Cut it Up – Focus on Sentiments

We’re Focusing on Sentiments for this challenge at Cut it Up!  And lucky, too, because our AWESOME sponsor, Scrapping for Less, had some fantastic sentiment stamps they wanted to share with us!!

I got this wonderful set, At the Beach Sentiments.  At first I was at a loss what to do with it.  Why?  I hate going (as we Jerseyans say) “down the shore.”  The wind never stops blowing!!  I much prefer the mountains . . .  However I thought about it a bit and lakes have beaches.  I like that!  Alright.  The creative juices started to flow.

I wanted to create a card using the Triple Circle Flip-its by Sizzix that has been languishing in my physical die shoebox.  (I bought three of these sets when flip cards were all the rage.)
And I wanted to work with Kraft paper.  I thought I remembered a technique where people stamp on Kraft paper with clear ink and it looks real nice.  I tried it and it was a dud, so then I thought to do heat embossing.  This was my third attempt and I’m still unsatisfied with it, so this isn’t the project I’m showcasing but I’ll show you anyway since I put in all that time and effort:The sandals come one next to the other but I wanted to make them look like someone was walking so I cut them apart.  To separate the sentiment, I used a post-it to mask the parts I didn’t want stamped.  The embossing powder stayed in spots it shouldn’t have, even though I used one of those powder packages.  Overall, this card is a fail.

So I tried again.  I decided to make a tiny mini-album following this super simple tutorial from My Sister’s Scrapper.  This isn’t the first time I’ve made these little cuties.  You can see other examples here.  I think I used every stamp in the set!The little sun on the front is from Miss Kate Cuttables, an old freebie file called Sun 4/28/17.  I used the scallop die in the Flip-its set to shape the front cover.  I’ll be able to put photos from my family’s recent trip to Lake Lure, NC, in this mini!

Head on over to Cut it Up to check out the other sentiment projects, then link up your own!  The prize for this challenge from Scrapping for Less is 3 sentiment stamps!!


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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2 Responses to Cut it Up – Focus on Sentiments

  1. Theresa says:

    Don’t you hate it when you envision something only to have it not work out the way you planned? It’s still a cute card though… Try using a thin paintbrush to help brush away the “extra” powder before you heat set it… that may help next time… Your mini booklet turned out super cute and I love the pattern paper… It will look awesome with some fun beach photo’s on it! 🙂
    I also wanted to wish you a HAPPY BELATED Birthday! I hope you did something fun with your family! HUGS!


  2. Marilyn says:

    I think your card still turned out cute! I love the mini album!
    Have a great day!

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