(to get the full effect of this post you really should yell the whole thing, and perhaps pretend you're flipping through the channels late at night)
"Hey y'all, it's Meg, here today with a special deal for just for you. I'm going to show you how to get -yes, TWO!- cards for the price of one. Now, I know what you're thinking, 'Meg, is it difficult to make two cards at once?' "
"Oh, my, that was just what I was thinking! So is it difficult?"
"Not at all, Suzy Stamper! You can accomplish this in just three easy steps!"
"Wow, I've seen two-for-one cards with as many as fifteen steps and you're telling me we can make them in three? I've got to see this!"
"Well, prepare to be amazed as we start with the first step. All you need to do is arrange the leaf diecuts on a 4.25 x 5.5 card base in Silhouette Studio and cut the whole thing out of orange cardstock."
"That seems easy enough. But what if I don't have a Silhouette at home?"
"We've thought of that, too! You could easily download and trace a leaf image to cut, use a similar leaf die cut, or even trace a real leaf."
"A real leaf! What will you think of next? Now what is step two?"
"Step two is really simple...stamp Market Street's Cane onto your card base and then Market Street's Bit of Burlap onto the negative left from cutting out the leaves, as well as each leaf."
"Each leaf!? But that could take days!"
"Well, it could if you weren't using a Market Street background stamp, but since Market Street's backgrounds are card-sized, you can stamp all of the leaves in one go! What used to take weeks now takes seconds!"
"Wow! Those stamps sound amazing! Does the background also stamp the sentiment?"
"Ok, they are amazing but not magical, Suzy Stamper. If you want a sentiment on your leaf, stamp it first, then cover it with some removable tape before stamping the burlap. This sentiment came from Autumn Greetings."
"Oh, I see. I bet I could handle that!"
"I bet you could, Suze! Then the final step is just to adhere the leaves to the card base!"
"But wait, you said we would get TWO cards! What's the secret?"
"Well, the secret is the 'trash' left over from cutting out your leaves! Layer it over another stamped card base and ta-da!"
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