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Sharon Fincham’s May 2024 Shoebox Event

With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day right around the corner, Sharon designed cards that we could use for both.  For Father’s Day she used a Stampin’ Up! set of dies- ‘Trusty Tools’ that cut out tools!  She had pieces for a toolbox so we could slide the tools in the box and then glue it to the shiny silver embossed background!  Our part was easy in putting everything in place.  Her part would have been hard with making the little tools!  Thank you, Sharon!


I saved two of the tools Sharon had in our kits for the inside and used ‘Guy Greetings’ for a fun saying.  The paint brush swirl and the ‘you are extraordinary’ are in the ‘Beautiful Blizzard’ stamp set from years ago.

  Another stamp from the Bake Sale list!  You should just delete that tab.  

You’re probably right.  Or maybe I should make a card with each of the products and offer the product with a card for sale to see if that would market the stamp set.


For the second card, Sharon designed a fun gate fold with a piggly wiggly!!

I colored him too dark at Sharon’s house so when I got home I tried to lighten him with the blender pen but the ink ran outside the lines on the left, so then I had to find more flowers like Sharon had for the crown to hide my goof.  We have our ways of fixing mistakes!

I will send it to my daughter with the movie “Charlotte’s Web”.

The heart is from the ‘Pictogram Punches’ stamp set.   I loved how it had a heart in the heart which went so well with the greeting which is from the ‘Places In The Heart’ stamp set.

Sharon had a third card for us – peak performer that she is….. with products from Stampin’ Up!  The designer series paper is ‘Meandering Meadows’ and the die is ‘Garden Meadows’ die.


The Happy Mother’s Day and little rose bud are in the ‘Tea Together’ stamp set.

The jewels really sparkle!

They are Swarovski crystals I purchased at the Scrapbook Expo years ago.  I save them for very special cards like this one.  This year’s expo in Denver is Friday May 17-18th.

Thanks for stopping by!

SAL,  Smile A Little – summer is coming!



Riddle of the day:

Question:  I can only live where there is light but I die if the light shines on me.  What am I?

Answer:  A Shadow!


Card In A Box

Sometimes ‘Thinking of You’ just isn’t quite enough so then you might want a special card like a card in a box.


  Not again!  Those are stamps you had in the Bake Sale!

Yes, Sal.  Sigh….

The box looks cluttered in the picture but in actuality there is a double Z fold piece you add to the box to give you different sections.  Let’s look at the box from the bottom.  The blue dashes show the inserted piece.  I recommend tear and tape on the sides that attach.  I used tape runner and it isn’t as good.  I used strips of window sheet to attach the images to the sections.


The box still folds to fit in an A2 envelope.  The back has one long piece which is good for writing your own personal message.


These are so fun to make!  I made a dinosaur one HERE. 

This is a printable pdf of the directions with lots of pictures:  Box Card

This picture shows the sections a little better.


Bye for now!

SAL,  Let’s be Salt and Light to someone today


Riddle of the day:

Question:  You go at red, but stop at green.  What am I?

Answer:  Watermelon.  You eat the red part, and you stop eating at the green part.

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