Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Xyron & Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Halloween Pop-up Card


A Xyron and Graphic 45 collaboration makes this Halloween/Masquerade card super cool. Graphic 45 sent the Xyron design team a 12x12 pack of gorgeous papers plus a couple matching items. I chose Midnight Masquerade. Along with the 12x12 paper pack, I received the matching Journaling Chipboard and Tags & Pockets plus a packet of Artist Trading Tags. I absolutely love the color combination - it has a Mardi Gras feel to it. The hardest part was deciding which papers to leave out (I wanted to put them all in - both sides... one of these days I will have to make a mini-album out of the rest of these papers so I can show them all off). To make the card even more special, I added pop-up elements to it with Karen Burniston dies.

GIVEAWAY!! Two lucky winners will receive a Graphic 45 Christmas paper pack and a Xyron Mega Runner! To enter, just post a comment on any of the Graphic 45 projects on the Xyron Facebook page during this week (October 22-26, 2018).

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Making the Card

0. I recommend first reading through all the steps, cutting out papers as instructed, and watching the videos before putting anything together. Then follow the steps in order. This isn't a difficult card (the hardest part is probably folding the side explosion wings) - but there are a lot of pieces, which is what I think makes it look so cool!

1. Cut green-blue cardstock 7x10 inches; fold in half to form a 5x7 inch card base. Cut two pieces of medium purple paper 4 13/16 x  6 3/4 inches (to line the inside of the card). Set aside.


2. From the Midnight Masquerade 12x12 paper pack, find the pages with all the panels of images (Music Makers). I recommend cutting apart each design but you will only need two copies of the top right image (the guy in the cloak bowing to the lady). Cut dark purple cardstock 1/4 inch larger than one of these images such that 1/8 inch will show as a boarder. Using detail scissors, fussy cut both flower clusters and the man's cloak from the other piece. Use an ink blending tool to apply Rusty Hinge Distress Ink to the edges of the flowers and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to cloak edges. Cut dark blue cardstock 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Find the page with the masks (Venetian Carnival) - the back will have a diamond pattern, this is the side we will use; cut to 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches and ink edges with Peacock Feathers. Find the page with the stamps and mask strip at the bottom (Savor the Magic). Cut all the elements apart but leave the dancers strip with the orange/diamond/orange patterned strips attached (if you accidentally cut them off, just adhere them together on the card as shown). For the card, you will use the strip of dancers, the small dark blue and cream design near the bottom of the page (it will end up above the dancers on the card), and three of the stamps (you can choose the three you like best or use the same ones I did). Ink edges of stamps with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Trim strip of dancers and blue/cream border to 7 inches wide. Ink edges with Peacock Feathers. Set aside.


3. Using the Upsy Daisy Pop-up dies, die cut three dark blue scalloped squares and two dark purple arms. Watch the video below to see how to fold the arms - use liquid glue to only assemble the box areas of the arms. Don't put the rest together yet. It's best to watch the video below and the next (step 4) to see how this will all go together; the rest of the assembly will continue below - the order is important.


4. Using the Explosion Pop-up dies, die cut two wings from medium purple paper and fold as shown in the video below but do not assemble anything else yet. Also die cut the pop-up platform from dark purple cardstock, leaving about 1/2 inch above and below; trim sides flush. Note: I made mine out of recycled plastic packaging - it turned out OK but the card is difficult to keep closed and is bulkier than if I had used cardstock. I recommend using dark purple cardstock instead and adhering the center matted stamp near the bottom of the front platform instead of higher up as shown in my photos.


5. From Midnight Masquerade Tags & Pockets, punch out the pocket with the lady under the moon. Since we will be using the lady side, you may have to trim a little from the folding edges when assembling. Fold everything first to see how much you need to trim. Fold the back across, then fold the side flap in, gluing in place, then fold the bottom flap up, gluing in place. Using an ink blending tool, ink edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Punch out the orange bordered tag with the woman's back to the viewer and "Midnight Masquerade" written above her head. Trim edges if necessary so it will slip easily in and out of pocket. Ink edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. Next punch out the arrow with mask; ink each with Peacock Feathers.


6. Run the following through the Xyron 9" Creative Station with permanent adhesive: 2 pieces medium purple paper (step 1), panel image with man in cloak plus dark purple cardstock (step 2), dark blue cardstock plus diamond paper (step 2), 7 inch strips with dancers and blue/cream (step 2), three cut out stamps (step 2). Rub around all edges. You may want to trim the elements apart before removing backing papers. Note: be sure to flip papers over then peel backing away in order to keep papers from curling as much. If there is any extra adhesive around edges, use Adhesive Remover. Adhere medium purple papers inside card base, one on top and one on bottom, leaving a small gap for the fold. Adhere diamond patterned paper to dark blue paper. Adhere to center front of card base. Adhere blue/cream strip going across card, 2 inches from top. Adhere strip of dancers just below it. Adhere panel image with man in cloak to dark purple cardstock. Adhere to front of card where shown. Adhere stamps to dark blue scalloped squares. Leave off the rest of the elements for now.

7. Adhere explosion wings to sides of inside card as shown in video, lining up with purple liner edges. Cut two pieces of purple stars (Romantic Rendezvous) paper  4 7/16 x 6 inches. Use the stars side on the bottom and the other side for the top. Open card and lay the stars piece in the card just below the fold line, centered, then mark with pencil the angles of the explosion pop-up where they overlap; cut off just a slight bit more than marked. Flip the card around and do the same for the top piece using the side shown. Run these pieces through Xyron 9" Creative Station with permanent adhesive (be sure to have the correct sides facing up). Adhere in card, making sure that all folded areas are clear enough to fold unhindered.


8. Adhere center dark purple pop-up panel (you may want to trim the top and bottom - just keep enough to glue in card). Adhere side arms as in video, making sure they clear the pop-up. Adhere the matted stamps as shown. Die cut balloons shown, using a white gel pen to draw in the balloon shine before removing from die. Note: for the medium purple paper balloons, I cut two of each and glued them together for stability. Die cut strings for each balloon from dark purple cardstock. For the balloons that would be adhered only to their strings, I doubled the string thickness. I also cut a straight string by hand for the center purple balloon behind the center stamp. Adhere each where shown. I cut off the loop on the left orange balloon that is glued behind the stamp. I also popped up the two balloons on the top left by running craft foam through the 9" Creative Station with Permanent Adhesive twice, once on each side (removing cellophane in between) to apply adhesive on both sides - this creates dimensional tape.

9. Adhere Lilac, Swimming Pool sequins where shown. To place these I highly recommend the Crystal Tanto. While the inside elements dry, on a craft sheet, dye a length of seam binding with Dusty Concord Distress Ink (spray with water) and some twine with Peacock Feathers (I just used what was on the blending tool foam, rolling it as I went along the string).


10. Use Mega Runner on back of pocket to adhere it to card where shown. Use a hole punch or Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole at the top of the orange tag (where the flower is, just a bit low on it). Tie ribbon and twine around hole. Put tag in pocket. Use the dimensional tape created in step 8 to adhere flower and cloak over the ones on front of card. Use dimensional tape to adhere mask arrow where shown. Add square flower from Journaling Chipboard in upper right corner (or just add another sequin). Add LilacSwimming Pool sequins going from bottom left to top right. Optional: Add clear Wink of Stella where desired on cover and inside (e.g. cloak, flowers, masks). See photo above (may have to click on it to see the shine). Optional: if the card feels too front heavy, cut dark blue cardstock and patterned paper (same size as those used for front of card), run through 9" Creative Station with permanent adhesive, and adhere to back of card; this should help the balance.


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Monday, October 22, 2018

Winner of Xyron Teresa Collins Mega Runner!

Thank you to all those who left a comment on my Teresa Collins Travel Journal & Organizer post. I really appreciated your kind words! If you didn't win this time, you will have another chance - there's another giveaway coming right up! You may want to follow my blog with Bloglovin so you won't miss any of my giveaways. Without further ado, the winner of the Xyron Teresa Collins Mega Runner is...


Connie! Please contact me privately by Thursday 25OCT18 8:00AM, either by email (see About Me section, top right) or through Facebook messenger. I will need your full name and address to forward to Xyron - they will ship it directly to you. Congratulations!!

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Teresa Collins Travel Journal & Organizer Plus Giveaway


Today's project is a collaboration between Xyron and Teresa Collins. Teresa Collins sent each of the Xyron design team members a whole package of goodies, including papers, ephemera, brads, and paper clips. My package included some travel and photography themed items plus a 6x8 inch journal. I decided to make a travel organizer. Note: if you would like to see exactly what I received, I posted a photo on Instagram.

My husband and I love to travel. We try to take one long vacation out of the country at least every couple years. I do all the planning myself and usually accumulate a stack of papers that includes a calendar itinerary, hotel & airline confirmations, possibly a few trail maps, and other bits of information. I always keep physical copies in addition to copies on my phone and iPad or computer - it has been vital in a few situations (such as on the way back from Germany when they lost our airline reservations; having the printed copies helped us get seats on the flight back home). This organizer also includes a journal for writing down the events and adventures during the trip. I've kept travel journals since my first trip to Australia in 1987. It's so much fun to read them later, bringing back all the memories, plus few lessons learned along the way.


The base of this project is a Smead Slash-style File Jacket. Alternatively, you could use a manila file folder with some modifications. The above photo shows the file jacket and some of my actual trip papers from an Ireland trip in 2012; the below photo shows the finished project.


Giveaway - CLOSED You have until Sunday evening (21OCT18) to leave a comment below. One winner will be chosen at random from these comments. The winner will receive a brand new Teresa Collins Mega Runner, like the one featured in this post. I will announce the winner Monday morning (22OCT18) here on the blog. Note: although I will try to contact the winner through Blogger, if you do not have a public email address, I will not be able to do so, thus I highly recommend checking back here on Monday to see if you have won.

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Creating the Organizer and Journal

1. Cut the following cardstock to the sizes indicated, using the 1/4 or 1/2 inch Corner Chomper where noted.

Black cardstock: 9 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches, round top two corners at 1/2 inch; 9
1/2 inches wide - place inside slash pocket, center it, trace angle with pencil, cut along line, trim 1/4 inch off bottom; 4 1/2 x 7 inches; 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 1 1/2 x 7 inches*; 2 pieces 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches*
Thin stripe cardstock (Teresa Collins Item SS1003): 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, round top two corners at 1/2 inch
Dots (Teresa Collins Item SS1006): two strips 1 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches - round one on left side top and bottom with 1/4 inch and right side top and bottom on other, leaving other sides squared; 9 1/4 inch wide - line up with black angled piece on bottom, center it, trace angle, cut along line, trim 1/4 inch off bottom
Inspiration Quotes (beige backside, Teresa Collins Item SS1001): 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches; 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches - trim a small amount off one side so it's a tiny bit smaller than 4 1/4 inches wide; 5x7 inches - trim a small amount off so it's just a bit smaller than 7 inches wide
Kraft grid 4x4 inch paper (Photo Paper Pad SGJ216): cut off 1/2 inch from bottom so it will be 3 1/2 x 4 inches


2. Score the indicated* black cardstock pieces from step 1 at 1/2, 3/4, and 1 inch using a teflon bone folder and score board. Fold mountain, valley, mountain (it will look like an M on the short side). These will be the gussets for the journal pocket. Score the 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of black cardstock on the sides and bottom (looking at it horizontally) at 1/2 inch each; trim corners at an angle where the score marks meet at the bottom and trim the top sides angled down a bit, see photo above.

3. Use a 1 3/4 inch circle punch, die, or die cutting machine to cut two black cardstock circles as mats for the two globe ephemera pieces.


4. Run pieces the following through the 9" Creative Station (see photos above and below - not all pieces are pictured though): stripe, dot (two strips and angled pieces), beige (all 3), grid, black circles; from Ephemera (WAN116): both globes, gold foil star, gold foil circle with crosses, gold foil striped strip, black compass rose, gold foil camera, black destination arrow, both airplanes, post card/carte postale, and finally "WANDER", "adventure" and "travel" words.

Note: the stripe and dot papers may not get completely covered - just use the Mega Runner down the sides that may be missing adhesive. You will also use the Mega Runner on the largest black and angled black pieces - although the largest liner for the folder will have less on the bottom to make it easier to place, see below before adding adhesive to these.


5. Adhere striped piece to largest black. To do this, rub front around edges with finger, peel away clear cellophane, flip over, then peel away backing sheet - this makes it less likely to warp the paper. Keep the backing sheets. Trim a small amount off bottom edge, like 1/16 inch, to account for folder thickness. Hint: use adhesive remover to remove any excess adhesive whenever attaching items. Use Mega Runner to put adhesive mostly at the top and a *little* on the bottom, leaving most of the bottom half without adhesive (you don't want much on the bottom or it will be difficult to get into folder). Slide into folder keeping paper against the inside front of the folder, lining up sides and top - it should go all the way to the bottom. Once placed, rub firmly to stick down. Adhere dot piece to angled black. Use Mega Runner to add adhesive to back; stick to front of file folder, lining up all edges.


6. See photo above. To create gusseted pocket, remove cellophane from front of 5x7 inch beige piece. Without removing backing, trim one of the long side's backing to be flush with paper - use a decorative edge punch along what will now be the top. Flip to back side. Starting with side edges, peel backing away about 3/4 inch. Take one of the side gussets (shorter black scored pieces) and, lining up bottom edges with the middle fold downward (two mountain folds up), adhere piece up to and lining up with first fold. After doing the two sides, repeat with the longer bottom gusset. Flip over. Optional: reenforce with staples along bottom and sides - flat part of staple inside pocket, beige side. Fold bottom piece up flat to apply adhesive on back; flip side pieces out. Use one of the waste liner sheets under the bottom flap; use Mega Runner to add adhesive along the outside black strip up to the outer fold (do not get any beyond the fold line). Temporarily flip the bottom piece back out (I recommend doing this on a craft sheet or putting another liner under it) and repeat on side flaps.

Now to add the front of the pocket... add 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 inch beige piece to 4 1/2 x 7 inch black rectangle - the black will be the inside of the pocket, the beige will be the front. Flip over and add this rectangle under bottom adhesive on long gusset piece, aligning on long side up to the first fold (black side of rectangle gets adhered). Trim a very small amount off bottom of adhesive side gussets, up to fold line, where rectangle will meet when flipped up to give it room to come up; fold bottom gusset in, keeping rectangle out flat for a moment, fold side flaps in along gussets then carefully adhere sides of black rectangle starting at bottom and working up one side, then the other. Once pocket has been assembled, peel off backing, add adhesive with Mega Runner to black edges, and stick pocket to front of folder as shown.

7. Adhere globes to black circles. Adhere compass rose to gold foil star. Adhere grid paper to front of black pocket front piece (4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch) - the one that has flaps and corners cut at angles. On 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 inch beige piece, cut backing paper flush with top side (this will be portrait orientation so short edges at top and bottom). Use decorative edge punch across top. Flip and peel away about 3/4 inch from bottom. Adhere bottom flap of black pocket (grid facing up), lining up with fold along bottom edge of beige piece (before pressing down, fold up pocket and be sure sides line up along edges as well). Peel away side backing papers and adhere side flaps. Use Mega Runner to add adhesive along back flaps before adhering to front of striped journal as shown.

8. Punch hole in front journal cover for brad closure (see top right of pocket); insert postage registration brad as shown, spreading tines behind cover. Adhere dot strip with left rounded corners to inside cover over brad, lining up with edge of journal. Cut about 5 inches of black/white twine. Use liquid glue to adhere one end inside back cover of journal near edge, where center of brad on front is located (may want to mark with pencil first). While it dries, add a small strip of black ribbon to top of white paperclip using liquid glue to hold it in place. Set aside to dry. Add dot strip with right rounded corners to back cover, over glued twine end, lining up with edge, leaving most of the twine hanging loose.


9. To create the journal bookmark, find the post card/carte postale and graphic travel words in black from ephemera pack. Cut about 4 inches of black ribbon, fold in half, and glue to back top center of graphic travel words ephemera. Peel off backing on post card/carte postale; line up and adhere to back of graphic travel words ephemera, i.e. they will be back to back sandwiching ribbon. Add bookmark to journal. Take loose end of twine around to front of journal and wrap around brad as a closure.

10. As shown in photo above, adhere "WANDER", gold foil globe, and black plane to top right of striped folder area. As shown in photo below, adhere black destination arrow, "adventure" word, black globe, foil plane, and camera to front gusseted pocket. (Note: see first photo, at top of this post, of everything laid out.) Adhere compass rose to top right of journal cover; adhere gold foil circle with crosses, gold/white striped strip, and "travel" word to front journal pocket. In 4x4 paper pad, find black striped paper and graph paper (2 of each) - tear out and line up. Add ephemera "FIELD NOTES" to front and paper clip together - insert in journal pocket. Insert journal in gusseted pocket. Add travel papers to slanted pocket. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Smooch Marbleized Papers in a Halloween Pop-up Card


This is a collaboration between Xyron and Clearsnap. Clearsnap sent the Xyron Design Team $25 worth of goodies from their catalog to create with. I already own a bunch of ColorBox pigment ink pads and several ColorBox Petal Point pigment ink pads so I decided to try their Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink - a product I had not used before - in 5 different colors (I also received a Cat's Eye pigment ink pad).

Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks come in a small container with an applicator attached to the lid. It looks similar to a nail polish bottle, except the applicator is not a brush, instead it has a small pointy ended, slightly flexible tip. The ink has a metallic-like shine, perfect for adding accents to projects. It also works well for making marbled papers. There are a lot of videos on YouTube already but it's so easy that you probably don't need a video. I tried colored cardstock but the inks didn't show up well - I recommend using white or cream colored cardstock. I also tried one color and didn't like it. I recommend using 2 or 3 colors for contrast (you can see my failed attempts to the left of the tray in the photo below).

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Making the Card

1. Cut purple cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.


2. Cut several sheets of white cardstock to about 5x7 inches (I cut mine larger than the card base so I could trim down to the area I liked best). Fill a tray with about 1/2 inch of water; I used the lid from a take-out box. Shake Smooch bottles before using. Tap Dusk around on surface. You may not see it but it will be there. Tap Sugarberry in places. Note: the longer you hold the tip in the water, the more the ink will dispense. Alternate between these colors until the surface is fairly well covered. Tap in alternating rings, one inside another. Once you have the desired coverage (don't overdo it), use a toothpick to gently go through the water in a snaking motion to swirl the colors. Take one of the sheets of cardstock and, starting with one edge, gently but quickly drop the paper onto the surface of the water then pull it back out. Do not touch the paper surface or the ink will smear. Set aside to dry. You may want to do a few practice sheets with scrap cardstock. Empty water, wipe tray with paper towel, then repeat until you have about 3 or 4 good designs. Once dry, cut two sheets to 4 x 5 1/4 inches; set these aside for now.


Next you'll die cut all the pieces for the card. I recommend watching the video now (step 9) so you know how everything goes together before cutting and assembling.

3. Using Frame Pull Pop-up dies, die cut the following from the listed cardstock:

Purple - big smiley square, big solid square, smiley pull tab, small pop up piece, use two small solid squares to make a small frame for inside pop up
Marbled - two big rectangles, big frame; use inside big frame piece to die cut with small solid square in center for inside pop-up

Also hand cut a small white square of cardstock to go behind arrow.


4. See photo below. Cut Happy Halloween oval sentiment with bat (Halloween Charms) from purple cardstock and the bat area from black cardstock. Trim out bat with detail scissors. From the same set, die cut bat charm and spider charm from black cardstock. Add eyes to spider and eyes and mouth to bat with Orchid Frost Smooch ink; add wing lines to bat with Sugarberry Smooch ink (don't use the stencil feature with the die, the ink will likely run under it). Trim charm ring loop from bat. Finally die cut two ghosts from white cardstock. Add eyes and mouth through stencil in die with .25 black Copic Multiliner SP, leaving small triangles of white for highlights (you could also use a white gel pen to add the highlights after coloring). Note: the Copic Multiliner SP versions are refillable so you don't have as much plastic waste going into land fills; you may also change the nibs, although I have yet to do so and have used mine for years. Trim off charm ring loops.


5. From light orange cardstock, die cut pumpkin (Autumn Elements) and Jack-O-Lantern (Halloween Elements) with the face die. From black cardstock also cut a Jack-O-Lantern without the face; you may want to trim it down a little - adhere it behind orange to fill in face. Shade edges and left side using orange ink from Pinwheel Petal Point. I love these inks - the applicator lets you get into small areas. Use the green ink to color the stems. Use Pumpkin Smooch to draw lines on pumpkins as shown; use Green Apple Smooch on the stems to give them a bit of shine. Die cut BOO! from black cardstock (Halloween Elements).

6. Cut leaves (Autumn Elements) from light green cardstock. To shape leaves, rub backs with ball stylus or end of a paintbrush. Draw lines down front centers using a pointy tip, for example, the end of a die pick. Shade with green from Pinwheel Petal Point. Use Green Apple Smooch for veins in leaves.


7. Using Halloween Scene dies, cut 2 webs from white cardstock. Cut graveyard and spooky tree from black cardstock. Use large frame die (Frame Pull Pop-up ) to die cut the graveyard to fit in the bottom of the marbled frame.

8. Using the Xyron 9" Creative Station with permanent adhesive, add adhesive to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch marbled rectangles (set aside in step 2), Happy Halloween oval, two big marbled rectangles (for inside the pop up), spooky tree, graveyard, and purple frame (but not marbled frames). Adhere one 4 x 5 1/4 inch marbled rectangle to front of card base and the other inside card base. Use 1.5 Inch Sticker Maker to add adhesive to Jack-O-Lantern, one spider web, BOO!, and small bat for sentiment. Adhere bat to sentiment as shown in photo 2 above.


9. Watch the following video for assembly. To repeat, I recommend watching the entire video first then watching again while assembling so you have an idea of how it all goes together before doing it. Assemble the frame pull as shown in video but don't adhere to card front yet - use liquid glue to adhere white square behind arrow during assembly. Adhere marbled rectangles inside frame pull. Decorating continues below, including pop up for inside frame.


10. For front of frame pull, adhere large marbled frame leaving top free as shown in video. Adhere graveyard scene (it should fit perfectly inside bottom). Use liquid glue behind the web without adhesive to glue to frame top as shown - from behind, trim off any part that sticks over the top since it will be opening at that hinge.


11. Cut about 3 inches or so of clear thread to hang spider. Feed through spider's charm ring. Add a dab of liquid glue to inside top edge of small marbled frame (the one that will go on the pop up platform with the spider). While holding up thread, place spider inside frame so it is centered then put the two thread ends in glue. Sandwich with purple frame (it should already have Xyron adhesive on it). Trim off thread ends flush with purple frame. Adhere one of the ghosts to frame such that it overlaps the spider's legs - add glue to spider's legs behind ghost to hold in place (if the spider spins, it will probably get crushed when the frame pull card is closed). Adhere spider web to inside frame pull card; adhere frame with spider to pop up platform. Adhere BOO! inside frame pull card as shown.

12. Adhere spooky tree and Jack-O-Lantern where shown on right side of card. Line up frame pull card on front of card then mark arrow location in pencil as shown in video. Use 1" circle punch to cut tabs. Adhere frame pull to card as shown in video (liquid glue should be strong enough - no need for staples). Use liquid glue down back of leaf stem and adhere where shown. Adhere bat, pumpkin, and ghost to front of card using dimensional tape.* Adhere Happy Halloween oval sentiment inside of card.

*To make dimensional tape, run craft foam through Xyron 9" Creative Station with permanent adhesive, peel off clear front sheet, run through again to add adhesive to other side.


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