I Was Framed!

I was going to call this “Which Do You Prefer”, but framing is what this post is all about.

I loved the original version of this card (that you can see in this post), but Ann & I agreed that it needed just a little bit more.  (I love when she listens to my barks.)  So this is what we did with it.

Handmade Thank You Card Idea

Did you look at the other one?  Do you like this one better?  Or do you prefer the original?

Just leave a comment below.

Now, we COULD have made this with a blue spatter so that it looks like ink, but Ann likes Real Red.  My favorite huMAN likes anything blue.  And ANY blue will do – even Tempting Turquoise!

What’s YOUR favorite Stampin’ Up! color?  You can tell us!

If you’re looking for special reasons to send a card this week, here are a few to consider:

  • Today is Etch-A-Sketch Day.  (We did an Etch-A-Sketch card in this post.)
  • Tomorrow is French Fries Day & Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • Tuesday is Cow Appreciation Day & Shark Awareness Day
  • Wednesday is Gummi Worm Day & Pet Fire Safety Day

July is Independent Retailer Month!  I didn’t know that!  Yet another thing that is all about me!

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Send me a little bark todayI love a little quirky card now & then!


We read & appreciate your comments! They make great bedtime stories for Ann to read to me!


  1. Thanks for the comments everyone! It sure does help! Glad we’re changing it for a swap we’re in.

  2. I really prefer the black-framed version. It really focuses your attention on the message.

  3. I’m always a fan of highlighting so I prefer the framed version.

  4. I like the framed version better, but the simple card is nice and quick and simple.

  5. The second card just pops! Makes you realize what black or darker color cardstock can do to highlight certain areas of your cards. Thanks for a reason to get french fries tomorrow! Love reading the special day list each week. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The narrower very vanilla and the black layer make this card pop. I really like it.

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