Two Hearts Become One Handmade Wedding Card

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I have a wedding to attend this weekend, so I wanted a card with the wedding colors. When you have glitter paper or any paper with a shiny surface, you never have to add much to make it look stunning. This is glitter paper that I got at Hobby Lobby, made by Paper Studio. I’m so glad to come across it. Normally glitter papers are made with some sort of clear coat on top that cracks too easily when it’s bent. I was able to fold the cardstock to make my card, as well as emboss the silver paper with absolutely no cracking at all!

The hearts are cut at 2″ from Cricut’s Accent Essentials cartridge, and you can learn to tie the double bow with my video: Simple Double Bow Tutorial

You can follow all the instructions for the wedding card in the video below. Thanks for stopping by!

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Elegant Embossed Lines and Sparkles Handmade Card

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If you need an easy, sparkly card for a special occasion, this card might be just the ticket. I scored the lines on my Scor-Pal, and used Stickles Glitter Glue to make the dots. Of course you could easily use adhesive gems or pearls in their place as well. Stickles do tend to flatten as they dry, so they look more like a glitter cardstock design when the project is done. You can see the complete instructions in the video below.

Cricut Cameo Bridal Shower Card

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I had a bridal shower to attend this weekend, and had been thinking for a while of making it with an old fashioned Cameo design. The cameo I used is from Cricut’s Heritage cartridge. This cartridge has been getting difficult to find for a decent price, but I recently came across an affordable one on eBay and snatched it up as fast as I could :). I cut it at 4″ on paper from DCWV Luxury Stack. The other papers on the card are also from the same stack.

It’s a bit difficult to see it in the picture, but the card is a light blue design, then a dark blue mat, then another piece of the light blue paper, which I ran through my roller embosser with a Cuttlebug handwriting folder.

On the inside of the card, I used the dark blue paper again, and then a silver piece. The writing was just done in Microsoft Word and then printed onto a thinner paper with a light blue design.  You can follow along with all the details in the video below. Thanks for stopping by!

Make Your Own Texture Paste for Mere Pennies!

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If you look in the most recent card magazines and Pinterest, many of the cards have a great texture effect achieved with Texture Paste. The only problem is, that it can be expensive ($6-12 for an ounce or two), and it usually comes in white. While there’s no problem with white, what if you don’t want white? And what if you don’t want to pay those prices? No problem, you can make it yourself in any color and for mere pennies  — using just 3 ingredients that you probably have already in your home!  Unbelievably, it will stay flexible too. That was my main concern, that it would be like the putty that you fill in dry wall with, and then it would crack and fall off the card lol!! Ready to get started?