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Issue #566 May 3rd 2017
Basket Weave Card  
Guest tutorial author Kelly Acheson adds latticed elegance to a card fold with a classic cutting technique.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Printable template
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Embellishments
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Jane asks: "I have sentiment stamps that have a variety of stamps in the package --- like birthday, thank you, a holiday, etc... Do you separate the stamps into the categories or keep them together? If you keep them together, how do you remember you have them?"
    A: I have done it both ways - when I had less stamps to keep track of, I kept them in sets sorted by manufacturer. I had a binder with a stamped index, including a sheet of paper (or more than one!) for each category, and stamped the sentiments where they fit. Some fit more than one category, so I'd stamp them on each appropriate index page (for example, "Wishing you a hoppy day!" fit with Birthday, Animal, and Happy Day). Each entry was labeled with the company name. As my collection has *ahem* expanded, I have moved to using Evernote to catalog my stamps. I've broken up sets and the sentiments are stored by category; in Evernote I can tag each sentiment with its manufacturer, set name, and whatever categories it falls under. I can also search for multiple tags, so I can easily find that "hoppy day" sentiment by selecting Animal (or Bunny) and Birthday at once.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Amy has a tip for the Nugget Cake tutorial: "When I put together my cake, I ended up making my own rings to make it easier for a class. I thought I would share my dimensions: 1" strips of cardboard in the following lengths: 10", 8", and 6". I also added a 4th layer with 4". I distressed the cardboard to break the fibers slightly before curling. I used a mini stapler to staple the ring closed; 3 or 4 staples is best. Perfect ring size! You can fit 11 nuggets on the base, 9 on the second layer up, 7 on the 3rd, and if you do a 4th top layer, 5 nuggets. One bag is perfect! (plus 2 left over for a snack. LOL).
    Thanks again! This was a lot of fun!

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