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The weather in Minnesota has been wet and icy today. My event I am teaching at in Duluth was postponed until March because of the weather and so it was the perfect day to stay down at my stamp table and do some creating. I printed some supplies from Sweet Shoppe Designs to work on some hybrid projects.

The hybrid card that I am sharing today is inspired by Kristina Werner's Finally Friday card that she posted this past Friday. Part of her challenge was to use black cardstock. I really don't use black too much in my projects, unless it's specific for a holiday, so it is a good challenge for me to work it in. I ended up using a black patterned paper with a subtle polka dot pattern for my black...


I used digital papers from ScrapKitchen Designs Autobiography kit and the black polka dot paper is from Mandabean & Melissa Bennett's Love Actually kit. To maximize my paper and ink, I put pieces of the papers together on one page in the sizes that I knew I was going to need.


Next I went down to my stamp table and assembled my card. Besides the papers being digital, I used all traditional paper crafting techniques to put this card together.


I kept my layout like Kristina's, but used hearts instead of butterflies and the sentiment is embossed in white on the vellum instead of being cut out. I adhered the vellum to my card using a Xyron sticker machine.


Thanks, Kristina for the inspiration! 

Just Because Button Heart Card

hybrid supplies from Sweet Shoppe Designs:

Autobiography by ScrapKitchen Designs & Love Actually by MandaBean & Melissa Bennett

traditional supplies:

Polka Dot Basics II, Giga Guide Lines (sentiment), white vintage mix buttons, Fresh Snow ink, kraft cardstock, vellum cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Versamark ink (Tsukineko), 1" circle & medium heart punches (EK Success), scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!), circle die (Spellbinders), corner chomper (We R Memory Makers), distresser (Tonic), sewing machine/thread, white embossing powder, heat embossing supplies, dimensionals