I got the idea for this card from Pinterest. I know you all have heard me talk about Pinterest before so I won’t go on about how great a place it is to find ideas on almost anything (but if you are ever stuck go there for inspiration!). Ok, I know. I just told you about it again!
The card I saw was similar to this one but I always like to change it up a bit to make it my own. I used different colors (very non-traditional Christmas colors). I added the snowflakes to the background and I used a different sentiment. I guess you could say, the only idea I got from that card was to use the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits die. I thought it was so clever! There are so many creative people out there who are willing to share their ideas. That is one of the reasons I love to stamp and make cards.
Madelyn had a check up at the doctor’s. She looks pretty healthy to me!
This is the third and last card we made at our monthly club meeting. I didn’t think it would be as hard as it turned out to be. We had to cut two of the ornaments from Blackberry Bliss cards stock and then glue them together. It is not that it was hard to do, but it does take some time to poke out all those little pieces. I personally think it is worth the effort because the ornaments are so pretty. It made it much easier to use an unscented dryer sheet when cutting them out. The Big Shot sandwich is plate>dryer sheet>cardstock>waxed paper>die>plate. You also have to run it through a couple of time to make sure all the little pieces cut. Most of the little pieces end up sticking to the dryer sheet which made it easier too.
Madelyn came for a visit last weekend. Her parents had to go to a wedding so Grandpa and I got to take care of her for a couple of days. She was so much fun! We taught her how to blow bubbles. I am not sure how pleased her parents are about that, but it is so cute! I caught her midway in a roll over with this picture.
It is Watercooler Wednesday again! Today’s challenge is brought to us by Buffy. She gave us a Tic Tac Toe challenge.
To participate in this challenge you need to choose a line. You can choose a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line and make a card, scrapbook page or 3D item (or anything else you wish) using all the items in that line. You can use more than what is in the line but you have to have everything in the line included.
I chose the line that has Gold (the sentiment and Cord), Die Cut (the sentiment and the Delicate Ornaments) and Heat Embossing for my (“Christmas”) card. I also added dry embossing because I used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder for the background.
You can see the other creations if you click HERE. Now go and make an item using the Tic Tac Toe board above and link it to our website. Maybe you will be the next person to Rock the Watercooler!
I love the new Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies that are in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. They are just beautiful. There are 8 dies in the set. Three of them are very intricate. I used the largest one for this card. If you look closely you can see how the middle of the ornament is cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. There is an actual die that I used to cut it out with. The word “peace” is from another set of Thinlits called Christmas Greetings. There are three words in that set. The other two say merry and jolly.