Sunday, December 30, 2012
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)