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Monday, September 19, 2016

Flourish Thinlits, Tin of Cards, Masculine Birthday Card

I thought it was kind of fun to make a fallish card today.  The weather has warmed up a little here so it still feels like summer out and not so much like fall, but the calendar is telling me different!!!

I found inspiration for this card at Mary's "Stamper Camper's Corner" blog.  It was another one of those "make do with what you have" card.  The changes to my card are that panel on the inside of the card, the center leaf, the words and the dots.  

I'm not sure how Mary made her card but I will tell you how I made mine.  

The card is made using a folded half sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  I cut off the front edge 3/8".  I cut a piece of "Floral Boutique" Decorative Series Paper.  I liked this dotted piece.  It didn't have flowers on it, it was dark enough and it seemed to fit with the dots on the front.  It worked for me!!  So before I taped that on the inside, I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and taped it in place.  Then I cut that blue dotted strip 1" wide x 5-1/2" long.  I taped it in place on the edge of the card.

I cut the front Whisper White panel piece 3-1/2" x 5-3/8".  I die cut the leaves from the "Flourish" Thinlits pack.  I cut one of each of the colors, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, and Rich Razzleberry .

The words were stamped using Night of Navy ink and the "Tin of Cards" stamp set.

The dots are from the retired "Candy Dots". I didn't have any of the new enamel ones, but demonstrators know how to substitute what is current from what is retired!!!  I need to use up some of my retired stuff, and it's easy enough to substitute.

And that was it. It was very fun and easy to make.

Oh and my tip here, I used waxed paper between the die and the card stock.  I find the dryer sheet leaves a film behind that the tape sometimes doesn't like to stick to.  The waxed paper has not failed me yet.  And to glue it in place, I used white glue on a piece of waxed paper. I folded it in half to get the glue to spread more evenly.  I opened it, set the leaf in place and put another piece of waxed paper over it.  I pressed down to get the ink to go on the back of the leaf and then set the leaf in place.  It's a super quick way to get the glue on those intricate pieces.  It makes me like to play with them more. Easy to cut and easy to glue. LOVE it!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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