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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Love You to the Moon and Perfect Pennants

Another card made with the Love You to the Moon and Perfect Pennants stamp sets!  I CASED this one from Connie Stewart and changed it up just a bit.  This is a creative use of the Label Card Thinlits Die--yep, this is the same basic card--I just turned it on it's side and added an extra score line!  How simple is that?  I love how it pops up with the fun hearts made with Champagne Glimmer Paper, highlighted with hearts made from Raspberry Ripple CS to match the card base.  Of course, I had to use my new Gold Baker's Twine for an extra pop of glimmer.

This card is pretty easy to CASE--all you really need to know is to add another score line to the wide side of the card after you run it through the Big Shot with the Label Card Thinlits Die.  Score it at 1 1/2".  Burnish all your score lines well with your bone folder, folding in both directions.  After you finish your card, you will notice the movable Label shape wants to lean forward too much.  Just fold your card like you are going to mail it and place it under a book or a stack of stamp cases overnight.  In the morning it will stand up just fine.  If you are mailing it right away, don't worry about the "flattening".  It will do that naturally in the mail.  There is just enough room to sign your name on the front near the bottom and between hearts.

Notes:  I attached the strip of Window Sheet to the back of the You & Me with glue dots before I attached it to the card base so the strips would be sandwiched in between the 2 pieces of card stock.  The Label shape used for the You & Me piece also comes in the package with the Label Card Thinlits Die.

I only use the Craft Scissors to cut ribbon or Baker's Twine, rather than a Paper Snips, so I get a nice clean cut.  The Paper Snips is GREAT on paper, but tends to shred the edges of ribbon.

I also used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the Love You to the Moon image so it fit perfectly on my card stock.  You need to make sure the words are lined up straight and you have equal spacing around the words and rocket.  If you try to use the rocket or the moon to line it up, the image will be crooked.  It plays games with your perception.  ;)

Stamps:  Love You to the Moon, Perfect Pennants (both from the new Celebrate the Everyday Occasions Catalog)

Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer, Window Sheets

Ink:  Versamark

Tools:  Big Shot, Label Card Framelits Die, Small Heart Punch, Craft Scissors, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Bone Folder

Other:  Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder

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