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DIe Cutting

For some reason, I just love metal dies. Sure, I realize there are alternatives out there with electronic machines and digital files. However, there is something about running a die manually through a machine and picking out the different types of paper to layer together, that I just love. Putting together 3D dies, for me, is a mindful activity and I just adore the end result. For my first card, I die cut several flowers from the Craft-a-Flower Cosmos Layering Set( ALTN ) in using two different colours of cardstock.…

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Personalizing your Christmas Cards may seem like a difficult task, but today I’m showing off 4 ways to personalize your Christmas Cards in 2020. Creating custom cards can easily be done by adding a photo, using a person’s name or surname, incorporating a hobby or hand-lettering a card. I’m going to show you four easy ways to do this! Today’s video is a part of a collaboration with 5 amazing cardmakers! We are all creating Christmas Cards in our video to give you 20 ways to make Christmas cards using…

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Today I am creating with the Craft-A-Flower: Daisy Layering Die Set ( ALTN ) and participating in a blog hop celebrating this beautiful set. I don’t know about you but I just love all things layering – stamps, dies, stencils, you name it, I love it! So of course, I can’t just create one daisy using this set to use as a focal point, I had to create a dozen or so of them. Firstly, I die cut all the pieces of the Craft-A-Flower: Daisy Layering Die Set ( ALTN…

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Today I am showing three different card folds while still keeping the rectangle shape of the card. These folds are so much better because these will fit in standard envelopes than other folds that make things very complicated. Today I’m featuring the Gatefold Card, Dutch Door and Clear Window ideas. You can see all these cards come to like in a full video tutorial. Gatefold Cards I love Gatefold cards for their simplicity and elegance. There is just something special about creating a belly band to go around a card.…

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Today I am exploring 5 different ways to use vellum. As an elegant-style, cardmaker I find vellum to be something I use quite often. I don’t create cards often with the idea of using vellum, but often I use vellum to calm down backgrounds that are too busy for me. Belly Bands I love creating cards with different folds (hint hint for my next video!) but they often require a belly band or something to hold everything together. Vellum is a great material for this because it’s not distracting. Heat…

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