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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

Goodbye Winnie & Walter – Two Note Cards from One Die Cut

Goodbye Winnie & Walter – Two Note Cards from One Die Cut

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I have two “Clean and Simple” cards to share…

I usually just use scraps when cutting with dies, but with some pre-planning and careful placement, you end up with a “negative” on a panel that could be used to create another card.  Bold word dies like the Winnie & Walter “In A Word: Thanks Cutaway” die work well for creating project-ready die cuts and negatives.  (Sadly, I just learned that Winnie & Walter closed shop at the end of 2019.)

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First, I used my airbrush and Copic marker (C5) to create the splattered dots on a white panel sized for the front of my card.  Then I centered the die on the panel and ran it through my die cutting machine.  It’s important to keep the scraps from the die cut (for this one – the piece between the “k” and “s” and the inner pieces of the “a” and by the “t”) because these need to be glued back into the negative space.  By airbrushing first, the dots are on these scraps and match the panel nicely.  In order to position the scraps properly, I temporarily place the die cut back into the “hole” and then glue the scraps into the areas of the die cut from which they came.  Once the scraps are positioned and adhered, the actual die cut can be removed and used on a second card.

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Because I airbrushed my dots before cutting, they are also on the die cut for the second card – bonus!!  The embossing folder is “Honeycomb” by Darice.

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The New Normal

The New Normal

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As is the norm at the moment, everyone in my family is now home – either working or “attending classes” remotely.  As a result, my craft room has become an additional “classroom” for two of my sons (who share a room) when they have live or simultaneous online classes and need privacy/quiet.  This will go on for the remainder of the semester.

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I’ve not been feeling very creative lately, and with reduced access to my room and supplies, it will be even more challenging to get back on track so if it seems like I am missing in action, that is why.  I am hopeful that this will change as I adjust to (and work around) their class schedules and settle in to this new normal.  Until then, I am enjoying the projects you all are posting and appreciate the inspiration.

I am feeling very thankful that my family is healthy and can be together during this difficult time.  Praying for an end to this health crisis and that you and your families are all well.

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Painted Petals Birthday Card

Painted Petals Birthday Card

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This simple card features stamps from the “Painted Petals” stamp set from Stampin’ Up (retired?).

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The greeting is from the “Banners” set from Joy! Crafts.  I used Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus ink and Peach Bellini ink and card stock.  I stamped my images on water color paper for a bit of texture.

Here’s one in pink.

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CAS Framed Tulip Thanks

CAS Framed Tulip Thanks

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A few die cuts and some “smooshed” ink….

I just love the delicate Tulip Frame Die by My Creative Time.  (The set also includes dies to create an additional layer/color of just the petals/cups.)

(The “thanks” die was unbranded, but I’ve since found and purchased the “Gallery Frame 2” die set from Hello Bluebird which contains this “thanks” die, but bigger.)

I created my simple card with Mowed Lawn Distress ink (and water) and white card stock.  You can see how I adhere intricate die cuts HERE.

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A quick note:

I had been in Arizona for the last two weeks (spending time with my son who is there for Brewers’ spring training, catching a few games myself, and hiking/site seeing with my husband) and am just getting back in the swing of things here at home.  While I was able to look at all the email notifications of the sites I follow on my phone, I was not able to leave comments for cards on blogspot sites.  (I guess I wasn’t logged in properly or something?)  Leaving comments on wordpress sites was possible, but I am a terrible “phone typist” so those were short!  Anyway, I have enjoyed all the projects you all have been posting and look forward to using my computer (instead of my just phone) for checking out your projects going forward.  As always, thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for visiting my site as well!

More Copper and Kraft (Valentine’s Day and Sympathy Cards)

More Copper and Kraft (Valentine’s Day and Sympathy Cards)

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I loved the combination of copper and Kraft so much and still had the supplies out on my desk after making my Copper Leaves card, so I decided to make a few more cards…

The sympathy card above was made with the “Magnolia Blossoms” stencil by Crafters Workshop (#TCW6X6-815S), gel medium, and Hero Arts Copper embossing powder.  The greeting is from the “Sympathy Duo” stamp set from Gina K Designs (retired?) and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The Kraft card stock was also from Gina K Designs.

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This Valentine’s Day card was done by placing the “Flourish” stencil by Tim Holtz (THS-032) over a heart shaped mask cut with a die from the Ecstacy Crafts/Nellie Snellen Heart set MFD060 before applying the gel medium and copper embossing powder.  The greeting is from a stamp set called “Sealed with a Kiss” by Paper Pretties (no longer available).

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