Hello, Precision Point Adhesive!

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Today is a BIG day in CM-World!  Today the Precision Point Adhesive makes it way back into the CM product line-up.

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The Precision Point Adhesive is a much loved form of adhesive for adhering those small delicate and detailed pieces to your projects.  Like the Laser-Cut Embellishments, or a paper flower.

To use the “pen-like” adhesive, you will lightly press the tip onto your project while gently squeezing the bulb.  This will release the baby blue colored glue onto your project.  Don’t worry though–it dries clear!

How do you envision using your Precision Point Adhesive on your projects?

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Time For Adventure: Create a Card

Adventure can be described as an exciting or very unusual experience, to take the chance of, or to take the risk involved. 

Do you know someone who is going on an adventure?

Perhaps they are graduating from high school or college, going on a mission trip, or moving out on their own for the first time—and you want to wish them well in said ADVENTURE, this is the perfect card to create.

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Luxurious Layered Cards using Forever Yours Scrapbook Collection

Creative Memories new Forever Yours Collection was released just in time for the spring/summer wedding season.  I know that I’ll be attending a few bridal showers and two weddings this summer – one being my son’s – and I’ll need some cards for gift-giving.

I created two beautiful layered cards with lots of texture and pretty details using the Forever Yours Paper, Stickers, Embellishments, Laser Cut Embellishments and Vellum Paper.  Our new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch added the final pièce de résistance to these cards.

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10 Steps to a Custom Woodland Whimsy Girl Baby Card

I was recently at a baby shower for a friend. The mom-to-be is obsessed with cute foxes, so the location was beautifully decorated with handcrafted woodsy-themed baby decorations, the food was cleverly named with forest creatures in mind (e.g., bare meatballs with sauce served on the side were labeled as Bear Balls), and the games were equally as well-thought-out and personalized for the future mom. The only thing that wasn’t well-thought-out and customized? The baby shower cards.

As I watched her open card after card and gift card after gift card (all bearing the same company name and image, mind you), it dawned on me how special a handmade baby shower card could be.

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Mi Amor 2 For 1 Borders- Part 2

Welcome to Part 2, Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders.

Did you like the border ideas, which get cut up into two pieces–using one portion for 8×8 pages?  In this post, you will see how to add the rest of those pieces to create beautiful cards.

Using the pictures as your guide, make 12 Valentine cards with your remaining border pieces. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please refer back to Part 1.)

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Cake My Day Birthday Cards

Have you gotten your hands on the brand new Cake My Day product Collection? It is — So. Much. Fun! Such bright and bold colours, great patterns, and a funky fresh take on a traditional birthday theme.

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While I absolutely love making cards of all kinds – I sometimes find that whipping up a batch of birthday cards to have on hand for when I don’t have time to create always seems to come in handy. You just never know when a birthday will slip your mind, your little one will come home from school and announce it’s time to go to a birthday party she forgot to tell you about, or life will just be too busy to allow for a bit of time to create a card on demand. When you’ve got a little stack that you can pull from in a pinch it’s nice that you’re still able to show how much you care by giving the recipient a handmade card.

The cards I have to share with you today came together in a flash! They also share a lot in  common — each of them is made with the same basic elements and then custom assembled and decorated. By making my batch of cards this way I save time by pre-cutting all of my layers to the same measurements, but I also get to get the creative juices flowing and end up with three entirely different cards.

To create these card you will need:

Here are the elements that are the same:

  • Each card has a white card base that measures 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ – scored at 4-1/4″
  • Each card has a Cake My Day Patterned Paper layer on the base of the card that measures 3-7/8″ X 5-1/8″ which is matted by a piece of black cardstock that measures 4″ X 5-1/4″. The two pieces are adhered together with The Tape Runner. On each card this layer is adhered directly to the card base centred vertically and horizontally.
  • Each card has a second Cake My Day Patterned Paper layer that measures 2-7/8″ X 3-7/8″ which is matted by a piece of black cardstock that measures 3″ X 4″. The two pieces are adhered together with The Tape Runner
  • Each card uses a 3-7/8″ piece of the black chevron border sticker strip

Now I’ll walk you through how I customized each card!

Card #1:

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For the first card I chose the horizontal stripes as the base patterned paper for the card. I then used foam squares and popped up the smaller layer I had created using the black polka-dot pattern. For the chevron border, I cut a flag end on one side and adhered it directly to the black polka-dot layer vertically off to the right.

For the focal point of the card I wanted to use some of the fun stickers that come in the Cake My Day Collection. There are a whole bunch of birthday greeting words that can all be mixed and matched in whatever way you choose. I decided to use the block word “CELEBRATE” and then the super fun font “YOUR” and “DAY”. I wanted “YOUR” to be front and centre and I also wanted it to be popped out so I adhered the “CELEBRATE” and “DAY” stickers directly to the card front and then I covered the back of the “YOUR” sticker with foam squares and had it pop off the page! I then used one of the party hat stickers to balance the design and add some more fun!

Card #2:

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For the second card I chose the background patterned paper to be the multi-coloured chevron pattern and for the smaller layer I chose the blue diagonal stripes. I took the border and cut it along the centre length-wise so that I could use it above and below my focal layer on my card. I adhered half of the border along the backside of the top edge of the blue border and the other half along the backside of the the bottom edge.

I adhered the blue layer to the card front so that the rectangle sat in a horizontal orientation making it line up perfectly with the base layer on either side. I made sure that the space above and below the layer were equal.

Next I adhered the “Birthday” sticker to the bottom right side of the blue layer and then popped up the “HAPPY” sticker with foam squares.

In order to find the placement that I liked best for the balloons I actually snipped the right balloon strings so that I could tuck them in behind the “HAPPY” sticker. Once I was happy with the placement and I applied pressure to adhere the balloon sticker down it wasn’t even noticeable that there was a little snip!

Card #3:

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For the third and final card I had some fun with layers and foam squares! To begin, I added the black chevron border to the base layer about one third of the way up the card. I then adhered the pink patterned paper layer to the card using foam squares to give it some height.

Next, I wanted to add the candles to the cake, but I wanted to make it look like the candles were stuck right into the frosting so I took my All-Purpose Scissors and I trimmed the white border off the top of the cake. I then covered the back of the cake sticker in foam squares before adhering the candles to the back of the cake sticker. This way, when I liked the placement of the candles and stuck it to the card front the stickers were adhered directly to the card front and the cake was popped up on the foam squares – it gave it a fun dimensional focal point!

Finally I needed a greeting, and I thought the “happy” yellow speech bubble and the black block “BIRTHDAY” would work perfectly together. I popped those up with foam squares too. It’s hard to tell on the photo above how much the foam squares make a difference on the card front — below I’ve shown just how fun and textured the card can become with the help of a few foam squares!

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I hope you enjoyed these cards and I hope you’re off to create some of your own using the fantastic new Cake My Day Collection!

Happy Crafting!

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Digital -Mi Amor Valentine Cards

I always turn to my digital scrapbooking collections when creating cards, invites or posters for special occasions.  Valentine’s Day is one of those times when I love to create cards for my loved ones and Valentines for my children to take to school to deliver to their friends and classmates.

Mi Amor digital kit has lots of embellishments to suit all ages from children to adults.

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Mi Amor Cards!

Today I want to share with you one of my absolute favourite fun folds for making cards. It’s called an easel fold. Every time I’ve given an easel card to a friend or family member they are always received with such awe and amazement – when really, it’s such an easy card to make!

So, I chose to use Mi Amor for these cards because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s sort of fun to go all out and make an extra special, handmade card to show the ones you love just how special they are!

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Digital – Christmas Past Tags

I love my digital scrapbooking content around special occasions because I can personalize, gifts, cards, invites, decorations, tags and more!  Just wanted to share an idea to make your own tags for your Christmas gifts.  The Christmas Past Collection is perfect for making tags!

I started with an 8 x 10 blank page and made 13 – 2 x 3 photo holders.

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Digital Christmas Cards using Christmas Past Collection

Do you love receiving a personalized card?  I do and I love making them to send to my friends and family at Christmas and all through the year.  We receive so much electronic mail now and opening the mailbox to a personalized card is refreshing!

I grabbed the Digital Christmas Past Collection and added the Digital Ruby ABC/123 to make a card with the most recent photos of my children.  So quick and fun to create a card to share with friends and family at Christmastime.

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