May 21, 2019


As promised in my last post, here is the second of the cards I created with the You're Inspiring stamp set, found on page 132 in the current Annual Catalog. And which is RETIRING in a few weeks! So so sad. 

Another product that is about to retire that I used in my card is the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper. This paper can be found on page 35 of the soon-to-expire Occasions Catalog. Doesn't the Daffodil Delight gingham paper look wondrous behind the daffodils?

After stamping the little daffy bouquet in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White cardstock, I happily colored it with Stampin' Blends. 

Once the coloring was complete, I die cut the image using one of the wonky pointy rectangles, the Stitched Nested Labels, which will appear on page 196 in the upcoming Annual Catalog.

Shall I let you in on a little secret that just proves that you can fix almost any mistake without starting all over? Here goes: I don't know if I aligned the die incorrectly, or the die slid downwards as I was running it through the Big Shot. But the end result was that I cut off the point at the bottom of the diecut image! Oh no! I was sick. Although it was lots of fun coloring the daffodils, I really did not want to start all over again.

So, if you look again at my card, you can see how I "fixed" my mistake: I covered it up! Yup. The little thank you label atop a strip of Daffodil Delight ribbon was the perfect fix. In fact, if I'd attached the sentiment BELOW a point, it would not have looked good at all. 

Thus, as so often happens when we are creating, this turned out to be a happy accident. 


Don't you just adore that gentle touch of "stitching" around the perimeter of the diecut? It seems to work especially well with the gingham paper and then again with the touch of stitching on the bit of ribbon. 

I love it when everything works out so well. 

Have you ever made what you considered to be a whopper of a mistake, only to have it end up turning out even better than you had originally planned?



  1. My mistake is usually stamping that is not straight. So, I stamp the image again, but it out, frame it and adhere it right on top of the mistake. We all make mistakes, but the geniuses know how to cover them up/fix them!

  2. Linda, that was indeed a happy accident. This card couldn't look better!

  3. The Gingham Gala is so sunny & happy. It paired so well with the daffodils. Thank you for linking up with Creative Compulsions.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. Yes, I will truly miss that DSP. You used just the right words to describe it: sunny and happy!

  4. I honestly did not notice your mistake at all, Linda! This is a beautiful card and it would be a pleasure to receive. Thank you for sharing, and for your support of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well.

    1. Thank you, April! You didn't notice the mistake because I covered it up! Yessss!

  5. Brilliant mistake covering! We would never have known if you didn't confess!
    Such a pretty card, I love anything gingham.