Using dies to overlay.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day we learn about dies or punches closing a card. You can use an accent piece to overlay on a cad or project to make it appear to close. In this case I used a gatefold card and then used glittery bats to close it. For the card youContinue reading “Using dies to overlay.”

Punches and buckles.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating a decorative border with a punch (you can also use a die) as well as a modified buckle card. For the card with the punched border. Grab a card base and punch or die cut your border. After stamp your images or sentiments and you are done. SoContinue reading “Punches and buckles.”

Label and sunflower cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating two cards. One is something you can create right at home. The other is showcasing new products from the new annual catalog. So, let’s begin. The label card is a bit different in that it takes the everyday label punch and creates a background instead of just anContinue reading “Label and sunflower cards.”

Bits and pieces to make a whole.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever had one piece from a punch or die set that is too small or just doesn’t seem to fit? Then use it to create a background. Make sure to go off the page and trim afterwards soContinue reading “Bits and pieces to make a whole.”

When tags become backgrounds.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you ever wish you could have one of those elegant backgrounds for your cards? You probably already have it and you don’t even know it. Take a tag, label, die, or framelit and cut it several times to createContinue reading “When tags become backgrounds.”

Creating a background with punches.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day we cut out a bunch of dies or punches to create a background. I took the focal point of the card which will eventually be a snowman and created an entire background with that in mind. I punched about six from the snowman builder punch. Then I adheredContinue reading “Creating a background with punches.”

How to offset the same paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to ask you have you ever really liked a certain color or pattern of paper? You want to use it all the time but it often gives your card or project all the same look. Nothing seems to stand out. Well, then offset it. Take your background and yourContinue reading “How to offset the same paper.”

Making sure your paper is dry.

It’s Technique Tuesday! On Saturday for the Anniversary Party we dropped ink on watercolor paper, let it dry, and punched out a shape for the card. If you are punching out your shape after you watercolor (instead of before) make sure that the paper is really dry. If it is still damp then the punchContinue reading “Making sure your paper is dry.”

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