So one day I had a problem . . .

Fasten your seat belts and prepare for a bevy of new products

from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

Because I mainly create mini books and junk journals,
I've been a bit frustrated with the edge dies I have.
They never seem tall enough to fit my pages.
I end up manipulating edges so that the top and bottom edges
of my pages are squared off and not so pretty.
 
Enter . . . Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
I asked Gina (owner) and Angela (UK Distributor)
if they could design some tracers that were big enough for my book edges and . . .
as usual, I ask and they perform their computer magic.
 
This first set I'm going to show you is called Bracket Edge Tracers (#HC112) 
and comes with a total of 3 distinct edges.
Each edge design has 3 different sizes and comes with pre-drilled holes
so that you can store them on the included ring.
The Edge Tracer set retails for $7.00 - YES, that's all!
  
9 Tracers for $7 including the ring!
 
Look:

 

 
 

Perfect for book edges and card makers!

See how shiny these are? They don't come like that.

They are made of heavy chipboard.

But . . . if you give them a light coat of Mod Podge (like I did),

they'll be good to wipe off with a damp cloth in case of any ink or pencil marks on them.

So now that you've seen the first set, let me introduce you to the rest . . . 
 
Art Deco Edge Tracers: 
9 Tracers for $7 including the ring
 




While Gina is performing her magic tricks on the computer,
I'm thinking of some other things that I could use different sizes of . . .
envelopes, corner tucks and library card envelopes. 
 
And that's just what Gina did . . . 
 
Envelope Tracers (HC114) Retail = $5.50
Each of the 3 sizes have score areas for folding the envelopes.
 

 
Library Pocket Tracers (HC115) Retail = $4
Each of the 3 sizes have score areas for folding.


Corner Tuck Tracers (HC116) Retail = $2.30
Each of the 3 sizes have score areas for folding the corner tucks.
 

 

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Now I'm off to Mod Podge the rest of my new collection.
Then it's play time!
See you next time with some projects with my newest
Tracers.
Nancy Wethington
 
Get your Tracers here:

 


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.
 

Random . . .

Hi Everyone.

This week I'm all over the place with various projects. Thought I'd share some ideas with you.

I started a mini book using Graphic 45 papers and some die cuts from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Alpha Stamps.

 
This Fleur border is so pretty and elegant looking
but made from chip so nice and sturdy.

I painted the border in off-white and let dry thoroughly.

After painting the Peacock Feather with Tim Holtz crayons, 

I used it as a tuck behind under the flip.

Both the border and feather were finished off with

Glossy Accents.

Next, I started playing with the new Tracers.

Using the mid-size Envelope Tracers 1,

I created this envelope for the mini-book

I'm working on.

 
and used Graphic 45 buttons to close the envelope.
 
Just trace the size you want on the paper you want to use.
Cut the outline out.
Score on the inside lines provided in the 
chipboard pattern and . . . voila!
 
I had a comment asking how to use the
Edge Tracers.

Below you'll find a list of all the ways to use the

Edge Tracers.

 
Above are the 3 sizes of Edge Tracers 
of just one of the many available patterns.
 
The largest pattern (shown in black above)
is 8.5" wide making it great for mini-books.
 
The mid-pattern (shown in yellow above)
is 6.5" wide, also a good size for smaller mini-books.
 
The smallest pattern (brown)
is 5.5" wide, a great size for card makers.
 
Choose the size that works best for your project and . . . 
  1.  
    Use the pattern upside down (see photo above) and use as a top flip for a mini-book.
  2. Turn the pattern to the right or left and use as side flips or pockets.
  3. Turn the decorative side of the pattern upwards and use as bottom flips or pockets.
  4. Use the smallest size for card making. At 5.5" tall, it's perfect for a layered look in cards or to use as the opening of the card.
 
Here's a couple of samples using the smallest Edge Tracer:
 
The smallest Tracer is a perfect size for card makers. Simply trace, cut and apply.
 
 
 
Here's a sample with the Edge Tracer at the top of the card. 
Wouldn't this make a pretty envelope topper as well?

. . . and a sample of the Edge Tracer on the side of the card.
Add decorative elements or use it as a pocket.
 
 
Here's some ideas to use Edge Tracers for mini books:
 

 

Couple of Hints:
  1. The photo above shows an edge tracer that is wider than the book page. Once the Edge Tracer is traced and cut, center the cut piece on the page and trim the edges. Or you could tuck those edges under the page.
  2. If you want to use an Edge Tracer as a flip, I would add a 1/2" to the long flat edge of the tracer, score and use that 1/2" as the attachment to the page.
 

I hope this gives you some ideas for the
 
In the meantime, have fun finding ways to use your
 

My newest Button Farm project . . .

Exclusive to

Button Farm,

my newest Travel Tote uses

gorgeous

Blue Fern Passages papers

on a specially designed/exclusive

Travel !

Travel Tote

from 

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

Inside you'll find 6 double sided, interactive 8x8 papers.

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Blue Fern Passages papers are so beautiful & easy to work with.

Travel 3

Your kit includes specific easy-to-follow directions

with colored step-by-step photos.

I hope you'll enjoy creating this

Travel Tote

as I did designing it.