I had such great plans for my next Class-to-Go offering, and then “circumstances” got in my way. My plan was to do a class featuring the Posted for You bundle because the images are so pretty, and they seem perfect for the spring time. I came up with this idea before the retirement list came out from Stampin’ Up!, but I was confident that I wouldn’t have an issue because I figured that I could manage retirement into the plan. What I didn’t bank on was the combination of retiring products AND backordered products. Right now the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch is on backorder, and isn’t expected in until mid-May. After all of the other retiring products (the stamp set and the patterned paper) are gone. Arghhh!

So… I’ve had a good think about how to make lemonade out of this particular batch of lemons. And I decided that I will share the instructions with all of my newsletter subscribers FOR FREE. I’ll continue to share the cards here, but you’ll want the newsletter to know all of the cutting and assembly details. You should be able to order all of the supplies in the near term, including the Posted for You bundle. You’ll have to wait for the punch to arrive, but you’ll be able to get all of the supplies and you can get started while you wait. If you already receive my newsletter, then you’ll get it in your email mid-month. If you don’t (and getting this message in your email is NOT my newsletter), then you’ll want to subscribe to my newsletter from my blog. The sign up is on the right panel when you’re viewing my posts.

I went to my favorite sketch site and used this oldy but goodie as inspiration for my card design. I have used this sketch several times over the last couple of years, and I keep going back for more. The layout is perfect for a small-ish vertical element and featuring some pretty patterned paper for a layer. I’m really happy with how this particular card turned out. The original layout is square, but I think that every single card I’ve created from the sketch has been a standard vertical design. That’s the beauty of sketches – they’re a starting point, not a contract that forbids changing things.

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