Thursday, October 22, 2015

How to Create Perfectly Matted Layers Using Nested Dies

Hi Crafters,

Today I want to share a few tips on how to use nested dies, such as Spellbinder dies, to create perfectly matted layers for your greeting cards. The technique is not difficult but you must follow a few basic steps to achieve a good result. The mats you create with this technique will make your focal image really stand out and will give your cards a more finished appearance. I will demonstrate this technique using two mats and then using three mats but you could use as many mats as you like. I hope this tutorial is helpful and that you find many ways to use these matted layers in your crafting.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Patchwork Pumpkin Card

Hello Again,

Today I am making another fall card project. I gathered up some of my Fall prints and solid colored cardstock scraps and cut them into 1.5 inch wide pieces. I borrowed a pumpkin shaped Spellbinder die from my crafty friend Sharon and made a patchwork pumpkin card. This is really a great seasonal card that can be used for lots of occasions - thank you notes, thinking of you cards, get well cards....

You could also use this patchwork idea to make a patchwork stocking. In fact you could use any of the large outline die shapes to create this style of card. I'd love for you to email me a picture of your creation so I can share it in a future post.

Happy Crafting,
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Adorable Paper Purse and Faux Shaker Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is the second day of Scrap-Fest so I have a few more video tutorials to share with you. We will be making and "adorable paper purse" that I am just in love with! We will also be making a "faux shaker card." I hope you enjoy todays projects and decide to give them a try. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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Window Card and Envelope Punch Board Bow and Gift Card


Today is the first day of Scrap-Fest. a two day crop that I help host as a fundraiser for our community sports complex. Scrap-Fest is held in the fall and spring of each year. I create video tutorials to go with some of the projects that I demonstrate at Scrap-Fest and post them on YouTube and on this blog.  Today I will post two of the Fall Scrap-Fest projects.  The first one is for a "window card" and the second is for an Envelope Punch Board project.

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