Tuesday, November 8, 2011
This morning I was waiting to leave for an appointment and had about 45 minutes to spare, so decided to try creating a card I had an idea for. This is the result. Don't you love the new Memory Box dies you can now get from Joan's Gardens. The Christmas tree is the "Winterland Tree (98168) and the pretty bows are the "Crisp Bows" (98197). The border around the card was created with the Martha Stewart "Double Arches" border punch set. I think that punched frame is perfect with these dies. I didn't want to take time to figure out colors so created a totally white card. In the photo below I show you how I laid out all the dies for this card.
I used the Spellbinders "Grand Calibur" die cutting machine and was able to lay out all the dies I wanted to cut for this project. For the "gift packages" I used a variety of my small square and rectangle Spellbinders dies. I think they made perfect gift packages. You can also see the Winterland Tree, the bows, and the Memory Box "Star of Wonder" dies (98167). After die cutting these dies, they were also embossed. I doubled up some of the bows to create a "fuller" bow on some of the packages, so additional bows were die cut. All the die cut elements were arranged on the card adding dimensional dots under some of the "gifts". The sentiment is from the JustRite "Sparky and Friends" stamp set. To add some sparkle to this white card I decided to use the "Quickie Glue" pen to add glue to the bows and tree then sprinkle with diamond dust glitter. The corners are from the Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" die set. Clear rhinestones were added to the packages and tree to complete the card.
You can purchase all these products from Joan's Gardens.
Have you been over to Joan's Gardens to check out all the Autumn items she posted to day and see her beautiful card. I love how she added the embossing to the pumpkins, don't you.