Happy Monday, peeps! Just a quick post today--the weekend was spent painting without any stamping at all!!! But I made these cards a couple weeks ago, experimenting with the Quilted Christmas bundle. As I said, they were experiments, so they aren't perfect!
I wanted to use some warm country colors for my first card, so I used Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso ink and cardstock on top of a Crumb Cake base:
I did find that even though you can see through the clear stamps, I had better luck lining them up with my stamp-a-ma-jig (because I was too lazy to set up my Misti!!).
My second card used the Quilted Christmas DSP stack; I wasn't thinking when I separated all my little pieces, that when I put them back together again, I should have matched up the plaids!!! My home ec teacher from 8th grade would be tsk-tsking at me! Next time I'll do better! I did back the DSP with an adhesive sheet to make sticking them down easier, but I found that adhering the frame to a larger piece of adhesive sheet, stick side up, made putting the pieces on a little easier, and you wouldn't have to peel off all those tiny pieces!
I also used the Quilt Top embossing folder, which is just delightful! There are so many more elements to this bundle, I can't wait to play with them....but I think there aren't enough hours in the day!
So a few of you have asked how the remodeling is coming along! It has been a long slow process; we got walls painted but the furniture is all askew, so I won't show you pictures of that! The cabinets finally arrived last week and my brother helped John put a couple of them up temporarily, but there is a lot of work just to get to that point! Leveling:
Checking out the pantry and the drawers inside:
and finally attaching them temporarily:
The wall color looks green here, but it's really a bluish-gray. In different lights it looks totally different! There is still a LOT of work left to do, but we're getting there. Not sure if it will be done by Thanksgiving or Christmas - we'll see. I might need to be wearing my woolies to get my coffee from the garage if not!!
Thanks for popping by and have a blessed day! And be sure to come back tomorrow for my Stamp Ink Paper project!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Card stock & Papers||Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso|
|Ink||Garden Green, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler|
|Tools||Big Shot, Quilt Top EF, Quilt Builder Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals|