We need the tools to do the job right

Whether in the workplace or at home crafting, we cannot operate without the tools to do the job and still produce a quality product or service. In the workplace, you might use various office equipment but as a crafter, I rely on a few tools to create my cards or to make 3D paper craft items.

I use my Big Shot to emboss paper or to cut out images. Without this tool, I would be hand cutting out images which takes too much time and my time is important.

I use my envelope punch board to create envelopes in 66 various sizes. This great tool is also used to make 3D paper gift packages as well.

Another tool which is invaluable is the gift bag punch. This can be tailored to make custom gift bags so you don’t need to purchase them.

Each of these tools just take a few minutes to use but as mentioned previously, time matters and what would we do without them.

However sadly these tools won’t be for sale much longer. After June 3rd sale or while supplies last, these tools will no longer be available through Stampin’ Up!, so grab them while you can and you won’t regret it.

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Pyjama Get Well Card

Get Well Card
  • This is such a cute and different way to wish someone well. To create this card, I used the Needle Point Nook designer series paper (DSP)for the blue robes and Twinkle Twinkle DSP for the Green robe. I think they have that Pajama look about them don’t you?

Each card was cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and folded inwards at 2 1/8 to meet in the middle. 
The sleeves are measured down by 2″ and cut inwards at 3/4″. I trimmed the sleeves to make them angled a bit.

It’s a little tricky but leaving the sleeve facing outward, I folded the remainder of the card inwards and creased using the bone folder. This gives you an inside fold. 
To form the collar, I used a ruler to line up the bottom of the sleeves then folded center outward then creased gently as I did not want it to fall flat

I added whisper white card stock to the inside, cut at 2 1/2″ by 5 1/4″ This should be glued underneath the folds. I stamped “Missing you” from the Home to Roost stamp set and made sure it lines up between the collar than stamped “Hope you feel better really soon” from the ??? stamp set inside the robe. For whatever reason I cannot find this stamp again. I know it will show up when I least expect it to.

The slippers puppy faces were stamped with Bella and Friends in Grey Granite. I then fussy cut out the puppy head and coloured them with my blender pens I really like how the green shows up the puppy face but am lacking the proper colour to make the blue slippers stand out. I think I might add some blue fluff balls on top instead…fuzzy slippers make for a great alternative and will just add to the cuteness of the card.

The final step is to add the ribbon. I did glue the ribbon to the back on the card so when it’s opened it doesn’t fall off. It also helps to keep it in place when you are trying to tie a bow in front. The blue ribbon was part of the sale-a-bration ribbon combo and the green was left over from the paper pumpkin kit (Jan 2019 I think)

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