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DIY Postcards

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Happy Almost 4th!  Today is my lucky day to showcase a fun project I made using Lawn Fawn Stamp Set – So Much to Say and my trusty and I do mean trusty Xryon Mega Runner, that is up on the Xyron blog today. (Side note: I have used several Advanced Tape Guns and the Xyron Mega Runner is by far the BEST I have ever used- No fuss in the refill process and strong adhesive – I think I am in love!)

DIY Postcard

It is summer and if any of your are like me, you are in a fun whirl-wind of road trip travels, camping and kiddo camps. Since I have a 1st grader and a Kindergartner, I wanted to drag along some postcards they could practice their writing share their adventures with family and friends.  I needed these to be bigger than the normal postcard due their giant chicken scratch  eagerness of being early writers, so these will take a normal postage stamp. These are a cinch to make and you can even have your kiddos help or make on their own.

Here is how I did it (full supply list at the end):

For the Front of the Postcard: I found blank white card stock quality cards at the local craft store with the measurements of 6.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches tall. Using a paper trimmer, cut down some desired design paper with the measurements of 6.25 inches wide and 4.25 inches tall.  I stamped the sentiment and image on the design paper.  Using Xyron Mega Runner, adhere the design paper to the plain white card stock.

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For the Back of the Postcard: Measure the card and find the middle. Using a ruler, draw a line using a Jelly Roll pen and added some dashes for interest.  I printed “To” on the right side and stamped a coordinating image from the front.

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I set up an “assembly line” and mass produced these in no time. You can go as simple or as detailed you want – keep in mind these are postcards and they need to be flush.

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Supply List: 

  • Lawn Fawn – So Much To Say stamp set
  • Xryon Mega Runner
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Recollections Chevron Paper
  • Recollections Blank White Cardstock Cards (6.5×4.5 inches)
  • Ruler
  • Black Jelly Roll Pen
  • Stamp Block
  • Stampin’ Up Ink (Classic Black and Pumpkin)
  • Close to My Heart Ink (Slate – used for the yellow card)

Happy 4th and Happy Summer!

Arin

 

 

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun with Bubbles!

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Yay!  It is another fun challenge week over at Decorate to Celebrate and the theme is “All About Girls”!  The Design Team and Guest Designers came up with some great inspirations for throwing an all girl themed wing ding!   As you all know, I am not lacking in the little girl department, so this idea came easy.

My oldest is heading off to Kindergarten in the fall so I am wanting to really make this summer fun. What I cooked up is an idea to throw a beginning of summer party play date that was only girls and all about bubbles!  How fun would it be to just play with bubbles for a few hours!  So here is my invite and favor to our bubbly extravaganza!

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I created everything via my Silhouette and the bottle holder cut is a Lori Whitlock cut.  I also found the cut file for the invite at the Silhouette Store.   I pulled out some Glossy Accents (I had not used that supply in a very long time) to embellish the bubbles and dusted with some glitter.  The paper is DCWV Summer Stacker and Fawn Lawn (Chevron) and the ribbon is from American Crafts!

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Now head over and check out the rest of the fun projects over at DTC and link up your own “all about girls” project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles” pie with me.