Hello! Sheri Reguly here! Thanks so much for joining us on Day 3 of our birthday celebration!!! I have two cards to share with you today, along with one of my favorite cutting tips AND a free cut file!

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(SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, American Crafts; Stickers, Decorative Clip: Crate Paper; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Designs, Simple Stories, My Mind?s Eye; Manual Dies: Sizzix, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp; Other: Corner Rounder, Baker?s Twine, Cork)

Most of you are probably already familiar with the cutting tip that I'm going to share, but if I can help save time and effort for even a few of you, well then it's worth mentioning. 🙂

When cutting tiny letters with my Silhouette to incorporate into a design, I like to group the letters together. It makes it so much easier to adhere the title to my design, and the spacing between the letters is always absolutely perfect.

The image below shows my "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" sentiment cut two ways. Individual letters, and then again with a narrow strip added beneath the sentiment, and welded together.

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When adhering the welded sentiment to your card, you have two options. You can leave the added strip visible, as I have done on the two cards that I created, as well as on the example below.

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OR, you can conceal the strip beneath patterned paper to create the appearance of individual letters.

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I have a few basic screen shots to share on how I created this effect.

Step 1. Create text, as well as a narrow rectangular strip.

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Step 2. Position and center the narrow strip directly below the letters. Make sure that they're touching, or ever so slightly overlapping.

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Step 3. Under the "EDIT" bar, select "SELECT ALL."

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Step 4. Click the "WELD" function to weld the selected shapes into one shape.

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Super easy, super quick, and a real time saver!!!

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Thank you so much for joining in our celebration!!! If you're interested in the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" sentiment that I used for my samples, you can download it *here* and incorporate it into your own designs. Happy Birthday cut file

 Download HERE

Thank you so much Sheri for the beautiful card and the cut file! Love it!

 

Day 3 Celebration Giveaways!!!

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Happy, happy, 11th birthday to our dear friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today! We are so delighted to have the chance to join in on the festivities celebrating this wonderful, creative, and crafty magazine. Congratulations on reaching yet another well-deserved milestone! Our party favor is a fun prize pack of a few of our newest stamps and dies including our newly released Matchbox Die, Matchy Matchy stamp set with Coordinating Matchy Matchy Dies, Matchy Backgrounds stamp set

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Happy happy birthday from your friends at Pink Paislee! To celebrate you and your big day, we wanted to share our fancy and fabulous Birthday Bash collection! So perfect, right? We hope you have a blast crafting and creating with this colorful, fun-filled line!

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CTMH2"We are happy to celebrate with Scrapbook & Cards Today by offering these two stamp and Thin Cuts bundles! Be sure to check out our Thin Cuts because this month they are all available at 25%-off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional shapes in no time! We also carry coordinating stamp sets to making stamping and cutting fast and easy! Happy Birthday!" ~ Close To My Heart

Thank you so much to Sheri and our amazing day 3 sponsors – Taylored Expressions, Close to My Heart and Pink Paislee! All wonderful companies that we love! 

For an opportunity to win these prizes, be sure to leave a comment below by March 31st! All randomly selected winners will be announced on April 3rd!  Good luck!

We hope you will take a moment today to let our sponsors know how much you love their prizes on their Facebook pages! 

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We're thrilled you joined us today and hope you'll join us tomorrow for another awesome of celebrating!!!