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Valentine's Day GIVE THE PERFECT HANDMADE GIFT

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Hello, Love

CELEBRATE YOUR SWEETHEART JANUARY 2016

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NOW IN STORES! Celebrate true love and special sweethearts with the eye-catching colors, icons and sentiments of Hello, Love -- the darling new Valentine's collection from Crate Paper.

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Welcome to 2016! We hope you're excited for this year's creative possibilities. As you establish your crafting goals for the year, we hope you leave room for a few fun projects inspired by Cut & Paste. This month's issue features lots of pretty Valentine's Day projects that are perfect for friends and family. To purchase any of the featured products, visit your local Spotlight.

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HELLO, LOVE

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XOXO CARD

celebrate your sweetheart

send hugs and kisses

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HEIDI SWAPP MINC™

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A LITTLE SOMETHING

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VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT IDEAS

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JANUARY'S TOP PRODUCTS

foil-kissed kisses

bottle up a sweet treat

handmade & heartfelt

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680000 - NAME F R E N C H - S PA N I S H

12 Ă— 12 in (30.5 Ă— 30.5 cm)

Share the love with Hello Love, the new Valentine's collection by Crate Paper. Document love-filled moments and adventures in a pleasing array of classic Valentine colors. Images of florals, hearts, and sweet sentiments are brought to life in eye-catching colors of rose red, bright white and pretty pink. Celebrate true love and special sweethearts with Hello, Love!


Crate Paper Hello, Love

XOXO Card

Supplies:

1. Use Salmon cardstock (from paper pad) to create a 4 ¼” (10.8 cm) x 5 ½”

DIY Party Cardstock Pad (#660791) Crate Paper Hello Love 6x6 Paper Pad (#680356) Crate Paper Hello Love Stickers (#680364) Crate Paper Hello Love Accent Stickers (#680361) Crate Paper Hello Love Ephemera Pieces (#680362) Crate Paper Hello Love Chipboard Stickers (#680360) Crate Paper Hello Love Wood Veneers (#680368) American Crafts Twine Scissors/Craft Knife Adhesive

(14 cm) card base. The card should fold at the top instead of the left side. 2. Cut a piece of floral paper to 4” (10. 16 cm) x 5 ¼ ” (13.34 cm) and adhere to the card front. 3. Cut a strip of wood patterned paper to 2 ½”(6.35 cm) x 5” (12.7 cm), and cut notch in the bottom. Adhere to card front, flush with top of card. 4. Add floral tag over the wood patterned strip. 5. Add “xoxo” glitter stickers and the “hugs and kisses” word strip sticker to tag. 6. Tie twine through hole in top of tag. 7. Place wooden hearts on top of all layers. 8. Finish card by placing chipboard arrow/heart over small wooden heart.

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Crate Paper Hello, Love

You + Me

Supplies: American Crafts Cardstock – Black (#371082) Crate Paper Hello Love Paper Pad (#680357) Hello Love Chipboard Stickers (#680360) Hello Love Stickers (#680364) Hello Love Epoxy Stickers (#680359) Hello Love Accent Stickers (#680361) Hello Love Ephemera Pieces (#680362) Hello Love Hearts (#680367) Adhesive

1. Use Black cardstock as the base for this layout. 2. Cut a 9 ½” (24.13 cm) x 11” (28 cm) piece of patterned paper and center over Black cardstock. 3. Cut several 4” (10.16 cm) x 6” (15.24 cm) blocks of patterned paper. 4. Arrange the patterned paper blocks on a diagonal across the page. 5. Cut two strips (approximately 1” (2.54 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm) from the text paper. Place them above and below the diagonally placed blocks. 6. Cover the cuts in the text strips with chipboard embellishments. 7. Add the “Valentine” title sticker and two heart stickers to the top left of the layout. 8. Add two photos over the paper blocks. 9. Embellish the photos with stickers, ephemera tags, and chipboard word strips. 10. Add the “love” heart to the top white text strip. 11. Add gold chipboard hearts to the layout and over the chipboard heart on the top.

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Crate Paper Hello, Love

I Love You Card

Supplies: American Crafts Cardstock – Black (#371082) Crate Paper Hello Love 6x6 Paper Pad (#680356) Crate Paper Hello Love Stickers (#680364) Crate Paper Hello Love Accent Stickers (#680361) Crate Paper Hello Love Ephemera Pieces (#680362) Crate Paper Hello Love Epoxy Stickers (#680359) Crate Paper Hello Love Delights (#680363) Crate Paper Hello Love Sequins (#680369) Baker’s Twine Adhesive

1. Use Black cardstock to create a 4 ¼” (10.8 cm) x 5 ½” (14 cm) card base. 2. Cut a piece of multi-color heart paper to 4 ¼” (10.80 cm) x 5 ½” (14 cm). 3. Wrap baker’s twine around the bottom of the patterned paper, tie a bow, and adhere to card base. 4. Add the “Happy Valentine’s Day” card from the ephemera pack to the center of the card front. 5. Cover the heart graphic with the “Love” circle, adhering with foam adhesive. 6. Add the “I love you” delight to the top left corner of the block. 7. Place the other circle heart shape in the collage. 8. Add epoxy hearts, sticker hearts, and confetti hearts to complete the diagonal line from the top left to the bottom right of the card.

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Crate Paper Hello, Love

Bottle of Hugs and Kisses

Supplies: Crate Paper Hello Love Accent Stickers (#680361) Hello Love Ephemera Pieces (#680362) Hello Love Chipboard Stickers (#680360) Hello Love Layered Tags (#680365) Hello Love Delights (#680363) Hello Love Sequins (#680369) Twine Adhesive

1. Wrap gold & white sticker strip around milk bottle lid and secure with adhesive. 2. Add the red “happy valentine’s day” delight to top of lid. 3. Add three red heart sequins to the “xo” tag. 4. Add the “love” ephemera piece to the bottom of the tag (tape to back of “xo” tag so it hangs below). 5. Add the gold sticker (without removing adhesive backing) below the “love” piece 6. Tie the entire elongated tag to the lid of the milk bottle by wrapping twine around the lid several times and tying in a bow. 7. Fill the jar with black and white treats – sprinkle a few red heart sequins in with the candy for a fun confetti effect!

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Crate Paper Hello, Love

Be My Valentine

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Paper Pad (#660791) American Crafts Cardstock – White (#371081) Crate Paper Hello Love Paper Pad (#680357) Hello Love Chipboard Stickers (#680360) Hello Love Stickers (#680364) Hello Love Accent Stickers (#680361) Hello Love Ephemera Pieces (#680362) Hello Love Layered Tags (#680365) Hello Love Hearts (#680367) DIY Shop Gold Heart Stickers (#369051) Baker’s Twine Adhesive

1. Use multi-color heart paper as layout base. 2. Trim teal cardstock to 10 ¼” (26.04 cm) square and place in center. 3. Trim white cardstock to 10” (25.4 cm) square and place in center of teal cardstock. 4. Trim the camera, xoxo, be my valentine, and I love you cards to 3” (7.62 cm) squares. 5. Arrange the 3” (7.62 cm) cards in grid pattern on white cardstock. 6. Embellish the page, as shown. 7. Add the pink/gold tag so it overlaps the camera card and one of the photos. Tie baker’s twine through the hole. 8. Place the “hello” block and the “cutie pie” sticker to the top right corner of the photo. 9. Create a collage in the bottom right using desired embellishments.

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Crate Paper Hello, Love

I Love Us

Supplies: Crate Paper Hello Love Chipboard Stickers (#680360) Hello Love Layered Tags (#680365) Hello Love Ephemera Pieces (#680362) Hello Love Hearts (#680367) Twine Adhesive Frame

1. Place Chipboard “LOVE” stickers to bottom of frame, below photo opening. 2. Make a collage with ephemera tag, layered tag, chipboard medal, gold heart, and pink twine – place in top right corner of frame. 3. Frame small photo with the “slide frame” from the ephemera pack.

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AMAZING

FOIL EFFECTS

IN JUST MINUTES

Get beautiful, shiny foil effects in just a few easy steps with Minc™ reactive foils by Heidi Swapp! Available in an array of brilliant colors, Minc foils easily adhere to a variety of pre-designed products using the Minc foil applicator. Create dazzling projects or stunning decor for any occasion that feature trendy foil finishes in minutes!


Heidi Swapp Minc

A Little Something

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Transfer Machine (#312011) Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil - Red (#369978) Heidi Swapp Minc Mini Bags (#370232) Heidi Swapp Minc Label Stickers (#370228) American Crafts Glitter Tape – Rouge (#96002) American Crafts Twine – Scarlet (#58520) American Crafts Christmas Glitter Paper Pad (#71739) Small Hole/Circle Punch Adhesive Milk Bottle

1. Apply red foil to the mini bag and label with the Minc. 2. Attach the label to the front of the milk jar. 3. Wrap the red glitter tape around the jar, over the middle of the label sticker. 4. Hand cut a heart from the red glitter paper to fit inside the label. 5. Attach the heart to the label using foam adhesive for dimension. 6. Use scissors to trim the mini bag into a tag shape. 7. Punch a hole in the top of the tag. 8. Tie the tag onto the milk bottle with red twine. 9. Fill the bottle with treats!

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Heidi Swapp Minc

Love This

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Transfer Machine (#312011) Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil - Gold (#369973) Heidi Swapp Minc 6x6 Paper Pack (#370178) Heidi Swapp 12x12 Paper Pack (#370176) Heidi Swapp Icon Stickers (#370210) Heidi Swapp Butterflies (#370199) American Crafts Cardstock – White (#371081) We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Cardstock Pad (#660791) Digital Die-Cut Machine Baker’s Twine Adhesive

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1. Foil paper and embellishments. 2. Layer pieces on white cardstock. 3. Embellish layout with stickers and twine. 4. Add photos.


Heidi Swapp Minc

Dare to Dream

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Transfer Machine (#312011) Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil - Silver (#369976) Heidi Swapp Minc Butterflies (#370199) Heidi Swapp Minc 6x6 Paper Pack (#370178) Heidi Swapp 12x12 Paper Pack (#370176) Baker’s Twine Light Pink Cardstock Adhesive

1. Make a card base from light pink cardstock. Base should measure 5 ½” (14 cm) x 4 ¼” (10.8 cm) with the opening on the left edge. 2. Trim the teal “dream” paper from the 6x6 paper pack to 5 ¼” (13.34 cm) x 4” (10.16 cm). 3. Trim the “dare to dream” card from the 12x12 paper pack. 4. Remove two of the butterflies from the butterfly pack. 5. Apply silver foil to all of the pieces mentioned above. 6. Place the “dream” paper on card front, centering it to leave a pink border around all edges. 7. Wrap baker’s twine around the card front several times (about 4) and tie into a bow near the fold. 8. Place the “dare to dream” foiled card next to the twine, attaching with foam adhesive for dimension. 9. Layer the two foiled butterflies and fold the top wings up. 10. Attach the butterfly base to the card front near the top right corner.

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Heidi Swapp Minc

Just Smile

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Paper Pad (#660791) Heidi Swapp Minc 3D Butterflies (#370199) Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil – Hot Pink (#369982) Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Transfer Machine (#312011) 12� Wreath Base Adhesive

1. Cover the wreath base with silver paper from the paper pad. Use a craft knife to cut right next to the form. 2. Apply foil to the entire package of butterflies. Be sure to remove all of the pieces, especially the insides of the butterflies with open space. 3. Arrange all of the butterflies on the silver base, some will be layered, others will not. 4. Attach butterflies with adhesive. 5. Optional: Add a piece of twine across the back of the base and hang letters to spell a name or word in the center of the wreath.

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Heidi Swapp Minc

Me and You

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Transfer Machine (#312011) Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil - Gold (#369973) Heidi Swapp Minc Card Set (#370220) Heidi Swapp Minc 6x6 Paper Pack (#370178) Heidi Swapp 12x12 Paper Pack (#370176) Heidi Swapp Icon Stickers (#370210) Pink Cardstock Baker’s Twine Adhesive

1. Trim a piece of chevron paper from the 6x6 pad to 4 ¼” (10.8 cm). 2. Trim the “Me & You” card from the 12x12 paper pad, along with the grid card with heart banner in the corner. 3. Apply gold foil to the chevron paper, the cards listed in step #2, and the stickers. 4. Place the chevron paper over the printed sentiment on a card from the card set. 5. Trim a piece of pink cardstock to 3 ¼” (8.25 cm) x 4 ½” (11.43 cm) – slightly larger than the “me & you” card. Place the pink cardstock on front of card. 6. Wrap baker’s twine around the “me & you” card and tie in bow on the right side. 7. Attach card on top of pink cardstock with foam adhesive. 8. Trim the heart banner from the foiled grid card. 9. Place the foiled heart sticker onto pink cardstock and trim into banner shape. 10. Place the foiled heart circle sticker on the banner. 11. Add the two banners to the top left side of the “me & you” card.

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VALENTINE'S DAY

GIFT IDEAS MAKE IT HANDMADE & HEARTFELT

Surprise your sweetheart with beautiful homemade gifts that show just how much you care. These unique gift ideas are perfect for your valentine, parents, children and friends. Take the time to create heartfelt gifts that will bring a smile to all your loved ones!


Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Wrapped in Red

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Paper Pad (#660791) American Crafts Christmas Glitter Paper Pad (#71739) WRMK 1-2-3 Punch Board (#662530) American Crafts Thickers – White Foam Glitter (#53122) 1 ½” Circle Punch Small Silver Clothespin Baker’s Twine Adhesive

1. Trim red cardstock to 6” (15.24 cm) square and follow instructions on punch board to create the 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” x ½” box. 2. After box is assembled, wrap with baker’s twine 4 times and tie a bow on top. 3. Punch a circle from silver glitter paper and attach to top/center of box with foam adhesive. 4. Hand cut two hearts from pink cardstock (paper pad) to fit over the silver glitter circle. Place one heart onto the silver circle and layer the second heart on top of the first one, using foam adhesive. 5. Add the “I” and “u” from the Thickers page. 6. Complete the box top by adding a small silver clothespin directly to the glitter circle.

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

To You With Love

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Paper Pad (#660791) DIY Shop Signposts (#369010) DIY Shop Gold Heart Stickers (#369051) WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board (#71333) American Crafts Twine – Caramel (#58510) American Crafts Twine – Scarlet (#58520) American Crafts Thickers – Gold (#680358) Adhesive

1. Follow instructions on the punch board to create a “medium” gift bag, approximately 6” (15.24 cm) tall. 2. Before assembling the bag, use the craft knife to cut two slits in the front of the bag – about 2” (5.08 cm) from the top and bottom, wide enough for the signpost to go through. 3. Add two gold glitter heart stickers between the two slits, overlap the stickers and place one on foam adhesive for dimension. 4. Use the Thickers to spell out “love” on the signpost. 5. Tie two strands (one of each color) around signpost and tie a bow. 6. Stick the signpost through the top slit and back out through the bottom slit on the bag front.

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Baby Be Mine

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Paper Pad (#660791) American Crafts Cardstock – White (#371081) American Crafts Christmas Glitter Paper Pad (#71739) American Crafts Glitter Tape – Rouge (#96002) American Crafts Glitter Tape – Taffy (#96010) American Crafts Glitter Tape – Peony (#96025) American Crafts Twine – Scarlet (#58520) American Crafts Thickers – Foam Glitter (#53257) Adhesive

1. Trim red cardstock to create a 4 ¼” (10.8 cm) x 5 ½” (14 cm) card base. 2. Cut a piece of silver glitter paper to 4 ¼” (10.8 cm) x 5 ½” (14 cm) and place directly over front of card. 3. Trim white cardstock to 3 ¾” (9.53 cm) x 5” (12.7 cm). 4. Cut two 3 ¼” (8.26 cm) strips of Peony Glitter Tape, Rouge Glitter Tape and Taffy Glitter Tape and notch ends with scissors. 5. Place Glitter Tape strips on white cardstock as shown. Be sure to leave a space to add the sentiment. 6. Add “be mine” with Thickers to white cardstock. 7. Tie a single strand of scarlet twine between the two bottom glitter strips. Add a bow on the right side. 8. Attach entire white card to front of silver glitter paper.

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Lots of Love

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Paper Pad (#660791) DIY Shop Cards & Envelopes (#370878) DIY Shop Label Sticker Roll (#370870) WRMK Pillow Box Punch Board (#71335) American Crafts Twine – Caramel (#58510) American Crafts Twine – Scarlet (#58520) Crate Paper Hello Love Accent Stickers (#680361) Adhesive

1. Remove the black & gold dot card from the DIY card pack. Open the card and trim to correct width (according to punch board instructions) to make a pillow box. Use the pre-scored line for the first score line, according to the instructions. 2. After punching and scoring, assemble the box as directed. 3. Place the “love” glitter stickers on one of the kraft stickers and trim one end into a banner shape. 4. Mount the label sticker onto red cardstock and trim, leaving a shallow border around the edges. 5. Tie both colors of twine around the pillow box and tie in a bow. 6. Place the “love” tag next to the bow, adhering with foam adhesive for dimension.

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Oh Happy Day

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Paper Pad (#660791) DIY Shop Cards & Envelopes (#370878) Crate Paper Hello Love Accent Stickers (#680361) Twine ¾” Circle Punch Adhesive

1. Remove the gold heart card from the DIY pack. Trim the front into a tag shape, with the gold heart in the center. 2. Hand cut several small hearts from cardstock and place diagonally above and below gold heart. 3. Place “Happy heart day” stickers in center of gold heart. 4. Punch one of the gold circles from the polka dot card. Cut it in half and place it on the top edge of the tag. 5. Punch a small hole through both layers and tie two strands of twine into a bow to complete the tag.

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Get the trendy chalk look with Erasable Chalk Markers from American Crafts. This versatile 5-pack is perfect for creating beautiful designs or text on chalk surfaces. These easy-to-use markers are erasable and virtually mess-free. (#369905)

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Create lovely, heartfelt projects with the Hello Love Paper Pad from Crate Paper. High-quality, 12x12 patterned papers offer the perfect starting point for creative projects. This pad is perfect for creating handmade valentines, cards and much more. (#680357)

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Brighten someone's day using the Flower Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. Create custom bouquets and individual flowers with this easy-to-use punch board. Create paper flowers from 3" to 9" in diameter for parties, weddings and more! (#713425)

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Add texture, color and dimension to a variety of love-filled projects with Hello Love Delights by Crate Paper. These self-adhesive embellishments are the perfect finishing touch and offer a cute, trendy look. (#680363)

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Adorn gifts, cards and scrapbook layouts with layered tags by Crate Paper. These beautiful tags from the Hello Love collection include glitter and vellum elements. Perfect for embellishing or using as-is! (#680365)

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Cut & Paste - January 2016  

A monthly publication filled with creative inspiration.

Cut & Paste - January 2016  

A monthly publication filled with creative inspiration.

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