Tuesday, November 8, 2011

All White Merry Christmas plus Mini Tutorial

 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.



Joan Fricker said...

Oh Selma this is stunning! Your gift package idea is fantastic. Those bows are the cutest little things.

I love it!


Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi selma! this is gorgeous!! What a great idea with the white!

Chrissy said...

This is just exquisite Selma...love the white on white and love the tops on the gifts..


Sherry Kushibab said...

Love white on white - great dies and like how you showed how simple it can be with one sheet of paper!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma,
I am in awe of your gorgeous creations. I love the white on white. I just bought some of the Christmas dies and was wondering if you would share what type of glue you use for these delicate and intricate cuts..?
Love all of your creations.

Rita said...

White on White always looks so fresh Selma. Loving the double squares too. Perfect Christmas Card. Hugs Rita xxxx


Wow, this will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit! Just lovely and as always very creative!

Colleen said...

This is amazing all in white, I love all the dies!

Mary G. said...

Oh, my, Selma, this has to be THE most gorgeous card I have ever seen!!! WOW!!!!

Olga said...

is that beautiful or what!!!!!! YOu never fail to amaze me!!!

Georgei said...

wow like all ways this is so beautiful every think is so nice
like very much the little bow

like the white on white
make all ways a gorgeous cards
thank for showing

CraftinGranny said...

What a beautiful and elegant card Selma. Thanks for the tutorial. "Hugs"


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