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Making Greeting Cards with the Big Shot!

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Busy, busy, busy.  Fall is definitely my busy season!  That’s when I hold my art supply drive to benefit at-risk public school kids, sort, organize and shop for supplies, get art supply kits made, and teach – in addition to my usual activities.  Between home life, full-time work, and my art program for kids it’s hard to find time for much else in the fall.  However, thanks to my Sizzix Big Shot and a set of awesome Framelits from Stephanie Barnard, I did find time to whip up some simple greeting cards to share with you.

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I shared a post about the Big Shot last month, and have made some Washi Tape Tags and a Halloween Wreath with it since.  These cards are the latest of my Big Shot creations.  I purchased this set of Square Card Flip-its from Sizzix (which is where I work) after I watched a video of the fabulous Stephanie Barnard demonstrating how to use them.  I love this Square Card design – it’s so easy to customize your cards and change the looks a million different ways by changing the colors, papers, stamps, and embellishments you use.  Fun!

What I Used
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Here are the elements and materials I used to make my cards:

Big Shot machine by Sizzix
Square Flip-its card set (#659175) by Sizzix
Phrases Stamp and Framelits set ((#658838) by Sizzix
Black StazOn ink pad
Acrylic Block to stamp with
Elmer’s Tape Runner

supplies

I always have a stash of  printed papers and plain card stock on hand, so I didn’t have to purchase anything in order to create the 8 cards I made in this one card making session (3 shown in this post).  I simply chose the printed papers I wanted, chose matching card stock, and then got to work.  I made some birthday cards, a best wishes card, some thinking of you cards, and a few thank you cards.  Quick and fun!

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I look forward to the coming months, when I have more time to create art and craft.  I’m sure I’ll be making some more cards soon.  🙂

Warm regards,
Melody

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Another Look: Crafts

Welcome to a new installment of Another Look!  This post is designed to share a handful of goodies from my archive while I’m recovering from my surgeries.  I hope you enjoy these links, whether you’re seeing them for the first time or have seen them once before.  Today’s category is Crafts!  Just click on the name of the post to link over…

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DIY: Random Acts of Kindness Cards
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Paper, Glass & Wire Butterflies
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Upcycled & Embellished Metal Cans
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Slide Mailer Pendants
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Making Your Own Greeting Cards – Frugal & Fun!
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I hope you’re inspired to make one – or more – of these projects.  I had so much fun designing and creating them!  Please let me know if you have any questions…

Warm regards,
Melody

 

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