So yesterday, I felt it was time. However, I had a challenge.I have weak hands, as do most girls. They are made for stamping. And so each time I have to go to the car wash and grip that insanely difficult spray gun for an hour, I regret it for days. It makes my hands shake and hurt. Those things are made for men, not delicate little stampers like me. Why hasn't the car wash mafia invented a trigger that clicks into place like a gas pump? There are two possibilities: they aren't smart enough, or they don't care about our paws.
Well I care about my paws. So, cranky from the oak pollen, I went to the carwash prepared. With zip ties. You can't keep a good woman down.
Before I turned the water on, I hog tied that little sucker into the on position. Mmm hmm. BOOYA. Washing the car was easy and pain free.Which allowed me to stamp today. :)
Now the motto of my university was Meliora - meaning better things.My zip ties ameliorated the car wash.
Whoever wants a size A Stampin' Up! acrylic block, leave me a comment telling me a story about you ameliorating something! Creativity deserves creative tools!
Now, I saw this FABULOUS tutorial on Splitcoast a few weeks ago and I have been experimenting with it since.
The creator of the tutorial was nice enough to include metric and American measurements for us. It makes an adorable 3 x 3 card, and I made some cute little notes. Thank you Sally!
Then I got lazy. I didn't want to measure anymore. So I came up with the lazy person's method - grid paper!
I cut a piece of grid paper to 5.5" x 4.25" and Dotto'd it to the inside of my card. Then I just used the grid to evenly space my 1" and 1/2" punched holes.
Bonus - you can use the first grid paper you punch as a template. So here is what I made - a five minute, clean and simple punched card! Give it a shot!
Stamps: Cheep Talk Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, black marker, grid paper
(All supplies Stampin' Up!)
So - tell me a story! Win a prize!