VIDEO-Coffee Cup Card-Another Use for Hearth & Home

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For some reason (maybe my love of coffee), when I got the Hearth and Home Thinlits, the first card project that came to my mind was this one.  I also have a tendency to make life difficult for myself and look for alternate ways to use my supplies, rather than using them as intended.  For this project, I also used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set.

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Graduation box and card

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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

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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

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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

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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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A Nice Cuppa Bundle Card

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Today’s card combines the Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack and the A Nice Cuppa Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I also used the matching dies but they are no longer available (sorry!) but you can fussy cut the cup.  The sentiment is stamped with the Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad, and trimmed out with the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies.  The flower on the teacup is stamped and punched out of Vellum 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with a sentiment and punch from the Petite Petals Clear-Mount Bundle (the stamp set and punch are also available separately: Petite Petals Clear-Mount Stamp Set and Petite Petals Punch).

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