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SAVE MONEY and Reuse Packaging for an AWESOME EMBOSSED LOOK

SAVE MONEY and Reuse Packaging for an AWESOME EMBOSSED LOOK is what we have for you today.

If you are looking for the amazing 2016 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, You will want to click here for my post. If you would like to see how I created the second card on my post, you have come to the correct place! Get ready to get your creative on! I can’t wait to show you how easy this is! You can even mass produce this card for numerous uses! I LOVE IT! Let’s get started!

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Supplies Needed

Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamping Block

Chameleon Alcohol Pens

Manual Die Cut Machine

Die Cut Platforms

Embossing Folder

Clear Packaging

Adhesive

Glue strips/Glue Dots

Card base

Mat for card base

Decorative paper

Twine

Paper for stamped image

Memento Ink

Scissors

Corner Rounder

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Today we are going to  SAVE MONEY and Reuse Packaging for an AWESOME EMBOSSED LOOK! What I used for the embossed part of this card was the packaging from a Sizzix die. I took the packaging and trimmed it into pieces that would be easier to store and more user friendly to use.

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This is what it looks like once I trimmed the edges off.

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I then trimmed it so it would fit within the embossing folder that would work perfectly for the card I was making.

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Take out your embossing folder.

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Place your pre-cut packaging and place it inside the embossing folder.

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Close your embossing folder.

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Place your embossing folder on the sizzix platform sandwiched between the clear platforms. Then place the combination in the sizzix die cut machine.

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Turn the handle so that the embossing folder runs through the die cut machine.

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This is how AMAZING it looks! Remember, this is SAVE MONEY and Reuse Packaging for an AWESOME EMBOSSED LOOK!! YES!! RECYCLED PACKAGING!! YES IT REALLY IS! Set your embossed material aside.

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Take out your card base and use the corner rounder on all four sides.

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This is what it will look like once it has been completed.

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Take out your paper that you will use as a mat on your card. Place your foam squares on the back of the colored paper and remove the backing of the foam squares.

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Place your colored paper on the card base.

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Take your glue strips or glue dots out. Place them on your colored card stock in an area where it will be covered with your mat and sentiment. Remove the backing from the glue strips.

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This is what it looks like once the backing was removed.

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For this part of the SAVE MONEY and Reuse Packaging for an AWESOME EMBOSSED LOOK tutorial, place the clear embossed material on your colored card stock.

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Take out the patterned paper mat for the sentiment. Place glue squares on the back of the paper. Remove the backing paper.

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Adhere the patterned mat to the clear embossed sheet.

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Stamp your sentiment and image. Use Chameleon Pens to color the coffee cup.  Once this is done, Using the corner rounder, round the corners of only two sides of the sentiment.

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This is what it will look like once that has been completed.

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Place foam squares on the back of the sentiment. Remove the paper backing from the foam squares.

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Adhere the sentiment to the patterned mat.

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Take out the twine. Leave enough for you to make a bow on the front of the card. Start to wrap the twine around the card.

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Wrap the twine around the card front three times.

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Tie a bow in the front of the card.

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Trim the excess twine.

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Your project is complete! As you can see, I did the second one differently. I realized after I had already adhered the card front that I had wrapped the twine around the colored card stock before adhering it.

Since I do the videos live without editing, I found a compromise to my error and just wrapped the twine around the entire card front. Not only was this a great solution, it also gives you two different looks and two different ways to do the front of the card!

Thank you so much for joining us today for. We hope you enjoyed this creation and can’t wait to hear how you incorporate this technique into your next creation! Thank you for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Quick Card Using Washi Tape and Jeans! YES REALLY!

Quick Card Using Washi Tape and Jeans? YES REALLY! Today we are going to be creating a quick card using some washi tape and a piece of jean material. I always love to add a little texture or a different element with my creations. Keeps me on my toes and adds some character to my creations. Above you will see the video with instructions. If you prefer to learn by a pictorial, continue reading and we have you covered too! Let’s get started!

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Here is a list of supplies you will need:

Scissors

Ink

Punch

Card Base

Paper for stamping sentiment

3-D squares

Washi Tape

Rhinestones

Stamp Block

Jean Material

Rhinestone tool

Stapler

To get started, you will want to take out your card base and your washi tape. Create a pattern on your card base. I used three strips in varying length. Trim the excess washi tape.

Take out your piece of paper for your sentiment, ink, stamping block and sentiment. Stamp on paper.

Punch out your sentiment with desired shape punch.

Get jean material out and trim a piece that will fit nicely on the punched out sentiment.

Adhere jean material to punched out sentiment with a stapler.

This is the result

Adhere rhinestones to the tag

This is the result

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Take out 3-D foam squares, adhere to the back of the punched out sentiment.

Place sentiment onto the card base. You are DONE!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card creation today! What other materials will you try on your future creations? We would love to hear about them!

Thanks for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Use Your Paper Scraps, Favorite Embossing Folder & Make Quick and Easy Cards

Here is a great tutorial on how to use up your scraps as well as give a little texture to your creation! Use Your Paper Scraps, Favorite Embossing Folder & Make Quick and Easy Cards is a quick video to give those visual learners (I am one too) a short and sweet tutorial that can help you use up your stash. I learned this technique from one of my best friends Sharon. She is amazingly creative and always inspires me! She taught this in a class a number of years ago but I have always loved the result and wanted to share it with you. The video has more detail or you are welcome to check out the instructions below. You are also getting a sneak peek at ONE of the FOUR stamp sets that we will be releasing on Wednesday-Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set.

Supplies

Coordinating color/designed craps

Your favorite punches

Card Bases

Trimmer

Adhesive

Foam squares

Manual die cut machine and appropriate platforms

Embossing folder

Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations Stamp Set (Coming out this WEDNESDAY!)

Ink

Directions:

Pick out the card base you would like to use for this creation.

Decide what color mat you would like for your design on your card base.

Cut out a size that will look good on the card base you have chosen. I used an A2 card base and cut my paper mat at 3.5 x 4″ Some were varied a little due to the size of the scrap.

Punch out your favorite shapes.

Arrange and adhere your punched shapes on your selected color base piece of paper.

Place your colored mat piece of paper with the adhered shapes inside your embossing folder. DO NOT EMBOSS THE CARD BASE.

Emboss it with your manual die cut machine.

Take out your creation and adhere it to the card base.

Stamp your sentiment on a piece of scrap paper that will coordinate nicely with your creation.

Cut or punch out your sentiment using a complimentary cut or shape to the creation. I used a dog tag punch and cut out a rectangle with my trimmer for mine.

Use your 3-D foam squares to adhere the sentiment to your card.

Your creation is complete! Now you have created some Quick and Easy Cards using your scraps!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial featured on Mondays with Melissa. Please be sure to check back for our new releases on Wednesday and for more projects!