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Think Spring

Hi! Here are a few quick cards I made using up extra labels/frames die cuts and border punches.  I believe they were from the Lacy Label cartridge and EK punches.  Any questions on how they were made, let me know.

Hi Nate!  I just spoke with my son in college....that always blesses me!....I was telling him about this post.  And off I go looking for some pictures he requested.

So here are my cards.  Thanks for dropping by!


Love Mini Book

I'm working on another mini book similar to this one that's in my Etsy Shop.....the theme is LOVE....will post it once I've completed it.

Vellum Sentiment Strip challenge

Hello paper artists!

I hadn't participated in a challenge in oh so long that I thought I'd give it a try.  Here's a card I made for Make it Monday #2 - Vellum Sentiment Strip challenge at Paper Trey Ink:

 Here are a few tips to consider:

-for the vellum sentiment frame (strip), I used the Scor-Pal to score my lines.  I scored 3 horizontal lines on top of and below the sentiment.  Then I scored 3 vertical lines on the left and right hand side of the sentiment. Notice how the scored lines criss-cross at the corners giving it a more substantial frame look.

-for the 3 hands, after cutting them out from the die, I stamped the hand image just slightly off to the left  to leave a little white space and giving it a natural layered look (since I didn't want to cut brown paper to layer behind the hands and then cut around it to give it dimension...we're always looking for the easy way out, huh?)

-for the brown-dotted corners, I simply stamped two of the hand images and cut a rectangle shape from the fingers area.  I then cut that rectangle in half....and there you have two card corners.

Hope you enjoyed this.  Thanks much for visiting !

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