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MAY 2015


Colorful Crafting

AC Cardstock is perfect for stamping, embossing, journaling, die-cutting, cardmaking and more. Available in more than 60 bold, brilliant colors.


see what’s inside Welcome to the May edition of Cut & Paste! This issue is filled with ideas for throwing the perfect party and creating standout cards. We’re also excited to showcase Amy Tangerine’s newest collection, Rise & Shine. Check out page 20 to see an exclusive project created by Amy! If you’re interested in any of the products in this issue, make sure to stop by your local Spotlight.

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DIY Party grab your party hat

Handmade Cards send heartfelt words

Hey! Card just dropping you a line

Rise & Shine Amy's newest collection

Amy Tan Feature 5 things you didn't know

Top Products our top picks for May

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let's Have a party Colorful, vintageinspired products that save time and inspire creativity. If you like party planning, you’re going to love this! Plan a fun evening with friends or a colorful birthday party with items from the Open Book collection by Maggie Holmes and punch boards by We R Memory Keepers. Easily create gift boxes, a custom invite and a special piece of dÊcor. Celebrate in style!


DIY Party

Party Boxes

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (#662530) Crate Paper Open Book Clippings Paper (#683552) Crate Paper Open Book Little Notes Paper (#683554) Crate Paper Open Book Memento Paper (#683556) Crate Paper Open Book Bookmark Paper (#683558) Crate Paper Open Book Slideshow Paper (#683559) Crate Paper Open Book Portrait Paper (#683562) Crate Paper Open Book Recollection Paper (#683563) Crate Paper Open Book My Words Paper (#683567) Crate Paper Open Book Thickers Glitter Foam (#683574) American Crafts DIY Shop 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#366665) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Sticky Red Tape (#3617536) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709)

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1. Follow the instructions on the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create several boxes from the DIY papers. 2. Follow the instructions on the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create bows from the Open Book papers. 3. Use red tape to secure the boxes and the bows. 4. Use foam adhesive dots to attach bows to box tops. 5. Wrap strips of coordinating paper around a few of the boxes.


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Hello, Party

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (#662530) Crate Paper Open Book Thickers Glitter Foam (#683574) Crate Paper Open Book Slideshow Paper (#683559) Crate Paper Open Book My Words Paper (#683567) Crate Paper Open Book Brads (#386584) American Crafts This to That Sticky Red Tape (#3617536) Vellum

1. Follow the instructions on the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an A2 envelope, then use sticky red tape to secure edges. 2. Print invitation text onto vellum and cut to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” (10.75 cm x 14 cm). 3. Attach vellum to patterned paper with camera brad. 4. Add “hello” thicker to envelope.

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Birthday Banner

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board (#662530) We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board (#71342) Crate Paper Open Book Clippings Paper (#683552) Crate Paper Open Book Little Notes Paper (#683554) Crate Paper Open Book Memento Paper (#683556) Crate Paper Open Book Bookmark Paper (#683558) Crate Paper Open Book Slideshow Paper (#683559) Crate Paper Open Book Portrait Paper (#683562) Crate Paper Open Book Recollection Paper (#683563) Crate Paper Open Book My Words Paper (#683567)

Crate Paper Open Book Thickers Glitter Foam (#683574) American Crafts DIY Shop 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#366665) American Crafts DIY Shop Clothespins (#366620) Heidi Swapp Embossing Folder (#369342) American Crafts Thickers Black (#53168) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) American Crafts This to That Sticky Red Tape (#3617536) Black Twine 1” Circle Punch

1. Use the Banner Punch Board to create eight flags from

5. Punch eight circles from text paper and add Thickers to

various “ledger” style papers from the DIY paper pad. Each

spell “Birthday.”

flag should be approximately 4” x 6” (10.25 cm x 15.25 cm).

6. Add letters to center of each flower using foam adhesive.

2. Emboss each flag with the embossing folder – punch holes in the corners using the punch board.

8. Add various glitter Thickers, including “happy” on the

3. Use the Flower Punch Board to create eight flowers from

first flag and several hearts and/or arrows.

various patterned papers. Use red sticky tape to secure

9. String the banner together with black twine.

flowers. 4. Place flowers on each banner with foam adhesive.

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7. Add a clothespin to each letter circle.

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Handmade CARDS

Send sweet messages to loved ones with a handmade card. Get inspired by these six cards that are sure to appeal to all tastes and skill levels. Add your own personal touch for a truly heartfelt surprise.


Handmade Cards

Be Happy

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (#662530) American Crafts Kraft Cardstock (#371538) American Crafts Rise & Shine Ella Paper (#70004) AC Rise & Shine Chloe Paper (#70001) AC Rise & Shine Epoxy Stickers (#370034) AC Rise & Shine 6 x 6 Paper Pad (#370025) AC Rise & Shine Cardstock Die Cuts Shapes (#370038)

AC Rise & Shine Transparent Stickers (#370032) Heidi Swapp Sticker Foil Kit (#369285) American Crafts Pink Gingham Ribbon American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dots (#426110)

1. Create a 4 ¾” (12 cm) square card base from kraft cardstock. 2. Cut a piece of pink paper to place on top of card base that measures 4 ½” square (11.5 cm). 3. Place the square sticker on the woodgrain paper, trim, and place on top of pink paper. 4. Foil the “Be Happy” phrase sticker and place over frame sticker. 5. Add an epoxy dot to the center of the die-cut flower and add it to the card front. 6. Follow the instructions on the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an envelope to fit the card. 7. Tie the pink ribbon around the envelope and add the stickers below the bow.

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Handmade Cards

Hi Lovely

Supplies: American Crafts White Cardstock (#71081) We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (#662530) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#370575) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Wood Veneer Shapes Arrows (#369290) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Memorydex Cards (#369330)

Heidi Swapp Wanderlust “lovely” Die (#369347) Heidi Swapp Memorydex Dies (#369351) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Sticker Foil Kit (#369284) Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine Dies (#370052) American Crafts DIY Wood Veneer Birds (#330052) Die-cut Machine

1. Create a card base measuring 4.25" x 5.5" from white paper and cover front with purple paper from paper pad. 2. Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” (10 cm x 13 cm) piece of teal patterned paper and place on front. 3. Die cut the Memorydex label from purple paper and place in center of card. 4. Add the transparent “hi” Memorydex piece directly over purple layer. 5. Die cut the “lovely” sentiment and place over “hi” piece. 6. Add wood arrows and birds, as shown. 7. Follow the instructions on the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an envelope with map patterned paper. 8. Create a liner for the envelope (following the instructions for the 1-2-3 Punch Board). 9. Die cut a banner from the purple patterned paper and back it with teal paper, then add it to the envelope. 10. Spell out name with sticker foil kit and add gold foil.

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Handmade Cards

Hey!

Supplies: American Crafts Black Cardstock (#71082) American Crafts Rise & Shine 6 x 6 Paper Pad (#370025) American Crafts Rise & Shine Cardstock Die-Cut Shapes (#370038) American Crafts Rise & Shine Wood Veneer Circles (#370039) American Crafts Rise & Shine Embossing Folder (#370053) American Crafts Rise & Shine Thickers (#70026) We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dots (#426110) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709)Natural Twine American Crafts Sheer Ribbon Die-Cut Machine

1. Create a 4.25" x 5.5" card base from black cardstock. 2. Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” (10 cm x 13 cm) piece of pink heart patterned paper and place on card front. 3. Cut a 3” x 5 ¼” (7.6 cm x 13 cm) piece of blue paper and add texture with embossing folder. 4. Add blue textured paper and a strip of yellow patterned paper to front of card. 5. Add tag and teal ribbon to card front, and tuck printed flower under left edge of tag. 6. Add twine to wood veneer circle and place over tag with foam squares. 7. Add enamel dots and Thickers to front of card.

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Handmade Cards

My Heart Is Full

Supplies: American Crafts Ash Cardstock (#71078) Crate Paper Open Book Sweet Story Paper (#683564) Crate Paper Open Book Chipboard Accents (#683573) Crate Paper Open Book Floral Ephemera (#683580) Crate Paper Vellum Shapes (#683578)

Crate Paper Open Book Ephemera (#683577) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) Natural Twine

1. Cut card base to 4 ¾” x 6” (12 cm x 15.25 cm) using Ash cardstock. 2. Cut pink patterned paper to 4 ¾” square (12 cm square) and place in center of cardstock. 3. Cut another block from floral print to 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” (12 cm x 5.7 cm) and place over pink paper and tie twine around the piece. 4. Add the vellum library card over the top of the pink layers, the bingo card slightly under the pink, and the vellum tag on top. 5. Tuck two pieces of text paper above and below pink block. 6. Add chipboard flower with foam adhesive dots, then tuck various flowers underneath. 7. Add foil label and “always” accent. 8. Add the “my heart is full” vellum piece over the floral piece.

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Handmade Cards

Love You

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (#662530) Crate Paper Open Book Brads (#386584) Crate Paper Open Book Dearest Paper (#683555) Crate Paper Open Book Full Heart Paper (#683569) Crate Paper Open Book Gold Foil with Dots Paper (#683572) Crate Paper Open Book Chipboard Accents (#683573) Crate Paper Open Book Floral Ephemera (#683580) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) American Crafts White Cardstock (#3710817) Yellow Twine

1. Create a 3” x 5” (7.6 cm x 12.7 cm) card base from white cardstock. 2. Cut a piece of woodgrain paper to fit over front of card. 3. Trim the yellow and white stripe paper. 4. Add a block of foil dot paper to cover the center. 5. Place the chipboard girl on the card front with foam adhesive dots and tie yellow twine around her waist. 6. Trim the “love you” piece into a banner and attach to card front, tucking under girl. 7. Add leaf ephemera below banner. 8. Use the 1-2-3 Punch Board instructions to create a coin envelope to fit the card. 9. Add a brad to the envelope flap.

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Handmade Cards

Dream

Supplies: American Crafts Kraft Cardstock (#71563) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#370575) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Wood Veneer Shapes Dream (#369289) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Printed Tags Kraft with Gold Foil (#369301)

Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Puffy Stickers Speech Bubble (#369331) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Vinyl Stickers Gold Glitter (#369333) Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine Paper Clips (#370044) Fuscia Twine (#89424)

1. Create a 4.25" x 5.5" card from kraft cardstock. 2. Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” (10 cm x 13 cm) piece of blue patterned paper and place on card front. 3. Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” (10 cm x 13 cm) piece of multi-colored patterned paper, cut diagonally, and place in bottom right corner of blue paper. 4. Trim one of the kraft tags to fit card front and tuck under diagonal piece; tie the string in a bow. 5. Place “dream” wood veneer, “adventure” puffy sticker, and gold glitter arrow sticker on tag in line with diagonal piece. 6. Add the airplane clip to the right edge of the card.

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In the spotlight

create with amy tangerine


Supplies: Rise & Shine 12x12 Paper Chloe (#370001) Rise & Shine 12x12 Paper Mia (#370020) Rise & Shine 12x12 Paper Mia (#370012) Rise & Shine 12x12 Paper Monroe (#370022) Rise & Shine 12x12 Transparency Sophia (#370018) Rise & Shine Epoxy Stickers (#370034) Rise & Shine Wordfetti (#370035) Rise & Shine Thickers (#370029) Rise & Shine Remarks Alphas (#370031) Rise & Shine Remarks Accents & Phrases (#370032) American Crafts White Cardstock (#71081) American Crafts This to That Adhesive (#61754)

1. Use watercolors to paint ​a ​yellow and pink line across the top of a piece of ​ white cardstock. Set aside to dry. 2. Cut patterned papers and cut paper​apart​to desired shapes and dimensions. Select embellishments and stickers. 3. Layer the patterned paper pieces and photos (I printed mine with a white border) onto the cardstock. 4. Use foam pop dots behind your favorite accents like the yellow heart, "meet cute​,"​ and the "sweet" banner. 5. Add stickers and transparencies throughout for dimension. Finish off with alphabet stickers for the title.


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Friends

Supplies: American Crafts Black Cardstock (#71082) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts Dimensional Dots (#61709) Rise & Shine Lana Paper (#370015) Rise & Shine Ava Paper (#370005) Rise & Shine Chloe Paper (#370001) Rise & Shine Emma Paper (#370009) Rise & Shine Emery Paper (#370006) Rise & Shine Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (#370038) Rise & Shine Circle Tags (#370039) Rise & Shine Epoxy Stickers (#370034) Rise & Shine Grace Thickers (#370026) Rise & Shine 6x6 Paper Pad (#370025) Remarks Alpha Stickers (#370035) Rise & Shine Dies (#370052) Black Twine (#89424)

1. Cut a block of the text paper (Lana) to 6” x 11 ½” (15.25 cm x 29 cm) and place on black cardstock about ¼” (.635 cm) from left edge and top/bottom edges. 2. Cut the Ava paper to 6” x 12” (15.25 cm x 30.5 cm), around the bicycle image and add to layout base about ½” (1.25 cm) from right edge. 3. Cut a 1” x 12” (2.5 cm x 30.5 cm) strip of Chloe paper and tuck under right edge of Ava paper. 4. Place a 4” x 6” (10.25 cm x 15.25 cm) photo in the center of the Ava strip, tuck a strip of yellow patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad above the photo and another under the photo. 5. Add two of the phrase stickers under the bottom yellow strip. 6. Cut the “Just having fun,” colored chevron, and black polka-dot pieces from the Emma and Emery papers and layer & tuck them under the top of the photo. 7. Add the “Note to self, hearts, and camera image to the collage using foam dots. 8. Tuck the wooden “fun” circle, tied with black twine, behind camera image. 9. Use the die to cut the “good times” strip from the Emma paper and add to collage. 10. Cut the tag shape from the Emery paper and tuck under the left edge of the bicycle paper. 11. Add the “1,2,3” epoxy shapes and the die-cut heart to the tag. Tie with black thread. 12. Add the “friends” and four of the “stitches” from the Thickers page.

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Rise & Shine

Supplies: Rise & Shine Emma Paper (#370009) Rise & Shine Lily Paper (#370010) Rise & Shine Epoxy Stickers (#370034) Rise & Shine Paper Clips (#370044) Rise & Shine Transparent Stickers (#370032) Rise & Shine Chipboard Frames (#370054) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board (#71333) American Crafts This to That Sticky Red Tape (#61753) American Crafts Yellow Twine (#89424)

1. Follow the instructions on the WRMK Punch Board to create a 9” (22.8 cm) tall bag. Use the sticky red tape to secure the edges. 2. Add the multi-color transparent sticker to the center front of the bag. 3. Place the “Here’s The Story” piece behind the gray chipboard frame. Add epoxy heart stickers to the top left corner and the “you make me happy” sticker to the bottom right corner of the frame. 4. Place entire frame over transparent sticker on bag front. 5. Add the flower paper clip to the top of the bag, then tie with yellow twine.

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Meet Cute

Supplies: Wood Frame Rise and Shine 12� x 12� Paper Pad (#370024) This to That Adhesive Runner (#61740) Flower Die Cut Buttons X-Acto knife Photo

1. Choose your favorite patterned papers to cover your frame. 2. Use the adhesive runner to attach the paper to the frame. Use scissors and an X-Acto knife to cut around the edges of your frame. 3. Use your favorite flower die cut to cut out flowers from various patterned papers. 4. Adhere buttons in the center, and add flowers to your frame. 5. Cut out the "Meet Cute" phrase from the paper pad and adhere to the bottom of your frame.

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TOP PRODUCTS for May 2015 Add a unique, fun look to projects with delightful paper clips from Amy Tangerine's Rise & Shine collection! These pieces are perfect for use as an embellishment or to fasten papers. Each pack includes six different designs. (#370044)

SHAPED

paper clips MARQUEE LOVE®

letters

Personalize parties, home décor and more with Marquee Love by Heidi Swapp. These letters are lightweight, sturdy and perfect for personalizing! Add glitter, paint, or paper for a look that’s uniquely yours. (#369106)

THIS TO THAT

glue runner value pack

Get smooth, precise cuts with the Cutup craft scissors value pack! This pack includes four comfort-grip handle scissors that are perfect for scrapbooking, cardmaking, and DIY projects. (#64202)

CRAFT

scissors Keep your photos and embellishments exactly where you want them with This to That™ permanent glue runners. They’re durable and extremely easy to refill, so you never have to worry about running out in the middle of a project! Available in a value pack that includes a variety of tape styles to fit your various crafting needs. (#61718)


Cut & Paste - May 2015  

A monthly publication full of creative inspiration.

Cut & Paste - May 2015  

A monthly publication full of creative inspiration.

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