Sunday, December 11, 2011

Winter Scene Plus a Tag

 Today I have created another Christmas card using Memory Box Dies from Joan's Gardens.  I did use one stamp for the background in this scene.  Here are the products I used for this card:  Memory Box "Tree Silhouette" stamp; "Winterland Tree (98168); "Country House" (98165); Wrought Iron Fence" (98164); "Puffy Clouds" (98172); "Deer Trio" (98166); "Bubble Joy" (98190); Amira Flourish" (98183); Sizzix "Small Easel" ( 657187).

I started out by white embossing the Tree Silhouette  in the background on the left side.  I does not show up a lot in the photo.  The background was sponged with blue Distress Ink.  By stamping the trees in the background it gave this scene some depth.  Everything was die cut using white card stock.  The Country House was die cut and backed with a piece of light yellow card stock for light in the windows.  The pretty Wrought Iron Fence was die cut twice so it would fit across the front of the card. I really like the small size of this pretty fence.   I get questions about how to get these die cuts out of the dies.  If they don't just fall out after die cutting them, I hit them on the edge of the table and they usually fall right out.  These dies are very sturdy.  I have never had a problem getting the die cuts out of the dies.  The Winterland Tree was die cut and then backed with a piece of light green card stock.  I used scissors to cut around the outside edge.  The Deer Trio was die cut and only two of them used on the front of the card.  I saved the other one for the inside.  The Puffy Clouds were die cut and only two of the three were used.  The snowflakes were in my stash of snowflakes - most coming form the Martha Stewart snowflake border punches.  A bow was added to complete the front.
 On the inside I used another really pretty Memory Box die.  This one is called the "Bubble Joy".  You place it on your card where you want the sentiment die cut, and it die cuts little holes in the shape of the sentiment. I glued a piece of blue card stock behind the die cut so the sentiment would show up well. I love this look!   I couldn't resist using another new Memory Box die called "Amira Flourish".  It is just as pretty as the La Rue Flourish I have used in the past.  I glued it to the top portion of the inside of the card.  To complete the bottom of the inside, I attached the other deer from the "Deer Trio".

 Joan sent me a die I am really, really excited about.  This is the Sizzix "Small Easel".  How cool is this!   So many times I create a card that I would like to display or even better, there are cards I receive from my friends that I would love to display in my craft room.  This die cuts that little easel that you can attach easily with your Pro Glider Adhesive and it folds down perfectly flat for mailing.  I attached this easel to the back of the card I made today.  It was so simple to do.  I know I will use this die cut a lot.  And the great thing is that it will work with your Cuttlebug, Big Shot or Vegabond.


 I still need tags for packages and I used a Sizzix die to create these cute stocking tags.
 The Sizzix die is the "Stocking" die (657369).  This die comes with an embossing folder which makes it quick and easy to create this tag.  I wanted a tag that would open, so I placed a piece of folded card stock just below the cutting line along the top,  and ran it through the die cutting machine.  I then die cut a red stocking and another white stocking.  Each of these pieces were put in the embossing folder then cut apart and glued to the front of the stocking  tag I die cut. The "Merry' was traced with a Glue Pen and sprinkled with green glitter.  A slot punch was used to make a hole so I could attach a ribbon.

 On the inside of the tag I used some JustRite stamps for the pine branch and sentiment.  The "To and From"  were stamped on the bottom.
Here is a picture of the Sizzix Stocking die (657369).  Now I need to get busy and get all my tags completed!

All the products I used in these two projects can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.



Mrs. Swandog said...

Love love your joy card....what a wonderful way to build a scene!

Betty Benton said...

These are just perfect, Selma. I love that embossed tree on your beauitful card!


I just love all your projects and that easel die is to die for! The little stocking is so cute. You make it very hard for me to stay on budget!

Olga said...

How awesome are these!!!!! Love the easel!

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous scene you created! I love the tree!

Mary G. said...

I really need to find another word other than beautiful because this card is beyond beautiful!!! Such a fabulous scene you've created!!! I think I really MUST get that easel die!!! There are so many things it can be used for!!! TFS your talent with us!!!

redwasher1 said...

Awesome Selma!!! I'm like Mary said have ran out of words to describe your beautiful cards!!

Anonymous said...

I really love the way you create your scenes. They are always so beautiful. Love all of the dies you used on this awesome card. I would love to have them all. Thanks for sharing your very pretty cards.
Happy Holidays to you.

Beate said...

Your winter scene card is gorgeous inside and out. And that tiny stocking card is just darling!
Hugs and smiles


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