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Friday, July 30, 2021

Tis the Season

Happy Friday, peeps!  Yay, the weekend is upon us!  I have a fun little Christmas card today which uses some old and new products...lots of new stuff, actually!  It began with a few little scraps I had lying on my craft desk and here's what evolved:


It all started with the Christmas tree!  Each time I use a shaped die, I cut it out first from kraft cardstock to create a template.  That way I can line up the opening in the kraft cardstock with my stamped image, pop in the die into the opening like a puzzle piece, and then run it through the Big Shot.  Usually it ends up lining up perfectly.  And then I have a little kraft piece left over!  Mostly I chuck them but I thought this one would look nice embossed in white.  It comes from a retired set called Peaceful Pines with a matching die called Perfect Pines.  I stamped and embossed the tree branches in white ink and embossing powder.  I also had lying on my desk a white wreath, diecut with the new Seasonal Swirls die.  It was just made with some scrap Basic White cardstock and I was going to chuck it as well, when I thought the two diecuts looked nice together!  I layered them on a panel of some Tidings of Christmas DSP that had been diecut with a Basic Borders die.  Before adhering it, I embossed the bottom portion of a Basic White card with one of the Wintery embossing folders; you can just barely see the snowflakes in the photo, but they are very pretty!

To finish it off, I stamped a sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Real Red and used a Tasteful Labels die to cut it out; then I diecut three Cherry Cobbler stars using the Messages die, layered and glued them together and finished it off with some Shimmery Crystal Effects:


There are really a lot of gorgeous new products in the Holiday mini and I can't wait to use them!  Thanks for popping in today!  And here are a few more birthday cards:

This beauty is from Renita:


And this cutie is from Robyn; we share an office in our church (the inside says "just a note to say, you're awesome, woohoo!")


And this sweet one is from Peggy and it has a very cool fun fold!


Thanks, ladies!

And how about a sand crab?  A REAL sand crab?



What a clever guy Wayne is!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas to Remember, Peaceful Pines (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Kraft (Close to My Heart), Tidings of Christmas DSP
 Ink Real Red, Craft White
Accessories Dimensionals, Shimmery Crystal Effects, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Wintery EF, Seasonal Swirls Dies, Basic Borders Dies, Messages Dies,  Perfect Pines Dies (ret), Heat Tool

4 comments:

Kampin' Karen said...

You are so blessed to have artists in your family. What a great crab! I love how you used "stuff" that was on your desk. The tree looks good enough to eat! Have a blessed weekend.

Bonnie said...

That's the way to use those leftovers! Love the rustic look of this, LeAnne! Wayne certainly is very clever!

Lisa Elton said...

I love white with kraft and the pop of red is perfect, love this! Perfect sand crab too!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this card! And great die cutting tip! And that vacation looks like fun!