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Ready for some more Technique Tuesday fun? Today, designer Corri Garza brings us a fun card for everyday notes, with a trendy twist!

Flair is a trendy embellishment right now and the new “With Flair” stamp set from Technique Tuesday means that you can have an endless supply of it in any color and design. This set is perfect for card making and for Project Life! For today’s card, Corri stamped the “hi” flair on white in a shade of blue ink that coordinated with her patterned paper.

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Corri’s card has another fun feature – it is actually a two part die-cut with a removable flower pot that can hide your greeting! The multi-part digital cutting file for Silhouette by Lori Whitlock has a few pieces to assemble, but the finished product is fun, fun, fun!

Supplies | Stamps: Technique Tuesday (With Flair). Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Faded Jeans). Patterned Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” (Starlight, Wild Hearts, Stargazers, Float Away, Dreamcatcher). Button: October Afternoon (Cakewalk). Twine: The Twinery (Strawberry). Hemp Cord: Hemptique. Digital Cutting Files: Silhouette (Card Kit Flower Pot by Lori Whitlock, 6 Bracket Labels with Shadow by Lori Whitlock).

Designer: Corri Garza

Corri began paper crafting in 2009 when she purchased a Cricut at a Black Friday sale. She started following some blogs and immediately fell in love with card making. Recently, she added a Silhouette Cameo to her craft room and she loves working with die cuts to create cards, gift boxes and altered items. Corri lives just outside San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not in her craft room, she is watching her twins playing sports. They are involved in volleyball, baseball and softball, so there is always a game to watch!  Corri also enjoys photography, especially taking nature photos. To learn more about Corri, visit her blog.


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More Than a Thousand Words

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Sometimes there are no words.  Whether it be love, loss, or just a note, some cards convey a message even without a sentiment.  This card is clearly an “I Love You” card but, because I’ve used so many familiar icons for Valentines and love (hearts, arrows, etc.) a sentiment is not necessary.

[Editor's Note: Britt used a lot of circles in this card - but can you find the visual triangle that she made in the middle of it?]

Supplies | Cardstock: DCWV (pink), American Crafts (red). Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (chevron, glitter, corrugated). Stamp: Jillibean Soup for Hampton Art (arrow). Ink: Clearsnap (Fireberry), Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Antique Linen). Buttons: Forever In Time. Twine: Hemptique. Die Cutting: Silhouette Cameo (hearts), Spellbinders (circles).

Designer: Britt Bass
Britt Bass has been papercrafting since the age of ten when she was given her first scrapbook for Christmas, 1995. Her love of cardmaking is only a few years old, but she has taken to the craft with passion and enthusiasm. She loves many different styles and is particularly partial to tools of every shape, size, and function. She currently serves as a design team member for DCWV, Hampton Art, Craftwork Cards (USA), and Heartstring Designs and her work can be seen in the pages of several issues of Designed to Color. Britt is a crafty social media junky with active, craft dedicated pages on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. If you want to see more of Britt’s work, she posts card inspiration and design team projects on her blog, Pink Paper Crowns.


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I’ve Bean Missing You!

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Sometimes all it takes for a great card is the perfect die cut to go with a fun sentiment stamp! Designer Corri Garza used a My Mind’s Eye 6″x6″ paper pad to create a wonderfully coordinated splash of pattern on this fun card. It might be tempting to use shades of brown and black with a coffee-themed stamp and a coffee cup die cut, but the bright graphic patterns give a much happier tone to the card and its sentiment. The key is to mix the colors and size of the patterned paper. Corri contrasted the bold plaid with a more subtle geometric patterned paper.

Supplies | Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white). Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye Six by Six (A Mother’s Love). Stamps: Scrappy Moms (Freshly Brewed). Ink: Tsukineko StazOn (Jet Black), Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Broken China). Digital Die Cutting File: Silhouette (Coffee Cup To  Go). Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (Shimmer Satin). Embellishment: Recollections by Michaels (glitter heart).

Designer: Corri Garza

Corri began paper crafting in 2009 when she purchased a Cricut at a Black Friday sale. She started following some blogs and immediately fell in love with card making. Recently, she added a Silhouette Cameo to her craft room and she loves working with die cuts to create cards, gift boxes and altered items. Corri lives just outside San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not in her craft room, she is watching her twins playing sports. They are involved in volleyball, baseball and softball, so there is always a game to watch!  Corri also enjoys photography, especially taking nature photos. To learn more about Corri, visit her blog.

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You Knock My Socks Off!

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This card from designer Corri Garza really shows the value of thinking outside the box with your dies and digital cutting files!

Corri’s design has a really offbeat take on a love theme, which is unique in itself, but if you look hard at her supply list you see another twist. The socks that make up the central themed element for the card come from a Silhouette digital cutting file called “Christmas Stockings” by Sophie Gallo. It looks like this:

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Take the sock on the left, leave off the top cuff and the snowflake, and use some non-seasonal colors…and you’ve got a pair of socks good for any occasion!  What occasion could you use a good pair of socks for?

Supplies | Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white). Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper (Love Story). Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (Diamond Stain Metal Grey). Ink: Tsukineko Staz-On (Jet Black). Rhinestones: Recollections by Michaels. Electronic Die Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo. Digital Cutting Files: Silhouette (Christmas Stockings, 5 Bracket Labels with Shadows).

Designer: Corri Garza

Corri began paper crafting in 2009 when she purchased a Cricut at a Black Friday sale. She started following some blogs and immediately fell in love with card making. Recently, she added a Silhouette Cameo to her craft room and she loves working with die cuts to create cards, gift boxes and altered items. Corri lives just outside San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not in her craft room, she is watching her twins playing sports. They are involved in volleyball, baseball and softball, so there is always a game to watch!  Corri also enjoys photography, especially taking nature photos. To learn more about Corri, visit her blog.


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A Happy Birthday cupcake!

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With this festive (and yummy looking) birthday card, designer Corri Garza shows the ease of pulling together a perfectly coordinated card from a collection kit. The stickers and patterned paper are all from the Cakewalk collection by October Afternoon, immediately creating a perfectly put together look for these birthday wishes!

This card’s true delight, however, is in the subtle texture and detail of the cupcake focal element. The use of embossing folders to add texture to the die cut element is a quick and easy step that takes the cupcake from simple to amazing. The diamonds on the bottom create a more realistic cupcake look, and the swirls on the top give movement and depth to the patterned paper “frosting”.
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As a last special treat, Corri gave the card some sparkle by applying glitter over the heart area on the cupcake’s bottom wrapper. To make the application of the glitter less messy, Corri ran the base layer of the cupcake through the Xyron, applied the layers together and then sprinkled the heart area with coarse glitter.

Supplies | Cardstock: Recollections by Michaels (Kraft). Patterned Paper & Stickers: October Afternoon (Cakewalk Collection Kit). Glitter: Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter (Crystal). Digital Die Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo. Digital Cutting Files: Silhouette (Lori Whitlock CupcakeLori Whitlock Tab). Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Worn LipstickSpun Sugar), Tsukineko Staz-On (Jet Black). Adhesive: Xyron (Create-a-Sticker Machine), Scotch ATG applicator, foam dots (unknown). Embossing Folders: Provo Craft Cuttlebug (D’vine Swirls), Sizzix (Diamond & Snow Cap). Stamps: Scrappy Moms (Mini Messages).

Designer: Corri Garza

Corri began paper crafting in 2009 when she purchased a Cricut at a Black Friday sale. She started following some blogs and immediately fell in love with card making. Recently, she added a Silhouette Cameo to her craft room and she loves working with die cuts to create cards, gift boxes and altered items. Corri lives just outside San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not in her craft room, she is watching her twins playing sports. They are involved in volleyball, baseball and softball, so there is always a game to watch!  Corri also enjoys photography, especially taking nature photos.


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Happy New Year 2013!

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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.


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