Crazy Cousins | Shannon Morgan

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Happy July, wherever you are! Hope you aren't melting, like I am! Today I am sharing a layout with you featuring my cousin Caroline and some awesome cut file alphas from The Cut Shoppe

My cousin Caroline is my person, she loves pretty much all the same things I do, music wise, movie wise and just life in general. She always has a kind word or pick me up when I am feeling down. I love her so much. She is also one of my favorite people to take pictures with. 

 

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There was a perfect file for some great title work!

 

Open Letter Alpha

 

 

You can do so much with the files, I used reverse reliefs and just alphas with no borders, this is a really versatile cut file!

 

Thanks for letting me share with you!! 

 

Shannon Morgan

 

 

 

 


♥ A Happy Hello ♥

Happy Friday! ♥

I'm sharing a card with you today featuring a summery feel using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products!

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This card is easy to pull together, you can gather summery, bright colored scraps and embellishments.

Try this TIP:If you're looking for a timesaver on visual punch, look through your stash at your 3X4 journaling cards (I know everyone has a ton of those like I do!).

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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L has so many different adhesives available for you to use your projects. Pictured above is E-Z Runner Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser. This adhesive is so awesome for anything vellum or sheer. You have the hold of a quality adhesive without the lines!

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I wanted this sun to stand out just a bit, so I instantly thought, the 3D Foam Circles White Mix would work perfectly for this. They give the perfect pop and dimension for this card.

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This card was assembled in stages. I had the base layer laid out and adhered. It's a simple background adhered to the card base. A doily was then added. Next came the heart. I set the base aside to focus on the fun flamingo. I added the sun, a cute polka dot tab and wrapped twine around the card.

TRY THIS TIP:Use Adhesive Dots Mini to keep that bow in place. If you add a dot behind the bow, it will keep your twine nice and neat. These awesome glue dots can be used for sequins, and other small embellishments you may want to add to your card.

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Thanks for letting me share with you today! I hope I have inspired you to create something summery!

Have a great weekend!


♥ True Love Captured | The Cut Shoppe ♥

Happy Monday! ♥

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I'm sharing a layout of my sweet Lucy with you today. She loves laying in the sun, often reluctant to come in the house, she throws herself down in the yard and refuses to get up. I laugh every time she does it and finally got some good pictures of her pouting. 

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I created this layout using the Say Cheese cut file:

 

Here's a close up of some of the awesome cut files available in this set:

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Thank you for letting me share!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead and keep checking The Cut Shoppe blog for amazing inspiration ♥

 


♥ Monochromatic Cards | Food for Fun ♥


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Good morning! By now you're well into this fabulous blog hop, so thank you for hopping through! I am sharing a sweet, sweet monochromatic card with you for inspiration ♥

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There are so many great projects featuring Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Hero Arts! I wanted to share the products I used with you in case you were feeling especially inspired to create. 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L used:

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser,  E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips Refill 150', 3D Foam Squares White Mix, Dual Tip Glue Pen

Hero Arts used:

CM249 Food Puns, CH301 Ombre Blush Sequins

There is are some great prizes up for grabs just for hopping through this! Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L are both offering a chance to win a prize worth $35 to you for entering the Rafflecopter below!

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You have until Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM (Central Time) to enter, so make sure you do!

YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP IS, the super talented:  Shellye McDaniel

 

Here's the blog hop order in case you need it!

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Hero Arts

Amy Tsuruta

Christine Meyer

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Libby Hickson

Linsey Rickett

Margie Higuchi

Michelle Short

Shannon Morgan

Shellye McDaniel

Teri Anderson

Terri Burson

Tracy McLennon

Valerie Ward

Yvonne van de Grijp

 

Happy hopping!  ♥


★ Graduation Wishes ★

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Graduation season is upon us friends! Today on the blog, you can find the steps on how to create this card.  If it's possible to be empty and have a full heart at the same time, this is me, every year during "graduation time."

I put a lot of "Mama Morgan" love and details into the graduation cards. See the tips and tricks below as to how you can create a card just like this.

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What you need for this card:

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The beauty of this card, I used scraps. I hang onto (more like hoard) scraps and leftovers just for these kind of things! Sometimes your scraps coordinate perfectly. You'll need adhesive of course and some foam squares and circles.

Graduation Card Step by Step:

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  1. I used a piece of heavy cardstock. This cardstock was folded, then trimmed to measure 4.25"X6". 
  2. Grab those scraps, I used a piece of vellum with gold accents. Ideally, you'll have some E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenseron hand, but if not, regular adhesive will work just fine too. Adhere the vellum to the card base as shown in figure 2.
  3. Look through your scraps and select the next layer. I used a corner rounder and distressed the edges before adhering this layer. It is positioned slightly off center and to the right of the base. 
  4. Yet another scrap, I chose a smaller scrap. I distressed the edges to create some interest and again adhered it using my E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. I then added a piece of a glassine bag to this layer. You will see why in the next  step.
  5. You are now ready to add the frame and dimension to your card with 3D Foam Squares. I used the 3D Foam Squares White Mix because I actually needed both sizes for this project. I doubled up (which means I put 2 squares back to back) before I adhered them to the card. 
  6. This is what your project looks like. It is now ready to add the sentiment and accents. Look to step 7.
  7. I added a thought bubble to the inside of the frame, but let part of it stick out of the frame. See the picture. I also then began adding accents, like the gem, tab and happy face. I used 3D Foam Circles White Mixfor the gem and happy face. 
  8. After adding a few more accents like twine, a star, and ticket stub, the card is almost complete. I added the sentiment last. It is a congrats grad sticker on a punched piece of cardstock adhered to the card with, you guessed it, some foam squares! The sequins are the final touch, this card is ready for that grad! 

Here is a shot of the dimension that I keep talking about:

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 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser

3D Foam Circles White Mix 

E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser

3D Foam Squares White Mix

Have a great day!! Thanks for letting me share! 


♥ Beautiful Day | The Cut Shoppe

 

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Good morning friends! I'm bringing you this layout today featuring these awesome files from The Cut ShoppeUntamed Heart and (a fast becoming favorite) The Working Title

I really couldn't think of better files to use to celebrate Mack's 8th Grade Graduation and the earthly Fathers who lover her. Mack graduated with honors and she's now a freshman. I can't read handle that part, but I can handle that she's loved and supported by a great community and led by two great men. 

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Here's a close up of that great title:

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I used foam dots to have it pop off the page.

 

Thank you for letting me share with you! 

Make sure you're checking The Cut Shoppe for new files and freebies, Ashley is adding them all the time!!

 


♥ Bless You Card ♥

 

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It's Tuesday and I am sharing a card with you I created using some Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L staples.

I did some layering to bring out the dimension on this card, even though things are still "flat" the card feels like it's reaching out to you. :) It's pretty easy to assemble ♥ Keep reading to see how I did this.

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Take a look at the layers, they are simple, yet many, the best part? You'll only need your  E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser & Adhesive Dots Micro for this card.

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To assemble this card: Add the patterned paper to the cardstock base. Use your EZ Runner to do this. Add the tracing paper/vellum layer next. I always crinkle the top of my layer, to give it a little extra to the card. I also used the EZ Runner for this layer. The off set heart is added next. If you look at the card, you'll see that it's off to the right and slightly askew. The doily comes next, I used both the runner and glue dots to adhere the doily, the micro dots are perfect for this, you can adhere the delicate parts of the doily to the card as needed. I then added the "dove", I found clip art on the computer and printed and cut it out. The next layer is the sticker. I added this sticker right on top of the doily. Final touches are adding the sequins using micro dots. I took a length of twine and tied it in a bow. The micro dots are also perfect for adhering this bow to the card. A piece of washi tape and a staple finish this card off and it's now ready for a special recipient.

Here are few close ups of the details on the card.

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Creative Time: Beginner to Intermediate, 30-40 minutes

Materials Needed: E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser & Adhesive Dots Micro

Other: cardstock, patterned paper, tracing paper, paper doily, sequins, twine, washi tape, staple

Thank you for letting me share with you! 


hello there ♥ | The Cut Shoppe

Good morning, Shannon here sharing this layout with you using some great files from The Cut Shoppe

 

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It has some of my very favorite people in it, and it's perfect for featuring one of Ashley's brand new files! Take a look:

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You'll find Hello Hello and The Happy Little Clouds set on this layout, thanks for taking a look! Make sure you're stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog for inspiration, tips and freebies! 

 

 

 

 


hello there ♥ | The Cut Shoppe

Good morning, Shannon here sharing this layout with you using some great files from The Cut Shoppe

 

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It has some of my very favorite people in it, and it's perfect for featuring one of Ashley's brand new files! Take a look:

 

 

You'll find Hello Hello and The Happy Little Clouds set on this layout, thanks for taking a look! Make sure you're stopping by The Cut Shoppe blog for inspiration, tips and freebies! 

 

 

 

 


*{Magic Moment}* | The Cut Shoppe

Happy Tuesday! It's The Cut Shoppe share time, I'm sharing a layout with you today featuring "The Working Title" & "The Picture Perfect" cut files:

 

 

 

Thanks for taking a look at my layout! I love the fonts and how easy it is to work with Ashley's files! This is probably one of my favorite pictures that I've ever gotten of Mack, Molly and Sarah. They are the sweetest girls and they were celebrating a victory, they were all smiles,  the lighting was perfect, it truly was a magic moment. 

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Make sure you stop back over at The Cut Shoppe blog tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team!