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Happy Birthday, Dear

I have a masculine birthday card up today at  MISS KATE CUTTABLES BLOG My husband celebrated his 46th birthday this past Wednesday and this was my card to him...he loved it!
I've used patterned papers and kraft die cut by Simple Stories and the deer die cut from Miss Kate's I typed out the sentiment with my computer and printer onto one of  the patterned papers and then trimmed to size.  The cute chipboard clouds are from Um Wow Studio!  
 And as always, Miss Kate's offers a FREEBIE OF THE DAY each and every day, so don't forget to grab yours! Have a happy weekend!

Die Cut Ribbon Card

Hi there!  Today I'm sharing a little tutorial of how I put together some recent 'applique' style cards using ribbon and dies. The ribbon size needed will depend upon the size of dies that you're using.
The ribbon size that you will need to use will depend upon what size die you're wanting to use. For this card I've used a 1.5" striped ribbon by May Arts; paper, stickers and dies by Doodlebug Design and adhesives by Xyron.
Place adhesive on the backside of your ribbon using the 3" Sticker Maker.
Remove the top film only.  Place die over the ribbon and then run through your die-cutting machine.  I have also found that using the silver shim plate (Sizzix) with  this project, also helps to make a cleaner cut.
Carefully peel the die cut from the adhesive and then apply to the prepared card.
I hand-punched a scalloped border from cardstock and then backed with the 1/4"  Xyron High-Tack Adhesive.  
Although the dies do create a clean edge, you may wish to treat the…

Banner Day For The USA!

I decorate all Summer long with patriotic colors, so this little display will get a lot of use in the upcoming months :)
I started with my personal cutting machine (you can use a Cricut or download your own star image for tracing if needed) and a general 'star' shape that comes in the basic shapes preset to my machine.  I set the size to 5.75" and began cutting from various patterns of paper from the Patriotic Parade Collection by

For each star you will need at least FOUR cut-out stars in four different patterns. I have a total of FIVE stars, so I cut a grand total of 20 stars.   Place each star on a score board and score down the center as you can see above.   Using a liquid glue (because you will make adjustments when lining up the stars) begin adhering one side of a fold to another star until you have four different stars assembled together.
Now that my stars are assembled, I moved onto die-cutting three hearts so that I could display the lett…

An Accomplished Mini Album

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I'm up on the 
today with a quick Graduation gift idea using the new 
Accomplished Collection and the matching Card Making Stack.
You will find that the cards from the stack are of the same high quality as any Authentique paper.  
When doubled together into a card, you have a very sturdy page for a mini album!  
Select six different sheets of the pre-scored cards;  fold each in half along the score line.
Using a high-tack adhesive, apply a strip along each side of the card as shown above. 
 You will have a pocket with the opening at the top.
I die-cut a couple of prints from the 6X6 Paper Bundle and layered them onto the cover page. 
 The reverse side of the Accomplished Components Die-Cuts have a pretty plaid design, so
 I used it as the backdrop for the sentiment sticker.  A few buttons from Petaloo were added
 at the top with glue dots.

For the inner pages, I cut a mat to measure 3.25" X 4.5".

I found some ne…

Operation Write Home

May Arts Ribbon is proud to support our nation’s deployed heroes through Operation Write Home®  This organization has sent over one million cards overseas so our service members can  keep in touch with their loved ones while they’re away.  I hope you enjoy all the projects  we’re sharing on our blog – and take some time to check out OWH’s blog and all the  others participating, starting at the top of the hop. You’ll be inspired! --May Arts Ribbon Blog--
I had a lot of fun making this card and using one of the sketch's  offered by Operation Write Home:

For the base of the card, I used a star print by Doodlebug Design. Next, I cut a mat of white cardstock and then covered with the chevron ribbon, followed by bands of polka dot ribbon.  The puffy stars were cut apart from their strand and added with fabric glue.  And I LOVE the new red/white/blue baker's twine! Finally, I added a few sticker letters by Doodlebug Design.  Before attaching them, I used a small dab of fabric glue to the back…

Appliqued Cupcake

Happy Friday to you all! I was up yesterday on the  MAY ARTS RIBBON BLOG  with this fun applique cupcake idea using your favorite cutting dies and ribbon!
You can get the details on how I put it together by visiting the May Arts Blog :)
To all of my fellow American friends, I hope you have a safe Memorial Weekend!

Xyron + Paper House Co-Hop

Welcome to my contribution to day #4 of the  PAPER HOUSE & XYRON BLOG HOP Visit both of the blogs to see even more inspiration:
Xyron BlogPaper House Blog
For my project, I used a burlap covered mini album, which I thought would  look so cute with the beach/cruise theme of my album!
It's pretty cool that the Tropical Beach 3-D embellishment blends right in with  one of the papers found in the "Endless Summer" Paper Pad.
 The inside pages were soooo easy to assemble!  I cut the larger 12X12  sheets of patterned paper down to fit the album pages and then adhered using  the Xryon 9" Creative Station...peel and stick.  I then embellished each page with different 3-D or canvas stickers from Paper House.
I actually made this album to give as a gift to my Mom this past Mother's Day! She can fill it with her favorite cruise photos.
When designing the pages of a mini album, I like to stagger the embellishments so that one page's sticker doesn't lay directly onto the next p…

Class of 2014

End-of-the-school-year greetings, friends...that time of year is quickly approaching!  Graduation announcements will start filling our mailboxes and the scurry to find just the right
 gift for that special graduate will be upon us.  And for me, I find it a much tougher job when it
comes to buying for the guys; it's just easier to hand them a handmade card with money or a
 gift card tucked inside :) I have a couple of super cute card versions for you. First we'll start withe the quick and easy one:
 I used one of the vertical sides from the Simply Put card and trimmed it down to the  desired size for my A2 card.  Next, I die-cut the Tangerine Sprinkles Vellum with the  postage stamp shape; for stability, I mounted it onto the same sized white cardstock.
The rest was as easy as layering the layers together with foam adhesive and then decorating the banner portion of the sticker with the year of the graduate. A little pop of orange was used on the owl's cap and we're done!
Next I hav…