VIDEO-Tone on Tone Background with Scrap Strips

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If you have lots of scraps, including strips left over from trimming panels for cards, you may like this idea. I end up with lots of strips when I trim cardstock for card classes and I hate throwing them away. Here’s a way to use them. I made two totally different cards with the strips laid out differently. You could use any color cardstock and do the same tone on tone look, or you could use use two different colors of cardstock or paper.

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Shoebox Swap Cards

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Today I’m sharing the cards we made at our last shoebox swap.  I think technically it should be “shoe box” but in the crafty world we have turned it into one word :-).  Unfortunately, three people were not able to make it at the last minute but I still have five cards to share with you. All the products are Stampin’ Up! and I have links to the stamp sets, punches, and scissors below the last card.  Please contact me if you have any questions about the other products.

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Video-Bow Builder Punch Quick Tip

Did you get the Bow Builder Punch when it was on sale last week?  If you did or you have had the punch for a while, here’s a tip video for you.  I am also including the Stampin’ Up! instructions for putting the bow together.  Either way works so you decide which way you like best :-).

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VIDEO-Watercolored Bloomin’ Hearts Cards

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Today I’m going to show you two cards I watercolored with Stampin’ Write markers.  My initial idea was to make watercolored hearts that were cheery to make up for the gloomy weather we were having.  When I was done with the first one, which I colored with Old Olive, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight, I decided to go a more monochromatic route and chose to use only Old Olive and Bermuda Bay.  The hearts are cut with the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies out of Watercolor Paper.  You can see a totally different card I made with them HERE.

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