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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #079: Afternoon Picnic Sketch

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It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  I know, two in one day.  But now I'm caught up!  This week it's a Sketch Pad Challenge.  

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I've lovin' this sketch - falls into the QC category, Quick and Cute!  I used my favorite "happy birthday" greeting from the Create a Cupcake stamp set.  The clear mount version is sold out, but it's still available in wood mount.  I will definitely miss it!

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Dawn's Cardmaking Tips:

For cutting Designer Series Paper - Take the guesswork out of your cutting and use the patterns on the DSP as your cutting guide!  I love it when the paper basically has "built-in" guides for cutting.  This Afternoon Picnic DSP  is perfect for that (on the retired list and 25% off Weekly Deal ends 4/28).  Notice how I cut three "rows" of patterns for the focal point. Makes for easy crafting!

For stamping smaller greetings - I prefer to stamp and punch.  Then I can place the greeting wherever I want to without worrying whether I stamped it straight or not.  I used the Word Window Punch with this greeting.  But the Modern Label punch is another great choice for this technique. 

Enjoy~Dawn O


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