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SNR Presents Card Universe!

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Love making cards? Love stamping? Love talking and learning about making cards? So do we!! Scrapbook News and Review is thrilled to present an entire universe created just for you!! The SNR Card Universe is built with the card maker in mind, and has resources you have only dreamed of having at your finger tips! Resources that include: Sketch Vault: We have included an entire gallery dedicated to card sketches. Video Archive: We have pages and pages of card making videos already cataloged for your viewing pleasure. We have gathered videos from all over the web into one easy to navigate collection…and we would love to add yours, too. Tutorial Library: We have gathered a huge list of fun and exciting tutorials for you to try. Blog Roll: Our Blog Roll is divided into Sketch Sites, Challenge Blogs, and Card Making Blogs for easy navigation. Event Calendar: Want to know what is going on in the Card Making world with a single glance? Here’s your source. Forums: Ever wish there was a forum just for card makers? Well, now there is! Come visit with us, discuss your passion, and make new friends! We can’t wait to meet you! The hottest new online Magazine is launching the hottest new online card making community…and you are invited!!

Click on the banner above to go to SNR’s Card Universe!

Happy Autumn Card

I bought these little silk autumn leaves last fall at JoAnn’s.  Love them!  The tree wasn’t originally meant to be this big but I just kept gluing and layering those leaves, lol, and couldn’t stop!  The rest of the card is simply cardstock and a stamped sentiment.  All the edging AND the stamping were done with a copper leaf pen (Krylon).  If you try to stamp with one of these, just note that they dry FAST – you have to stamp immediately and it will more than likely stain your rubber stamp.  But it’s a fun, shiny look without having to heat emboss!

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Thank You Card

This card was from the sketch section of the October issue of SNR.  I have to admit – I’m really not the greatest at “staging” my projects for photos.  But every so often, I come up with one I’m pleased with – this is one of them, lol!  Ok, back to the card.  The papers are all older ones I love from 7gypsies, fan folded then glued down into a circle (you need to use a fairly thick liquid adhesive to do this).  A simple ribbon bow with a tiny epoxy sticker from the $1 section at Michael’s.  After I rubber stamped AND attached the sentiment, I decided I wanted to beautify it.  My Glossy Accents weren’t handy, so I grabbed the Plaid version.  Which despite going on thinner, generally has the identical effect.  However the thinner formula combined with me putting this onto a surface that was raised caused some obnoxious warping.  Ah well.  Lesson learned!

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Congrats Card

This was one of the cards I had in the October issue of SNR.

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It was for an article on using rubons in the cards section.  There are a TON of rubons on this!  Put it this way – none of those circles originally had any embellishment.  So all the flowery bits and center bits – all rubons.  Both the paper and rubons are from cherryArte.  Same with the letters – rubons from the same collection.

Thank You Card

This was another of the cards I had in the September issue of Scrapbook News + Review.  it was for the sketch feature and the first time I had used Glimmer Mists from Tattered Angels.  Yes, of COURSE I’m addicted now…have you MET me?  all I have to do is look at a product and I’m addicted, lol!  Anyways.  The paper was HOTP from the SaraPapers line.  I added another strip to the inside of the card then used a border punch (Fiskars) on the front of the card.  I masked it off and Glimmered the heck out of the border (Dewberry is the color I used – the border was originally white).  I also Glimmered the flowers (ancient Making Memories) then added a strip of metallic paper (Paper Adventures) and embossed some swirliness before layering it all on and adding some rhinestone bling.

Grandparents’ Day Card

Yes, I now Grandparents’ Day came and went already, but this was in the September issue of Scrapbook News + Review so I couldn’t share it then!  I loved how this came out.  I used some old Bo Bunny papers (I’m such a sucker for lines with lots of matchy matchy elements in different patterns, lol), an EK Success sticker and some American Crafts ribbon.  Inked all the edges and voila!

Thinking of You Card

From the September issue of Scrapbook News + Review.  Patterned papers from EK Success (including the two leafy cutouts), flowers from Prima, velvet brads from Making Memories.