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You Can't Win 'Em All

Have you ever noticed that you sometimes just don't have "it?"

When it comes to stamping, that's how last week felt for me. Fresh off vacation and flying into Gala week, I didn't even really have a chance to be creative with paper.

What is Gala Week, you ask? I am on a Campaign Committee at our church, as we are working to pay off a multi-million dollar addition to our Lutheran school, which was completed in 2019. I chair the Gala committee, which is one of the Campaign's primary events each year, and the event was Friday night. Needless to say, last week stamping was not a priority. But look how cute our Dr. Seuss-themed Gala was!

The Gala was a huge success, and the support we received was incredible. But that still left the problem last week of feeling like the creative juices weren't flowing in the stamping department. So when I was preparing for What's Up! Stampers, I found a great fun fold from Jackie Bolhuis and got it all planned out. But when I made it, I didn't love it. 😂

The more I look at it, the less I dislike it, thankfully. It's a super cool card, actually, with some great features. I just don't feel like it's my best work. This card is so easily duplicatable, though, and has a myriad of possibilities. For this particular card, I used the Thoughtful Designs 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper. Because the paper is white on the "wrong" side, which would show through the window when the card was removed from the pocket, I decided to adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper inside the pocket. You can see that in the second photo.

Let's get down to the nitty gritty. Here's how to cut your Designer Series Paper Pocket:

The piece that goes into the pocket measures as follows:

Very Vanilla cardstock:

-3 3/4" x 5"

Wild Wheat cardstock:

-4" x 5 1/4"

You can watch me put this fun pocket card together, but clicking here. You can also see a complete list ofproducts I used to create the card by scrolling tothebottom ofhte page. You can click on an item pictured to add it to your cart in my Stampin' Up!® online store.

Happy pocket-carding...I hope you have "it" this week!


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