I Miss Ewe – The Paper Players 334

I Miss Ewe Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

Seriously, how cute are these sheep? They crack me up! And the card base die? So FUN!!!

You may have noticed that I have been branching out and stretching myself creatively. As I recover from my trauma last fall and work to find my new normal I find myself confronted many times a day with things that give me pause, frighten me a little or sometimes stop me dead in my tracks to overcome to move or speak. Every day gets better. I am very fortunate to be surrounded with caring supportive people who strive to make me feel safe and appreciated. But I still have to pump gas, go to the store, and get in and out of my car and by the end of the day I find myself overwhelmed by it all. That’s when it’s most important to do something that makes me happy. And not a ho-hum kind of happy…I’m talking a truly joyful kind of happy. And I am finding that kind of happy with whimsical stamps and bright colors!

I Miss Ewe Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

Now, the card…there’s SO much going on here! But the colors are fabulous together and the black and white balances all of that color out nicely. Isn’t the ribbon awesome? I’ve been practicing my bow making abilities lately!

I’m skipping the card dimensions today as this card is created using a set of dies so we don’t need to know the dimensions…we just need our Big Shot!

  • The die is the Sizzix Scallop Card with Banners and Greetings Drop-Ins. I know, a mouthful! It has three main pieces. The first is the card base which created a nice scallop edge on the front and rounded corners on the back. BUT…I ran the die through my Big Shot to create the card base and then flipped the die around and created the scallop on the back side as well.
  • The next piece in the die set is the pierced scallop layering piece. It fits perfectly over the card base, leaving a nice edge visible all around.
  • The third piece cuts out the interior of the pierced scallop layer. It’s also the piece where you would add in a “drop-in” sentiment. It’s hard to explain, I’ll post another card using it later, I didn’t use a drop in here. The only reason I bring it up is that this die does not cut a complete rectangle so I simply used my paper trimmer to finish cutting the rectangle out.

I Miss Ewe Missing You Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

  • These sweet sheep are from the sheep2stamp stamp set by The Stamps of Life. They have coordinating dies and TWO additional coordinating stamps sets! (which are currently in the mail to me as we speak!)
  • The set includes little stamps to add tufts of wool to the body of the sheep! I was hesitant to add the tufts but love how they turned out!!
  • It’s hard to tell here but there is a die included that die cuts the sheep heads out so they can be popped up on their bodies. I had them popped up but having them popped up bothered me…their eyes seemed to follow me so I just layered them flat instead, lol. I love the idea, perhaps a different ink choice would help!
  • What the rhinestone??? Once I discovered that a rhinestone fit perfectly in the holes in the scallop layer, there was no stopping me!

I Miss Ewe Missing You Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

  • I used the pierced scallop layering piece on the inside of the card too and just added a layer of white card stock to give me a nice place for my message…and you can really see the holes that I so nicely filled with rhinestones on the front 🙂

Sandy Mathis, one of my favorite card makers and member of The Paper Players Design Team, was the inspiration for today’s card:

I think I met her challenge!!

I would love to hear what you think! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Powdered Sugar & Ocean by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Thank You Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink

Stamps:   sheep2stamp by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Scallop Card Drop Ins by Sizzix; Stitched Circles Dies and sheep2stamp Die Set by The Stamps of Life; Envelope Line Die (Retired) by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI; Paper Trimmer

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels by Stampin’ Up!; Black & White Checked Ribbon by The Stamps of Life

Other – Envelope – Stampin’ Up!



  1. Karen L. says:

    Cute card! I am so glad that every day is getting better & that such a fun craft can give you that “joyful happy”. I really enjoy your cards & keep them coming!

  2. Peggy Noe says:

    Oh my gosh Shannon, these sheep are SO cute!! The tufts are adorable! So glad to hear that every day is better😊 Looking forward to seeing you in April!!

  3. Lynda Regan says:

    Shannon, glad you are getting better each day! You inspire me! I love Stamps of Life and you really know how to put a different slant on a stamp and die set. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the way your used the plaid paper!

  4. Joanne James says:

    Shannon I just love this card – is it ok to say we miss ewe too over at The Paper Players?! Your sheep are adorable and I love the detail of the layered frame and the bright plaid background. Take care and hugs to you – wonderful to see you in the gallery this week!

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