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TABLE of CONTENTS INSPIRATION A Banner Birthday .......36

Trend Talk: Constellations..............68

Create an instant celebration We are seeing stars! Join by incorporating clever us as we turn our telescope banner and pennant ideas to the sky to focus on the into your next project. “brilliant” constellation Versatile Vellum ...........53 trend. From die-cutting and dry embossing to stamping and heat embossing it, this old standby is back with a fresh and creative second wind.

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Delicious Die-cutting.....77 Die-cutting isn’t just for shapes and titles anymore— use it for masking, negative space, and backgrounds, too. Find dozens of smart treatments that can be used on scrapbook layouts, cards, and more.

Wish Upon a Star Card...... 73 Yay! Birthday Card............ 40 I Love You More................ 75

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Stamp It! Techniques: Spotlight Stamping.......16

Simple Solutions for Fast Design.............26

Join Go-to Gal Kimberly Crawford and friends as they show you techniques for highlighting one part of a stamped image.

From layouts to cards, get tips from the experts for quick and simple projects.

Creative Sketches.........22 Go-to Gal Teri Anderson shares an inspiring sketch perfect for any occasion.

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Tips, Tools, & Techniques.............102 Get wrapped up in the world of washi tape, from new products to storage solutions.

IN EVERY ISSUE Editor’s Note 9 Plugged In 10 Sweepstakes 109 Look Ahead 111

Photo Tricks.................96

Simple Printables 112

Keep “selfies” fun and fresh with these simple photo ideas.

Get Inspired 114

For more information on products used on projects in this issue, see our Product Guide online at PaperCraftsMag.com. A key to easy-reference icons found throughout this issue: FRESH FACE:

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JANUARY 2014 • VOLUME 37, NO. 1

EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Schaerer Managing Editor Kerri Miller Creative Editor Susan R. Opel Digital Managing Editor Stacy Croninger Online Editor Holly Anderson Contributing Editors Cath Edvalson, Elizabeth Gilliland, Megan Hoeppner, Brandy Jesperson, Shelisa Loertscher, Joannie McBride, Natalie McConnell, Beth Opel, P. Kelly Smith, Nicole Thomas, Whitney Thompson Copy Editor Shelisa Loertscher DESIGN Art Director Matt Anderson Graphic Designer Melinda Ward Photography Symoni Johnson, RES Studio

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Check out the latest scrapbooking video offering, Creative Color Techniques with Megan Hoeppner. Create two new 2-page layouts while learning new color techniques that will take your pages to the next level! A class for all skill levels, you’ll learn techniques for stamping, coloring with Twinkling H2O’s, using water color pencils, blending pens and dying acrylic gems with alcohol ink.

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Welcome! If you’re reading this it means you’ve successfully made the jump to our digital issue, and our entire team is grateful to have you with us on this journey. As technology continues to advance and publishing evolves, paper and digital magazine options have been evolving as well and we are embracing this change with open arms. Here’s why we’re so excited about bringing you Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking inspiration in this new all-digital format: • Larger photos and text—zoom in for even more detail as needed • Quick survey questions right on the page (in this issue, pgs. 10, 83, 97, and 114) • Embedded videos to provide more how-to (in this issue, pgs. 17, 59, and 65) • Monthly issues instead of every other month • Featuring cool new products and tools sooner than ever before Of course you’ll be able to enjoy the same convenient options offered by every digital issue—you can download issues to your desktop, print the pages you want, share pages or even the entire issue via Facebook, Twitter, email and Pinterest, and add electronic notes and bookmarks on the pages and projects that inspire you. And I’m personally excited that it’s a new year so I get to introduce you to the 2014-15 Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Go-to Gals: Teri Anderson, Kim Kesti, Betsy Veldman, Kimberly Crawford, Heather Campbell, and Laura Williams. Although we revealed them on our blog six months ago, this is their first magazine issue as a group. Don’t miss their design input in Simple Solutions for Fast Design starting on p.26. As Paper Crafts celebrates its 10th anniversary by taking this new path as Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking, I want to extend a special welcome to the subscribers from our sister publication Creating Keepsakes. With our decision to cease publication of that magazine at the end of 2013, we’ve now brought everyone together in one fantastic paper crafting community. We hope you like it here.

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with Welcome to the brand new digital edition of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking! We are so excited to bring you not only cards, bags, tags, downloads, techniques, and sketches like we did in Paper Crafts, but also insights into the world of scrapbooking. And we’ll be doing so on a monthly basis now! It’s going to be a blast with all the new possibilities to explore. But first, a few reminders:

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Simple Gifts to Stay Connected In a digital world, we tend to connect with our friends and loved ones online, but there will never be a substitute for handcrafted gifts. Making a thoughtful gift is easy when you can use color-coordinated products from some of your favorite manufacturers. For this Mosaic Hi Card Set, I used some of the latest products from Stampin’ Up! Put the cards together in a sweet gift bag, close with a clothespin, and voilà—a perfect gift for a friend!

Mosaic Hi Card Set Designer: Holly Anderson CARDS 1 Stamp mosaic on cardstock repeatedly in varying inks. 2 Punch out stamped images. 3.Stamp “Hi” and punch out. 4.Adhere to card base with foam tape. BAG 1 Trim cardstock rectangle and border punch. Adhere to bag. 2.Tie twine in double bow. Attach with clothespin.

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Reader Gallery Congratulations to Devra Hunt and Janet MacLeod! Both women participated in this year’s CK Summer Camp and their layouts were chosen in our Readers’ Pick Poll to be spotlighted in this issue. Turn the page for additional reader inspiration.

The Story Designer: Devra Hunt Highlight your history, favorites, or hobbies in list form.

My 3 Designer: Janet MacLeod Tuck journaling inside a small bag or pocket to keep your page clean and simple.

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Love to Run Designer: Christine Newman

Create a whimsical look on your page by layering paper and a variety of small embellishments together.

Love You Designer: Jill Cornell

Stitch together scraps of patterned paper to create a quilted background.

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Use a large focal photo for dramatic effect.

Designer: Kathy Meyers

14 Weeks Designer: Tracey Thomson

Use shaped wood veneers for added interest and texture.

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Spotlight Stamping All Star Washi Card Designer: Kimberly Crawford 1 Stamp tape and sentiment on cardstock rectangle. 2 Mat panel with cardstock and adhere to card base with foam tape. 3 Create stamped stars following figures 1–3. 4 Adhere stars to card with foam tape. 5 Adhere dots.

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Floral Birthday Card

Big City Missing You Card

Designer: Vera Wirianta Yates

Designer: Cristina Martinez Diez

1 Stamp background on cardstock rectangle; emboss. Adhere panel to card base. 2 Stamp background on cardstock; emboss. 3 Die-cut label from panel and color with markers. 4 Trim label and adhere to card. 5 Stamp sentiment on cardstock strip, trim ends, and adhere to card.

1 Die-cut circle from cardstock and adhere negative to card base with repositionable adhesive. 2 Stamp cityscape over cardstock mask; remove. 3 Die-cut circle from cardstock square, stamp sentiment, and emboss. 4 Adhere panel to card with foam tape. 5 Stamp cityscape on cardstock; color with markers. 6 Die-cut hearts from stamped panel and cardstock. Adhere together. 7 Adhere heart to card with foam tape.

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Today Most of All Card Designer: Cynthia Baptista 1 Adhere patterned paper strip to card base. 2 Stamp sentiment on cardstock rectangle; adhere to card with foam tape. 3 Die-cut larger hearts from cardstock, stamp sentiment, and adhere to card with foam tape. 4 Die-cut smaller hearts from cardstock; adhere to card.

Tulip Hello Card Designer: Cristina Martinez Diez 1 Stamp tulips on card base; emboss. 2 Ink tulips with markers, spritz with water, and stamp on cardstock rectangle. 3 Stamp hello on panel and adhere to card with foam tape.

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Home is Where the Heart Is Card Designer: Nina Yang 1 Stamp map on card base; emboss. 2 Stamp sentiment on cardstock strip; emboss. 3 Fussy-cut sentiment strip and adhere to card. 4 Stamp map on cardstock; emboss. 5 Heart-punch stamped panel and adhere to card with foam tape.

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Create movement with your stamped image by tilting the stamp and stamping off the edge.

Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Card Designer: Kandi Phillips 1 2 3 4

Stamp butterfly on cardstock rectangle and adhere to card base. Stamp butterfly on cardstock. Color with ink and water brush. Trim colored panel into square and mat with cardstock. Adhere to card. Stamp happy birthday on cardstock, trim, and attach to card with brad.

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Sketches Rotate it, invert it, or flip it! The design possibilities are endless with a sketch.

Sentiment Sketch by: Teri Anderson

Teepee Card Designer: Heather Campbell 1 Die-cut rectangle from cardstock; adhere to card base. 2 Stamp teepee and sentiment on card. 3 Stamp teepee three times on cardstock. Overstamp screen on teepees. Stamp motifs on one teepee. Fussy-cut teepees and paper-piece on card. 4 Die-cut flag from patterned paper; adhere. 5 Adhere flair.

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Floral Thanks Card

Valentine Treat Box

Designer: Teri Anderson

Designer: Mendi Yoshikawa

1 Cover card base with patterned paper. 2 Trim patterned paper panel and strip; adhere together. 3 Die-cut thanks twice from cardstock; layer together. Adhere to panel. 4 Cut cardstock strip; fold over panel edge and adhere. 5 Attach brads and adhere panel to card. 6 Wrap twine around brads; adhere.

1 Die-cut box from patterned paper. Assemble. 2 Cut patterned paper, round top corners, and stitch three edges; adhere to box. 3 Adhere sticker with foam tape. 4 Cut patterned paper strip; round bottom corners. Ink edges and adhere. 5 Press button in ink and emboss. 6 Thread button with twine, tie bow, and adhere. Note: Use strong liquid adhesive to secure button.

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So Happy for You Card

Thinking of You Card

Designer: Alice Wertz

Designer: Windy Robinson

1 Adhere specialty paper to card base. 2 Trim doily and adhere. 3 Affix tape. 4 Stamp sentiment. 5 Die-cut feathers from specialty paper, trim, and adhere. Stitch. 6 Adhere sequins.

1 Adhere patterned paper to card base. 2 Trim cardstock panel; stamp flowers, leaves, dots, and sentiment. Color. 3 Mat panel with cardstock; adhere to card. 4 Notch ribbon and adhere to card. 5 Thread button with twine, tie bow, and adhere.

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Kim’s biggest design challenge is picking a theme. • Use something gender neutral; many geometric shapes (arrows, hexagons, etc.) are great for any recipient or occasion. • Look to the recipient’s hobbies for theme ideas— is your Dad into classic cars? Have a friend who enjoys gardening? I created this ink blot card for my daughter who enjoys art. • Follow the trends! Sometimes it is just as simple as picking up the newest item in your stash and using it. Remember, don’t hoard—something new is just around the corner. SUPPLIES

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• Apply the rule of threes by keeping embellishments in groupings of threes or using three different types of embellishments. I will often count background stamping as an embellishment when I do this! • Apply the rule of accessories in fashion: put everything on and then take one thing off. To do this, I lay out all of the embellishments that I could possibly want to use on my card and then take one thing away.

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I have a desk in my bedroom, and I don’t have space to spread out. Despite these challenges, creative time is like a little sanity break during my day. I snuck in a fifteen-minute crafting session to create this simple card. Limiting myself to just a few supplies at a time allows me to create in a small space; plus it makes cleanup quick and easy.

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Cold Fun Designer: Cara Vincens Photos by Matthieu Vincens

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Keep your design clean, but don’t skimp on the small details like these snowy white pearls. The end result will look like it took all day to make.


Nate vs. Josh Designer: Terri Davenport Create this digital layout using traditional supplies:

Save yourself some time by taking action photos that tell a story and require little dressing up.

1 Cut patterned paper into strips; adhere to cardstock. 2 Spray ink onto cardstock. 3 Stamp snowflake background; stamp title. 4 Add date stickers. 5 Arrange and adhere photos along strips.

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Weather Wonderings Designer: Mary Larson

Create this digital layout using traditional supplies: 1 Adhere patterned paper to cardstock.

3 Add title stickers.

2 Create grid; adhere photos.

4 Write journaling.

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Celebrate the warmth of winter with some fabulous climatespecific photos using a weather app like InstaWeather, or simply scale down photos to fit into a clean grid format.

HAVE A PAPER CRAFTING QUESTION THAT HAS YOU STUMPED? Send it to our panel of Go-to Gals at GotoGals@PaperCraftsMag.com and it could be answered and published in a future issue.

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A Birthday Unfurl a celebration with birthday banners! No matter who’s celebrating, banners add a touch of festivity. Put on your party hat and check out these fun ways to add banners to your paper-crafted projects.

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Many Birthday Banners Card Designer: Kimberly Crawford 1 Stamp sentiment on card base. 2 Die-cut banners from patterned paper. Adhere banners to card, using foam tape on some. 3 Punch star from patterned paper; adhere with foam tape. 4 Adhere dots.

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Banner stickers are a quick and easy way to achieve the look you want without a lot of fuss.

Birthday Banners Card Designer: Angeline Yong Jeet Leen 1 Stamp sentiment and banner lines on card base. 2 Affix flags.

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Anchor your sentiment and focal point with a matching banner.

Girly Happy Birthday Card Designer: Shemaine Smith 1 Trim cardstock panel. Emboss; adhere to card base. 2 Trim smaller patterned paper panel; mat with cardstock and adhere to card with foam tape. 3 Trim patterned paper strips; emboss. Mat with patterned paper and adhere to card with foam tape. 4 Adhere border to card with foam tape. Adhere happy birthday sticker to banner sticker with foam tape. Affix banner to card. 5 Adhere flowers to card with foam tape. Adhere pearls. 6 Die-cut bow from patterned paper; assemble and adhere to card. Adhere button and pearl brad. SUPPLIES

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Create your own banner with patterned paper scraps.

Yay! Birthday Card Designer: Cynthia Baptista 1 Stamp sentiment on card base. 2 Trim cardstock panel. Emboss and adhere to card. 3 Trim cardstock strip; emboss. Die-cut border from cardstock. Adhere border to strip. 4 Trim banners from patterned paper. Adhere banners to strip; adhere strip to card with foam tape. SUPPLIES

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Bright Yellow Birthday Card Designer: Heather Hoffman 1 Spritz two corners of card base with color wash. Let dry. 2 Die-cut word bubbles and banner from cardstock. Stamp wonderful and sentiment on word bubbles. Stamp sentiment on banner, curving to fit. 3 Adhere banner and word bubbles to card with foam tape. SUPPLIES

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Make your own perfect banner cuts following the diagram on the next page.

Celebrate Birthday Card Designer: Asty Purbasari 1 Stamp background on card base; emboss. Ink card and wipe excess from embossing. 2 Stamp celebrate. 3 Trim patterned paper banners. Ink edges and adhere to card. 4 Tie on twine. 5 Affix chipboard banner to card. Adhere flowers. SUPPLIES

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Find the middle of the paper and make a cut.

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Look through your crafting tools for fun punches to make a unique banner. Star punches make a striking impact with twine at each end.

Chevron Celebration Card Designer: Shemaine Smith 1 Trim patterned paper panel and adhere to card base. 2 Trim patterned paper strips. Adhere to card. Affix tape. 3 Punch stars from patterned paper and adhere with foam tape. Adhere rhinestones. 4 Tie twine bows; adhere to card. 5 Stamp sentiment on cardstock. Emboss; trim, round corners, and color. Mat with patterned paper, round corners, and adhere to card with foam tape. SUPPLIES

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Beautiful Banner Birthday Card Designer: Kimberly Crawford 1 Trim patterned paper panel and adhere to card base. Trim rectangle from patterned paper; adhere. 2 Stamp sentiment on card. 3 Affix dots and heart stickers. 4 Adhere chipboard banner with foam tape. Affix sentiment to banner.


Mix and match your banners to create a fun collage look.

Banner Year Card

Party on Dude Card

Designer: Jamie Greene

Designer: Kim Kesti

1 Trim patterned paper panel. Stamp sentiment on panel and adhere to card base with foam tape. 2 Stamp banners on cardstock. Fussy-cut; adhere to card with foam tape. 3 Adhere crochet thread behind banners, tying bows on ends.

1 Trim patterned paper panel; adhere to card base. Trim rectangle from patterned paper and adhere to card. 2 Adhere tag with foam tape. 3 Affix medallion to tag. 4 Adhere flags behind medallion. Adhere button.

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Bappy Birthday Card Designer: Jennifer Ingle CARD BASE 1 Following pattern found online at PaperCrafts Mag.com/patterns, trim cardstock into two pill shapes. Score one and adhere behind other to make card. 2 Trim overalls and legs from cardstock. Stamp background and adhere to card. 3 Trim shoes from cardstock. Accent with colored pencil and adhere to card. 4 Trim arms and hands from cardstock. Adhere together and adhere arms to card. EYE 1 Die-cut large circle from cardstock. Die-cut medium circle from piece to form frame; cover with foil tape. 2 Die-cut medium circles. Trim one circle to create eyelids. Piece together eye. 3 Cut small circle for iris; color. Adhere to eye and adhere to card. 4 Trim cardstock rectangles for goggle straps and adhere to card. Adhere frame. 5 Apply enamel lines to nonstick mat. Dry, peel lines, and adhere to card. Draw smile with colored pencil. BANNER 1 Knot twine around wrists. 2 Die-cut chevrons from cardstock. Stamp letters on chevrons to spell “Bappy�. Adhere to card with foam tape. 3 Stamp birthday on ruled banner. Fold banner around toothpick. Affix together and adhere toothpick to hand.

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Look to your recipient’s hobbies for a fun play on the banner theme.

Fishy Banner Card

#HappyBirthday Card

Designer: Jeanne Jachna

Designer: Jen del Muro

1 Trim patterned paper panel. Stamp sentiment and adhere panel to card base. 2 Wrap twill around card front. Adhere. Thread button with twine; adhere. 3 Diecut assorted fish from cardstock. Stamp corresponding images and adhere eyes. 4 Hole-punch fish. Adhere to card with foam tape. Thread twine through holes.

1 Trim cardstock banner and adhere to card base. 2 Stamp # and happy birthday! on card. 3 Trim cardstock panel. Stamp celebrate repeatedly. Mat with cardstock and adhere to card with foam tape. 4 Trim cardstock flags. Stamp triangles on cardstock. Trim and adhere to flags. 5 Punch circles from cardstock, adhere to flags, and adhere dots. 6 Punch small holes in flags. String thread through flags and tie bows. Adhere banner to card with foam tape.

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Create a negative die cut for a dimensional banner look.

Sweet Birthday Wishes Card

Birthday Banner Trio Card

Designer: Vivian Masket

1 Trim cardstock panel. Score lines on bottom and stamp sentiment. 2 Die-cut banners from panel. Adhere patterned paper behind panel, using foam tape. Adhere panel to card base with foam tape. 3 Die-cut flowers from patterned paper. Fold flower edges and adhere rhinestones. 4 Tie twine bows and adhere to card. Adhere flowers.

1 Tie twine bow around pocket. Adhere pocket to card base. 2 Tuck toothpicks in pocket; adhere. 3 Adhere butterfly, flower, and happy birthday stickers to card with foam tape. 4 Adhere accordion with foam tape.

Designer: Laura Williams

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Use banner stamps with a variety of ink colors for tons of festive fun.

Banner Birthday Card

Circus Seal Birthday Card

Designer: Windy Robinson

Designer: Cristina Núñez

1 Die-cut panels from patterned paper, cardstock, and vellum. Adhere together. 2 Stamp you’re invited on panel. Affix tape. 3 Affix stickers to vellum; trim. Mat with cardstock. 4 Staple twine to panel. Adhere banners with foam tape. 5 Adhere panel to card base with foam tape.

1 Trim patterned paper strip. Adhere to card base. 2 Stamp happy birthday. 3 Trim cardstock panel. Stamp banners. Adhere to card with foam tape. 4 Stamp seal and present on cardstock. Color and fussy-cut. Draw ball with stripe on cardstock. Stamp stars on ball. Color and trim. 5 Adhere seal, ball, and present together; adhere to card.

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Add dimension with banner die cuts that have coordinating stamps.

Let’s Celebrate Banner Card

Perpetual Birthday Book

Designer: Heather Campbell

1 Adhere patterned paper to front and back book covers, omitting spine. Affix tape to spine. 2 Trim patterned paper panel; round bottom corners. Mat with cardstock; round bottom corners. 3 Stamp birthday and book on panel. Adhere to book. 4 Die-cut clipboard from cardstock. Adhere to book with foam tape. 5 Die-cut banner and flags from cardstock. Cut banner in half and adhere pieces to book. Adhere flags to banner. Note: Adhere top flags with foam tape. 6 Print months on cardstock. Punch tab labels and adhere evenly throughout book.

1 Trim cardstock panel. Stamp sentiment. 2 Die-cut banners from cardstock. Stamp banners and adhere first layer to panel, trimming as needed. 3 Stamp dotted lines and bow. Adhere second banner layer and repeat stamping. 4 Adhere panel to card base.

Designer: Meghan McMillan

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Explore Beyond

with Spellbinders® festive collection of holiday die templates, including delightful snowflakes, intricately detailed borders and more. Capture the magic of the season and create memories of wonder and beauty. Use with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® and Artisan X-plorer™ machines as well as other die cutting machines. Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ Machine For more inspiration and products, visit us online at www.SpellbindersCreativeArts.com

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t e l a s r i e V u m l Ve Using vellum is an easy way to give your project an elegant translucent look. From embossing and coloring to trimming and die-cutting, check out these quick techniques for adding this fun element to your next card or layout.

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Heat Embossing

Confetti Yay! Box Designer: Lorena Cant贸 Laver铆a 1 Die-cut box from cardstock; assemble. 2 Trim vellum to fit around box. 3 Stamp stars and confetti on vellum; emboss. 4 Adhere vellum around box. 5 Die-cut sentiment from foam; adhere to box. 6 Adhere rhinestones.

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My Best Friend Designer: Caroline Davis Create an ombre effect with Photos by Kerig Taylor markers on vellum to add drama to the heat-embossed flower.

Silhouette Thank You Card

Vellum Bouquet Thanks Tag

Designer: Cristina Martinez Diez

Designer: Lorena Cant贸 Laver铆a

1 Color vellum with markers; let dry. 2 Stamp flowers on opposite side of colored vellum; emboss. 3 Die-cut circle from cardstock square. 4 Adhere vellum panel behind die cut with foam tape. 5 Stamp sentiment on cardstock strip; adhere to panel. 6 Adhere panel to card base with foam tape. 7 Adhere dots.

1 Die-cut tag from cardstock. 2 Stamp zigzags and sentiment on tag. 3 Stamp branches and flowers on vellum; emboss. 4 Color stamped images with watercolor pencils, fussy-cut, and adhere to tag. 5 Tie on ribbon.

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Monarch Thank You Card

Thinking of You Flower Card

Designer: Kandi Phillips

Designer: Lisa Lahiff

1 Stamp butterflies on vellum; emboss. 2 Color butterflies with ink and water brush. 3 Punch butterflies and adhere to card base. 4 Stamp sentiment on card and adhere button.

1 Die-cut circle from patterned paper; adhere to card base. 2 Stamp flower and leaves on vellum; emboss. 3 Fussycut flower and leaves and adhere to card. 4 Stamp sentiment on card. 5 Adhere rhinestones.

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Create the look of heat embossing by layering coordinating stamps and dies on top of the vellum.

Always on Your Side Card

I Love You Card

Designer: Jennifer Ingle

Designer: Heather Campbell

1 Adhere patterned paper rectangle to card base. 2 Adhere cardstock rectangles to vellum rectangle. 3 Stamp always and sentiment on panel; emboss. 4 Draw lines on panel with gel pen. 5 Stamp leaves on cardstock, fussy-cut, and adhere to panel. 6 Die-cut flower from vellum, color edges with marker, and assemble. 7 Adhere flower to panel. 8 Adhere panel to card with foam tape.

1 Stamp flowers and leaves on cardstock rectangle; mat with cardstock. 2 Stitch vellum rectangle to stamped panel and tie on ribbon. 3 Adhere panel to card base with foam tape. 4 Stamp sentiment on card. 5 Die-cut flowers and leaves from cardstock. Stamp corresponding images and adhere to card.

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Tickle My Fancy Card Designer: Tanis Giesbrecht 1 Adhere patterned paper rectangle and strip to card base. 2 Color on acrylic block with markers, apply drops of rubbing alcohol, and blend with paintbrush. 3 Press vellum into ink mixture, let dry, and stamp sentiment. 4 Trim stamped vellum into pennant and adhere to card. 5 Stamp feather on vellum, color with markers, and fussy-cut. Adhere to card. 6 Affix tape to card. 7 Affix tape to button, tie on twine, and adhere to card. SUPPLIES

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Create this Look Use these steps to make the vellum sentiment piece.

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Color acrylic block with permanent marker.

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Dry Embossing

I Love You Designer: Stacy Cohen Run vellum sheets through an embossing machine. The raised portions will turn white, giving a nice contrast to your page. Embellish using pearls, rhinestones, or dots.

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Rosy Hello Card Designer: Emily Branch 1 Adhere patterned paper strip to bottom of card base. 2 Round bottom corners of patterned paper rectangle and adhere to card. 3 Trim pennants from patterned paper and adhere to card. 4 Emboss dots in vellum, trim bottom with decorative-edge scissors, and adhere top to card. 5 Punch photo corners from patterned paper; adhere. 6 Punch starbursts from patterned paper and vellum. Trim and adhere to card. 7 Adhere flower and die cut. Adhere bow sticker with foam tape and affix hello sticker. 8 Adhere thread. Butterfly-punch patterned paper and vellum; adhere.

Wishing You a Happy Day Card Designer: Teri Anderson 1 Emboss vellum rectangle. 2 Color reverse side of embossed vellum with markers. 3 Adhere panel to card base. 4 Stamp sentiment on cardstock strip; adhere to card. 5 Adhere rhinestones.

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Hand-Trimming

Trimming pattern

Smile Burst Card Designer: Clare Prezzia 1 Mat patterned paper rectangle with cardstock; adhere to card base. 2 Trim sunrays from vellum; adhere to card. 3 Affix tape to transparency sheet. 4 Die-cut camera from cardstock, adhere to transparency sheet, and adhere pearl. 5 Adhere camera to card with foam tape. 6 Stamp smile on card and adhere sequins. SUPPLIES

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When adhering vellum to patterned paper or cardstock, choose an adhesive made just for vellum so it won’t show through the piece.

Sequin Shaker Tag Card

Colorful Arrows Card

Designer: Erin Lee Schreiner

Designer: Laura Williams

1 Trim vellum to create tag; hole punch. 2 Stitch three sides of tag, fill with sequins, and finish stitching. 3 Tie twine to tag and adhere to card base. 4 Die-cut banner from cardstock. 5 Stamp sentiment on banner, fold, and adhere to card with foam tape.

1 Adhere patterned paper rectangle to card base. 2 Trim design from vellum; adhere to card.

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Die-cutting

Layer multiple vellum die cuts for a more saturated color.

Use solvent ink when stamping on vellum to avoid smearing.

Plaid Thinking of You Card Designer: Trinh Arrieta 1 Die-cut harlequin from vellum, trim, and adhere to cardstock square. Repeat for each color. 2 Mat panel with cardstock; adhere to card base. 3 Die-cut banner from vellum. 4 Stamp sentiment on banner and adhere to card. 5 Diecut hearts from vellum and cardstock, adhere together, and adhere to card with foam tape. 6 Adhere rhinestone. SUPPLIES

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Rustic Birthday Card

Cheers Card

Designer: Mandy LaCroix

Designer: Cristine Redmond

1 Die-cut zigzags from vellum; adhere to patterned paper rectangle. Adhere to card base. 2 Trim pennant from patterned paper; adhere. 3 Stamp happy, birthday, and stitches on cardstock. Circlepunch and adhere to card. 4 Tie on button with floss. 5 Adhere dots.

1 Adhere patterned paper rectangles to card base. 2 Trim pennants from patterned paper, tie with twine, and adhere to card. 3 Die-cut glass from vellum and adhesive-backed cardstock; adhere main glass to card. 4 Stamp circles on champagne die cut; emboss. Affix to card. 5 Stamp “Cheers!� on cardstock, trim into banner, and outline with pen. 6 Fold banner and adhere to card with foam tape.

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For more die-cutting ideas, go to p.77.

Hello There, Friend Card

Sending You Love Card

Designer: Laura Williams

Designer: Lori Tecler

1 Affix tape to cardstock rectangle and adhere to card base. 2 Adhere patterned paper rectangle to card. 3 Die-cut circles from cardstock and patterned paper; layer and adhere to card. 4 Trim friend from tag and adhere. 5 Stamp sentiment on cardstock, trim, and adhere to card. 6 Die-cut flowers from vellum, fold up sides, and adhere to card. 7 Adhere pearls.

1 Stamp borders on patterned paper rectangle and adhere to card base. 2 Die-cut envelope from vellum, assemble, and adhere to card. 3 Stamp sentiment and heart on cardstock rectangle; adhere to card. 4 Adhere sequins.

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TREND TALK

Constellations

Humans have been gazing into the night sky since the beginning of time. Constellations told imaginative stories about mythological beings, and helped wayfarers navigate in the dark. Find your creative path with this theme and add some trendy star power to your next project.

Expertly create a starry background by spritzing shimmer spray on a dark cardstock.

Written in the Stars Card Designer: Heather Campbell 1 Stamp Envelope Pattern on card base. 2 Stamp stars on cardstock rectangle; emboss some. 3 Draw dots on panel with gel pen. 4 Spritz panel with shimmer spray; let dry. 5 Stamp banner and sentiments on cardstock, fussy-cut, and adhere to panel with foam tape. 6 Adhere panel to card with foam tape.

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Cluster your embellishments so they look like a little galaxy of their own.

Use trendy sequins to form your own constellation.

Vintage Star Tag

Thank My Lucky Stars Card

Designer: Julia Stainton

Designer: Julia Stainton

1 Ink edges of tag. 2 Ink edges of patterned paper rectangle; adhere to tag. 3 Stamp congrats on tag. 4 Hole-punch tag, tie on twine, and attach brad. 5 Paint bingo star; let dry. 6 Fill star bottle cap with liquid adhesive, adhere accents, and let dry. 7 Adhere twine bows to tag; adhere embellished star. 8 Insert stick pins.

1 Stamp sentiment on card base; emboss. 2 Adhere sequins to card.

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You don’t need to have constellation products on hand to create something meaningful—just some basic supplies and your imagination!

Loved the Stars Too Fondly Card Designer: Kim Kesti 1 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim into rectangle. 2 Create constellation following figures 1-3. 3 Draw stars on panel with gel pen. 4 Adhere panel to card base.

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Create this Look

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Dab random dots with paint.

Paint oval using watercolors.

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The heart looks stitched as though it’s a constellation to be found in a sea of stars.

Really Love You Card Designer: Kalyn Kepner

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1 Stamp dashed lines and stars on card base. 2 Stamp heart shape with dashed lines and stars; emboss. 3 Stamp sentiment on card and ink edges.

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Use printed vellum to coordinate with the constellation theme and to create a soft background for the wood panel.

Star charts are maps of the sky, which is why the background in this sweet card is the perfect accompaniment to the sentiment.

Wish Upon a Star Card

To the Stars & Back Card

Designer: Windy L. Robinson

Designer: Kalyn Kepner

1 Adhere vellum over card base. 2 Adhere glitter cardstock behind star in wood rectangle. 3 Tie ribbon around wood rectangle; adhere to card with foam tape.

1 Ink edges of patterned paper rectangle and adhere to card base. 2 Adhere sentiment to card. 3 Die-cut stars from cardstock. 4 Adhere all stars to card. Note: Adhere blue stars with foam tape.

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This colorful adaptation of the constellation trend throws hearts into the mix.

More Than the Stars Above Card Designer: Kimberly Crawford 1 Adhere patterned paper rectangle to card base. 2 Adhere patterned paper rectangle to tag; adhere tag to card with foam tape. 3 Adhere heart to card with foam tape. 4 Star-punch patterned paper; adhere to card. 5 Adhere dots.

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Not all constellation-themed cards have to be as dark as the night sky.

Wish You Were Here Card Designer: Kalyn Kepner 1 Adhere cardstock rectangle to card base. 2 Stamp sentiment on die cut; adhere to card with foam tape. 3 Trace chipboard stars on patterned paper, fussy-cut, and adhere to card. Note: Adhere some with foam tape. 4 Diecut stars from patterned paper; adhere to card.


I Love You More Designer: Sarah Andreotti

In addition to using star embellishments and star chart patterned paper, continue the constellation theme through to your journaling as well.

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Delicious Put creativity in YOUR hands The die-cutting phenomenon is hot and here to stay. This versatile tool gives you a plethora of personalized cutting options to add to your crafting arsenal. The instantaneous results of your die-cut machine will allow you to try different techniques, stretch your imagination, and dream up your own creative cut combinations. Check out these die-namic designs and find inspiration for your next project.

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Die-cut and emboss vellum for a subtle, fragile look that’s perfect for winter.

This Week Designer: Kim Watson Photos by Basil Petzer The versatility of a manual die-cutting machine means a variety of mediums and embossing folders can be used in one project. Can you spot all the ways die-cutting is used on this project? (Hint: There are six.)

The Fuse Creativity system by Fiskars allows you to die-cut and letterpress in one pass. Use this technique on fabric to create this snowman panel. Make two identical pieces, fussy-cut one, and place using dimensional adhesive for a 3D effect.

(1) Large cardstock snowflake, (2) Vellum snowflakes, (3) Title, (4) Circles, (5) Triangle background, (6) Canvas snowman scene.

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My Best Friend Designer: Caroline Davis Photos by Kerig Taylor Get creative with digital cut files.

Resizing an image may leave your design distorted, so be sure to select the option to keep the original proportion.

This car cut file originated as a 4'' x 6'' pocket scrapbooking card, but was enlarged to make the background for this layout.

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Sunday Family Funday Designer: Mollie Deem Get the die-cut look without using a die-cutting machine.

Print or trim white borders around your photos to create a die-cut Polaroid, leaving extra space at the bottom. Punch a small motif or word in the space to add interest.

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Create a title by stacking letter and sentiment stickers on top of each other for your own faux welded die-cut title.

Layer store-bought die cuts into a creative cluster. Dress them up using glitter pens or small embellishments, like dots or rhinestones.


A whole page design isn’t always possible with a standard die-cutting machine, but you can get creative. Die-cut paper strips and space them evenly across your layout.

BMX Rider Designer: Lalo Ishiki-Kalahele

Place your die-cut shapes from corner to corner to add flow and movement to your design.

Make a layout using a small manual die-cutting machine.

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Use multiple spray ink colors to create depth in your die cut.

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For a masculine impact on your layout, layer a selection of cog and wheel shapes to frame your photographs. But the die fun doesn’t stop there! Metal dies make great stencils, too. Trace an alphabet collection or spray ink over an image.

When I Grow Up Designer: Mou Saha Layer die cuts to add dimesion and interest.

What kind of die-cutting machine do you own? CLICK HERE to answer.

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So In Love Designer: Becky Olsen Make your own die-cut embellishments. SUPPLIES

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Layers of tissue paper, vibrant spray mist, and artsy layering can transform simple die-cut scalloped circles into spectacular flowers. These blooms are a great way to draw the eye toward a focal point on your scrapbook page.

Use a lacy doily as the background to set the overall mood and unite all the design elements on your page.

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Intricate or repeated designs are best performed on an electronic die-cutting machine in order to capture even the smallest detail.

Snow Joy Designer: Jing-Jing Nickel Use die-cutting machines for more than titles. SUPPLIES

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Die-cut a pocket to slip journaling inside.

Use die-cut elements to help set a scene on your layout.

Add a great finishing touch to your page by pairing two different fonts for your title.

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Like this stamped circle, customize your diecut accent with a variety of mediums, such as spray ink, watercolors, glitter, stamping, or dry embossing.

Love This Designer: Hanna Long Create custom die cuts using downloads with an electronic die-cutting machine. SUPPLIES

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Search online for free downloads, including journaling spots and sentiments. Upload and trace the outline of the design, then cut out and adhere.

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Favorite Valentine Designer: Betsy Veldman Connect words and shapes by welding, a function on electronic die-cutting machines.

Cutting an elaborate, layered title on your electronic die-cutting machine is a cinch when you use the weld function. This step connects words, making it easy to cut all at once.

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Add shadow and dimension by adhering your die-cut background with foam tape.

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You've Got Mail Designer: Shelly Jaquet

Back die-cut designs with patterned paper for a pop of color.

Create a faux envelope using a postmark die.

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Resize and reuse a single motif to create your own paper. Use tone-on-tone paper patterns and transform your negative space into a positively eye-catching background.


A variety of patterned paper and small embellishments will help your design stand out.

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Superhero Designer: Laina Lamb Photos by Trish Turay Make 12" backgrounds with an electronic die-cutting machine.

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Use your die-cutting machine to its full potential by cutting out all the page elements in one go. Create a full-page design on a 12'' x 12'' background using a variety of funky fonts and dingbats.


Download these free cut files by Laina at PaperCraftsMag. com/downloads.

Fill in the negative spaces with colorful patterned papers that coordinate with the photos to create a finished look.

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PHOTO Tricks Just Be You

Designer: Jeannie Thiessen A selfie doesn’t always have to be a straight-on portrait. Try mixing it up with shadow shots, close-ups of shoes, and doing favorite hobbies. Keep in mind that for some of these angles a self-timer is going to be important.

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Selfies! Whether you’re using an iPhone or traditional camera, here are some quick tricks to keep selfies fun and fresh.


What camera(s) do you use most frequently to capture photos? CLICK HERE to answer.

Add props and digital elements to your selfies for a fun twist.

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Selfie with iPhone Photo by Chantal Vandenberg iPhone 4 ⎜Camera + Instagram Create a photo within a photo by using two handy selfie tools—a mirror and a smart phone. Play around with angles and see what similar tricks you can come up with!

Selfie In Hall Mirror Photo by Smitha Katti Mode: AV |⎜F-stop: 1.4 |⎜Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec. |⎜ISO: 800 Look around your house for photo opportunities like the framed mirror in your hallway and focus in on the subject of the photo—you!

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Document a road trip by showcasing the scenery as you pass by in your car.

Selfie in Rearview Mirror Photo by Becky Pogatchnik Mode: Normal |⎜F-stop: 5.6 |⎜ Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec. |⎜ISO: 400 Don’t miss an opportunity for a great mirror selfie, no matter where you happen to be! Make sure the background doesn’t detract from the great photo op.

Snapshots of Me Designer: Jana Morton A selfie is meant to capture a side of you that no one else sees, so why stop at just one? Try using a selftimer to document various parts of your personality, from pensive and pondering to silly and sweet.

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Sweet Surprise Designer: Kim Watson

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Download these free cut files by Kim at PaperCraftsMag.com/downloads.

Moms are often so busy taking pictures of special events that they don’t end up in their own photos. Be part of the family photo fun; take a quick selfie during the occasion.

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Tips, Tools, & Techniques Your go-to guide for the hottest tools, freshest tips, and coolest techniques.

Washi Patterns Stamp Set & Die-namics Washi Tape by My Favorite Things NEWS FLASH: Washi tape is here to stay! Originating in Japan, this decorative tape comes in different sizes, colors, and patterns, and can be used in endless paper crafting applications. Did you know there’s a stamp and die set that will let you create faux washi tape? My Favorite Things’ Washi Patterns Stamp Set comes in seven fun patterns (everything from polka dot to stripe to zigzag). And the stamp set coordinates perfectly with their Die-namics Washi Tape set, which features three different length dies and a variety of ripped edges (for that authentic washi tape look).

Retail for Washi Patterns Stamp Set $15.99 Retail for Die-namics Washi Tape Set $9.99 mftstamps.com

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Love Always Card Designer: Laura Williams 1 Die-cut tape from cardstock; stamp corresponding images. 2 Adhere die cuts together, trim, and adhere to card base. 3 Stamp love, always, and hearts on card. 4 Tie on ribbon and adhere pearls.

Laura Williams expertly mixed patterns from My Favorite Things’ Washi Patterns stamp set, along with the three coordinating dies, to create the faux washi tape in her Love Always Card.

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Shape ’N Tape & Tape It Kit Dies from Lifestyle Crafts Besides the traditional roll, washi tape is also sold in sheets or packs for those die-hard crafters who want a larger surface to trim, punch, and die-cut. Lifestyle Crafts’s Shape ’N Tape Sheets are sold in 14 unique packs, each containing five patterned sheets. And wouldn’t you know it, the Shape ’N Tape Sheets work perfectly with Lifestyle Crafts’s Tape It Kit. This 18-piece die set features basic geometric shapes, as well as banners, tabs, and washi tape ripped edges. There are even digital cut files for this kit, so mass producing just got that much easier!

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Retail for Shape ’N Tape $5.99 each Retail for Tape It Kit Dies $39.99 lifestylecrafts.com


For more fun banner ideas, check out A Banner Birthday on p.36.

Washi Tape Celebrate Banner Designer: Kim Kesti 1 Die-cut cardstock and tape to create pennants. Affix together. 2 Adhere pennants to twine. 3 Attach staples and attach clothespins. 4 Die-cut “Celebrate” from cardstock; adhere to pennants.

Kim Kesti used Lifestyle Crafts’s Teal Blue and Orange Shape ’N Tape Sheets, along with a variety of dies from the Tape It Kit to create her bright and happy Washi Tape Celebrate Banner.

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Washi Tape Dispenser, Washi Adhesive Sheets, and Washi Tape from We R Memory Keepers Now that you’ve amassed rolls and rolls of washi tape, how do you store it? One fun option is the Washi Tape Dispenser from We R Memory Keepers. This turntable-style caddy holds up to 30 rolls of washi tape (sold separately) and has extra storage compartments for small embellishments and miscellaneous items. Whether you store washi tape from We R Memory Keepers (which comes in 20 different patterns, two per pack) or other standard tapes, you might just find yourself needing two or three dispensers!

LOOKING FOR NON-ROLL OPTIONS? Check out these Washi Adhesive Sheets from We R Memory Keepers, which are self-adhesive and available in 12x12 size (six solid colors, 12 patterned) or a 6x6 pad (20 sheets, 10 designs). Like most washi tapes, the white portion of the design becomes transparent when adhered to a solid color paper or cardstock. Retail for 6x6 Washi Adhesive Sheet Pad $9.99 Retail for Washi Adhesive Sheet $1.99 each weronthenet.com

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Retail for Washi Tape Dispenser $24.99 Retail for Washi Tape $3.99 each


DIY Washi Tape Storage Thread storage does double duty here as it prominently displays your washi tape and makes finding the perfect design a snap. Make it extra cute by applying your washi tape to wood thread spools. Plus, thread storage comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate your growing stash.

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Wonderful Birthday Card Designer: Nichole Heady 1 Die-cut circle pattern from cardstock. Adhere circle outlines to cardstock rectangle and adhere to card base. 2 Stamp zigzags on die-cut circles. 3 Adhere stamped circles to card. 4 Stamp sentiment on cardstock, trim into pennant, and adhere to card with foam tape. 5 Stamp flowers on cardstock and vellum. Emboss vellum. 6 Stamp leaves on vellum; emboss. 7 Fussy-cut pieces, color with marker, and adhere to card. Note adhere some pieces with foam tape. Adhere pearls. SUPPLIES

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Papercrafts & Scrapbooking January 2014 Constellations, Die-cutting, Stamping, Banners, Vellum, Selfies

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Papercrafts & Scrapbooking January 2014 Constellations, Die-cutting, Stamping, Banners, Vellum, Selfies

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