Let me tell you the story of a simple card whose creation was riddled with mistakes. I started this card by choosing some scrap strips of cardstock in bright colors and punching them with my star border punch. I attached them to the card base, trimmed a bit off the sides, and realized I needed to add something to the top. Ribbon! I checked my stash and nothing matched. I chose the yellow since I thought it at least complimented the other colors. Then I cut the ribbon too short. Not a problem- I just covered the gap with a felt embellishment. That embellishment was now off center and made the card look wonky. I stamped a sentiment and punched it out with a scallop circle. It was too round so I picked a different stamp. The stamp came out crooked which reminded me that I need to remount the stamp straight. To remedy the crooked stamping, I decided to cut the sentiment into a wavy banner. When I laid it on the card, I decided I needed to walk away lest I mess up anything else I'd need to fix!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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