Spotlight with Lisa - Separated V-Cut Card

Fancy folds are cards that have an unusual opening.  If you search Pinterest or Google you'll find lots of ideas.

Then there are fancy cuts. ((Yes, I made that name up!))

Fancy cuts are card created with an unusual cardstock angle.  It opens like any other card, but visually, it's very different.   

I held a live Facebook event this past Sunday.  During my "Spotlight with Lisa" event I featured a fancy cut.   I'm calling it the "Separate V-Cut Card".  

I recorded the live event and have included it below. I've also included pictures of the cards and basic cutting dimensions. Since this is an unusual cut I recommend viewing the video before making your own.

The video also includes information on my January Studio Stamps in the Mail and a sneak peek at the Occasions Catalog (debuting January 4th) and Stampin' Up's largest sale of the year - Sale-A-Bration!  

Separated V-Cut Card

"Holly Jolly"

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Cutting Dimensions

Top piece

Cut cardstock: 4" x 4".
Left side, measure at 1 1/2" and make a mark with a pencil.
Bottom center, measure at 1 3/4", mark with a pencil.
Right side, measure at 2 1/4", mark with a pencil.
Cut by connecting the marks.

Bottom piece

Cut cardstock: 3" x 4"
* view the video for proper instructions to trace and cut.

Star of Light Separated V-Cut Card 

Star of Light PicMonkey Collage

Paisleys & Posies 

PicMonkey Collage

Blooms & Wishes 

Blooms & Wishes PicMonkey Collage

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Save the Reindeer!

You probably read the title to this post and thought "why are we saving a reindeer"?  

I wanted to create a card for the Dragonfly Journey's Challenge #80 which centers around "Christmas critters".

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I envisioned a cute reindeer, antlers tangled in bells, surrounded by gum drops with a silly greeting.  I began cutting, stamping, coloring, tangling bells and assembling.

But then "it" happened.  

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Let's just say that good intentions don't always produce good results.  

I stamped the greeting too far from the reindeer. My card was 'off balance'.  I was aggravated.  

I threw the card in the trash can and walked out of my stamp room mumbling.   

Then "it" happened.

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Bob the Builder said to me "why were you huffing and puffing in your stamp studio?  What happened? Oh, let me guess. You made something you didn't like."  

Nearly 26 years of marriage has made him a good judge of my emotions.  

He asked me where the card was. I walked to the studio and pointed to the trash can.  

That's when he promptly said these words - "There's nothing wrong with this card. So what if the greeting is stamped too far to the right.  Stamping is an art, not a science.  Oh no, we must save the reindeer!"

I couldn't help but giggle.  Partly because he was serious and partly because I realized that a greeting stamped a little off center isn't a big deal.  

I pulled it out of the trash and studied it again.  There's nothing wrong with it not being perfect.   

If you have a few imperfect Christmas cards I'll encourage you to send them anyways. Your family and friends won't care. Heck, they probably won't even notice!  The fact that you handmade your card is what they will be impressed by, not the small things you notice.  

Yes! I saved the reindeer and put my pride aside.   

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Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree Shaker Card

My love for shimmer continues in today's shaker card video tutorial.  

What's different about this shaker card is that it has a custom blend of glitter and sequins making it both unique and fun.  The best part, which you can't tell by looking at the picture, is that the glitter actually provides a unique appearance. You'll have to watch the video to see what I mean but one thing for sure, this card is a WOW!  

If you think there isn't time on your December calendar to get this one made, you're mistaken. This card is much easier than it looks so give it a try with my step by step instructions in a free project tutorial (PDF) download or by watching the video.  

Dazzle them this Christmas with shimmer!

Link information:

  • Click HERE for the video tip about using magnetic sheets to store your framelits and thinlits
  • Click HERE for the video tip about tracing your framelits and thinlits to keep track of them
  • Click HERE for the video tip about creating a custom glitter mix
  • Click HERE or on the image below to download the free project tutorial for today's card

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Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree Shaker Card, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree Shaker Card, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Anything Goes

Creative Fingers 

Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree Shaker Card, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Pin this collage to your Pinterest board for easy reference!  

Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree Shaker Card, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

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The next Live with Lisa event is coming up on Saturday, December 10th at 8PM EST.  I would love to have you join us.  Place a $35 online product order by December 9th and receive your invitation to be included for this exclusive, private event.  Live demonstrations, lots of inspiration, tips, free tutorials and Prize Patrol!  

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Spotlight with Lisa - Tonight, Sunday, December 4th

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Don't miss the inspiration, demonstration, tips and fun on my Facebook page HERE, tonight!  

This is a free event and everyone is welcome. 

8PM EST - 5PM PST - 6PM MST - 7PM CST

Click on the image below to "like" Lisa's Stamp Studio Facebook page so you don't miss the notifications! 

Please note: If you are viewing this event from a mobile device (cell phone, tablet, iPad, etc.) you will need to download the Facebook application to that device. 

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Details

• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
• All products (and discounts) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of my online store.
• Year-end closeout items may be added to any order including regularly priced merchandise.
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.
• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
        • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
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