Make the Most of Your Paper Collection

Posted by Jennifer Snyder

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Blitsy's here to help you make the most of your crafting budget. We want to help you stretch your supplies and make them more versatile.

Jennifer Snyder shows you how to take one collection and double the fun by creating both masculine and feminine cards.

Supplies Used

Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - 6x6 paper pack

Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - Fabric Brads

Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Paper Doilies (40ct)

Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Lace Ribbon

Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - Wood Elements ( Frames)

Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Stamp Set

Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch

Prima Butterfly Collection Flowers -Bette

Hemp Twine

Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink

Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool and Blending Pads

5x7 pre-folded blank cards

Memory Box Fresh Foliage Die

cream cardstock

Masculine Card

To start - fold your own base card or use a pre-folded 5x7 blank card. You'll need to trim 1/4 inch off the bottom of the card.

Choose a piece of the Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner, cut and ink the edges.

Glue to card.

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Cut a frame from Curiosity Corner 6x6 paper pack, ink edges. Set aside to add decorative borders.

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Cut 2 strips and give them decorative edges. I used a decorative edge punch. You can also use decorative scissors, dies or leave them straight.

Ink the edges and add to the frame from step 2.

Set aside...no gluing yet. We have another element to add.

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Select a sentiment from Curiosity Corner stamp set. Stamp onto card stock.

Pick a wood frame from Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - Wood Elements ( Frames) and add the stamped sentiment.

Glue to center of paper frame with border.

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Take approximately 18 inches of hemp twine and wrap around the paper frame layer. Tie.

Add a fun Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - Fabric Brad and secure the twine to the card with brad. You may want to add some glue too. You can cut off the metal pieces in back of the brad and just use glue to secure the twine to the card as well.

Glue border layer to card.

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Done. Enjoy.

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Feminine Card

To start - fold your own base card or use a pre-folded 5x7 blank card. You'll need to trim 1/4 inch off the bottom of the card.

Choose two pieces of the Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner for layers. Cut and ink the edges.

Glue to card.

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Grab a doily from Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Paper Doilies. You get 40 in a pack!

Ink the doily until you are happy with the rich tone.

Glue to center of the card.

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Embellishment time. Cut leaves from your favorite die ( you can punch them or cut from paper as well). Ink the leaves a bit for accent.

Select a wood frame from the Curiosity Corner Wood Elements pack and flip it over. The back of the wood frame is just gorgeous. I love it and am using the back.

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Choose a sentiment from Curiosity Corner stamp set. Stamp onto card stock.

Glue wood frame to the sentiment and glue to doily.

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Drape the leaves over the frame and glue in place.

Pick some gorgeous flowers and glue down.

Top the card with a small lace bow tied from Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Lace Ribbon pack.

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Done. Enjoy!

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Masculine and Feminine. One Collection - Double the Fun!

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Thanks for visiting. Happy crafting.