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Thursday, January 30, 2014

PageMaps U winner!



I have a little helper to randomly draw a winner.....

The winner of the PageMaps U Card class is MaryAnn!! Congratulations, enjoy!
Please contact me for details. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PageMaps U Card Class

Win a free spot in PageMaps U's card class!

ETA: this draw is closed, congratulations to the winner MaryAnn!

Save the date -- February 1, 2014 -- to register for PageMaps U's first online card class! In this class, you will be creating 32 fresh, trend-setting cards created by some of your favourite cardmakers in the industry. Just like the PMU layout class, this one will be filled with techniques, exclusive card sketches, slide shows, cutting files and so much more. I really enjoyed creating several cards for this class!

Wouldn't you love to win a free spot into the class? For your chance to win,  share (comment) here your favourite card to handmake and send,  I'll draw a random winner on January 30th. Good luck!


Monday, January 20, 2014

This is no ordinary wrapping paper!



I am a sucker for pretty wrapping paper so when I purchased this pretty teal chevron paper a while ago I didn't know how awesome it was until I recently used it to wrap a birthday gift.
  
I noticed immediately when I cut through the paper it was different.  It was much thicker and I could I cut through the entire length of the paper roll in one motion with my scissor blades open.   Turns out this wrapping paper is made from recycled limestone, so it's not even paper! Wow!




Of course I needed to repurpose this recycled goodness into a craft idea!  I ran it through my library pocket die and it didn't tear or break.  I love the teal colour against kraft as a background.


So just in case you run out of pattern paper, raid your wrapping paper stash!




Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014 Greetings!

Hi!  Happy New Year to all (a couple of weeks late, sorry...)

Hope everyone survived the deep freeze last week, it's only minus 4 these past few days and I feel like it's summertime, LOL.

Here is a celebration card I made with Simple Stories 24/7, Say Cheese and the Tim Holtz star border die.  I love the effect of the stars folded down for extra dimension and lets you see both sides of the pattern paper.  Here's a quick technique you can use for any border die you own, have fun!



Take a 6.5 x 8 inch double-sided pattern paper and fold in half so that you have a card 6.5 x 4 inches.Place the top edge of the card on the border die making sure the width is positioned within the length of the die.





After you have cut through both layers of the paper, fold the top layer down on a diagonal.  Trim the pocket tag to 6 inches high or to your desired height.
You have just made the base of your pocket tag and you are ready to tuck cute embellishments into the pocket and decorate the outside.
You can use the tag for a card front, a journaling element on your scrapbook page, or slip it into a pocket if you used divided pocket page protectors, enjoy!