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Using Clearsnap Ink on Metal Dies Tutorial!

My first Clearsnap® post is on the blog! I have a quick tutorial on how to use ink with Sizzix metal dies. This is fun, easy and gives a really cool look. It breathes new life into using the dies you have, and it’s a great way to use up scraps too!

Using Clearsnap Ink on Metal Dies by Beth Pingry

This technique is shown on Sizzix Thinlets dies, but works on all chemically etched dies such as Spellbinders and more!

Be sure to visit the Clearsnap Blog for my tutorial (and pin it too!) and then enter to win in the March Craftness Giveaway while you’re there!

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These are the supplies I used on the project:

Thanks for visiting!

Beth

Thanks So Much Card

Good Morning and Happy November! It’s almost time for the Christmas tree, but I have a few things happening before I can do that: Next weekend Nov 7-9, I’m in a HUGE blog hop, so please plan on coming back, I’ll remind you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. On the 9th have my last half marathon of the year, and boy will I be glad when that’s over (wish me luck)! Then I’m off to Arizona with my mom and sister for some girl time. Whew!

But first, today’s card! This is for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L design team. I have the tutorial, you can click over to see the whole process, it’s pretty easy! I think this design would lend itself well to a lot of genres, like wedding, anniversary, Christmas, New Year’s, just change the sentiment and colors as needed! You can even color the white photo corners to match your project.

Thanks So Much by Beth PingryThe embellishment is made with Creative Photo Corners, and yes, I used lace (a remnant from the craft store) and Adhesive Sheets.

Thanks for visiting, and be sure to come back next Friday!

Beth

Supply list:

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: We Love Adhesive Kit, Silver Creative Photo Corners, Gold Creative Photo Corners, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable, Adhesive Sheets 4×6″, Dodz™ 3D, Dodz™ Medium
  • A Jillian Vance Design: Many Thanks stamp set
  • Black, White, Kraft cardstock, silver glitter, Black ink, Lace Fabric remnant, Button

Graduation Cap and Gown Card that Flips!

My son is graduating from high school this year, and I have graduation on the brain!

Today  on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Blog I posted a Graduation Cap and Gown Card with a cap that flips up revealing a gift card pocket. Here is the tutorial to make it!

Beth Pingry cap and gown graduation card

Start with a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ black cardstock. I prototyped it from white paper, and then wrote the dimensions – these are the fold and cut lines.

Essentially the body is 6.5 x 8.5″. Fold down the center to make a wide card with flaps on both sides. Set aside for now.

Take the cut off piece, which is about 4.5 x 8.5″. Trim to 4.25 x 8.5″, then mark the center with a pencil. Fold the outer corners into the center to make this design:

Then adhere the folds down to make the square. (Hang on, we’ll get to the tassel and brad part.)

Once these are folded in,you have the graduation cap. To make the tassel, cut a strip of paper about 3 x 2″, snip with scissors to make the fringe part. Add MyStik Permanent Strips across the top edge, place embroidery floss into the adhesive, roll tightly. Place a brad at the center of the graduation cap, wrap the floss around it and secure the brad prongs inside the cap so they are under the folds.

Next we have to secure the cap to the card. I used a strip of black cardstock to attach on the underside of the cap and the back side of the card. Then I closed and adhered the flaps on the back side of the card.


From the front side,  you can see the flip strip on the underside of the cap.

From here layer cardstock that coordinates with your school colors.

The center piece should be just wide enough to create a pocket that fits a standard sized gift card. Place 3D Foam Squares around the outside edges of paper to create a pocket. (I placed the gift card on the cardstock and worked around it to make sure it would fit.)

I added a die cut and stamped Congratulations on it. I left room for a personal note or signature from the giver.

The front looked a little bland, so I added the stole to the front, so it looked more like a real gown.

The last (optional) thing is to add a short strip of cardstock inside, to keep the card from collapsing – it will be front-heavy.

Beth Pingry cap and gown graduation card

These are my supplies:

Thanks for stopping by today!