Hello and welcome back to my regular Friday posts. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!
I've been making Valentine's Day cards this week. I bought three Valentine's Day collections this year ~ Pink Paislee, Crate Paper and Echo Park. Part of these collections are made up of stickers that match the patterned paper. That brings me to the subject of today's post ~ the matching stickers.
Let me preface this by saying that I LOVE the matching stickers that come with any collections!! I don't know if it's just one of my "peculiarities" but those stickers are really sticky. How many times have you not gotten the sticker just exactly where you want it? I have done that and by the time I realize it's not exactly where I want it ~ it's too late. Those little rascals are so sticky that if I tried to move them, I usually tore the paper.
Here's a picture I took of some of the gorgeous patterned papers and some of the matching stickers.
I have a little "secret" that I'd like to share with you. Want to see my "secret"?
It's baby powder and a paper plate.
Sprinkle some baby powder on the paper plate.
Pull the sticker off the sheet and "dredge" the sticky side in the baby powder.
Here is a whole sheet of gorgeous stickers all "dredged" and brushed off, of course, and ready to put wherever I want to put them. I now have total control over where these stickers end up. (And they smell really good too.)
Here's just one of the cards that I created using one of the stickers above. I attached it to the doily with pop dots.
Here's a close-up photograph of this sweet sticker.
Like I said, you might already know this "secret". Maybe the stickiness doesn't bother you, but once I have an entire sheet of stickers "de-stickied" I'm ready to start creating. (I just had to come up with a remedy for my "peculiarity" and thought I'd share it.)
On a more serious note, I made a lot of Valentine's Day cards this year because I'm donating most of them to a charity. I found a wonderful card charity called "Snail Mail for Seniors" and you can read all about their mission on their Facebook page. I'm planning to donate most of the cards I make this year to them ~ they're just asking for Valentine's Day cards until the 20th of January. If you'd like to see some of the cards I've created, I'm putting them on my blog as I get a few of them done and photographed.
Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back next Friday.
~ Cheryl ~