Sunday, December 30, 2012

I went out to find a Friend

Hi all my blogging friends.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  We had a very white Christmas and and wonderful time with our family.  I want to thank all of you who sent birthday cards and birthday wishes.  I loved receiving all of them. 

I want to congratulate Sharon, from Huntsville, Arkansas.  Her name was drawn from all the winners from the weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens this year.  Wow!  how fun to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Joan's Gardens.  Joan and I love seeing all your beautiful cards and projects in our weekly challenges.  

 I have not been very busy in my craft room during the holiday but today I decided to use  some new dies I recently received from Joan's Gardens.  I love to create very different cards and some of the Sizzix dies are real help.  For this card I used the Sizzix "Album - Accordion Fold 3-D Frame" for this four panel card. 

 When you close the card, it is only 4 3/4" square so is very easy to mail.  

There are a lot of different ways to use this die.  It die cuts the squares and you can attach as many as you want and be very creative. I used Scor-Tape to connect each frame.

I used two coordinating Sizzix dies to create this card.  I used the Accordion Fold 3-D frame and the Sizzix "Frame & Label, Bracket" die to cover the frame and use the center die cut.  This die cuts four separate pieces that can be used on the 3-D frame.  Above is a picture of the two dies.

To decorate the 3-D frame, I used two different Marianne Design die cut flowers for the outside panels. These are new dies from Joan's Gardens. On the second panel I black embossed one of the sentiments from Our Daily Bread "Faithful Friend" stamp set.  It reads:  I went out to find a Friend, but could not find one there. I went out to be a Friend, and friends were everywhere!"  On the third panel I white embossed one of the stamps from the Our Daily Bread "Bird, Borders & Corners" stamp set.  

Sizzix "Album, Accordian Fold 3-D Frame" (658035)
Sixxix "Frame & Label, Bracket" (658037)
Marianne Design "Flower" (LR0248)
Marianne Design "Flower" (LR0250)
Our Daily Bread "Faithful Friend" stamp set (E329)
Our Daily Bread "Bird Borders & Corners" (D216)



Mihaela said...

How interesting is looks this , Selma!!! Very beautiful!
Wish you a Happy New Year!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is down right AWESOME! Love seeing your beautiful work! Snowing at your house? It's coming down like crazy here!

CraftinGranny said...

So glad you stopped by! Been a busy holiday and haven't had time to get out and visit lately. A very Happy New Year to you my friend. Going to do better in 2013. Hugs"

Desire Fourie said...

Selma I am loving this accordian design which you have crafted beautifully.
Wishing you a wonderful happy, healthy and crafty 2013.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

craftieodmae said...

another beauty and wanted to tell you Happy New Year and thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your wonderful comments!!! I do appreciate you!!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful piece, Selma, love the color and the die! Have a wonderful New Year!

Elly said...

Great Card Selma! Happy New Year to you too!!!

Francie in Montreal said...

What a marvellous design with gazillions of potential. Thank you so much for sharing this. It's fabulous.


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