday." I had a few minutes to myself last night before the kids got home from Awana and found these great challenges at Fab Friday and Hand Stamped Sentiments.
This card came together in less than 10 minutes!  I love it when that happens!  I was also able to quickly get all of my mess cleaned up, INCLUDING all of my scraps of cardstock put back into their file folders. I don't know about you, but filing cardstock scraps tends to be on my back burner of things to do and I often end up with huge stacks of it all over my scrap room. It feels so good to get all of that cardstock put away, but if I let the stacks get too big, it is a pain in the butt to file away. So YAY for me for cleaning up right after a project for once! lol
I really love this layout and the colors were perfect for some fall leaves. The embossed background is sponged with Brown Sugar ink. After I stamped the leaves and sentiment I stamped off the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge and then stamped them on the squares so the color was lighter. That's about all there is to say for this one! :)

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Magnificent Maple, Really Good Greetings
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Tools: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sponge


  1. Lovely card! The maple leaves look great in the HSS colors! Love the Gorgeous Grunge splatters! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. GREAT card! I love the bold look of the leaves and the woodgrain embossed panel! Makes me feel like I'm on a walk with the fall leaves crunching beneath my feet :-) Thanks for sharing with us at HSS!

  3. Very Cute!!! Love the texture!!! Love the use of the markers on your saying- perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  4. Shana this is beautiful :) I love the splatters or color and the embossed background

  5. Wow - hard to believe that beautiful card took so little time to make. I hear you on the paper scraps - they can certainly become unmanageable to YAY you is right :o)

  6. Oh perfect for fall and I love the three images with the sentiment in the fourth square! Thanks for playing with us at Fab Friday :-)

  7. Very cute card!! I love the different color leaves and that you turned them different directions!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!