Sunday, July 25, 2010

This monochromatic card uses the faux linen technique and the stamp set Always. To recreate the linen technique (which shows up very faint here) you use a piece of glossy cardstock and rub sand paper over the card stock first horizontally and then vertically. Once you have created as few or as many lines as you would like you use a sponge to rub ink on the cardstock. The scratches that the sandpaper created will cause the paper to pick up the ink differently than the non-scratched surfaces and it will create a linen look to the paper.
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Candy Holders

This card uses the treat cups, a circle punch and the stamp set Good Friend.

This matchbook candy holder is perfect for holding a small bag of M&Ms! YUM!
You need an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of cardstock. Score the cardstock at 4 3/4"; 4 1/4"; and 1/2". Fold and crease the cardstock then decorate. I used the Itty Bitty Bits and Simply Said stamp sets.
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Pocket Birthday Card

Looking for an easy, fun card to make? This card is not only easy, but perfect for a variety of functions. You can use the pull out piece as a bookmark, to write your sentiments or to attach gift cards to it. I used the Party Hearty and Happy Everything stamp sets.
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Playful Pieces

I created these cards using the Playful Pieces hostess set from Stampin' Up. The red background paper is embossed. To make the butterfly sparkle I used Stickles. The cards with the packages uses a masking technique.

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Gift Box

I created this gift box using a pencil box I found at JoAnn Crafts, Stampin' Up rub-ons and some random buttons that I had. The picture above shows the top of the box. The bottom picture shows the front edge of the box and the matching note card.

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