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Sahin Designs – Pocket Letter

Hello, everyone. I am back with a new project today. Don’t you just love receiving happy mail? Or better, making someone’s day by sending some pretty goodies? I have been enjoying putting together pocket letters lately. It is a fast project and you can have one done and ready to be mailed in no time.

For my pocket letter today, I have decided to use the Crafty Fingers collection. I absolutely love the colors and the sentiments, perfect for your crafty friends.

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I usually use Trading Card Sleeves. They are smaller than the page protectors you would use for your Project Life spreads. I find they are not as bulky when it comes to shipping them out. To start, I printed my favorite cards and patterned papers from the collection and cut them to measure 3.5”L x 2.5”W.

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Embellishing is my favorite part. What I like about working with digital collections is that you can mix and match your elements and achieve a personalized look each time. It is also fun incorporating physical items, such as stickers, twine and enamel shapes, that coordinate well with your chosen collection.

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I used foam dots on most of the cards. I like the dimension they add.

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Once you are done preparing your pocket letter, fill up each pocket with all the pretty stuff. Your friends will love it!

I hope you felt inspired today.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

firma

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Sahin Designs – Simple and fast Valentine’s cards

Hello everyone! I’m back today to show you how you can create fast and easy cards for any occasion. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to quickly make some handmade cards to give to family and friends. I used the gorgeous Cupid collection by Sahin Designs. I love the colorful papers. You can find not only the pinks and reds you would in a classic Valentine’s collection, but also yellow and blue tones that are so unique and fun.

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I used some cut files from The Cut Shoppe, but you can simply use a heart punch or dies to achieve a similar result. Both cards measure 5.25″ x 5.25″.

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For my first card, I simply cut a 5″x5″ piece of patterned paper to use as a base for my cut file. I also used a beautiful bright red patterned paper to back the heart, just to give it a different look and make it stand out more. To add extra dimension, I used foam adhesive to stick it down. A few enamel hearts and a sweet banner finished the card.

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Here is my second card.

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I decided to cut three hearts in different sizes and hand-stitch around them. This is an extra step that you don’t actually have to do, but it sure adds a lot to the card. I then backed the hearts with different pattern papers before gluing the whole top layer to the bottom one. You can really be creative with the embellishment. I wanted to keep it simple, so I just cut out some words you can find in the Cupid collection and silver sequins and black splatters.

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That is it, friends! I hope this has inspired you today!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

firma

 

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Sahin Designs – Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone. I have a new Christmas project for you today. Don’t you just love all the colors, the smells, the magic of the season? I know I do. One of my favorite things to do at this time of the year, other than baking lots of sweets, is making ornaments for our Christmas tree. Nothing super fancy or time consuming. This is actually a fun project to do with your kids (once you have all the pieces ready for them).

My main inspiration came from the gorgeous Christmas papers and elements included in the Dear Santa and the brand new Holiday collections. I like a diversified look, so I decided to combine the two together.

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This is what you’ll need:

  • a circular punch or cut file
  • a snowflake punch or cut file
  • patterned paper
  • heavy white cardstock
  • thread, if you decide to do some stitching (optional)
  • ribbon, twine
  • cut out elements from the collection, plus some from your stash (optional).

The first thing you want to do is punch out two circles for each ornament from both the patterned paper and the heavy white cardstock. I used one of my Silhouette cut files for this. Mine measure 3.5″ in diameter. I also cut out a smaller circle to glue on top of the main one in order to give the ornaments added texture and color, but that is totally optional.

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I glued the patterned paper on top of the heavy white cardstock, then stitched around it. Stitching also adds extra dimension and color. Finally, I fussy cut some embellishments and had fun decorating the ornaments.

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I also like to incorporate embellishments from my stash, like the circular wood veneer piece below. I’ve been hoarding it for a while, but I think it goes perfectly with the colors and the circular “theme”.

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Finally, I decided to cut out some snowflakes and create a 3-D design. You’ll just need four of them. Fold each snowflake in half and glue them back-to-back, making sure to leave a flat side to adhere to the ornament.

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Combine some colorful ribbon and twine together to create the bow and the loop, and you are done!

I hope you enjoyed this simple project and will feel inspired to create some ornaments of your own.

Until next time! Thank you for stopping by.

firma