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Howdy from Texas, crafty bees!

My name is Becca and I’m thrilled to be your guest designer today.

I have many crafting addictions. Among them are kraft paper and Project Life cards. So when I saw the Not Too Shabby set from Honey Bee Scraps, I fell in love. They are so versatile!

Today I’m going to show you how I used a similar design to create two different projects: a greeting card and a Project Life card.

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First, I stamped the jar image on my vellum using black StazOn ink. Since I wanted to put the sentiment on the inside of the jar, I used some Post-It label paper to mask the middle of the jar. With that “Ball” section properly masked out, I was able to fit the “full of love” sentiment in the middle, again using the black StazOn ink.

I wanted to add some dimension to the vellum, so I embossed it and then used the blender and the pink distress ink to highlight the embossed dots.

Playing on the country, shabby chic theme of the stamp set, I used my blender tool and Antique Linen distress ink pad over the honeycomb stencil to create some dimension and interest on the kraft paper. I love the effect of the stencil—it reminds me of chicken wire.

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After punching a window out of the kraft paper with the diecut, I used the heart stamps to create corner designs and colored them in with the brush end of a red marker. Again, to create a bit of contrast to the shabby chic theme, I used my Wink of Stella pen in those hearts to add a little sparkle. Side note: my sister asked me not too long ago, what was the one thing in the scrapbook store she should buy. I made sure she walked out with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Before mounting the kraft paper on the card with foam tape, I used the brush tip of a marker to color the edge of the diecut window—it’s a small touch that helps pop your layers a bit.

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Now rinse and repeat for the Project Life card. 🙂 All the same techniques, just different sizes.

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Happy scrappin’!

-Becca

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4 responses to “Not Too Shabby Cards – Two Ways”

  1. carriebryant says:

    Cute cards, both of them. I too love the Kraft look.

  2. Patti J. says:

    You had me at Kraft – love these! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. jumpyjess says:

    This card is absolutely lovely! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!