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April 2012

April Creative Cards

Hi Everyone, Here are a few tips and tricks for puttting together this months cards. Remember there are several options for sentiments. Swap out any of the sentiments on the page or use the ones i've shown, for example you can use the Mothers day sentiment or the Birthday Wishes.This months kit has 6 cards and 2 matching tags. Envelopes included, the small clear one is for the 3x3 card.

Card 1- Fold card base and attach patterned paper. Wrap a piece of twine around embossed button cardstock and then attach. Attach button and heart. Trim sentiment, add pen detail if desired and attach.

Card 1

Card 2 - Attach patterend paper. Trim,ink and add pen detail to sentiment. Mat sentiment with green cardstock and attach. Punch hole in front of card, just above green mat and just to the right of the fold. Thread cream twine through hole and tie in a bow. Attach blue flower button. Thread red twine through button and attach two cream buttons. Lay down a line of double sided adhesive below green mat. Gather navy seam binding ribbon and attach in a gethered pattern, trim off edges.

Card 2

Card 3 - Fold card base and attach patterned paper. Ink floral embossed cardstock and attach. Trim sentiment, ink, add pen detail and attach (I trimmed mine in to a pointed edge on one side). Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow.

Card 3

Card 4 - I used the Mothers Day sentiment but the Birhday Wishes sentiment can be subbed out :) Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterened paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Attach embossed cardstock. Trim sentiment, ink, add pen detail and mat with green scallop square die cut, then attach to card. Attach two buttons.

Card 4

Card 5 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned paper. Attach navy blue label die cut.  Attach lace trim with white glue and trim edges. Trim sentiment, ink, add pen detail and attach. Tie ribbon in bow and attach.

Card 5

Card 6 - Attach two patterns of patterned paper to card base. Trim sentiment, ink, add pen detail and attach. Trim additional sentiment and attach. Layer flowers and attach. Attach scallop circle punch. Thread button with floss and attach.

Card 6

Tags - Trim to/from from sentiment page, ink, add pen detail and attach to tags. Use red/white twine to create tag hanger. Use for gift giving with a matching card.

Card tags

Hope you enjoy this months cards. Smiles, Deena :)


March Creative Cards

Happy Spring Everyone! Here are a few tips and tricks for putting together your cards this month. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.

**edited** Seems like i've had a little blog mishap over the last few months and a few months of tips and tricks are missing. I'm working on reposting all of these but if you find that you have a question before I get it up just email me... i'd be happy to help.

Card 1- Attach patterned paper to card base. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Apply glue pen to the back of the mason jar die cut, attach vellum to glue and trim off excess around jar. Attach the three hearts to the patterned paper and cover with mason jar (you can use the glue pen on this as well). Attach sentiment.

March card 1

Card 2 - Easter card - Well... :) I mistakenly cut my sample card bigger than the ones I had prepared for the kits. The ones for the kits fit in the envelopes provided. The problem you will have is that all the pieces won't fit on your card base as shown. What I would recommend is putting the sentiment on the inside. You can trim down the yellow paper and the bunny paper to fit as well. Or you can cut a larger white card base. Attach the flowers and small twine bow with a little white glue and allow to dry. Wrap your ribbon around and tie in a bow. Sorry about this one gals... sometimes mistakes happen, and it drives me nuts :)

March card 2

Card 3 - Attach patterned heart to embossed card. Attach bow, button and sentiment. Ink edges of sentiment if desired.

March card 3

Card 4 - Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in a bow. Ink edges of sentiment, cut angled edge and attach. Attach flower die cut. Tie twine through button holes and attach.

March card 4

Card 5 - Trim sentiment and round edges if desired. Ink edges and attach. Tie ribbon in a knot and attach to card. Attach buttons and glitter to the heart.

March card 5

Card 6 - Attach patterned paper to card base. Trim letters with scissors to spell out hello. Attach to card. Tie bow and and attach to card. Attach flower button.

March card 6

Card 7 - Attach patterned paper. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in  a bow. Trim sentiment, ink edges and attach to card. Ink edges of die cut heart and attach. Tie twine through button holes and attach.

March card 7

Tags- Attach circle shapes to flowers as shown. Punch holes and add ribbon. Attach white scallop circle to back of flowers and add to:/From: sentiment with pen. Ink edges and/or outline with a marker.

March tags
Hope you enjoyed this months kit!