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Healing Hugs: Card Cutting Trick

Today's project feature's a new stamp set called Healing Hugs.  It's a "Distinktive" stamp which allows different shading to come through a single stamped image for a photo-realistic flower (scroll down to learn more about this stamp set.)

Card cutting trick by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #getwellcards #healinghugs

When making this card, I wanted to create a simple but unique card front.  It needed to be easy, as I was making 26 of them for a swap.  So here's what I came up with...

Card cutting trick by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #getwellcards #healinghugs

DOstamping Card Cutting Trick:

  • After folding a 11" x 4-1/4" card base in half, I trimmed off 3-1/4" from the front (at the time, I just eye-balled that measurement).   
  • Then I thought, "how can I incorporate the cut-off piece into my card?"  
  • As the cut-off piece now measured 4-1/4" x 3-1/4", I cut a piece of white to 4" x 3", stamped and layer them together.  
  • That layer is adhere to the left side of the card only, with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • It was exactly what I had in my head and worked out perfectly (which doesn't always happen)

Card cutting trick by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #getwellcards #healinghugs

Measurements for Healing Hugs card:

  1. Stamps: Healing Hugs
  2. Paper:
    • Rich Razzleberry (11" x 4-1/4" card base, score at 5-1/2", then trim off 3-1/4" from the card front - save) 
    • Whisper White (4" x 5-1/2" inside, 3" x 4", scrap for punch)
    • Gray Granite (4-1/4" x 3/4")
  3. Ink: Rich Razzleberry
  4. Other:  Tailored Tag Punch, Tea Room Combo Pack Ribbon & Stampin' Dimensionals

WATCH VIDEO: Healing Hugs Distinktive Stamp Set

Besides the beautiful flower, what drew me to the Healing Hugs stamp set was the greetings.  I don't have many "Gel Well" greetings and this stamp set has four to choose from (I like choices).  Add it to your shopping bag today!   

Enjoy~Dawn O


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