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Hi everyone! New layout for the blog if you haven’t noticed. 😉 I needed a little more white space and simplicity. This will work for me for now… haha.

I have one card to share with you today using Studio Calico’s April card kit, Bluegrass Farm. >>

I love this bird punch by Martha Stewart. They are so happy to me! 🙂 The square frame and the sentiment banner are adhered with dimensional adhesive and the card is attached to the base with dimensional adhesive as well.

And that’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie 🙂

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Just Us Girls Color Challenge

Hi everyone! Today I have an entry for the Just Us Girls color challenge!

I embossed a few dotted circles in the background of this card and attached a tag and a tab on top. The blue is vellum that I hand stitched onto the card and adhered the die cut “hello” sentiment on top.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy card making 🙂

Stephanie

Gimme That!: Sizzix Tiny Tabs & Tags Die

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Hello!! Today I have a couple projects I made using this awesome Sizzix Tiny Tabs and Tags Die by Tim Holtz. I have been using this die nonstop since I got it and I don’t think I’ll be slowing down any time soon. I use tags ALL the time and it is so nice to have this super easy and clean die to just make any tag at the drop of a hat.

Here are my pros for this awesome product: >>

– It cuts 8 different dies. It’s not just for the tag!! Although that has been my main use for it so far, the tabs are perfect for scrapping projects as well.

– The foam top on it means the paper doesn’t get stuck. I always end up pushing out my die cuts from other steel dies, but with the foam, it never gets stuck.

– The thick wood plate means you don’t have to use your extended multi-surface platform. Just sandwich it in between your cutting plates!

And here are my cons: >>

– It’s all one big die. You have to cut your paper to the size of the shape you want to use or else you will have a bunch of things cut at the same time.

– The foam is a bit slippery with your paper. Washi tape works a bit to keep it in place, but it doesn’t stick very well to the foam.

I say, it’s a keeper! I have used this thing so much, it’s been broken in, in a very short amount of time. I definitely recommend. 🙂 So here are a couple projects I used the tag die with. >>

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I made a couple tags for my kids Easter baskets this Sunday. I threw these things together so fast with this die. And it’s hard to see in pictures but they are lovely and sparkly glitter too… 🙂

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And then of course I made a card… 🙂 >>

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The white paper is from Papertrey Ink but everything else you see is from Studio Calico. They had really awesome supplies in their April kits. I have been working with an add-on so far… I don’t think I’ve even dug in to the actual card kit yet… eek!!! I’ll have more on this later. 🙂

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This is one of my favorite stamp sets so far. It’s so optimistic and happy… just my flavor! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!! 🙂

Stephanie

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Using the Positive & the Negative of a Die Cut

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Hi all! Today I have 2 cards for you using the positive and the negative parts of the same die cut. For the first card I used a sketch (by Maile Belles, I believe) from an old Clean and Simple class and used the negative part of the die cut. I cut out the word “congrats” with my Silhouette and adhered the negative on it’s side using dimensional adhesive on top of a piece of pattern paper. I tied twine into a bow next to it and embellished with 3 acrylic hearts.

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For the next card I used the positive parts of the same die cut. I layered some patterned papers from Echo Park and October Afternoon together and adhered the “congrats” letters on top. I finished the card off with rounded corners, a wrap of twine, and a stamped heart and arrow.

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And that’s it! So save your positives and negatives and make a couple cards at the same time using both! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Stephanie

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Studio Calico March Card Kit: Office Hours

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Hi and welcome! I am back from a very successful family vacation and ready to go with more cards! 🙂 Today I am working with Studio Calico’s March kit, Office Hours which is still available! You can check it out here.

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The floral papers that came in this kit were some of my favorite papers… ever. I adore them! This card is a piece of light blue cardstock with a strip of floral pattern paper through the center. I attached a tag from an older SC kit to the front and stamped the sentiment onto a piece of punched white cardstock. I embellished with a bit of ribbon and a few buttons and rounded the bottom corners.

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This card is very similar to the first one. I used the Punch cardstock for the back and the same floral pattern paper in the front. I used a larger tag (from this month’s kit) to stamp the suns and the sentiment. Looking back, I wish I would have used black ink on this sentiment. I definitely think it would have stood out better. 🙂 I tied a bow on the tag and left it pretty simple.

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For this last card I tried an unusual layout. I stamped the clouds and sentiment on a piece of light blue cardstock. I stamped the cloud outline on white cardstock and used dimensional adhesive to attach the umbrella on top and then trimmed around them. I also used the dimensional adhesive to attach the cloud/umbrella to the blue cardstock. I tied the pink bow around it and attached it to the pattern paper and then the card base.

I used this kit to make 2 cards from a previous post which you can find here. (The bottom 2 cards). I LOVED this kit. I hope next month’s is just as amazing! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! I will see you next Tuesday. 🙂

Stephanie

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