17 November 2022

Creating Multiples - All You Need is Love & More Coffee

Do you create in singles or multiples?  I do both.  Multiples can be anything from two to six or more.  When I create multiples I often create them with patterned paper.  This is determined by how much of a specific pattern I have, it dictates how many of a card design I can create.  


For today's cards, I had enough striped paper to create three cards.  I let the paper dictate the color palette for the card designs.  When I pulled these stripes from the basket I felt a coffee shop vibe, so coffee cards they became.  

These stripes are bold and can carry a card on their own, so I needed a bold sentiment and a little embellishment to keep them clean and simple.  I pulled a sentiment and coffee cup from the Technique Tuesday Perk Up stamp set.  I used my favorite set of stitched rectangle dies to cut both the pattern paper and sentiment block.  


I used my Copics to color my coffee cups to match the patterned paper.  I don't usually buy matching dies.  Not a fan of the white outline they create.  I use my Scan and cut or I fussy cut the images.  These cups are simple shapes so they were easy to fussy cut.  

With all my pieces created it's time to build the cards.  I opted for a lower third layout to pull the eye down the pattern to the focal point of the card.  The sentiment was offset slightly from the center to make room for the coffee cup and balance the design.  None of the elements were popped up, but you could totally opt to do that with a card this simple.  I embellished my cup with a tiny heart this is a knockout from one of my many heart pattern dies.  I save small knockouts for later embellishments like this.  

That's it, three cards, clean and simple.

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  • Technique Tuesday Perk Up - retired
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker BG01 AQUA BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker BG01 AQUA BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE
Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE
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Copic Sketch MARKER E43 DULL IVORY
Copic Sketch MARKER E43 DULL IVORY
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Simon Says Stamp HEART BREEZE Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp HEART BREEZE Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
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Gina K Designs OBSIDIAN Amalgam Cube Ink Mini Pad
Gina K Designs OBSIDIAN Amalgam Cube Ink Mini Pad
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Gina K Designs OBSIDIAN Amalgam Ink Pad
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
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Spellbinders - Platinum 6 - Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinders - Platinum 6 - Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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Spellbinders UNIVERSAL PLATE SYSTEM
Spellbinders UNIVERSAL PLATE SYSTEM
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Neenah Bright White Paper 65lb. Cover Stock
Neenah Bright White Paper 65lb. Cover Stock
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Fiskars - Razor Edge Easy Action Shears
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Small Precision Scissors - Stainless Steel - 4 inch
Small Precision Scissors - Stainless Steel - 4 inch
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Technique Tuesday Stamps - Perk Up
Technique Tuesday Stamps - Perk Up
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Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
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Tim Holtz - Ranger Collage Medium
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EK Success Mini Scoring Board
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Lawn Fawn Teflon Bone Folder
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Sizzix - Sticky Grid Sheets - 6 x 8.5 - 5 Pack
Sizzix - Sticky Grid Sheets - 6 x 8.5 - 5 Pack
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Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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100 Clear A2+ Card Resealable Cello/Cellophane Bags (Fit One A2 Size Card w/Envelope)
100 Clear A2+ Card Resealable Cello/Cellophane Bags (Fit One A2 Size Card w/Envelope)
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250 Starbrite Opaque Select A2 Envelopes in White - Economy 24lb Bond Smooth Vellum Finish
250 Starbrite Opaque Select A2 Envelopes in White - Economy 24lb Bond Smooth Vellum Finish
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Fiskars 6 Inch Photo Bypass Trimmer
Fiskars 6 Inch Photo Bypass Trimmer
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Fine-Tip - Ergonomic Reverse Grip - Craft Tweezers
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16 November 2022

Thanks Trio - Using Die Cutting Diva’s CC Sketch #56

Today’s trio of cards were created with pattern paper scraps and a few die-cuts from my stash. For a while, I subscribed to the theory that if I cut a bunch of die cuts at once I would have them ready to use.  The problem with this is that I began storing them and never using them. As a general rule whatever I already had cut was the wrong color for the card I wanted it on. As a result, I would cut a new one and never use the ones I had pre-cut in my stash.  Now I’m in use it up and quit storing mode.


For these cards, I began with Die Cutting Divia's CC Sketch #56 from January 2017 and collected a few strips of patterned paper from my scrap stash.


For each card, I selected patterns that worked well together and then found a solid color to fit the color palette for my card panel.  I stamped the solid panel with the Prima Iron Orchard Texture stamp using VersaMark Ink for a tone-on-tone effect.  Once stamped, the panel was added to a white card base.


I layered strips of patterned paper onto my tone-on-tone panel.  Then I cut my squares from a patterned paper that reminded me of school notebook paper and stamped “for being part of my life” in the lower right corner.  I layered three of the "thanks" dies for dimension and adhered it above the stamped sentiment, offsetting it slightly to hang off the square to add interest.


To complete each of the cards, I added a few enamel dots in the upper left corner of the square to complete a visual triangle.

Shopping Notes:
  • Prima Iron Orchard Texture stamp - retired
  • Paper Smooches Thanks die - retired

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Art Impressions - Steel Dies - Square Double Stitched
Art Impressions - Steel Dies - Square Double Stitched
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Picket Fence Studios Small Ways to Say Thanks
Picket Fence Studios Small Ways to Say Thanks
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Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
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Tim Holtz - Ranger Collage Medium
Tim Holtz - Ranger Collage Medium
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EK Success Mini Scoring Board
EK Success Mini Scoring Board
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Lawn Fawn Teflon Bone Folder
Lawn Fawn Teflon Bone Folder
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Sizzix - Sticky Grid Sheets - 6 x 8.5 - 5 Pack
Sizzix - Sticky Grid Sheets - 6 x 8.5 - 5 Pack
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Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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100 Clear A2+ Card Resealable Cello/Cellophane Bags (Fit One A2 Size Card w/Envelope)
100 Clear A2+ Card Resealable Cello/Cellophane Bags (Fit One A2 Size Card w/Envelope)
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250 Starbrite Opaque Select A2 Envelopes in White - Economy 24lb Bond Smooth Vellum Finish
250 Starbrite Opaque Select A2 Envelopes in White - Economy 24lb Bond Smooth Vellum Finish
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Spellbinders - Platinum 6 - Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinders - Platinum 6 - Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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Spellbinders UNIVERSAL PLATE SYSTEM
Spellbinders UNIVERSAL PLATE SYSTEM
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Fiskars 6 Inch Photo Bypass Trimmer
Fiskars 6 Inch Photo Bypass Trimmer
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tim Holtz 12.25 Inch Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
Tim Holtz 12.25 Inch Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
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Fine-Tip - Ergonomic Reverse Grip - Craft Tweezers
Fine-Tip - Ergonomic Reverse Grip - Craft Tweezers
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