Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Oh Crab...Bad Friend, Bad Friend!!

Oh crab!  I forgot your birthday!!  My dear sweet friend Kara had a birthday LAST month and I forgot!!  Had it written down in my  address book, but never remembered to add it to my planner, so it passed by right over my head...grrrrrr!  Luckily for me I know Kara will forgive me because that's just the kind of sweet, sweet friend that she is, and also lucky for me that I just happened to receive in the mail a new stamp set that was perfect to say how sorry I was that I forgot her birthday!!

My Favorite Things stamp company put out an awesome set last month called Just Beclaws that I had to have...and not even knowing how quickly one of the sentiments was going to be so perfect to use for Kara!!  Take a look:


I apologize in advance for my poor photography skills...I do alright with flat lay photography, but when it comes to 3D, I just can't seem to get rid of those shadows!  But anyway, I used Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Die to create my pop up card, and just covered it with crabs, crabs, and more crabs!!


The DSP paper I used over the Night Of Navy cs is from My Favorite Things Watercolor Wash 6x6 pad, and reminded me of water, so it was perfect to use for my seaside crabs!


I used kraft cardstock for the strips you use inside the box and stamped the little speckles from SU!'s Glorious Grunge in Vintage Photo Distress ink to look like sand for my crabs to sit on.  I also added a few liitle bits of die cut sea grass from an AliExpress die.


The stamp set also comes with an umbrella, so I die cut that from some Pure Poppy Bitty Big DSP (PTI) and then added a few pop dots behind it to give a little more depth and dimension to the umbrella.  And did you notice the googlie eyes on the larger crab in the center??  This was actually a pretty easy card to put together after I finished coloring all the crabs (Copics) and I really like how it turned out!  Hopefully it brought a smile to Kara's face and she knows I didn't intentionally forget her birthday!  It's just one of the downfalls of having OLD friends Kara!!  Hope it was a FABULOUS birthday my friend!!  :0)

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12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Marcia, this is as cute as can be! I think Kara will love that you missed her birthday so she could receive this cutie-patootie. What fun sentiments and those crabs are just adorable. The grunge stamp is perfect for sand and that little beach umbrella..... I could just go on and on. This is super cute in every way!

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  2. OMG! friend, I think Kara is going to be glad that you forgot just to receive this amazing unique card! she will love it!! What a great design...hmmm, I have seen a similar LF pop up box before! *wink *wink this is just perfect! LOVE it! I am not always good about remembering either, but I try,and I always give my BFF a quick text as a gentle reminder about events like you just missed...it takes a village to grow old and remember everything, you more than made up for it friend with this fabulous card! Heart Hugs, Col

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  3. This is so stinkin cute Marcia! love it~

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  4. Oh so clever, Marcia, and perfectly executed with all the added details. Happy Belated Burthday to Kara!

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  5. ADORABLE! I LOVE your card for Kara! Those crabs are so fun ... love the googly eyes on the big one. Great design with the sand and sea grass for the crabs to hide. And the umbrella is so sweet! Kara is going to love this. Great design Marcia!! xx

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  6. This is just adorable!! If I were Kara I would want you to forget my birthday just so I could get this card : ) I know she loved it!!

    BIG (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  7. Absolutely stunning, creative and absolutely genius x I suspect Kara didn't mind at all about you missing her birthday when she received this x

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  8. Get outta town!! This is just as cute as cute can be Marcia. Love that sweet polka dot umbrella. Kara is going to be tickled pink to receive this!

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  9. Marcia, your crab pop up box is so adorable. How clever and creative. Your work is beautiful. Thanks so much for listing my blog on your sidebar. I appreciate it so much.

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  10. I'm sure she will forgive you when she sees this amazing box card ... It's brilliant!

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  11. Super cute crabby bday card, Marcia! Just love the pop-up with the sweet umbrella!!

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  12. What a fantastic and fun card, Marcia! You have made an AWESOME card and what a perfect way to say "sorry I'm late". I hope we'll be seeing lots more of these stamps and dies!

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