One Layer Flicked Distress Technique

Have you ever just loved a card or technique and wanted to duplicate it, but in a different way?  This project shows you just how to do that!  A few months back, I made a great card using the Flicked Distress Technique.  Well, after seeing the challenge for blending on the challenge blog One Layer Simplicity Challenge, I decided to re-create this card, but this time – I’d do it completely in one layer!

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This card re-created in one layer would not be an easy task, or so I thought – it turned out to be quite simple, and what a cool impact card this is – all for the price of half a sheet of white cardstock!  I even filmed a step by step tutorial for you, so grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy!

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Here’s a link to the original project in case you wanted to see the layered version! Thanks for stopping by today, see you next time!


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Video: How to make a custom envelope

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So now that you’ve made a custom sized card, how do you send it?  Make a custom sized envelope with the Envelope Punch Board of course.  Here is the video as promised!  Enjoy!

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How to make custom sized envelopes


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Video: How to Make Holly Leaves

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Have you ever wanted a custom sized holly leaf for a project, but didn’t have a punch or die for it?  Today I’m going to show you how to make your own custom sized holly leaf.

One of our readers, Eloise asked me yesterday to share the dimensions for the leaves on this project, so I took it another step today and made a Creative Tip video Tutorial for you all!  Enjoy.

Creative Tip Video –

Measurements –

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5.5” x 4.25”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 4”
  • Always Artichoke – 2.75” wide and 2” wide
  • Circle Punches – 1” and 1 3/8”
  • Cool Tools – Sylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink and Heat Tool, Blender Pens with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler Ink.

Close Up Photos:

Finished Project

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Close Up

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I hope you enjoyed that project!  It’s quick, easy and a great one to mass produce. 

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Banner Flag Video Tutorial

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Have you ever wondered how to make a perfect banner flag?  I love adding these to a card for an embellishment, greeting or just that little something that the project needs.

Yesterday I showed you a card that had five banners on it.  To see all the creative tips and details to that project, just Click Here.  Of course, I have banners in almost all my projects it seems over the last year.  Banners have seemed to become one of my signatures in my cards and scrapbook pages, so for today, I made a video to show you exactly how I make this simple little detail.

I think you’ll find that you too can make a perfect banner flag without driving yourself crazy!  I hope you enjoyed this video, have fun creating today.

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