Monday, May 25, 2015

Cards - Feminine and Masculine using the same Collection

Blitsy - Make the Most of Your Paper Collections
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I received the Trimcraft Curiosity Corner Collection.  It's a beautiful collection filled with vintage appeal and soothing neutrals, a little on the rustic side and definitely perfect for a masculine project.  The collection also has wonderful  coordinating embellishments that I also snagged up.  But once you add up the cost of the paper and matching "must have" embellishments, you've now spent more than a few coins.  

You need to figure out a way to get the most out of the collections and make it as versatile as possible.   That's exactly what I did here.  I made a masculine card and a feminine counterpart.  I let the embellishments help me out. 

Masculine Card

Step 1
To start - fold your own base card or use a pre-folded 5x7 blank card.  You'll need to trim 1/4 inch off the bottom of the card.   
Choose a piece of the Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner , cut and ink the edges. 
Glue to card.
Step 2
Cut a frame from Curiosity Corner 6x6 paper pack, ink edges.  Set aside to add decorative borders. 

Step 3
Cut 2 strips and give them decorative edges. I used a decorative edge punch. You can also use decorative scissors, dies or leave them straight.
Ink the edges and add to the frame from step 2.
Glue to card.
Step 4
Select a sentiment from Curiosity Corner stamp set. Stamp onto card stock.
Pick a wood frame from Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - Wood Elements ( Frames) and add the stamped sentiment.
Glue to center of paper frame with border.
Step 5
Take approximately 18 inches of hemp twine and wrap around the paper frame layer. Tie .
Add a fun Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - Fabric Brad and secure the twine to the card with brad. You may want to add some glue too. You can cut off the metal pieces in back of the brad and just use glue to card as well.
Glue border layer to card.

Feminine Card

Step 1
To start - fold your own base card or use a pre-folded 5x7 blank card. You'll need to trim 1/4 inch off the bottom of the card.
Choose two pieces of the Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner for layers , cut and ink the edges.  
Glue to card.
Step 2​
Grab a doily from Trimcraft  Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Paper Doilies.  You get 40 in a pack!
Ink the doily until you are happy with the rich tone.  
Glue to center of the card. 

Step 3
Embellishment time. Cut leaves from your favorite die ( you can punch them or cut from paper as well). Ink the leaves a bit for accent.
Select a frame and flip it over. The back of the wood frame is just gorgeous. I love it and am using the back.
Step 4
Choose a sentiment from Curiosity Corner stamp set. Stamp onto card stock.
Glue wood frame to the sentiment and glue to doily.
Step 5
Drape the leaves over the frame and glue in place.
Pick some gorgeous flowers and glue down.
Top the card with a small lace bow tied from Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Lace Ribbon pack.
Done!  Enjoy

You can find your crafting supplies right here at Blitsy

Products Used:
Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - 6x6 paper pack DCRB006
Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - Fabric Brads DCES008
Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Paper Doilies (40ct) DCDO006
Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Lace Ribbon DCRB006
Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner - Wood Elements ( Frames) DCWC004
Trimcraft Dovecraft Curiosity Corner -Stamp Set DCCS008
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch 
Prima Butterfly Collection - Flowers - Bette 580667
Hemp Twine
Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool and Blending Pads
5x7 pre-folded blank cards
Memory Box Fresh Foliage Die

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