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Craft a card that means more with this Caring Thoughts tutorial

Crafter's Companion – 07/02/21

If you’ve been inspired to reach out to loved ones with the Sara Signature Caring Thoughts collection but aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry we’re here for you!

This sweet Thinking of You card is the perfect way to show the special people in your life that they’re in your thoughts -something that has become even more important in the past year or so. Just follow the step-by-step instructions below and you’ll be sending out sweet messages of kindness in no time at all.

You Will Need:

Step One

Choose a sheet of solid coloured cardstock from the Luxury Mixed Card Pad and cut at 6.875″ by 4.875″. Choose your favorite patterned paper from the Paper Pad and cut at 6.625″ by 4.625″. Use the Crafter’s Companion Edge Crimper tool to distress the edges of both layers.

Step Two

Glue your two cut and distressed layers together. Using a Pokey Tool or hole punch, create a small hole in each corner of your layer stack. Insert a Coloured Brad in each corner – make sure the unfolded “legs” aren’t visible from the layer front. Glue your completed layer stack to a Card Blank in a coordinating color.

Step Three

Grab your Floral Decoupage Die Set – 1 and the Decoupage Topper Pad. Align the individually numbered dies to their corresponding dots printed on the matching topper sheet. Secure all dies in place with low tack tape and run through your Gemini machine. Assemble your decoupage topper (using the pad numbers as a guide) with Foam Pads.

Step Four

Select a coordinating sheet from the Luxury Mixed Card Pad and another from the Paper Pad. Make sure the patterned paper you choose is subtle enough for a stamped sentiment to show clearly. Cut the solid luxury card at 6.625″ inches by 1.75″ inches. Cut a strip of the patterned paper at 6.625″ by 1.5625″.

Step Five

Choose a sentiment from the With A Grateful Heart Stamp Set and stamp onto the far-right side of the patterned paper strip. Distress the sides of each strip, but leave the top and bottom smooth. Layer and glue the strips to each other, then to your card front – approximately 0.625″ of an inch from the card bottom.

Step Six

Use the Layered Rose and Layered Butterfly Die Sets to cut and assemble some accent leaves and butterflies from Luxury Cardstock. Glue your layered butterflies, leaves and floral decoupage topper to your card front. If you want to experiment with placement and composition, use a loop of Low Tack Tape to temporarily affix your decoupage topper to your card front, then arrange your leaf and stem accent die cuts until you’re happy with the results!

You’re all done! Now all you have to do is pen a sweet sentiment inside the card and pop it in the post!

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