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Hi there SCT friends, it's Nancy Damiano today with a peek at what I've been up to. Recently, I've taken an interest in card making and all the techniques and tools that go along with that hobby. In particular, I love the idea of stamps and coordinating die sets. They can be pricey though, so I've come up with some creative ways to get the most use out of these tools. The set I've chosen today is Donut Worry by Lawn Fawn. I love this company's designs and sense of humor. Who doesn't love a good pun!

Let's start out with my first love - scrapbooking. This layout is about a funny vacation moment and my love of a large pink donut. The "x" design in the center draws the eye towards the center and the photos. The thought behind that particular decision was "x marks the spot" or the donut in this case!

The Lawn Fawn donuts were colored with Copic markers (some with white embossed sprinkles) in shades of pink, magenta and red. I scattered them at the top of the layout to add movement and whimsical touch to the design.

Next, we have the traditional card. I used Copics in shades of pink, blue and brown to create this lovely box of donuts. To create the donut box, I used the Inside Outside Rectangle Die Frame by My Favorite Things. This cut the rectangle to the perfect size and added a nice embossed stitch line to the edges. Some baker's twine and a stamped birthday sentiment complete the simple card.

My last project with the Donut Worry set is this project life spread. This story coordinates with the pink donut layout and they lay side by side in my scrapbook. Here I used the die to create a custom donut 3x4 card.

I used a masking technique to layer stamped images of the donuts so I could get some in the foreground and background. I used a rainbow of Copic markers to create the colorful donuts and a simple type font stamp for the title. The card took 10 minutes to create and gives this spread a nice handmade touch.

Stamps and coordinating dies are wonderful tools for cards, scrapbooking and project life. When deciding which sets to invest in, I make a list of at least 3 projects I can use them on. This helps me to narrow down my wish list and control the costs of yet another new hobby in my life!

Nancy Damiano

Categories: Scrapbooking
Tags: cards, die-cutting, scrapbooking, stamps