It was a very busy weekend but I did get a chance to play with a few new products from Paper Smooches and add one more card to my Christmas Card stash and play along the this week's challenge on the Paper Smooches Blog.
I started by embossing white card stock for the card front with the Holly Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions. Then I used the Large Ornament Die from Paper Smooches to die cut the ornament directly into the card front. I like this die because you can decide how how large you would like the ornament to be.
I placed a piece of acetate behind the ornament and used foam tape to form the shaker. I dropped in sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and adhered the layers together.
I added a top to the ornament with dies in Large Ornament Die and hung the ornament with gold twine. The holly leaves are added with the Holly Die.
Today I have a couple of cards showcasing the new Perfect Picture - Vertical Die. There are two different size dies in this set. My first card uses the larger die.
The larger die in the Perfect Picture - Vertical Die Set is perfect for creating a scene. I use the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills die to cut the snowy hill from white glittered card stock The church is cut with the new Little Bits - Church Die and the trees with the new Build a Scene – Winter Trees Dies.
I used white ink to dust the trees with snow. The background paper is from the new Build a Scene - Christmas 6x6 paper pack.
On my second card I created a shaker with the smaller die in the Perfect Picture - Vertical Die Set. I stamped a sentiment from the new In & Out Christmas Stamp Set in Gold Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. The In & Out Christmas Stamp Set is one the best holiday sentiment set I have ever owned! The Build a Scene - Christmas Sequins are also new this month.
I added two borders of snowy hills with the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills die and the trees with the new Build a Scene – Winter Trees Dies. The background paper is also from the Build a Scene - Christmas 6x6 paper pack.
On my last card I used the Perfect Picture - Vertical Die to create a photo Christmas card, simple to put together and easy to mail.
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It's the 1st of October and time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge! I hope you get a chance to play along. The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Here's my take on the challenge. I didn't have any bats so I went with a Halloween theme.
I started by cutting down a standard lunch size paper bag and covering the front of the bag with patterned paper. The spider web is from Tim Holtz, along with the "halloween" sentiment.
The tag is cut with the Label Stacklets 3 from Taylored Expressions. To create the pumpkin I cut seven circles, scored them down the middle, and adhered them together Scor-Pal 1/4 tape. "Happy" is die cut with a new sentiment die from Maya Road. Love the pretty font!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get a change to play along!
Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions October Release Sneak Peeks! This release is all about getting ready for the Holidays! I am sharing a project today that I created with the new Simply Stamped Pinecones Stamp Set and the coordinating Simply Stamped Pinecones Dies.
Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.
Aren't these Pinecone pretty! The larger Pinecones in the set are created by layering four stamps. The fourth stamp adds a layer of snow. I stamped the snow with white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped the evergreen branches on Toffee Card Stock and splattered white paint.