Sunday, November 20, 2011


SECOND POST TODAY.  The purple and silver ornament card was posted this morning.

 I have been creating a lot of Christmas cards and today decided to use a couple of other new dies I just received to make a Friendship card.  The design paper I used is from the Webster's Pages "Your Life, Beautiful".  The sentiment is the Penny Black "Friendship" (4176H) wood stamp.  I like to create Rosettes with the Tim Holtz "Paper Rosette" die and used a piece of striped design paper from the Graphic 45 "Christmas Emporium" 12x12" paper pad for this one.  The new Cheery Lynn die that I used to create the pretty little flower is the "Cuties 2" (B150) die.  In the picture below you can see the strip used to create the flower when first punched.  On the video on Joan's Gardens, it shows how to glue two strips together to create a nice full flower.  Doing this really makes a big difference in how the flower turns out. If you haven't already seen this video, you won't want to miss it.   You can glue the two strips together and then cut them in half to create smaller flowers.  The flower on the top of my arrangement was created with a full strip of petals, and the two flowers below that one were created with a half strip.

Here is the picture to show you how you glue two strips together.  The strip on the bottom is a single strip.  The strip on top has two strips glued together, alternating the petals.  You just put a very thin line of glue across the bottom, below the petals, then roll it up.  I punched a small circle to add to the bottom of each flower to hold it's shape.  Then you start pulling each of the petals down to create your pretty little flower.

Below the Rosette I placed this beautiful die cut created with the Memory  Box "LaRue Flourish" (98218).   It is so beautiful I hated to cover it up but I really liked the dainty look it created below my flower arrangement.  I thought I should take a picture of the whole die so you can see how dainty and beautiful it is.  These Memory Box dies just pop right out of the die and are so easy to use.  I know you will love them.

Below the flowers I added one of the die cuts from the Marianne (LR0192) set.  I love all three of the die cuts in this package for little added embellishments behind flower arrangements.  The pretty little leaves, under the flowers, were die cut using the new Cheery Lynn "Olive Branches" (B147).  You get two stems of leaves, each facing a different direction so it easy to use around your flower arrangements.  To complete this card a small ivory bow and some pearls were added.

As you know all these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

Today is the BIG DAY.  The 12 Days of Christmas Sale, at Joan's Gardens, started at noon today.  Remember for each day you make a purchase from this Sale, you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Gift Package from Joan's Gardens.  Better go over and check out the great savings!



craftieodmae said...

gorgeous, and I LOVE that die!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is absolutely beautiful... love that sentiment!

Betty Benton said...


Glenda said...

Just beautiful! Love the delicate swirls of that die!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful, lovely cards!!! I ordered the LaRue from Joan and it should be here any day-can't wait!

Judi said...

Boy, Selma, you must be the best asset Joan's Garden has. Every time I look at one of your creations, I want everything you used to make it. You have crazy mad talent and both these cards today are just fabulous. I really love the way you used the Memory Box dies.


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