Greetings, Stamp Lovers!
Today is special because today's stamp set - Sweet Sentiments - is a new release from The Craft's Meow. The challenge today was to use one of the stamps from the set, and here's the sentiment I picked:
S U P P L I E S
Cardstock: Memory Box; Patterned Paper: Capella (Basic Grey); Stamps: Sweet Sentiments (The Craft's Meow); Dies: Memory Box, Papertrey Ink; Ink: VersaFine (Tsukineko); Other Mediums: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Pearls: Recollections; Ribbons: velvet rick-rack (American Crafts), seam binding; Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), hole punch, hand punch
T I P S
Cut a border die and then snip off the bits you need. The cake die is very small, and I needed tiny flowers to decorate it, so I borrowed some from a floral border die.
If you want to make a good "reinforced" hole on your card or tag, use a hand punch to make a hole in your cardstock at least an inch in from the cardstock's edges), then punch around the hole you just made with a larger circle punch. This way the hole inside the circle will always be perfectly centered. After you adhere the hole reinforcement to your project, use it as a guide to punch a hole through your card/tag base.
I N S T R U C T I O N S
- Make card base and die cut top.
- Round upper corners of top patterned paper panel and adhere with bottom panel to card.
- Adhere rickrack.
- Stamp sentiment.
- Die cut flower border, cake and stand; assemble and adhere to card with adhesive foam squares.
- Adhere pearls.
- Make hole reinforcement and adhere to card face.
- Hand punch hole through card face and thread seam binding through in a shepherd's knot.
Although TCM won't be doing a regular release this month, one new stamp set will be released on April 21st - if you order $50 or more, you get it FREE! (You can still get Sweet Silhouettes as your free gift with $50 purchase (net of discount) through the 20th, or purchase a set starting April 21st.)
The Craft's Meow is also running a sale from April 17th through the 21st, 11:59 p.m. PST: everything is on sale for 21% off! Just enter the code April21 at checkout to receive the discount. The discount also applies to the already low sale prices of clearance sets!
The Craft's Meow is offering a $15 Gift Certificate to spend in the store! For a chance to win, just visit the DT members' blogs and leave a comment on the TCM blog by 8:00 p.m. PST tonight. Lisa will announce the winner in tomorrow's post.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
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