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Card Samples: Barbara DeBose ............................................... http://createdbybd.blogspot.com Florence “Flossie” Savarese....................................http://flofollies.blogspot.com Gloria Jewett....................................................http://gloriasgallery.blogspot.com Jen R ................................................................. http://tennisgirl27.blogspot.com Lisa McDowell ...........................................http://happycraftinglisa.blogspot.com Shannon Schafer ............................................. http://sschafer07.wordpress.com

Card Sketch & Cover Sample: Michelle Dobbyn ..........................................http://michelledobbyn.blogspot.com Supplies: Kraft Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!; Patterned Paper and Die Cut Heart: Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar line; Circle Punch: SU! 1/2”

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Just Off Centre Supplies Needed:

Paper: 2 - 12” x 12” Solid Cardstocks ............................................................CS1 2 - 8.5” x 11” Patterned Papers ...............................................PP1 & PP2 2 - 8.5” x 11” Solid Cardstocks ............................................... CS2 & CS3

Embellishments: 16 brads / eyelets / snaps..................................................................... E1

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Adhesive, Rubber Stamps (or printed images), Ink(s), Eyelet Setter (optional)

Other: Any additional embellishments or fibers you would like to add.

Yield:

Eight (8) Card Fronts Using this issue you can create eight (8) card fronts using the sketch shown on the following page. The finished size of the card fronts is 5.25” x 4”. These will fit nicely on the front of an A2 (5.5” x 4.25”) card, leaving a small border on all edges.

Double Up:

Need a lot of extra cards?! You can turn this into 16 cards by increasing the following: • CS1 to 4 sheets of 12” x 12” • PP1 & PP2 to 1 sheet of 12” x 12” • E1 to 32 pcs.

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The Sketch:

Ideas to “Make It Your Own”:

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Ink or tear edges for a distressed look Use corner punches on pieces Rotate layout for a vertical orientation Machine or Hand-Stitch the pieces onto the card. If you don’t sew, use a pen and draw your stitches! Instead of CS2 & CS3, use a large 3-D embellishment.

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Just Off Centre Cutting Guides:

Solid Cardstock / Paper: CS1 - 2 Sheets 12” x 12” Cut 4 - 5.25” x 4” pieces from each sheet (CS1-A ) Cut 4 - 4.75” x 0.75” pieces from each sheet (CS1-B)

CS2 - 1 Sheet 8.5” x 11” Cut into 8 - 2” x 2.25” pieces.

CS3 - 1 Sheet 8.5” x 11” Cut into 8 - 1.75” x 2” pieces.

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Cutting Guides cont.:

Patterned Paper: PP1 - 1 Sheet 11” x 8.5” Cut each sheet into 8 - 4.75” x 2” pieces.

PP2 - 1 Sheet 8.5” x 11” Cut into 8 - 4.75” x 1.25” pieces.

Embellishments: E1 - 16 pcs 2 pcs per card

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Just Off Centre Artist Samples: Barbara DeBose http://createdbybd.blogspot.com Patterned Cardstock: American Crafts; Solid Cardstock: Archiver’s Pink & Yellow, Cougar White; Stamps: Studio G by Hampton Arts; Ink: Versafine Black; Brads: JoAnn; Glitter: Stickles Fruit Punch & Yellow; Watercolor Pencils: Stampin’ Up!

Flossie http://flofollies.blogspot.com Patterned Paper and Cardstock: DCWV; Ink: Close to My Heart Brown; Stamps: Crafty Secrets; Brads & 3-D Puff Paint: Uknown Technique: Used white puff paint for the foam in the cup.

Gloria Jewett http://gloriasgallery.blogspot.com Patterned Paper, Cardstock & Embellishments: K & Company Amy Butler Sola Collection; Sentiment Stamp: Stampin’ Up!; Buttons: Unknown January 2008

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Artist Samples: Jen R. http://tennisgirl27.blogspot.com Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye Kiss & Tell and Adore lines; Stamps: Studio G; Epoxy Stickers: Dollarama Crafts Brand; Black Pen: American Crafts

Lisa McDowell http://happycraftinglisa. blogspot.com Patterned Paper: DCWV; Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, So Saffron & Brocade Blue; Stamp: SU! Time Well Spent Hostess Set; Glitter: Stickles Orange Peel & Yellow; Ink: StazOn Olive Green; Brads: Unknown

Shannon Schafer http://sschafer07.wordpress.com Cardstock: Bazzill Bling; Patterned Paper & Cardstock Stickers: Reminisce; Ink; Colorbox Chalk Ink; Gems: Heidi Swapp 7

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