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Die Cut Sympathy Card

Die Cut Sympathy Card is what I have for you today. Someone passing away is never easy, especially a parent so I wanted to create this lovely card for my friend Jackie that just lost her Dad. Jackie and Paul are friends of ours that used to live here in California but they got lucky and escaped LOL! When they lived here, we spent holidays together and Jackie is a fellow crafter so we would enjoy getting creative together. They are the family we chose as our family and it breaks our heart that we aren’t able to be there in person for them. Hopefully, this card will give her and her family some comfort.

Supplies Needed for Die Cut Sympathy Card Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Outside and In Stamp Set

Acrylic Block for stamping

Ink

Black Twine

Card Base Paper

Decorative Paper

White Paper to Stamp Sentiment On

Die Cut Set

Scissors

Manual Die Cut Machine

3-D Pop Dots

Adhesive

This is the Die Cut Set that I used for the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project. There is a bunch of different options with this set. I love having so many options.

 

Here is the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project.

This is what the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project looks like in action as a movable card and it has a 3-D sentiment.

Take out your Manual Die Cut Machine with platforms, paper for sentiment, and the die for sentiment. Place your paper and then your die on top of both your main platform as well as your clear platform.

Put your second clear platform on top of your die and then run it through the manual die cut machine.

Carefully remove the die cut from your die.

Place your decorative paper on top of your first clear platform.

Put your dies on top of the decorative paper. Place your second clear platform on top of your paper. Run your Paper and Die through the manual die cut machine.

**Project Tip** Dies for the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project must be put down with the cutting side down or else the paper will not get cut.

Place your card base paper on top of your platforms. Put your die on top of the paper and the clear platform on top of the die. Run it through the machine.

Notice how the die cut has the score line. It makes it so much easier to fold this project!

Fold the card on the score lines. I fold them both ways twice to ensure a good crease at the fold. Fold your card as shown above.

This is what it looks like one you have folded it in the proper places.

Take out your decorative die cut paper and apply adhesive.

Apply the first piece of the decorative paper to your card.

This is what it looks like with both pieces adhered.

Take out your die cut for your sentiment, sentiment stamp, ink and stamp block. Adhere your stamp to your block and ink your sentiment.

Stamp your sentiment on your sentiment die cut paper.

Apply your 3-D round adhesive dot to the back of your sentiment die cut.

Adhere your sentiment die cut to the middle of the card as shown.

Take out your twine and wrap your twine around one side of your card. I wrapped the twine three times around one side of the card.

Tie a bow or make a knot to finish the twine decor. Cut off excess twine and straighten on your twine on your card.

The Die Cut Sympathy Card Project is complete!!

Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away the amazingly versatile A Creative Journey with Melissa Outside and In Stamp Set!

I have had a number of people say how much they use this stamp set as their go to set so I thought this would be the perfect prize for this week.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

Subscribe to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES to be eligible. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

 Here’s the GIVEAWAY from last weeks post which is a $25.00 Store Credit to our store!

The winner is Annie!

Annie,  please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

Thank you for joining us for the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project.

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

Sympathy Card Part 2 – Creating Your Card

Sympathy Card Part 2 – Creating Your Card is what we have for you today. This is part two in a two part series. If you would like to see the first part, please go here. Today we are going to create a sympathy card with the embellishment we made in our last video. Let’s get started!

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Here are the supplies you will need to create this project.

Outside and In stamp set

Card base

Paper for sentiment

Patterned Paper

Scissors

White Twine

Stamp Block

Tag punch

Adhesive

Memento Ink

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This is the butterfly we colored in Part 1. This will be placed on the front of the sympathy card we are making.Sympathy Card Part 2 - Creating Your Card d

Sympathy Card Part 2 – Creating Your Card is what will be making today using the butterfly we colored with Chameleon Pens in part one of our video.

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First, you will want to take out your Outside and In stamp set.

I love this set because not only does it have the outside sentiment, it also has the one for inside which is why it is named Outside and In.Sympathy Card Part 2 - Creating Your Card f

Take out the sentiment you want to use for your card and place it on a stamp block. Ink your stamp.

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Using the Outside and In stamp set

stamp your sentiment on your paper. Set aside.

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Apply adhesive to the back of your patterned paper.

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Place it on the front of your card base more toward the left side of the card.

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Take out the paper with the stamped sentiment and punch it out.

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Apply adhesive to the back of your punched out tag.

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Adhere your tag to the front of the card offset to the right side.

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Take out the colored butterfly

Bend the butterfly so it has a slight curve looking like a real butterfly.

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Take out your glue line or rolled glue dot.

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Place the adhesive down the middle of the butterfly.

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Here is a close up shot of what it will look like.

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Place the butterfly on the sentiment tag on the front of your card.

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Take out your white twine.

Wrap the twine three times around the front of the card.

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Tie a bow where you would like it to go on the front of the card with the twine.

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If the bow is too large,

hold the middle of it and gently pull both sides of the string to where it is the size you prefer.

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Trim off excess twine.

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In the video, I decided to add a little flair to the card by adding some rhinestones to the middle of the butterfly.

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Here are your finished cards two ways.

One with and one without rhinestones. I really like them both.

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Cute & Quick Stamped Background Design Mother’s Day Card

HAPPY MONDAY! Today we are going to be creating a cute and quick stamped background design for a Mother’s Day card. I love bright colors and thought this card would be perfect for a cheery Mother’s Day card. We used the Outside and In stamp set as well as the Spring and Summer Holiday Celebrations stamp set. Both of these can be located on our website here or by clicking on the stamp set names above. Whether you like to learn by video or a pictorial, we have you covered! Let’s get started!

Here are the supplies you will need.

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To begin, take out your black ink, sentiment paper, sentiment and stamp block. Place sentiment on your stamp block and ink.

stamp sentiment

Take stamped sentiment and punch out tag with tag punch. Set aside.

punch out tag

Take out background paper, three colors of ink, background stamps for design and stamp block. Stamp different shapes on the piece of paper with different colors. It is best to work in odd numbers as it makes a more even feel to the project and design.

stamp background images with diff colors

Adhere stamped background paper to the card base. I have used the paper this way and the card opens up not like a book. This is my design choice but you can do it any way you wish.

Adhere stamped background

Take out 1/8″  punch and punch a “HALF” of a hole on the top of the card at fold as shown. This punch will go through both halves of the folded card.

Punch hole in top of card

Punch out a half of a hole on the bottom of the card base. You will only be punching through the FRONT CARD BASE SIDE ONLY-NOT BOTH LIKE THE TOP HOLE- Be sure to line up the top hole with the bottom hole.

Punch Hole in bottom of card

Thread twine up through the top hole in the middle of the card, bring down the front of the card, wrap through the bottom hole and up through the hole in the middle of the card. Repeat three times.

Thread twine thru top hole

Arrange strings so they are lined up or however you wish your design to be. Tie a bow at the top of the card like shown here. Set aside.

Tie bow with twine

Take out the tag, rhinestones and QuickStik tool. Place rhinestones on Mother’s Day tag as shown here.

Apply Rhinestones

Adhere foam squares to the back of the tag, remove backing from square and place tag on the card as shown.

Place sentiment on card

Here is your creation!

Happy Mother's Day Card

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Quick Thank You Note with Washi, Twine, Stamps and Die Cut!

My son’s birthday was last week and I wanted to create some quick thank you notes for him to send to those who generously sent him gifts. I know that most of the time people don’t keep handmade cards but even still, I like to create so I thought I would create this quick card and share it with you. This design is really simple and the possibilities are ENDLESS! If you would like to create a quick thank you note and a really cute one, this project is for YOU! Whether you like to learn by video or by pictorial, we have you covered so LETS BEGIN!

Here are the items you will need to create this exact quick thank you note. Remember, you can mix and match options and design ideas to your liking. This is YOUR creation so make it the way YOU want to! We used our Outside and In stamp set for the outside sentiment. If you would like to check it out, you can find it hereSupplies

First, you will need to take out your manual die cutting machine, die cut, appropriate platforms and the paper you are cutting. Roll the die through the machine and remove the die cut you need for your creation. Set aside.

die cut shape

Take out your card base, ink, stamp and stamp block. Place your stamp on the block and ink it. Stamp your sentiment on your card base. Set aside.

stamp sentiment

Take your die cut shape, twine and foam squares out. Wrap your twine around the die cut shape and tie in a knot. Cut off excess string. Place your foam squares on the back of your die cut. You can take off the backing of the foam squares at this time or wait until you are going to place it on your creation. Either way is fine. Set aside.

put twine on die

put on foam squares

Take your stamped card base along with your washi tape. Place a piece of washi tape on your card where you would like it to be for your design.

apply washi tape

Take your die cut and place it on your card on top of the washi tape. Be sure the foam squares are placed firmly on your card base.

Apply die cut to card base

Your creation is complete!

Project

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