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One Layer Thanks

Good morning everyone – it’s Jen from Caffeinated Papercuts here with my last post as a Design Team member. It has been a wonderful year filled with meeting wonderful people and I’ve enjoyed it greatly. My card today combines stenciling and one-layer stamping to say ‘thanks’.

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I went with a rainbow of colors for my confetti stencil, then topped it off with a sentiment from the Thanks Stamp & Cut set. A black card base really makes the colors pop!

2015-11-29 13.56.02On the inside, I used another sentiment in the set and the little stars to jazz it up. I love how all-inclusive the stamp sets are, you really can make a card with just one set if you choose.

Remember, today is the last day to enter our November One Layer Challenge for a chance at that $25 gift certificate to the store! Nearly all of the supplies I used are available in the a2z Scrapbooking shop – if something is missing, just hit ‘request a custom order’ and they’ll hook you up! Be sure to use coupon code JENNIFER15 to save 15% on your purchase of $25 or more while you’re there, and don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!2015-11-29 13.55.30Happy Crafting!

Jennifer


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Sending Joy

Good morning everyone – Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts with a glittery card for this dreary day before free candy day!

I love stretching my stamps and dies, so I came up with a card that could easily be either a non-traditional colors holiday card or a pretty pick-me-up, just because card. Don’t you love versatility?

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Taffy with grays with teal glitter paper, oh my! A little tone-on-tone stamping makes for a background with a punch.

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The ‘Joy’ was simply diecut from some teal glitter paper, and the ‘sending’ stamped in a darker gray. Round a couple of corners and off to the mailbox you go!

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Supplies Used: Hero Arts DC169 Joy Stamp & Cut, Hero Arts CG638 Basic Grey Spice Market Cling Stamp Large Petal, Hero Arts Blackboard Ink Cubes

Nearly all of the supplies I used are available in the a2z Scrapbooking shop – if something is missing, just hit ‘request a custom order’ and they’ll hook you up! Be sure to use coupon code JENNIFER15 to save 15% on your purchase of $25 or more while you’re there, and don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Tomorrow is the last day to link up to our October Fall Card Challenge! The team will be back on Sunday with inspiration for our November Challenge. Until then, happy crafting!

Jennifer


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Scandinavian Christmas

Hey there everyone – Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts to help you get a jump-start on your holiday cards!

Yes, I said holiday cards…but let’s face it, if we don’t start them now, they’ll never be done in time for December. At least that’s how it goes around here!

When the beautiful Scandinavian Holiday stamp set came out, I couldn’t put it in my shopping cart fast enough. See, I married a Viking, so we have the real candle holders that match this set grace our table every holiday. So lovely, and we always look forward to seeing what critter a new family member will receive!

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I inked up the horses in Red Royal Shadow Ink to match our set and added some shine to the candles with gold Stickles. The sentiment is from an older set and I used Cup o’ Joe Shadow Ink to match the card base I created.

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I also went over the detailing on the design with a white gel pen to add a little more interest to this one-layer wonder. You see a bit of blue there as I was drawing on how ours look again. So fun to personalize cards this way!

Of course, I couldn’t stop at just one…

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Hehehe, all I changed up was the candle colors from card to card. Makes it fun!

If you’re not quite ready to think about the holidays yet, be sure to embrace all things Fall and play along with our current monthly challenge!

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When you’re ready to stock up on holiday card-making supplies, be sure to visit the a2z store and use coupon code JENNIFER15 to save 15% on your purchase of $25 or more.

Happy Crafting!

Jennifer


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Glittery Garden Hello

Hello there everyone – Jen from Caffeinated Papercuts here to add some sparkle to your day! I don’t know about where you live, but here it’s been pouring rain for two days straight. We even lost power at work this morning for nearly three hours. Yuck! I needed something to cheer me up, and this card was just the ticket:

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The last throes of summer in a card; glittery florals and dancing butterflies. Sigh. I used one of my favorite stencils, the Hero Arts BasicGrey Floral Vines for the background and some pink glitter embossing paste. Wowza – talk about glitter without the mess!

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For the butterflies I stamped one of the Stamp & Cut Butterflies (which are on sale – you’re welcome for the enabling) in black ink then heat set it with clear embossing powder. The matching die made it easy to quickly cut them out and pop them onto the flower garden. To finish it off, I clear heat embossed the little ‘hello’ sentiment that comes with the set in the corner and popped my panel onto a navy card base.

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Nearly all of the supplies I used are available in the a2z Scrapbooking shop – if something is missing, just hit ‘request a custom order’ and they’ll hook you up! While you’re at it, feel free to take 15% off your order of $25 or more with coupon code JENNIFER15. And don’t forget that we are onTwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Today is the last day to link up to our September Shaker Card Challenge! The team will be back tomorrow with inspiration for our October Challenge. Until then, happy crafting!

Jennifer