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Decoder Card
New guest tutorial writer Shirley Durell will show you a great way to add secret messages to your cards.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Circle Punches
  • Red Cellophane
  • Close Patterned background stamp
  • Ribbon Organizer by Clip It Up!
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    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Launa asked: "I have recently heard of graduated scrapbooking pages, starting with a 6" x 6". I get the idea, sort of. Can you expand on this to help me figure it out? Do you have any samples?"
    A: With these scrapbooking pages, you create a 6" x 6" page that will be part of your 8 1/2" x 11" page layout. That layout again will be part of a 12" X 12" page. I have created one or two of those when I was still holding workshops to show scrapbookers that the 6" x 6" pages (that we might have done as a make and take) can be used for their 8 1/2" x 11" or 12" x 12" pages. We have a special gallery just for those pages. You will find lots of samples here .
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