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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fast and Simple Card

Betty Speer is our first design team member and cardmaking teacher from lower Delaware. This is her first Scrappigators tutorial. 

Whether you need a quick thank you card or want to make several ahead so you’ll have one when you need it. I made this sweet A-2 Thank You card  /using my new Sizzix  Framelits Die Fancy Frame Flip-Its 2 die set, paper left over from another project and a sentiment stamp from my stash. The project took less than 30 minutes to cut and assemble. I used my Fancy Frame Flip-Its 2, two solids and two print cardstocks from my stash a sentiment stamp and adhesive.  And, of course, you need a die cutting machine that's compatible with the Sizzix Framelits dies. The best part is that all the shapes and images are included in the Sizzis package. 

Using the Sizzix Fancy Frame Flip-Its #2 Die Set - create a fast and easy card, making excellent use of leftover papers.  Start by picking out solid cardstock and coordinated leftover papers.  Run your solid card stock through your Sissix (or like machine) for base of card.  Notice how all the scor lines are in place for you.

 Next, select the coordinated decorative paper.  Cut out the left and right side panels of your card using the appropriate die.

 Then cut and the label(s) and stamp with appropriate sentiment.

Now assemble - glue each panel to the appropriate side of your card, layer saying in center of larger label and glue to center of "flip" in card.  Add a touch "bling" to the saying and you have a fast and beautiful card for any occasion.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Lots of Pops, Redbreasts

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft 778 Lots of Pops Die
Elizabeth Craft 768 Katy Label Die
Elizabeth Craft 781 All Seasons Tree
Elizabeth Craft Starform Sticker 8572B, Redbreasts
Copic Markers B0000, B21, B24, E35, and E37
Paper and twine from my stash

The Card

I’ve been planning to do this project ever since I added the Elizabeth Craft - Karen Burniston dies to our inventory. It’s a relatively easy project to do. I cut the “pop-up” part out of both print and solid cardstocks. I decided it was easier to you the print cardstock as my base and to cut the solid in half to serve as my sky background. I cut a 2” wide piece of black cardstock and folded to create the card’s outer spine (not shown). I used the “cloud shapes” and flowers from the All Season’s Tree die. The Katy Label die is optional, but serves as an ideal spot to share your personal signature or comments. I colored the birds with my Copic markers and used Tombow adhesive to stick everything together. One final note: I could find plain twine, so I colored red-and-white string with B100 black to convert it to a “black” twine. I love doing more with less.