WOW! Video Tutorial: Create Borders with Layering Squares

On yesterday’s post here, I added a bold border to my sympathy card that defined the sentiment.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares Framelits Dies to create this simple detail.  In today’s 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial, I share tips on how I created and layered the frame.  Details for the Christmas card in the video will be on my Stampin’ Pretty blog tomorrow.

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  1. Beautiful card Mary. TFS

  2. Good morning my friend… Now this was a wonderful way to wake up! This is not only an adorable card… It’s a fantastic video and I truly think this is easily on my top three favorite cards that Mary Fish has ever made!

    Many thanks for your inspiration and with your permission I can’t wait to case away! Have a wonderful day…..

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent. The card is very elegant and perfect for Christmas.

  4. I LOVE this project, and I LOVE this border you’ve created. You are amazing! Such awesome impact!

  5. Michelle Quinno

    Beautiful card, Mary! Love your frame idea.

  6. Great tips for big shot. Thank you

  7. Denise Ferguson

    Thanks Mary! I love the detail of the die cut house. It’s really beautiful. Your frame idea is so cool!

  8. LOVE the video! I’m so thankful that you do these videos and are so full of wonderful techniques and ideas! Thanks Mary!!

  9. Again, another great video. Thanks for sharing.

  10. What a stunning card, Mary. I do like your work. You have a way of making simple cards gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Debbie Crowley

    Mary, this is an absolutely stunning card and a very informative video… thank you.

  12. Such a lovely card and such an informative video. I can hardly wait to try the frame technique. I thought I was the only person to de-fuzz die cuts with my fingernails! Thanks Mary.

  13. Kadie in Arizona

    OH MY GOSH Mary………This is BRILLIANT!!!! I kept looking at your card yesterday and trying to figure out HOW DID YOU DO THAT. This technique just couldn’t be any easier. THANKS for sharing this amazing video with us. YOU ROCK THE PAPERCRAFTING WORLD MY FRIEND!

  14. Hi Mary. This is Beautiful and inspiring. Is the house actually cut out and glued on the base? It looks like it’s embossed.

  15. What a beautiful and simple card! Love this technique. Thanks for the great demonstration and for sharing it.

  16. Lolita Thawley

    This card is one of my favorites. And oh what a smart use of our products. Thanks for sharing.

  17. This is SO COOL! I was trying to figure out how you did it – it is much easier than what I was conjuring up-lol! Thank you so much for the inspiration and WONDERFUL video?

  18. Joan Broadwater

    Great idea with the frame. Never thought of cutting out a piece of the frame to let the words be seen. Love the clean look. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. What a simple yet stunning card. And, it could easily be mass produced. Thanks for the great idea and the wonderful video!

  20. I love this card Mary! Thank you for sharing how you created it!

  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I plan on using this technique many times. Thank you for the inspiration.

  22. Thank you Mary… Love the card and thank you for sharing all your tips with us… love the videos…

  23. Susan from Colorado

    Oh Mary …Your wonderful ideas make me so happy! LOVE this one and plan to put it use – Thank you!

  24. Lynndorian Swindell

    This is absolutely beautiful! The little frame just took the card over the top. Thank you for your videos. Love them!

  25. Fabulous, Lynndorian . . . I’m so glad you liked the card and left a comment!

  26. Beautiful card, Mary. Simple and stunning!

  27. Mary Ann Horbinski

    Thank You for making this video. Great video, I was anxious to see how you did the black frame. You really created a beautiful card. I am anxious to try this method.
    Thank you for sharing. Love your blog.

  28. Love the tips about the border and how to cut out for a word! Terrific….I will definitely try this.

  29. I want to tell you I’m always inspired by your cards and videos. When ever I have a hard time thinking of new things I pull your site up and you just know what I need. Thank you so much. Your amazing! Kim

  30. Love this technique — will try it soon. Thanks so much. !!

  31. Mary,
    I’m still not sure how you did the embossing of the house and tree? Did you have a second piece of white CS just below the house. I understand how you cut the two buildings off, but it is difficult to see if there are two pieces of white CS on the front of the card. Did you have a tutorial about this embossing? If so, I have missed it. I love the simple design of this card. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Mary, I love this video. IIlearn so very much from you. You are so amazing. Thank you for taking the timer to explain everything to all of us. Your card is so sweet. The black border with te accent on Home make a huge impact. Thank you, Ellen Hinds

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