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Thank You, Mr. Postman!

Did you know that July 1st is National Postal Worker Day? I just found this out a couple of weeks ago. It celebrates and recognizes postal workers and the hard work they put in to ensure your mail and deliveries arrive to you safely. I don’t know about you, but I really appreciate my mail carrier. I LOVE it when he brings me packages❤️

This is the card I created to participate in the July Wacky Holidays Hop!

Welcome to the July Wacky Holidays Hop! You know all those obscure things that earned themselves national days of recognition? We’re here to celebrate them! Who says only the major holidays get cards?!

This hop takes place on the first Saturday of each month on Instagram and we’d love to have you join us! DM @claires_card_on for all the info.

Please hop along with me and the below participants on Instagram as we celebrate all things July!
@claires_card_on
@emiliescardcreations
@handmadebykanicky
@joyinthemakingco
@kellyannsanti
@magymakes
@love.builds_up.crafts
@madewithlovebyterri
@craftwithme101
@withlovebyamy
@maryredjr
@rp_shutterbug
@savyakala
@plum_trillium
@kellys.craft
@vr_handmadelove

I am also submitting this to the My Favorite Things color challenge #192.

Don’t you just love the colors of this challenge?!

To create this card, I used a retired stamp set called “You’ve Got Mail” from My Favorite Things.

I hope this post reminds you to thank your postman!

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Growing In Unity : Day 2

One of the things I love most about Unity Stamps is their sentiments. I love the variety of themes and fonts that can be found. I can always count on Unity to provide the perfect sentiment.

I made this card for a friend who always amazes me with her strength and courage. Her young son has brain cancer and every four months he has to be scanned to make sure the cancer hasn’t returned. I can only imagine the anxiety and fear she faces! I wanted to make a card to encourage her.

For this card, I used two stamp sets: “Planted” and “Stay Strong.”

I started by stamping my image in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink because it is a Copic friendly ink. Next, I colored the trees very simply, with the Copic colors YG63, YG95, and G99. I love how the graphic these trees are! I thought this image lent itself to a square shaped card, so I cut it out in a square and also die cut a green frame using the Newton’s Nook square stitched die. I adhered these to a larger square card base and used a corner rounder on the bottom corners of my card.

Then, I stamped the sentiment with the same black ink and die cut it with a stitched rectangle. I added some foam tape to the back of the sentiment to add a bit of dimension to my card.

Finally, I added some neutral twine for a little texture.

A simple card can make a big impact on the recipient…especially when the sentiment is encouraging.

I hope you will leave a comment for a chance to win some Unity goodies!

And if you’d like to see more of my card creations, please follow me on Instagram @maryredjr .