Do you have a minute . . .

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10 minutes and a few scraps from

Graphic 45's Cottage Life.

This extremely simple technique is called "torn wallpaper".

For this card front, choose

1 piece 4.25" x 5.25"

and 2 scraps that are approximately 3" x 3".

Using a craft knife, cut an "X" in the 4.25" X 5.25" layer

and roll the cut edges back.

Adhere one scrap 3"x3" to the back of the 

decorative paper and make an "X" cut

inside the first "X".

Roll the edges back.

Repeat with the 3rd 3"x3" layer.

I like to add a simple charm in the center.

DONE!

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Use this on scrapbook pages, mini-albums, junque journals

or wherever your heart desires.

Thanks for visiting!

 


Do you have a minute . . .

This post features ideas using

leftover bits and pieces from your

Graphic 45 Card Kit

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  1.  Begin with a piece of cardstock cut 5" W x 8-1/4" T. Trim the two top corners to resemble a tag.
  2. Fold up the bottom of the tag about 3" to create a pocket. 
  3. Locate two pieces of leftover Time To Flourish from your kit. They should be about 3" T x 8" W. I used the two shown in the photo below and cut to 3" T x 5" W. Cover the bottom pocket with one piece and the top of the tag with another piece. 
  4. Keeping the pocket folded up, staple the pocket closed at the top right and left corner of the pocket. 

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        5.  Next go through your leftovers and find any cut-aparts that have months and notation lines. I used these:

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        6.  Go through the Time To Flourish scraps again and choose some of your favorite images.

        7.  Using contrasting leftovers and your favorite border punch, add a border  at the top of the pocket and at the top of the  tag.  Use a piece of ribbon from the kit to adhere to the pocket border. Add two images to the lower right pocket and a flower from your own stash and the pocket is complete!

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        8.  Add the cut apart tags back into the pocket and your "stuffed pocket" is complete.

Use it to send to someone special,

as a page in your art book or junk journal,

or in your planner.

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OH . . . speaking of planners, don't miss my next 

"Do you have a minute"

Thanks for visiting today!


Love these new designs . . .

 If you see these new designs on every one of my projects, 

don't be surprised.

 
I love these designs so much!
Here's what I did with mine (this time 😉)
 
Wanting to use color on these with
Tim Holtz crayons,
I first painted them with 
Picket Fence Distress Stain.
 
 
Let dry thoroughly then
choose your favorite TH Crayons
and paint away.
 
Of course you can go from crayon
direct to image
but I prefer to spread some crayon
on my mat,
then pick up color with a bit of water on a brush.
I feel like I have more control.
 

 

 
For the butterfly, I chose softer pinkish colors
(mix of Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral, Milled Lavender)
and then
added some TH butterfly wings & spinners.

 

 
I used the smaller flower on the inside of the card
 
and the larger die cut on the outside of the card.
 
Hope you love these new
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
as much as I do.