Graduation box and card


Our good family friend Alexandra is graduating from Norcross High School this weekend.  I didn’t want to make her a regular card, so I followed the directions from Splitcoaststampers and made her a box that looks like a graduation cap complete with a tassel.  I also made her a square card that fit neatly in the box.

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VIDEO-Altering Pattern Paper


Do you have some pattern paper that you aren’t using because it’s a little plain?  Here’s an idea for you: revamp and glam up your paper by stamping on it and adding to the pattern.  The easiest way to do this is to stamp in the white spaces with a coordinating ink color.  If you want to add a little pizzazz, look to heat emboss with a metallic powder.  In the video, I give you simple examples and show you the finished cards I made with the embellished papers.  The cards are also shown below with the list of main supplies.  Many of the products are retiring at the end of the month so order quickly before they run out.  Some of them have been favorites of mine.  I hope you give this idea a try!

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Card

Mothers Day 2016 6

I made this card a while ago, ruined it, and just salvaged it.  All the paper is Birthday Bouquet DSP.  The ribbon is Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Both items are from the Occasions Catalog.  I decided to make a very feminine card that could be used for Mother’s Day or, by eliminating the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment, could be used for a birthday.  I used the drapery fold on the flowery paper and this card definitely makes me think of flowery drapery and prom dresses.

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QUICK TIP VIDEO-Transferring Sticker Die-cuts with Post-its

Post it diecut

If you’ve ever used a scrapbooking or cardmaking kit, you have probably used die cuts that have adhesive on the back and are on a sheet just like stickers.  Sometimes what is left behind after peeling off an intricate designs is a perfectly usable design made up of little pieces.  Well here is a tip to help you pick up the pieces while maintaining the design by using the Post-it notes that have adhesive on the entire surface.

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