The Casual Crafter

Are you a casual crafter? You make cards or scrapbook pages on a semi-regular basis and have been doing so for a while. You’ve got some layers and embellishments. You probably have a die cutting machine you use too.

Casual Crafter

Today’s post is the second of a three-part series I’m doing on how to make the same card three ways. For this casual crafter card I used the Peace & Joy stamp set and some basic supplies again, plus embellishments and die cuts to create my card. Click here to see my Beginner Stamper card and be sure to check back Friday to see the final Avid Crafter version.

Casual Crafter

Beginner Stampers are the queens ( and Kings) of simple stamping. This stepped-up Casual Crafter card uses the same ink spot to cardstock technique for the stripes but adds some dimension and die-cutting for a more intricate presentation.

Casual Crafter
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Stepped Up

There are four layers of cardstock under the Joy sentiment. The coordinating Joy Dies cut all three of these layers easily with plain card stock. I adhered them together using liquid glue, with the whole thing popped up on a dimensional.

casual crafter
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Dimensionals are double-sided adhesive-backed foam that provides dimension to your card front. I use them A LOT!!! I finished off this card with some retired fun color-coordinated adhesive-backed enamel dots. Red Rhinestones would work just as well.

Causal Crafter
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I hope you liked this Casual Crafter Card and feel like you might be able to create your own with the supplies shown below. Be sure to stop back on Friday for the final Avid Crafter version of this card.

Thank you for checking out another of my projects.  I hope you liked it and hope you’ll leave me a comment with your thoughts.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

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