Friday, January 20, 2017

Sending Love Valentine Cards

"Sending Love"

My first Valentine card is made with Stampin' Up supplies from the "Sending Love Suite." That then led me to create the "Mailbox Sending Love" card below using a Cricut cut and paper from the "mint to be fab" 12 x 12 paper pack from the Paper Studio. The supplies I used are detailed below.

Mailbox Sending Love

Valentine Card #1 - Sending Love:
White Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches
White Stitched Layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches, cut using "Bundle of Stitched Shapes" by Simon Says Stamp
Red Square Layer: 3 x 3 inches
White Square layer: 2-3/4 x 2-3/4 inches
Patterned Paper Layer: 2-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches, cut using "Stitched Framelits" by Stampin' Up. Paper is "Sending Love DSP" by Stampin' Up.
Mini-envelope and liner - "Love Notes Framelit Dies" by Stampin' Up.
Greeting: "Sealed with Love" by Stampin' Up.
Red Heart: Stampin' Up punch

Valentine Card #2 - Mailbox Sending Love:
Black Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches
Black & White Heart Layer - 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches "mint to be fab" pack from the Paper Studio 
Black & White Love Layer - 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches "mint to be fab" pack from the Paper Studio
Mailbox - Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge, p. 67, cut at 1-1/2 inches. I cut the shadow layer, the mailbox layer, and layer 1, cutting away the smiley face. I also cut the red flag (Layer 2). The post is a handcut 1/4 inch strip. I attached the flag to the mailbox with a small brad so it actually moves up and down. I added a small punched red heart to the front of the mailbox. I layered the Layer 1 cut on top of the mailbox cut, and then attached those layers to the shadow layer with dimensional dots.
"Love" die cut: Set of word dies from Momenta - Hobby Lobby
Mini Red Envelope - hand cut using a 1-inch strip of paper, folded and trimmed to resemble an envelope. I added a small punched out black heart as a seal.

Stay tuned until Valentine's Day for more Valentine projects and cards!

Friday, January 13, 2017

"Coffee Solves Everything" Card

Coffee may not really solve everything, but it sure helps! I love my coffee! Today's card is a reflection of that. The coffee stamps are from Sugar Pea Designs called "Caffeine Addict" and the "Happy Place" stamp is from a Paper Pumpkin stamp set called "Celebrate Everything."

The card base is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" in crumb cake. I added a white layer and then a layer of patterned paper from the "Serene Scenery" collection by Stampin' Up. The coffee cup is from a die set by Sugar Pea Designs that matches the "Caffeine Addict" stamp set. It is called "Sugar Cut - Coffee to Go Cup." I've used these stamps and dies several times. They are a great set!

I added a brown layer of cardstock (Early Espresso) across the bottom and stamped "Coffee" onto a strip of the patterned paper. I stamped "solves everything" onto white cardstock and banner cut it to go across the bottom. I also added a couple of enamel dots in Early Espresso.

 I hope you enjoyed this coffee card. It's going to be an icy weekend where I live so as long as the electricity stays on, I'm going to stay warm with a cup of coffee, or two or three!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Coffee Card - "For You"

Today it's 10 degrees where I live and it's coffee drinking weather! I love my coffee but especially enjoy it when it's cold outside. Today's card is a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card in black, with a layer of patterned craft cardstock and other embellishments.

The patterned cardstock comes from a 6 x 6 cardstock pad from Hobby Lobby by Canvas Corp, Canvas Home Basics. I found a swirly cut on the Accent Essentials cartridge by Cricut, p. 50, cut at 3-1/2 inches that mimics the swirl in the patterned layer.

I cut a 2 x 3-1/2 inch tag from the same cardstock pad and added the "for you" die cut from the Stampin' Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlet Dies. The coffee cup stamp is from a darling coffee stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs. I punched it out with a 1-3/4 inch circle punch and layered it onto a 2 inch circle punched in black. I added some sheer black ribbon to the hole in the tag. I love black on cards and think this turned out rather sophisticated looking!

I have another coffee card planned for next week's post from the same Sugar Pea stamp set, so I hope you will come back then! I'm also planning a Valentine card using the same set. Stay warm!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Snowman Thank You Cards ... Using Wrapping Paper!

Christmas is over and now it's time to send out those Thank You's! Here are the ones I created this year using.......wrapping paper! I got the idea from a video I saw on You Tube by Nina-Marie Trapani for Simon Says Stamp ( link here). Hers are precious and a little more elaborate, but I loved the idea of using wrapping paper, so these are the cards I created.

First you need to glue a piece of the wrapping paper with the image you want onto some plain cardstock. I used a glue stick. Then I ran that piece through my Sissix Big Shot using the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies from Stampin' Up. I then cut another larger circle using the next size up in the Stitched Shape Framelits and glued one on top of the other.

The stamps I used are from a snowman set by Maymay Made It. I added a strip of Stampin' Up washi tape from the Pop of Pink collection.

I made 6 cards and it took me about an hour, but I was getting faster as I went along. These are pretty simple and a good way to use up some of that cute wrapping paper you have left!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Quick Christmas Cards Using Store Bought Tags

If you need some quick and easy Christmas cards, here is an idea for you. I found these cute tags at Walmart, really too cute to use only for tags, so I decided to turn them into Christmas cards! The top two are the simplest. I embossed the white card base and then added the tags. I did add a cut-out sentiment to the candy cane card, but I decided to let the stocking speak for itself.

The bottom two cards are a little more work, but not much. I added the Santa tag to a white card base, stamped a greeting, and added that piece above the Santa tag. To hide the hole in the tag, I added a bow.

The black deer on the deer card is really the reason I bought this set of tags. I just loved them! I used a black card base, then layered a piece of white cardstock and then a black and white checkered patterned paper on top of that. I added the deer and a sentiment and the card was done!

These were so fast and easy I just had to share with you. My color scheme for my tree and presents this year was black, red and white, so these worked out perfectly! Try this idea with whatever tags you may have.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Truck Cards

I was inspired to make these truck cards by the cute bags and decorations I have seen this year featuring trucks! They are so cute that I thought I would try to recreate them in card form. The only truck cut I had was in the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. It is the red truck in the card on the right. I wanted a more vintage looking truck, so after cutting out the green truck, I cut away part of the truck bed to shorten it. I added fenders, etc. to both. It was a fun process!

This card is the one using the original cut from Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge, p. 71, cut at 2" in real dial size. The card base is 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 in Garden Green, top folding. The patterned paper is from an American Crafts paper stack called All Wrapped Up. I cut the truck 3x to get the red, silver and black layers. The truck is cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock. To make the fenders, I punched out 1 inch circles and cut them in half. I inked the edges of the truck and fenders in Cherry Cobbler.

The trees are from the Paper Doll Dress-Up cartridge, p. 73, cut at 1-3/4 and 2" in Garden Green, inking the edges in white (left tree) and Garden Green (right tree). The gifts were hand cut from a piece of patterened paper in the same American Crafts paper stack. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin' Up.

The white snow bank is made using dies from Lawn Fawn called Stitched Hillside Borders.

The card base for this card is the same, also in Garden Green, with DSP from the Warmth & Cheer stack by Stampin' Up. The truck is cut from the same Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, p. 71, cut at 1-3/4" real dial size, except I cut away part of the truck bed to make a shorter, more vintage looking truck. I again cut the truck 3x, in green, black and silver, to make the various parts of the truck. I just trimmed down the pieces to fit on the truck. I again added the fenders cut from a 1 inch circle, cut in half, and inked the edges of the truck and the fenders.

The tree is cut in Garden Green from the Everyday Paper Doll Dress-Up cartridge, inking around the edges in white. I cut some more gifts from the American Crafts paper stack. The greeting is from the Candy Cane Lane stamp set. I just used the top part of the stamp. I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes dies from Stampin' Up. The snow bank is from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies. 

These were a little time consuming, but I like the way they turned out. Sometimes it's worth the extra time!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Reindeer Card and Gift Box/Bag

This week's projects include a card and gift box. The reindeer on the card is made with punches and die cuts, and you can create the reindeer box/bag with a piece of 8x11 inch cardstock, some circle punches, and some branch cuts from your Cricut or dies.

The card is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches, top folding, in crumb cake (or kraft cardstock). The stitched white layer is 4 x 5-1/4" created with the Bundle of Stitched Shapes die by Lawn Fawn.  The patterned paper is from the Candy Cane Lane DSP by Stampin' Up, cut at 3-3/4 x 5". I put the paper on upside down to resemble reindeer noses instead of gum drops.

The oval layers are from a set of dies. Red oval is 3-1/2 x 2-7/8" and white oval is 2-7/8 x 2-1/4". The banners are cut with the Banners and Bows Thinlets by Sissix and the greeting is from the Oh, What Fun stamp set by Stampin' Up. I curved the photopolymer stamp when placing it on the block and then stamped it onto the banner.

The reindeer is made as follows:
Head - small oval punch from Stampin' Up (1-3/4 x 7/8")
Antlers - branches from Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge, p. 57, cut at 3-3/4" (or you could use the Tree Builder Punch from Stampin' Up. They will just be a little smaller.)
Ears - 1/2 inch circle punch, cutting circle in half
Eyes - 1/4" circle punch x 2
Nose - Gum drop stamp by Stampin' Up, cut out. Mine is from an old stamp set, but there is also one in the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.
Bow Tie - Sissix Thinlets Banners and Bows by Rachael Bright or hand tie a ribbon bow.

The reindeer box is a simple construction using a piece of 8 x 11 heavyweight cardstock. On the 11 inch side, score at 4-1/2 and 6-1/2 inches. On the 8 inch side, score at 2 inches and 6 inches. Fold and cut on the score lines to create your box.

I decorated the face using circle punches (1/2 inch for eyes and 1 inch for nose). The antlers are branch cuts from p. 40 of the Cricut Straight from the Nest cartridge, but you could use any branch cuts you may have.The ears are a 1-1/4 inch circle cut in half. I added a 1/2 inch strip of red cardstock around the bottom to create a collar. I created the buckle by punching out a 1/4 inch square in silver paper with a punch, and then hand cut around it to create a buckle. I glued some little silver jingle bells to the collar. (Note: I inked around the edges of the box and the ears in the same Early Espresso color as the box to give it a little "life.")

I didn't add a handle to my bag, but you could if you want to, either attaching a 1-1/2 inch wide strip of cardstock, or a strip of ribbon. I just liked the bag look with the tissue paper coming out the top.

The stamped peppermint candies are from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up and the greeting is from the Oh, What Fun stamp set, also by Stampin' Up.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gingerbread Man Card, Treat Bag, Tag and Box

I think this is my favorite Christmas project! I love the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up so much that I had to create as many projects as I could using it! (Note: I'm not a demonstrator.)

First I made the card. The card base is 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 in red cardstock, top folding. I added a layer of brown which is die cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. I added another piece of DSP from the collection, and another brown layer. I added white stitching by hand on this piece using a white gel pen. I then added the ginerbread man paper layered on top of a white piece of cardstock, for a total of 6 layers! I usually don't add this many layers, but I kind of went crazy with this one!

I cut the gingerbread man using the Cricut Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, p. 55, cut at 3 inches. I cut the gingerbread man in crumb cake cardstock and then the silhouette piece in white. I added some punched out circles for the buttons and his smile, added a small red bow (cut from the Create a Critter cartridge, p. 36), and he comes to life! I wanted it to look like he was "running" off the card. The greeting is from the Oh, What Fun stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Then I created the treat bag:

The treat bag is 5-3/4 x 5-3/4 inches and open on both sides so you can slide in a cellophane bag. If you are worried about it coming out, you can add some adhesive to the bag before sliding it in. The bag is created with a 5-3/4  x 12 inch piece of brown cardstock. On the 12 inch long side, score at 5-3/4 and 6-1/4 inches. This gives your treat bag a 1/2 inch bottom.

For the topper, cut a piece of patterned paper at 5 x 5-3/4 inches and fold in half. Adhere the topper to both sides of the brown cardstock with glue or adhesive tape, front and back. Punch a couple of holes in the top and thread through some red ribbon for the handle.

The front of the box is embellished with several layered squares using the Stitched Shapes Framelits from Stampin' Up. I added a stamped candy cane stripe (Candy Cane Lane Christmas stamp set, Stampin' Up) and a die cut star from the same SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes. The greeting is from the same stamp set.

I cut another gingerbread man in crumb cake cardstock, this time at 3-1/2 inches, and again added the white silhouette piece, buttons, red cheeks, bow tie, and a hand-cut candy cane (stamped with same stamp set) to go in his hand. I hand cut a 3/4 inch wide banner to go across the bottom of the patterned paper piece.

Here is a side view of the treat bag. The items you put in your cellophane bag need to be on the thin side. I used a row of 4 snack size Hershey bars. You could use hot cocoa packets, a large cookie, note cards, etc.

Side View of Bag

Then came the tags and a box to hold them. The tags were cut using the Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge, p. 78, but there are a lot of different tag options on other Cricut cartridges or Silhouette. I cut the red tag at 4-1/2 inches (not the width of the tag, but the length) and layered the white tag on top of the red one. I cut the white tag at 4-1/4 inches. I added some DSP from the Candy Cane Lane set and cut another gingerbread man from the same Cricut cartridge at 3-1/2 inches, this time in dark brown. I also cut the shadow in white to add behind him, and made white hand stitching marks with a white gel pen. I cut some thin red strips to add to his arms and legs, red "buttons", dots for his smile, and a bow tie. I again cut out a candy cane for him to hold. The greeting is from the Oh, What Fun stamp set, stamped on a banner cut in white. I added red ribbon to the top and tied it with some red and white baker's twine.

The cute little box is not my creation. It is by Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. She made it as a box to hold small note cards, so that is another idea for you! Click here to see her video. The tags I made also fit perfectly inside the box! I added the same ginerbread man to the front of the box as on the tags.

I hope you found something in this post you would like to recreate for your Christmas gift giving. I will be back next week with more projects! I may run out of posting time before Christmas, so I think I'm going to have to pick and choose, or post more than once a week. Happy Christmas crafting!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"Thankful" Card

This "thankful" card for Thanksgiving relies mainly on the patterned paper. I added some die cut fall leaves, stamped a tree image, added my greeting, and layered it on a coordinating colored circle to pop it up. The finished card is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, top folding. All products are Stampin' Up except the dies used to cut the leaves, which are from Lawn Fawn.

The card base is Old Olive, the next layer is Hello Honey, and the top layer is Stampin' Up's fall DSP from last year called Into the Woods. The tree is stamped with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set from Stampin' Up, and the greeting is from the Endless Thanks stamp set. I added a copper leaf using a Recollections leaf punch. The tree is stamped onto a 2 inch white circle, and then layered on top of a 2-1/2 inch Mossy Meadow circle. I inked the edges of the Hello Honey layer, the patterned paper layer, the white circle, as well as the leaves. The leaves are cut from Small Stitched Leaves dies by Lawn Fawn. To make the shape a little different, I rounded the bottom edges of the card and layers using my Crop-a-Dile.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Snowman Cards - Happy Holidays

After I made the snow fox card last week, I decided I needed to make some snowman cards! These are special because I used the very first stamp set I ever purchased! I purchased this stamp set in 2001, along with some red, green and white cardstock, and made my very first Christmas cards. I have made them every year since!

This card is made with Stampin' Up cardstock in Cucumber Crush and Whisper White. After stamping and coloring the snowman, I cut it out using Stampin' Up's new Stitched Shapes Framelet Dies (which by the way I LOVE!). I used the largest oval die. The snow bank was created using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I cut the trees out using a triangle punch from some envelope paper in the same Cucumber Crush, adding brown tree trunks cut from brown cardstock. The stamped "Happy Holidays" is from the same Stampin' Up Frosty stamp set from 2001.

I wanted to make one more snowman card, so this time I used some patterned paper from a Paper Studio Christmas pack called A Very Merry Christmas, and I used the same dies. I did add another white layer behind the patterned paper in white using the rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. I hand cut some trees from the patterned paper and attached them to the snow banks. The card base is black.

While new stamp sets are great, sometimes it's fun to go back to the old ones! This is a stamp set I will never let go, not just because it is very sentimental for me, but because I still love it!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Snow Fox - Let it Snow!

Snow Fox

Last week I told you how much I LOVE foxes and shared a fox card and gift box. In keeping with that theme, this week I am sharing a Snow Fox Christmas Card. I really love how this turned out!

The card is a standard A2 sized card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches), top folding. Card base is white. I layered another white piece on top cut from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. It measures 4 x 5-1/4 inches. The next layer is from the Foxy Friends DSP by Stampin' Up, cut at 3-3/4 x 5 inches. I lightly inked the edges with Smoky Slate ink.

The snow layers are cut from Stitched Hillside Borders by Simon Says Stamp. They are layered together and cut to the width of the top layer, which is 3-3/4 inches.

The little fox is from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge, p. 63, cut at 2-1/4 inches. The layers are cut in white and smoky slate. The Santa hat is from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge on p. 72, cut at 2-3/4 inches.  I cut the hat twice, once in white and again in red, and then cut and layered the two pieces together. The heart is from a Martha Stewart heart punch.  The greeting is an old Stampin' Up stamp from 2004, but you could use any greeting. I know there is a "Let it Snow" stamp in a current Stampin' Up set too.

This card was so much fun to create! This may be one of those cards that's hard to let go!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Little Fox Gift Box and Fox Card

If you have seen all the cute fox stamps and papers out now, you will know what inspired this gift box and card. Foxes are so popular. I was in a department store recently and saw a box made in this fashion and decided I just had to try to recreate it! The face is a flap that lifts up. The finished box is 5 inches wide, 1-1/2 inches deep, and 4 inches tall. It is large enough for some candy, a small gift, small note cards, or even a gift card! The card shown does not fit inside the box, although you could easily make a smaller version that would.

The card is a standard 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch, top folding card, and is not meant to go inside the box. I used A Little Foxy DSP from Stampin' Up and cut the fox from the Create a Critter cartridge at 2 inches. The card base is smoky slate, the circles behind the fox are calypso coral and soft sky, and the fox is also in calypso coral and white. The greetings on both the box and the card are from And Many More" by Stampin' Up.

If you would like directions on the box, I took pictures of all the steps and have written directions below.

Start with a piece of cardstock cut at 8 x 11-1/2 inches. I used smoky slate (gray), but I have also used kraft and both work well. Score the 8 inch side at 1-1/2" and 6-1/2". Score the 11 inch side at 4", 5-1/2", 9-1/2", and 9-3/4". The top will be the side with the score lines close together. Trim off the top corners as shown, and cut the score lines in the middle as shown. Then add a strong adhesive, score tape, tear and tape, etc. to the pieces as shown below.

Bring the top half of the box down to attach to the inside flaps on each side, then bring the bottom up and attach the sides.  It will look like the picture above. Don't worry about the short flap remaining on top. This is the base for the fold-over face pieces. Pinch in the sides of the box as shown and pin to make it easier to attach the flap pieces.

Cut two flap pieces for the face using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge, p. 25, cut at 5 inches on the book setting, in white and orange.  You could also use some other die you may have.

With the points facing to the left on your score board, score the orange piece at 1-1/2" and 1-3/4". Score the white piece at 2-3/4" and 3". Leave the white piece at 5 inches and cut the orange piece down to 4 inches. Fold along the score lines and crease with a bone folder. These need to be crisp folds.

Next, attach the white flap to the flap on the box, matching up the score lines on the box. It works best if you use liquid glue and attach the piece to the box while holding the box upright and laying the flap on top of the box.  Glue only the top flap on the box and the bottom of the white flap. Do not glue the small area in between the thin score lines. Then working in the same manner, glue the orange flap on top of the white one. This forms the top of the fox's head.

For the body on the front of the box, I used punches and dies. I punched out ovals for the haunches using a 1-3/4" x 7/8" oval punch, a 1/2 inch circle for the nose, and cut a 1/2 inch circle in half for the eyes. I cut the body from an oval die measuring 2-3/4 x 3-1/2", and fashioned a tail from the space left after cutting the oval. I also hand cut the tip of the tail in white. Cut the pieces and assemble as shown.

I attached a small flat magnet under the nose and onto the body. I covered the magnet on the body with a 1/2 inch circle. I added a little "blush" with some light pink ink on a sponge dauber.

For the ears, cut two triangles in orange, and two smaller ones in white, glue together, and attach behind the top of the head with glue or glue dots.

If you want to embellish it further, add a greeting and bow!

I hope you enjoyed this week's project. Let me know if the directions aren't clear enough and I will be more than happy to clarify them! Happy crafting!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Spider Web Halloween Card

Spider Web Halloween Card

As promised last week, here is one more Halloween card, this time a simpler one to make. I used a spider web embossing folder from the Paper Studio, used a Cricut cut for the spider web, stamped a spider, layering it and attaching it to the center of the web, and attached a simple greeting! Done!

There are several spider web cuts on various Cricut cartridges, including Close to My Heart Artbooking, p. 54; Paper Dolls Dressup, p. 30, Wild Card, p. 37, Create a Critter2, p. 53, and Happy Hauntings, p. 102. Just pick your favorite. I cut the web in half and attached it to the card only in the middle. Helpful Hint: If you don't already know about it, there is a great website to search for different cuts without having to search through your cartridges to find them. It is 

The card is a top folding 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card. The spider is a retired stamp from Stampin' Up, but there are a lot of cute spider stamps out there. I stamped it on a white 1-3/8" circle, layering it on top of an orange 1-1/2" circle, and then onto a black 1-3/4" scallop circle. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin' Up. The card base is Pumpkin Pie, also from Stampin' Up.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Night Owl Halloween Card

Night Owl Halloween Card

Whooo doesn't love an owl? I know I do. This cute little owl is made with the Create a Critter2 Cricut cartridge, p. 57, cut at 3-1/2 inches. I cut the the layers in various Halloween colored papers and put it all together to create this multi-colored owl for Halloween.

The witch's hat is is cut at 3-1/2 inches also. I cut a white shadow piece, slightly offsetting it behind the owl, to create the shadow. I used Wink of Stella on the hat so it would stand out from the black background better.

The branch is also on p. 57 and is cut on the accessory setting at 4 inches. I also cut one in white to offset below the black brand to create the shadow.

The papers used for the owl are just scraps from my stash, but the card itself is made with Stampin' Up products. The base is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, top folding, using Pumpkin Pie cardstock. The white layer is cut at 4 x 5-1/4. and the black, orange and white patterned paper is from the Halloween Night DSP, cut at 3-7/8 x 5-1/8. The greeting is also from Stampin' Up, a retired stamp from the Delightful Dozen stamp set. I used a small oval punch and a scalloped oval punch layered together. The little bat is a sticker from Hobby Lobby. The bow is made with Recollections orange, black and white baker's twine from Michaels. I added two black sequins to the eyes and I also scattered some orange sequins around the card to finish it.

I will have one more Halloween card next week, a little simpler, so if you like to keep things simple, then come back for that one!