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Happiness...Always + Nestabilities Tutorial

TGIF!! It's an extra long weekend for me, here in the DC area as we prepare for a major weekend event for the Presidential Inauguration. It is a big deal, let me tell you. Many streets are closing, the mass transit system is going to be FULL and there will be people EVERYWHERE! It is a historical event, BUT it will also be freezing, PLUS I have no tickets to events, so I am not going downtown to be cold and stand outside with everyone to see...nothing when I can STAMP, CREATE, and INSPIRE right here and watch it all on the good old TV with a clear view! I'm really looking forward to my 4-day weekend!

So, with that said, today's card focuses on the sentiment. It is extremely simple and easy to make. I hope you like it! If so, the instructions are below. If you case this card (or any of my projects) please just give me a little tiny bit of credit for my originality and effort into providing instructions for you! :) THANKS and have a wonderful holiday weekend! I should be back tomorrow with a color challenge card.

  1. Make card base.
  2. Dry emboss card base front.
  3. Die cut rectangle.
  4. Dry emboss rectangle frame.
  5. Stamp sentiment.
  6. Adhere felt shapes.
  7. Adhere hardware and twine.
Nestabilities Tutorial for the Cuttlebug

To Die Cut:
  1. A plate
  2. C plate
  3. die face up
  4. cardstock/pp face down
  5. B plate
To Dry Emboss:
  1. Keep everything intact (die cut in die)
  2. Remove C plate
  3. Lay die/paper, paper-side up on B plate
  4. Add polymer mat
  5. Shim 3 cardstocks for shapes/2 cardstocks for borders (scallop edge)
  6. Add other B plate
:: My Goodies {Happiness...Always}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Heartfelt Basics
Ink: SU!-Chocolate Chip
Papertrey Ink-Kraft, Aqua Mist
Accessories: SU!-hodgpodge hardware; twine; rectangle nestabilities; swiss dots embossing folder; cuttlebug; maya road felt shapes
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5


Charlene Austin said...

Hey Ash! This is so pretty. I love the sentiment focal point. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Just lovely! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Barb said...

Your card is classy and so so pretty! Thanks for sharing the Nestie tutorial,too.

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