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Thursday, August 27, 2015

UMT - Star Windows

 Hello and welcome to today's Using My Tools Thursday post where I take some type of tool, paper or embellishment that has fallen to the waist side of my craft room and put it to good use. Today's items: My Cricut cartridge and the Stars embossing folder. I so love to use red, white and blue in my card making but there isn't a big demand for 4th of July cards so I try to get creative whenever I can. I have a pretty large stash of  6x6 patriotic paper pads and lots of embellishments so I went to work making this hello card for my nephew.

I set up the star cut outs on my Gypsy (Provo craft doesn't make the gypsy anymore, I will cry if and when it stops working) I love it! I can take it anywhere (like doctor's waiting rooms) and work on projects, no need to be stuck to your PC. Anyway, I love how I can place the items anywhere on the page and use varying sizes.
I use a separate white piece of card stock slightly smaller than the one on top to adhere the different pieces of patterned paper then popped up the white layer with dimensional adhesive. Added the sentiment, twine and the star embellishments.

Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook -star cut outs & tag
Pebbles Americana 6x6 paper pad
Cuttlebug embossing folder Stars
The Paper Studio Spare Parts Silver Stars
Hero Arts  Say it All stamp set

I hope you enjoyed my post today and find time for yourself to make something beautiful!

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Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Very beautiful CAS!

Carol L said...

What a great way to use those patriotic colors outside of a holiday! I love all the patterns behind the star cut-outs and the overall embossing looks wonderful!

New Creations said...

Love this Amy! what a great color combo behind the star cut outs, caught my eyes, simply a CAS beauty!