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Make | Card – “You’re #1 In My Book”

Card | You're #1 In My Book | Blackbird Darlin

AW YIPES, I’ve been gone awhile, huh?! I mistakenly thought that I would blog while on the go during some recent back-to-back trips, but that obviously didn’t happen. Oof.

But here I am, so off we go then!

I have stacks of books in several areas in my apartment, so this Silhouette shape was a must-have for me. Since I’m still a bit of a newb with using my Cameo, I totally forgot to write down how big I made this die-cut as a reference for you guys – this is a standard 4.25×5.5 card though, so it’s somewhere in those dimensions at least!

If I’m using multiple papers for one die cut, I like using the Ungroup feature in the Silhouette software so that I can have it cut out pieces of the die I want to cut instead of the entire thing each time. It was still a little bit too plain though, so I drew around the edges of the book pages and teacup with a pen, and added steam coming from the cup just for funsies.

Yay to being back home with my stacks of books…and craft supplies! Naturally.

Card | You're #1 In My Book | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: die-cut (Silhouette Stack of Books), patterned paper (Carta Bella So Noted 6×6 paper pad) sticker (Carta Bella Hello Again elements), cardstock (Bazzill), pen (Micron 005)

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Make | 8×8 Layout – Lost Lake

8x8 Layout | Lost Lake | Blackbird Darlin

Okay, first off, I swear I do things other than just eating brunch. It just seems to be the thing I always want to take pictures of for some reason.

I wanted to replicate the font used on the menus for this place, so I mixed the uppercase “L” from the Quickutz Magnolia alphabet, and the lowercase letters are from the Zoe alphabet. Not an exact match, but I still love how it came out!

Animal carcasses on walls are kind of a thing at bars/restaurants in my neighborhood, so I couldn’t resist fussy cutting out a deer head for this one. I’m sure it’ll happen again, because I’m fully on board the deer head trend in papercrafting. Way less freaky than the real ones mounted in my Meme’s den in the 80’s.

8x8 Layout | Lost Lake | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: cardstock (Bazzill), woodgrain cardstock (LCI Paper), graph patterned paper (Scenic Route), deer (fussy cut from Carta Bella Wildflower paper) border sticker (Basic Grey Clippings Elements), die cut letters (Quickutz Magnolia and Zoe alphabet), brown Micron pen, photo corners, date stamp

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Make | Card – “Amazing Friend”

Card | You're Such An Amazing Friend | Blackbird Darlin

I’m not big on using floral patterns and elements in my crafts (or my wardrobe for that matter), so this one is a bit out of my box. I’m so happy with how this turned out though, that I may change my mind in the future!

I originally wanted to use this Martha Stewart punch for the border, but it’s eating and tearing my paper like a crazy punch monster right now. Bleerrrgggg. I think this scallop one from Fiskars is a pretty decent substitute though, it’s definitely a classic amongst my supplies. And I couldn’t help but add photo corners and pop dots to the sentiment…OOMPH THERE IT IS.

Card | You're Such An Amazing Friend | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party 6×6 pad), flower sticker (Carta Bella Hello Again Element stickers), sentiment (Fancy Pants Memories Captured ephemera pack), border punch (Fiskars Threading Water) photo corners, pop dots

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