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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Spellbinders Card - (Borderabilities) Scalloped Borders One Birthday Card

Continuing my craze with manual die cutting, here is another card making use of various dies. I also used a new blending tool for the ink application, the color dusters. The tutorial that I saw on color dusters used the Inkylicious (Ink Duster) brand which is sold in Europe, quite expensive. I went on to experiment with various make-up brushes which worked just fine and then I discovered the Judikins brand which worked very well and are inexpensive. I bought more packs as I now prefer using them more than the Tim Holtz blending tools. There is no chance of smudging the ink as the brush is very forgiving and blends the ink well. I just love them!

The key to this card is being very precised with the measurement of the layers used. The photos show the many layers used on the card. Another first on this card is the unique pocket that is on the back of the card. There is no fold on this card. I created the pocket on the back for the message insert. I love the way it turned out, all because of the beautiful border die used which I slanted for added style on the card.

I made this card for my friends Leng, Jing and my niece, Malaya.

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Dies used on the box:
Flourish - Memory Box 'Darrington Corner'
NameTag - Marianne Design 'Anja's Labels'

Happy crafting!

Spellbinders Borderabilites - Scalloped Borders One
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Decorative Labels Twenty-Two

Spellbinders Nestabilities - Opulent Ovals

Cuttlebug by Anna Griffin - Poppy

Marianne Designs - LR0157 (Decorative Elegance)

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy and Judikins Color Dusters 


  1. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Could you please send me the file thank you.

  2. Another gorgeous card. I would love to receive this file. Please send it to Thank you in advance.

  3. Captivating,, Elegant... Ms. Gayle, please send the file to Much appreciated and thank you in advance.

  4. Captivating and elegant.. Ms. Gayle, please send the file to, Much appreciated and thanks in advance

  5. what a labor of love .Beautiful !!I would love the file