Monday, August 13, 2018

Feminine Happy Birthday

I've been playing around with my It's Your Day Thin Cut cover plate, trying to utilize bits and pieces of it in different ways.

I'm thrilled with how this card came out. It features the Beautiful Friendship paper pack. The stamped sentiment is a combination of stamp sets: Central Park-Cardmaking (also featured on this post and this one) and the July Stamp of the Month (no longer available for purchase). I also used several stitched dies from My Favorite Things.

Here's the image of the It's Your Day Thin Cut. To create the centerpiece of this card, I cut just the bottom out of White Daisy cardstock. There are a few ways you can do this: one is to only run the die part of the way through the machine before reversing your crank to roll it back out; two is to shift your top plate so it only covers the part of your image that you want and run it through your machine. After I'd done that, I layered both the candles and the patterned paper from Beautiful Friendship together and ran both layers through with the Oval Stitched die cut from MFT. I was able to do that only because the cardstock and patterned paper are relatively lightweight. If you have thicker cardstock, you'll need to run each image through individually then glue them. (Another option would be to run just your background piece through the oval frame, glue the line of candles over the cut oval, then use scissors to trim off the excess. This option doesn't give you the stitched line across the bottom, but it works.)

Here's the supply list (with shopping links for your convenience):

Please note that anything with an * beside it retires at the end of the month when we get a WHOLE NEW CATALOG!!

Yes, I'm a wee bit excited about that. In fact, I'm so excited about it I've gotten very little work done on my day job. This story is NOT going to write itself, and my deadline is starting to feel impossible. So...I really need to get up to my office instead of standing by the door waiting for my box of new products to arrive. Really. But one of the many perks of being a consultant is that I get to see the new catalog and order products before they become available to the rest of the world. I love that!

Okay...okay. I'm going upstairs. Really.

Until next time,

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