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Make it quick with scraps!

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Don't you LOVE a quick card made with scraps?? Here you go! Cut four designer series papers 1-7/8" X 2-1/2". TIP: IF YOUR PAPER CUTTER ALLOWS, CUT THEM AS ONE SHEET, because then they will be the same size and fit perfectly! I used the Warmth & Cheer 6X6 Designer Series Paper Stack.

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The secret is MARKING THE CENTER of your card for perfect placement. Use a little extra TOWBOW LIQUID GLUE so you can S-L-I-D-E the paper into the exact position! Using too little liquid glue causes the liquid to dry quicker and GRAB....halting your adjustments! I embellished with Glimmer Papers for a POP! I used only SCRAPS! Demonstrators, this is an excellent Make & Take for any season! Try it!

Warmth & Cheer  

48 double-sided sheets

6X6" Designer Series Paper STACK

#141991 - $10

 

Warmth & Cheer DSP stack

 


Large Numbers Framelits Dies on SALE

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These Large Numbers Dies are 20% off till Nov. 28th! They are perfect for New Years, Graduations, Scrapbooks, and Birthdays!! This card is going to an Assisted Living resident who is male.

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I have never met this gentleman, but hope to put a smile on his face throughout the year with my handmade cards! 

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Numbers are 3-1/8" tall, nicely sized for cards.

Large Numbers Framelit Dies

#140622 - 11 dies

2 coordinating stamp sets

Reg. $31, NOW $24.80

Lg Numbers $31


Baby's First Christmas Ornament

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 I just finished personalized Christmas Tree ornaments for our first grandchild! She's ADORABLE! I covered heavy chipboard with Designer Series Paper. The front is a favorite baby picture and the back says, "Lily's First Christmas 2016." (Be sure to date your ornaments! I heat embossed the entire ornament with CLEAR embossing powder. I was VERY CAREFUL not to over-heat the photo. I made an extra - good thing, because one of the photos bubbled up and scorched. OOOOPS - live and learn. I added the Silver Glimmer Hearts and Eyelet after heat embossing.

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I left the "glare" on this picture so you could see the ornament is shiny. My clear embossing powder is contaminated with the old iridescent ice embossing powder so I ended up with a few sparkles on Lily's sweet face.

I have made ornaments in the past with reprints of old childhood pictures, school pictures or special memories. It is not just for babies. It's always fun at Christmas to look at all the personalized ornaments you collect over the years!  Try this ornament idea!


Curled Paper Wreath by Shari

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Shari Wicks, my friend and team member from Florida, made this FESTIVE Curled Paper Wreath using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. It's ADORABLE!!

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The strips are 1/2" wide and curled from the center out using a bone folder. Shari used this video as her source: Kristin 

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This CLEVER idea could be made up for any season!! TRY IT!!

Cane Candy Lane

Designer Series Paper

#141981 - $11

12 double-sided sheets of 12X12"

Candy Cane Lane DSP $11

 


Jar of Cheer

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Here's a SWEET Christmas card! This "jar" is so VERY versatile! The jar is in the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies #141490.

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I made a reverse mask and stamped the candy inside the jar. The 1/2" Circle Punch perfectly cuts out the candy to place outside the jar.

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Inside I added a "scrap" of the Candy Cane Designer Series Paper to save it from the trash!!

Jar of Cheer Stamp Set

#142161 - $21

13 photopolymer images

Get it NOW


Another Use for Framelits

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I love this quick, clean NO LAYER look! Did you see my post from yesterday? Just scroll down to see how I created "PEN-A-FRAME."

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I used the Project Life Journaling Pen to frame these cards. I also use these handy, waterproof and fade resistant pens for addressing my envelopes.

Project Life Journaling Pens

#135304 - $5 - 2 pens

PL Pen $5


Another Use for Framelits

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Don't you love multiple uses for your tools? Check out this simple NO LAYER CARD DESIGN using a framelit in a DIFFERENT way!

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Stamp an image, then "PEN-A-FRAME." Just lay a framelit on your card. Use the "05" (larger) tipped Project Life Journaling Pen to trace around the INSIDE of the framelit! SO SIMPLE! Want a double line? Now trace around the OUTSIDE of the framelit. Skip the tracing line when you come to the image. Add a bold sentiment. 

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Click back tomorrow for two more NO LAYER CARD ideas!!

Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies

 #135707 -  $25 - 5 dies

Project Life Framelits