Happy New Year 2013 to everyone from Card Annex!
This card by Susie Moore is a great example of the usefulness of electronic die cut machines for card making. A specialty cut like “2013” is something that you’d never buy a manual die for because of the expense and the limited “shelf life” of the image. But the much lower price point of an electronic cut file makes it perfect for limited use specialty projects like this one.
Susie also shows how you can give your patterned paper new life in your cards by using the “B” sides of the papers. Who would have guessed that this card is made from October Afternoon’s woodland themed collection? Through carefully selecting and combining several of the “B” side patterns, Susie created an entirely different theme with the papers.
This card didn’t just give new life to paper – the die cut “happy” is from a digital cut file that originally said “Happy Father’s Day.”
Supplies| Patterned Papers: October Afternoon (Woodland Park: Bunny Tail Trail, Old Mill Bridge). Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink. Digital Cut Files: Silhouette (Curlicue 2013, Happy Father’s Day). Bling: unknown. Dies: Spellbinders (Square), PaperTrey Ink (Pinking Shears Border).
Designer: Susie Moore
Susie Cannon Moore is married to her soulmate Randall, and between them they have five grown children – four boys and one girl – and five wonderful grandchildren. They live in a small country town called Maypearl, Texas. Susie has been paper crafting all her life, but started scrapbooking seriously in 1998. She has been published in Paper Crafts and Just Steampunk, and also have been on HGTVʼ’s Crafterʼ’s Coast to Coast. Susie loves to scrapbook her family, and do mini books (mostly as gifts). Card making is also a passion she has embraced for years. As a computer nerd, she especially enjoys using digis. In May of 2011, Susie, who has been a dieaholic from the early Sizzix days, started a website devoted to crafting with dies. You can visit her website at The Dies Have It.