Telescoping Stamped Panel Card Technique

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The name sounds a bit strange, but I wasn’t sure what else to call this :). On this card, all the stamping is done at once, and it’s super simple and fast, even though it might not look that way.

The background card is a white, A2 card (8.5″ x 5.5″, folded in half)

Then we will need some black and white cardstock cut so that each white panel can be matted on a black background panel. So I cut mine like this:

Black – 4″ x 5 1/4″

White – 3  3/4″ x 5″

Black – 3″ x 4″

White – 2  3/4″ x 3 7/8″

Black – 2″ x 3″

White – 1  7/8″ x 2  7/8″

The stamping comes next — follow along on the video for all the instructions, or download the pdf file here: Telescoping Stamped Panel Card Technique

Easy Embossed Zebra Stripes

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I was experimenting with trying to come up with whimsical zebra stripes and happened upon this idea to make different widths of striped on my paper. I made this pattern with rubber bands and silver embossing powder.

I had seen someone make a pattern on their paper that was very different than this one, but their use of rubber bands gave me a new idea. I just wrapped rubber bands around an old ink bottle I had. It is smallish, maybe 1.5″ around, but I’m thinking that other sized bottles would also work well. If you have an ink brayer, it might be easier because you would have a handle to keep your fingers out of the ink. Thanks for stopping by!

Create Faux Mulberry Paper From Tissue Paper

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This is a simple and fun technique to cheaply add some texture to your scrapbook pages, tags, and cardmaking projects. I always save gift bags and also the tissue paper if it isn’t ripped up, and this is the cheap stuff from the Dollar Tree. I used Inkadinkado’s Gem Stone Insect Stamps for the butterfly, Red Dragon Embossing Powder,  a sentiment stamp, Thinking of You, and 3 black mini brads.

The card background is white, then I have a piece of red cardstock that is 4.25″ x 3.75″, and another white piece of cardstock that is 4″ x 3.5″. For details, you can watch the video below, or download a pdf ebook here: Create Faux Mulberry Paper With Tissue Paper.

Confetti Border Handmade Card

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How about a totally different look for your cards and scrapbook pages? I used a bunch of scraps and punched lots of circles to make my own confetti. You could use an office punch or smaller circle punches too, to get the same type of confetti I made. But don’t stop there! Think of all the little punches you have, and even the negative spaces from die cuts, and all of those make great confetti too! I used a tombow adhesive runner to attach my confetti, but scor-tape works perfectly too.

Follow along below with the video and make your own confetti border!