Friday, December 18, 2015

“Hope, Trust, Love”

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015

When I saw this Impression Obsession™ stamp and the new dies from the Paper Cut™, I knew they would make the perfect card for a friend who is going through a rough patch in her life.

This card was made from one of the “extra sheets” of handmade paper I always make to keep on hand, but I included the ‘from scratch’ instructions in this project.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of off-white, tan & brown paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Graphic45TM “Topography” scrap for card front liner
  • Scraps of black cardstock or heavy weight hand made paper
  • Envelopes to fit cards (or make your own with the AG envelope template)
  • Beacon QuickGripTM Adhesive, double sided foam tape or dots
  • Scor-palTM (Love the new 1/8version)
  • Dies: The Paper Cut™ PCDIE001Tripple Fancy Tag Card making die & PCDIE002 Fancy Tag Layering die set
  • Stamps: Impression ObsessionTM # D1446 “Good things” & JustRite™ small word stamps
  • ColorBoxTM Charcoal ink pad
  • 1/8” round hole punch
  • Approx. 9” Black Rattail cord
  • Scissors, Iron 


  1. Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create a sheet of heavy weight cream handmade paper (think cardstock weight). Note - create more sheets if you are going to make numerous cards….. one sheet will make one card.
  2. Iron the paper to make it smooth.
  3. Follow the die package instructions to create the Z fold card.
  4. Fold the extra right side piece under to form the “Z”.
  5. Attach the piece of G45 cardstock inside this fold.
  6. Stamp the sentiment and 3 words onto scrap of handmade paper.
  7. Die cut the layering background pieces with the largest die from black card stock scrap.
  8. Die cut the 3 words.
  9. Layer the sentiment piece onto black card stock.
  10. Punch two holes at the top and tie a knot through the holes with the Rattail cord.
  11. Attach the layered piece to the left side of the card.
  12. Layer the 3 words onto the black backing pieces and attach them to the fancy tag part of the card.
  13. Hand write a note of encouragement inside the card and send it on its way.

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