Sunday, September 7, 2008

It's a Stretch Free Standing Pop Up Card

Wow is that title ever a mouth full?? A few years ago I got a card like this in a convention swap. I was completely in love with it, so I took it apart and figured out how to make it. Now, there are directions all over the place (of course back then I didn't think to search for directions). Anyway, Stampin' Up! use to have some of these tall, skinny stamps that were perfect for these types of cards. We haven't had any in the catalog in over a year, so when I saw this set in the new catalog, I knew it had to be mine. I was excited to pull out the directions and do this type of a card again. A couple of things to note, the button on the top left side is from the new Button Boquet collection. The scallop rectangle on the front is made from joining three of the scallop squares to make the rectangle, how cool is that? This card also uses the yummy Sweet Always designer series paper. The colors were just perfect for this tiered cake! All products from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: It's a Stretch, A Little Birthday Cheer
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Shimmery White, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette reinker, Tangerine Tango reinker, Regal Rose Reinker
Accessories: Blender pen, dimensionals, square scallop punch, trimmer with scoring blade, chocolate stitched grograin ribbon, chocolate grosgrain ribbon, pink gingham, glue dots, white gel pen
On another note, a word of warning for anyone who uses Paypal. Today my Paypal account was hacked into. I was thankfully sitting at the computer as things "went down". A charge of over $1400 came through in a matter of minutes all coming out of my checking account. My hubby and I were on the phone immediately and online doing research as soon as this happened. Seriously, I watched as the emails kept coming through right before my eyes! If you have a Paypal account, I suggest a couple of things if you want to keep it. Change you password frequently, like every other week. In fact, change your passwords on everything frequently. If you continue to shop using Paypal, think about getting a security key. You can get more info on that on the Paypal website under security options. I still have some things to sort out with my bank tomorrow but I think it's going to be ok. Many other people have had this happen over the last few weeks, so don't think it can't happen to you. I am VERY careful about things, never click on links on emails, etc. but yet, it still happened. I don't want to scare anyone but please, please be aware. If you get an email from Paypal that a new credit card has been added to your account or your account information has been changed, DO NOT CLICK on any links in the email. Go to the Paypal website and log into your account and see what's going on. Then file a report online immediately and get on the phone and call them as well. It was quick action today that kept my experience from being worse. Until tomorrow.....

1 comment:

Katy said...

OMG....this is so cool! I got that set because it was cheap but I didn't know what to do with it. Cute, cute, cute!