Mixing and Matching Collection with Be Brave Card

Challenge your creative mind to mix and match different collections to make a project like I did with Debi Adams’ Quite Contrary and Wild & Free Collections. I used her Fearless Stamp and Die Set and Tribal Borders to create this masculine card…what do you think? Hover over the image and see what products I used.

Let me show you how I created this card. On a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 3/4″ navy cardstock, I cut and embossed one of the Tribal Borders Insert Die three times (I cut/embossed four time but didn’t like how the last one looked so I cut it off). Note: to keep them connected, on alternating sides I slide the die on one edge 1/8″ in so it did not cut.

Next, I applied E-Z Dots® Permanent Runner to the die cut because the dots will only cover the cardstock and skip over the cut areas – love how easy it was to apply! Place on top the 5 5/8 x 3 1/2″ Kraft card panel. Using the E-Z Dots®, adhere the card panel to the 6 x 3 7/8″ navy card base. Set aside.

Let’s work on the stamps from the Fearless Stamp and Die Set. On Kraft cardstock, I stamped the pennant shape first with blue ink. Then stamped the sentiment after.

Place the corresponding die template over the stamped image to cut and emboss with my Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

On 1 3/4 x 3 7/8″ patterned paper rectangle, adhere 3/4 x 3 7/8″ navy cardstock strip and place your stamped die cut on top with E-Z Dots Permanent. Wrap jute twine three times and knot twice at the bottom of the rectangle.

Apply 3D Foam Squares on the back for dimension and place on the card front. Finish off by adding sequins with Adhesive Dots Small.

Here’s another look at the card…

Tribal Borders Etched Dies
Fearless Stamp and Die Set
GC-200 Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
T-001 Spellbinders® Tool ‘n One™
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser; 3D Foam Squares Black Mix; Adhesive Dots Small
Authentique Paper: Rugged Collection
Tsukineko: StazOn Ultramarine Ink Pad
Buttons Galore: 28 Lilac Lane Sequins – Neutral
Jute Twine


Margie Higuchi

Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media! She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV. For many years, she has taught different types of paper crafting classes at home, local scrapbooking stores, consumer shows and retreats…even in Japanese!

Margie loves to create with her VAST collection of Spellbinders® products! She enjoys teaching others how to use them in many different ways = SO FUN when they have that light bulb moment :)

Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and supplies of paper crafting! Whatever spare time she has in between, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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