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HEIDI SWAPP

Tricks with Twine REIMAGINING THE BASICS SEE PAGE 4

WANDERLUST PROJECTS P. 18

Sew Sweet

ADD A SPOOL TO YOUR CRAFT BOX PAGE 10

JUNE 2015


see what’s inside We’re happy to present another issue of Cut & Paste! This month’s issue features two technique-based sections and a spotlight on Heidi Swapp’s Wanderlust collection. Jump into June with 15 creative projects that are sure to start your month off right! If you’re interested in purchasing any of the products, be sure to stop by your local Spotlight.

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TWINE & JUTE

the perfect finishing touch

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GOOD TIMES BAG

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get ready for a good time

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STITCHING & SEWING

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add dimension and texture

WANDERLUST

Heidi's newest collection

HELLO BEAUTIFUL

make someone's day

TOP PRODUCTS

our top picks for June


GETTING CREATIVE WITH

twine & Jute We’re reimagining these versatile basics to present several innovative ideas. Create fun embellishments and cute cards with simple techniques. Add a pop of color and a bit of texture with a few pieces of twine or ribbon. They’re the perfect finishing touch!


Twine & Jute

Hello Card

Supplies: American Crafts White Cardstock (#710817) American Crafts Kraft Cardstock (#715638) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#370575) American Crafts Jute/Twine (#89424) Studio Calico Wood Veneer Butterflies (#331050) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Wood Veneer Words - Memory (#369288)

1. Cut four 2 ¾” x 1 ½” (6.99 x 3.81 cm) blocks of white

5. Attach the piece from #4 to a 6 ½” x 4 ¾” (16.51 x 12.07 cm)

cardstock.

kraft card base.

2. Wrap all four cardstock blocks with jute - dark pink, light

6. Add the four wrapped blocks to the center of the

pink, yellow, blue – secure to the back of each block.

multi-colored paper, as shown.

3. Cut a 6” x 4 ¼” (15.24 x 10.80 cm) block of multi-colored

7. Add the wood veneer “hello” to the dark pink block. Add the

paper (from paper pad).

two butterflies with foam adhesive dots to the light pink

4. Matte the colored paper with white cardstock.

block.

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Twine & Jute

Make It Happen

Supplies: American Crafts Rise & Shine 6 x 6 Pad (#370025) American Crafts Rise & Shine Emery Paper (#70006) American Crafts Rise & Shine Chipboard Frames (#370054) American Crafts Smoke Cardstock (#710800) American Crafts Baker’s Twine (yellow, green) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709)

1. Make a 4 ¾” x 5 ¾” (19.69 x 14.61 cm) card base with Smoke cardstock. 2. Cut a 4 ½” x 5 ½” (11.43 x 13.97 cm) block of woodgrain paper and yellow heart paper (from the 6 x 6 pad) – Cut the yellow paper diagonally and layer over woodgrain paper. 3. Wrap green twine, diagonally, between two yellow corners. 4. Trim the “make it happen” paper block to fit in the “fun fun fun” chipboard frame and add to card front. 5. Make four small pom-poms with yellow and white baker’s twine. String the pom-poms and attach to card front.

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Twine & Jute

Good Times

Supplies: American Crafts Rise & Shine 6 x 6 Pad (#370025) American Crafts Rise & Shine Samantha Paper (#70017) American Crafts Rise & Shine Epoxy Stickers (#370034) American Crafts Rise & Shine Paper Clips (#370044) American Crafts Rise & Shine Dies (#370052)

American Crafts Baker’s Twine(#89424) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board Needle

1. Follow the instructions on the Punch Board to cut the base for a 4” (large) gift bag. 2. Before assembling the bag, punch small holes around one of the printed circles and stitch with baker’s twine. 3. Add French knots (with baker’s twine) inside another of the circles on the front of the bag. 4. Add a heart epoxy sticker to the center of another printed circle and then assemble bag. 5. Use the banner die to cut two banners from papers in the 6 x 6 pad, fold them in half, and place them over the top of the gift bag. 6. Trim the “good times” banner from a paper in the 6 x 6 pad and add to the other banners. 7. Place the light bulb clip over the banners.

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Twine & Jute

Hearts & Twine

Supplies: American Crafts Rise & Shine 6 x 6 Paper Pad (#370025) American Crafts Smoke Cardstock (#710800) American Crafts White Cardstock (#710817) American Crafts Baker’s Twine (#89424) American Crafts Rise & Shine Dies (#370052)

American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) White Thread Sewing Machine Manual Die Cut Machine

1. Cut a 1” x 5 ½” (2.54 x 13.97 cm) strip of white cardstock. 2. Wrap cardstock strip with baker’s twine in 1” (2.54 cm) increments, securing each color to the back of the cardstock. 3. Die cut three hearts from gray cardstock and attach both the open portion and the solid portions over the twine blocks. 4. Cut a 1 ¾” x 5 ½” (4.45 x 13.97 cm) strip of gray cardstock – add optional stitching along the top and place the twine/heart strip on top. 5. Cut a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” (13.97 x 10.80 cm) block of striped patterned paper (from the 6 x 6 pad) and place over bottom portion of striped paper. 6. Mount entire piece on a 5 ¾” x 4 ½” (14.61 x 11.43 cm) gray card base.

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ENHANCING YOUR CRAFTS WITH

STITCHING&SEWING

a needle and thread: dimension & texture Add something unexpected with stitched elements! Stitching offers a beautifully crafted, handmade look in just a few easy steps. Stitching is the perfect addition to scrapbook layouts, gift boxes, cards and more!


Stitching & Sewing

Love You

Supplies: American Crafts Rise & Shine Chloe Paper (#370001) American Crafts Rise & Shine Lana Paper (#370015) American Crafts Rise & Shine Grace Phrase Black Foam Thickers (#370026) American Crafts Rise & Shine Epoxy Stickers (#370034) American Crafts Black Cardstock (#710824) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) White Thread Sewing Machine

1. Create a 5 ½” square (13.97 cm) black cardstock card base. 2. Cut a block of patterned paper to 5 ¼” (13.34 cm) square and stitch around the outside edges. 3. Hand cut a 1 ½” x 5” (3.81 x 12.7 cm) strip of woodgrain paper and notch both ends. 4. Add “love you” Thickers to banner and stitch directly through the middle to attach to background. 5. Add additional Thicker hearts and gold sticker hearts, as shown.

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Stitching & Sewing

Bliss

Supplies: American Crafts Twine (#89424) Heidi Swapp Bliss Die (#369344) American Crafts Rise & Shine Madison Paper (#370016) American Crafts Rise & Shine Emma Paper (#370009) American Crafts Rise & Shine Ella Paper (#370004) American Crafts Rise & Shine Claire Paper (#370013) American Crafts Rise & Shine 6x6 Paper Pad (#370025) American Crafts Rise & Shine Epoxy Stickers (#370034) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) American Crafts Rise & Shine Wood Veneer Circle Tags (#370039) Pink Thread Sewing Machine

1. Use the number patterned paper for the base of the layout. 2. Cut gray striped paper to 10 ½” x 8” (26.67 x 20.32 cm) and add to

layout base.

3. Add machine stitching over several of the printed lines. 4. Cut various pieces from patterned papers and arrange along the top

of the gray striped paper – add twine to tag and additional stickers.

5. Cut a strip of chevron patterned paper to 1 ½” x 12” (3.81 x 30.48 cm)

and place over seam of gray stripe paper and collage elements.

6. Add wooden circles, paper circles, and sticker circles along right

edge of gray stripe paper.

7. Adhere photo to left portion of gray stripe paper. 8. Die cut the “bliss” title and place it over the top left corner of the photo.

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Stitching & Sewing

You & Me

Supplies: American Crafts Twine (#89424) American Crafts Ash Cardstock (#301137) Crate Paper Open Book Moments Paper (#683553) Crate Paper Open Book Full Heart Paper (#683569) Crate Paper Open Book Memoir Paper (#683557) We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) Black Thread Sewing Machine

1. Follow the instructions on the punch board to create a 12” (30.48 cm) long pillow box from gray cardstock. 2. Cut strips of various patterned papers and stitch directly to the cardstock prior to folding and gluing the box together. 3. Cut the “you & me” tag from the patterned paper sheet. 4. Tie the tag onto the completed pillow box.

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Stitching & Sewing

You Make Me Happy

Supplies: American Crafts Rise & Shine Olivia Paper (#370012) American Crafts Rise & Shine Chipboard Frames (#370054) American Crafts Rise & Shine Cardstock Die Cuts (#370038) American Crafts DIY Black Clothespins (#366621) We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board

American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) Black Thread Sewing Machine

1. Follow the instructions on the punch board to create a 5 ½” (13.97 cm) tall gift bag. 2. Before assembling the bag, place the frame die cut in the center of the front. 3. Add stitching with black thread – stitch two frames around the white text portion, and one frame around the outside of the entire die-cut. 4. Place a chipboard frame around the outside of the die-cut and stitched frames. 5. Add a straight stitch along the entire top portion of the bag. 6. Assemble gift bag. 7. Add two small black clothespins to the top of the gift bag to close.

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Stitching & Sewing

Life is Good

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Gold Glitter Stickers (#369333) American Crafts Rise & Shine Ella Paper (#370004) American Crafts Rise & Shine 6 x 6 Paper Pad (#370025) American Crafts Rise & Shine Scarlett Dies (#370052) American Crafts Orange Cardstock (#71501) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) White Thread Sewing Machine

1. Create an orange 4 ¼” x 7 3/4” (10.80 x 19.69 cm) card base. 2. Cut a block of gray stripe paper to 4” x 7 ½” (10.16 x 19.05 cm). 3. Cut eight banners from various papers in the 6 x 6 pad. 4. Arrange banners - stacked - on gray paper, with the hearts scattered above the bottom banner. 5. Stitch three lines with white thread to attach banners to card base. 6. Add “life is good” stickers to the bottom three banners

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Stitching & Sewing

Adventure

Supplies: American Crafts DIY Shop 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#366665) American Crafts DIY Shop Kraft Tags (#66640) American Crafts DIY Shop Wooden Clothespins (#366620) American Crafts Rise & Shine Dies (#370052)

Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Gold Glitter Stickers (#369333) We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (#662530) White Thread Sewing Machine

1. Follow the instructions on the punch board to create a 4” (10.16 cm) square box from woodgrain paper (in the paper pad). 2. Die cut several hearts from the denim and striped paper in the paper pad. 3. Set sewing machine to a straight stitch, and feed the hearts through to create a long garland. 4. Wrap the garland around the box and secure on the bottom with tape. 5. Add the “adventure” sticker to a kraft tag. 6. Stitch two hearts to tag. 7. Add clothespin to the tag and place on box.

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A NOTE FROM

HEIDI SWAPP If you love exploration and travel like I do, Wanderlust is totally for you! This colorful new collection is the perfect way to capture your adventures with family and friends. It's so gorgeous and is filled with fabulous florals, intricate mosaics, and touches of rose, gold and turquoise. It's absolutely perfect for everything from cards and scrapbook layouts to handmade gifts and DIY projects. I love it and can't wait to share it with you! So grab your camera, pack a bag and get set for fun with Wanderlust!


Wanderlust

Hello Beautiful

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#370575) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Chipboard Dividers (#369306) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Alphas Sticker Foil Kit (#369284) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Sentiments Sticker Foil Kit (#369285) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Decorative Tags (#369301) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Clear Embellishments (#369310)

We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dots (#42612-7) We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board (#71342-5) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) Project Life Corner Rounder (#93740) Manual Die-cut Machine

1. Use the white cardstock to create an 8” x 6” (20.32 x 15.24 cm) card base. 2. Cut the blue striped paper (from the paper pad) to 8” x 5 ½” (20.32 x 13.97 cm) and center on the card front. 3. Cut a strip of the dark pink paper (from the paper pad) to 8” x 1” (20.32 x 2.54 cm) and center over the blue paper. 4. Cut the left edge (with pre-punched holes) from the gold dot chipboard divider and round the new corners with the Corner Rounder. 5. Place the chipboard divider on the card front. 6. Add the “Beautiful” tag to the bottom portion of the chipboard divider and tie the string into a bow. 7. Place the “Dream Chaser” sticker on the right edge of the tag near the bottom right corner. 8. Add the “Hello” sticker from the foiling kit above the word “Beautiful” and add gold foiling. 9. Use the Flower Punch Board to create an XXS flower from dark pink paper and an XS flower from light pink paper (both papers from the paper pad). 10. Layer the two flowers together with foam adhesive Dimensional Dots and add a white enamel dot to the center of the flower. 11. Attach the flower to the card as shown using adhesive Dimensional Dots.

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Wanderlust

Cherish

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#370575) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Decorative Tags (#369301) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Puffy Stickers (#369333) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Memorydex Cards (#369330) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Memorydex Cards (#369327) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Sticker Foil Kit (#369284) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board (#71335-7)

1. Follow the instructions on the Pillow Box Punch Board to create an 8” long (20.32 cm) pillow box with your choice of paper from the paper pad. 2. Layer the index card with the punched circles underneath the “Cherish” acetate card. Staple the two layers together and add the “This Is It” dimensional sticker on top of the staple. Trim off the rolodex tabs at the bottom. 3. Place the finished “Cherish” piece on the long kraft and gold tag. Trim off the end of the tag. 4. Use the gold foiling kit to add gold to the top of three small dimensional dots and place them on the front of the tag. 5. Attach the tag to the top of the pillow box.

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Wanderlust

Hello Sunshine

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#370575) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Clear Sheets (#369305) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Memorydex Cards (#369327) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Sentiments Sticker Foil Kit (#369285) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Clear Embellishments (#369310) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Charms (#369314)

American Crafts Jute (#89424) American Crafts White Cardstock (#710817) American Crafts Kraft Cardstock (#715638) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) Ribbon

1. Use the medium pink patterned paper as the base for the layout

7. Add blocks of map print, teal, and light pink papers from the

2. Cut the white cardstock to an 11” (27.94 cm) square and center

patterned paper pad above and below the “Hello Sunshine” piece.

on base.

8. Cut the index tabs from the bottom of the “Perfect” Memorydex

3. Cut a strip of floral patterned paper to 5” x 12” (12.7 x 30.48 cm)

card. Tuck the tags below the “Hello Sunshine” piece.

and add to layout. Place about 1 ½” (3.81 cm) from right side

9. Add a small strip of dark pink paper to the back of the “Perfect”

4. Add a 1” x 12” (2.54 x 30.48 cm) strip of teal patterned paper

cutout. Place above the “Hello Sunshine” block.

directly to the right of the floral paper, slightly tucked behind.

10. Add two photos as shown – the top photo has been attached

5. Cut a piece of 5” x 7” (12.7 x 17.78 cm) kraft cardstock to back

with foam adhesive dots.

the “Hello Sunshine” clear sheet. Staple pieces together about

11. Hand cut a small tag from kraft cardstock and layer some of the

1” from the bottom. Place this piece directly to the left edge of

clear embellishments over the tag. Tie with pink and tan jute,

the floral paper.

then place over the top right corner of photo.

6. Tie ribbon of your choice around the “Hello Sunshine” piece

12. Finally, add three circle stickers to the top left of the “Hello

and hide staples with the ribbon. Tie a pink jute bow directly

Sunshine” block and the bottom right corner of the bottom photo.

on the ribbon bow. Hang a “Loved” tag from the bow and

Use silver leafing foil to finish the cots.

secure with a foam adhesive dot.

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Wanderlust

Remember Today

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#370575) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Dies (#369351) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Memorydex Cards (#369330) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Puffy Stickers (#369333) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Wood Veneer (#369288)

American Crafts Gray Cardstock (#710787) Ribbon Die-cut Machine Gray Thread Sewing Machine

1. Use the gray cardstock to create a 5” x 6” (12.7 x 15.24cm) card base. 2. Cut a piece of 4 ½” x 5 ½” (11.43 x 13.97 cm) multi-colored patterned paper (from the paper pad) and add to the front of the card. 3. Cut a piece of ledger patterned paper (from the paper pad) to 5” x 4 ½” (12.7 x 11.43cm) and add to the center of the card. 4. Add stitching to the top and bottom of the ledger paper piece with gray thread if desired. 5. Use the die to cut the light pink index card and add the “Remember” acetate index card over the front. Attach the two index cards with a staple, then cover the staple by tying the ribbon around the two pieces into a bow on the front. 6. Trim the small triangle from the bottom of the “Enjoy” puffy phrase sticker. Add the flower circle puffy stickers and the “Enjoy” puffy phrase sticker to the card front as shown. 7. Add the wood veneer “Today” below the “Remember” phrase.

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Wanderlust

Lovely

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#370575) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Decorative Tags (#369301) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Binder Clips (#369317) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Charms (#369315) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Memorydex Tabs (#369329) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Stickers (#369331) Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Embossing Folder (#369343) American Crafts Kraft Cardstock (#715638) American Crafts Jute (#89424) American Crafts Adhesive Dispenser (#61740) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board (#71333-3) Project Life Corner Rounder (#93740) Manual Die-cut Machine

1. Follow the instructions on the Gift Bag Punch Board to create a 6” (15.24cm) “L” gift bag from kraft cardstock. 2. Hand-cut a 2 ½” x 5” (6.35 x 12.7 cm) tag from kraft cardstock. Use the “Lovely” die to cut the word out of the center of the tag. 3. Emboss the tag with the embossing folder and add two heart glitter stickers to the left corner, near the “L.” 4. Add the “June” index card behind the “Lovely” tag so that the negative space now appears white. 5. Cut the blue patterned paper from the paper pad to fit on the front of the box and attach with adhesive. 6. Use the binder clip to attach the tag to the front of the bag and tie a bow with jute. Hang the “Just for Fun” charm from the binder clip. 7. Add a small piece (approximately 1” (2.54 cm)) cut from the end of the long kraft/gold tag behind the “June” card. Round the exposed corner with the Project Life Corner Rounder.

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top products

Our top picks for June are colorful, versatile and the perfect addition to any craft room. Whether you consider yourself a cardmaker, scrapbooker or allaround crafter, these tools and basics are the perfect fit. Choose from high-quality, heavy cardstock, brilliant Color Shine, punches, and more! Stop by your local Spotlight to see these outstanding products!

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Enhance your creative projects with Color Shine by Heidi Swapp! These easy-to-use mists offer brilliant color and are perfect for a wide variety of crafting projects. Color Shine comes in 12 bright colors. (#01079, 00791, 01081, 01082, 01080, 00802, 01084, 01083)

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Cut out classic and fun shapes with ease and precision. Knock Out


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5 Border Punches come in a large variety for all types of projects! Perfect for scrapbook pages, cards and even larger DIY projects. (#63056, 63057, 63053, 63055)

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Take your crafting to new heights with the Zap! Heat Tool and Zing! Embossing Powders. This duo is ideal for creating stunning, embossed patterns and designs.

Easily add embossed details in just a few simple steps. Personalize your projects with over 30 brilliant colors in two stunning finishes. (#90502, 27137, 27135, 27143, 27142)

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Score the best cardstock for die cutting with AC Cardstock™! There are tons of gorgeous colors available—you’ll find the perfect color for all your crafting needs. AC

Cardstock™ is acid free and archival safe, so you can preserve your memories safely.

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Add beautiful finishing touches with our wide assortment of twine and jute! These versatile pieces are ideal for cardmaking, scrapbooking and even gift packaging. Get creative with colorful pieces of twine and jute! (#89423, 89424)



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