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Friday, August 10, 2012

Craft & Rubber Scissors to the Rescue!

If you're a stamper, the Blooming with Kindness set is definitely a must-have set.  You can make pretty cards in a snap!  I love that it has not only a beautiful flower image, but several greetings.

So why the title for this post?  I wanted to use one of the Delicate Designs Folders on this card, but they're just a tad too wide to go through the Big Shot sideways like on this card.  Why not just trim them? 

I used my Craft & Rubber Scissors (don't use a really sharp pair of scissors because the plastic will dull them) to trim just to the edge of the design.  Now it goes through the Big Shot any way I want it to.  Plus, to make sure I didn't get a line from the folder edge running across my card, I put the top cutting pad just below the edge of the folder.  It's a little tricky to get the "sandwich" through the Big Shot, but it's totally doable. 

Here's everything I used:

Stamps:
Blooming with Kindness

Paper:
Midnight Muse Card Stock
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
Very Vanilla Card Stock
     3-1/2x4 for Main Image
Comfort Cafe DSP
     5-1/2x1 Floral Strip

Ink:
Midnight Muse Stamp Pad
Early Espresso Stamp Pad

Accessories:
Delicate Designs Folder
Labels Collection Framelit
Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

Want an easy way to make some Blooming with Kindness cards at home?  Check out my Crafty Card Kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!
Beth


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the tips! Love this gorgeous card!

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  2. Beautiful card, and thanks SO much for your problem solving tip. This makes the EF tons more usable.

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