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Archive for March 13th, 2015

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Welcome to the Serendipity March Blog Hop! We are showing off some beautiful new dies & images! If you arrived here from  Jenny’s Blog  you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.
The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs.  So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have until Sunday, March 15 to leave comments. The winner will be announced on Mary’s blog on Monday March 16.
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For my card today, I’m using this super cute Baby Elephant and You Make Me Happy circle greeting. After coloring & fussy cutting the baby ellie, I figured out how to work out the (mostly flat) shaker pouch on the side for my sequin mix. I read about a fancy tool to seal pouches like this (reminds me of my seal a meal, but looks like a stencil cutter). Since I don’t happen to have one and I needed one right this minute, I subbed a bit. Let me show you a few pics that hopefully will explain.
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This is the back side of the largest white layer. I started by die cutting all my layers using the matting basics & pierced rectangles. After penciling in where my side opening would be, I used part of a curved die to cut it. Actually, to make sure all the pieces would be cut the same, I used temporary tape to line them up and cut them as one.  For the pouch, I cut a triangular piece from the folded edge of a page protector…sort of like cutting a pattern on the fold. Double sided tape was applied between the protector layers on the top part (to close it), I filled it w/ sequins, then added another strip of tape at the bottom to close the pouch and attached it to the back side of my largest layer as shown.
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This is the same piece from the front side.
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And how they look all stacked together. That’s the curved die I used to cut the side opening. All that was left was to attach everything to the card, add my circle cut greeting and a few die cut clouds. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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A peek at the inside: 
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Baby Elephant, You Make Me Happy,  Happy BirthdayII , Cupcake & Candle ( on inside)
Paper: X-Press It white, Neenah white, dp (Basic Grey- Kneehighs)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangle, circle dies,  cloud dies, stitched hills dies, Copic markers, sheet protector, double sided tape, sequins

This is a card I posted a day or so ago using some of the Retro Starburst Images. Just click on the pic and it will take you to the post with all the info.
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Now, you’ll need to hop on over to Karen’s Blog. I know she’ll have something wonderful to show you! Here’s the hop list, in case you get lost:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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