Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #663 March 27th 2019
Note Card Clutch  
Guest tutorial author Chris Slogar will teach you how to fold a sheet of decorative paper into a dimensional holder for a set of note cards.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Double sided paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive
  • Notecards and envelopes
  • Ribbon
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Gail says: "Unfortunately I have a weakness for washi tape and as a result, have acquired a life time supply. I use it to add interest to envelopes and accent on small booklets,etc. but I wondered if there might be some techniques or tutorials that would require using more than a small quantity. I'd really like to deplete a large portion of my stash."
    A: I don't use washi tape much so, I looked into our site resources for some ideas! In the Canvas Panel Card tutorial, it was used as a binding between mini canvases. I found some fun samples in our gallery too, using a keyword search. Washi tape was used in parallel strips to cover a background panel HERE (embossed too - cute!). The same technique was used for die cut pieces HERE and a die cut opening HERE. In this sample the same technique was used, but the striped panel was cut into little cross strips for accent pieces, like a strip quilting technique. I hope those ideas are enough to get you rolling!
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Genna has a tip for making Shaker Cards: "I've made some shaker cards using the plastic bubble packaging that so many things (including scrapbooking supplies) come in. If you buy something in a plastic bubble that's stapled or glued to a cardboard backing make sure you open it carefully and keep hold of the plastic for mounting onto your card later. The plastic comes in all shapes and sizes and lets you get really creative with what you use for your shaker material."

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