Leonie’s hints & tips

Fol­low Leonie’s ex­pert ad­vice and ideas for mak­ing these pretty ty­po­graphic frames

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Crafty With Leonie Get -

To at­tach the letters to the card, I ap­plied a thin layer of glue to my heat-re­sis­tant craft mat and dipped each let­ter in. I found this quick and easy, and I didn’t get too much glue on the letters or too messy.

When creat­ing a poem, verse or sen­ti­ment, write it out first. This can save spell­ing mis­takes when stick­ing the letters in place on your pro­ject.

I have mixed up my letters, us­ing dif­fer­ent fonts, but you can use the same font through­out – which can look re­ally ef­fec­tive.

Vary the colour of card you work with, as well as the font, to make your own cre­ative and funky de­signs.

The em­boss­ing fold­ers and dies are bril­liant to use with the smaller die-cut­ting ma­chines, mak­ing them su­per quick and easy – and the per­fect way to use scraps of card.

You may find Crafter’s Com­pan­ion’s Xy­ron Cre­ate a Sticker Ma­chine handy, as you can feed the let­ter through and leave them on the sticky sheet un­til you are ready to use them. When you are ready, sim­ply peel them off, and they will have an edge to edge layer of ad­he­sive.

Try the Xy­ron Cre­ate a Sticker Ma­chine

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