12.13.11Hi everyone, I’m here to share a quick and easy card using the Letterpress system by Lifestyle Crafts.  If you haven’t heard, the Lifestyle Crafts brand was purchased by We R Memory Keepers…two awesome companies, now one!  To end the year with a bang and to kick off into a crafty New Year, I’ll be doing a give away…details are at the end of this post.

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I’m using Jubilee Letterpress Printing Plates (these plates have been renamed from Holiday) and not using ink  for a debossed image.  The printing plates give nice, deep, debossed impression and it’s one of my favorite ways of making cards that are simple, yet elegant.  

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I cut my Letterpress card stock to 3″x3″ and lined it up on the Letterpress Platform.  If I were going to be making a lot of the same card, I’d use the adhesive and strips to keep this process quick and easy, but for today’s card, I’m eyeballing it and it worked perfectly.  

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I ran it through the Evolution…a wonderful machine btw!  Look at that nice impression!

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I cut my layered pieces at 3.25″ square and 3.5″ square.  My patterned paper is cut at 4.75″ square and my card base is 5″ square.  

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I loved the look so much I made another one in no time at all!  Love how you can mix and match the colors and get an equally gorgeous look!  The paper I used is Simple Stories Handmade Holidays and it’s so pretty!

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And now…on to the GIVE AWAY!!!  To end the year on a great note and to bring in the New Year with New Beginnings…let’s have a GIVE AWAY!  How would you like to win a NEW GIFT BAG PUNCH BOARD?  After all, you’ll need something pretty to put your cards in after you’ve made them, right?  Here’s what you need to do to enter the give away:

1.  “Like” We R on Facebook

2. Follow We R on Twitter

3.  Follow my blog for more inspiration and Give Aways! 

4.  Leave a comment on this post!

Drawing for the Gift Bag Punch Board will end Saturday, December 28th at midnight CST.  If you should want to pick up a Letterpress for yourself (or anything else!) at We R, be sure to use my special code “POP” at checkout for 20% off.  

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Happy Holidays, thanks for stopping by!