Sending Sunshine Through the Mailbox

This past week was such a week of sunshine, even during the time of the cold front and nasty rain. It was my daughter's week to shine, and she did in so many ways.

Emily's school volleyball team not only made it to the state playoffs, and not only did they come in second place – woohoo!!! But Emily was also named to the All Tournament team.

This is a big deal.

There was so much celebration afterwards, hugs from mom and dad, also from Grana and GPT (Grandpa Tom – she gave him that nickname at the name of 5). Hugs from other players and other parents. Coaching staff, athletic director, and more.

There was one person in particular that had a very emotional affect on her, and it was beautiful. I don't want to share the personal story, as it was a personal moment that I don't feel she would want shared publicly – and I respect that 10000%.

But a mentor of hers live streamed the event, she had no idea that this person was watching. Nor did she expect a message afterwards that hit her to her core.

We can send sunshine in many ways to brighten and lift up our friends and family in so many ways. Whether through a phone call, a text message, or for us creative folks – a handmade card.

Just as sunshine and light was sent her direction, today it's my day to send sunshine right back to that person through the actual mail with a card made specifically for this person.

The Project

This project combines some of my favorite supplies: the gingham ribbon, the die cut, and the sentiment. What more could you ask for?

This is just beyond adorable, right?

And the best part is, it only took me about 10 minutes to make.

I thought I shared this tip in this similar card posted here, but apparently, I didn't. So I will share it now.

Pro Tip

When you have. stamp set that you are assembling, like a cling mount set from Stampin' Up!, and it has the perfect outline that you want to be able to use over and over again – and no die or punch to go with it, try this!

Keep the backing that you peel off your stamp when assembling in your case. Then you can pull it out, and trace around the sentiment or image.

Simply cut with your scissors afterwards.

Easy, pease, lemon-squeezy!

The Supplies

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Pro Tip #2

If you haven't ordered the Adhesive Sheets from me with the link above, my friends, do it today! This will save you so much headache when you are using intricate dies like this!! Seriously, a stress saver. You simple peel off the backing, add the Adhesive Sheet to your card stock, then die cut it as you wish. Then what you have made is a giant die cut sticker. I usually run it through my machine 2-3 times, since it is thicker layers.

Then use your Stamparatus to get perfect placement with your stamped image!

Thank you!!

Thank you so much for checking out today's project. I hope you feel inspired to send some sunshine through your mailbox today. See you in the next project. XOXO, Meg

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