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March 28, 2010

Quick Cards made easy with Gypsy and a right cutter

I usually get the ivory card and envelopes bundle from my Local  Craft store. Using coupons makes them cheaper. Then I measure the size and note it down once. Then I take a piece of paper and use my cutter with decorative blades to cut a rectangle 1/2 inch  lesser on all sides (ie of the measurement the card when folded). I have both the EK success cutter and also the purple cow. Since the blades can be changed easily in both and in case of first one so portable as it can be folded it is makes my life so easy. If I want to cut a third piece I do that too. Then an ATG gun and some embellishments cut with the cricut with help of Gypsy and some more bits and pieces and Voila! a card is ready. Of course the measurement with half inch less is also a template file on the G so that I can size the embellishments easily.
I also keep lots of clear buttons and clear stickles etc as it is easy to alter them to whatever color you want. you can versamark and then emboss it with embossing powder or use a plain old sharpie or copic. Nowadays sharpie's come acid free too. Maybe throw in some doodles with a gel pen, stamp or cut sentiments for the inside and you get a quick card under 10 mins. I like to cut some of my cuts in white as I can color it as I like.
Here is one such quick birthday card for a boy. No ribbons. All in all it took just 4 mins to cut, color and assemble. Pop darts and glue dots came in handy. The clear button is colored with sharpie and I just tied a thread in the holes to give a stitched look. The outline stickers add some shine and when you color inside with gel pen gives a real nice finish. Of course inking edges always help to pop up the different layers. Here I have used gel pens though to go around the edges.


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