Sofa so good

Yesterday I finally covered the lower part of my couch with the new fabric I bought. It’s striped, so it took quite some time to get everything straight and stapled – but! It’s finished and it looks so cool! I’ve had my old sofa for… oh ages and the pattern was so “90s” (ugh!). Now I just need to figure out how my new / old sewing machine works, then I can finish sewing the upper cover and voilà – my couch will be as good as new! I’ll share a picture when everything’s done 🙂

Now lookit what I got in the mail today…

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Say “awwwwwwwww” 😉
These are from My Cute Stamps and I think they’re indeed irresistibly cute! Those were also what I had in mind when I made the following card:

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The base is Basic Grey “Two Scoops – Very Berry Sundae”, the cherries are from SU!s Tart & Tangy Set. I inked them up with Real Red and Old Olive markers, stamped them in a random pattern and used glue and Dazzling Diamonds to make them sparkle. My SU! Scallop punch took a bite out of the top right corner (5 out of the top layer, 4 out of the bottom layer to give it some 3D effect). The chipboard letters are Basic Grey as well and the ribbon bow is Stampin’ Up!.

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Notice the Hello Kitty popsicle stick? Yep, I had Hello Kitty ice cream that day, then decided that the stick was too cute to simply throw it away. So I thoroughly cleaned it, let it dry and in the meantime made the card 🙂 Whaddya think?

Have a great, sunny day!

P.S. Just to give credit: Popsicle cards were around everywhere last summer, my source of inspiration was Lynn Larson. I stumbled upon the “Sweet Kawaii” set because of the hilarious Krystie Lee and her adorable samples using the set: for example this card, that card and the onesie. She’s super talented, no?