Christmas with Dies

img_9355-mediumimg_9359-mediumTodays cards rely heavily on dies. The paper I used is by Stampin Up called Home for Christmas and it was released last year, but I still have a bit left.For the top card the sentiment die is a new release from memory box,and the scenery dies are by stampin up also a release from last year, but I didn’t get them in time to use them last year. The bottom card has a window die cut with a memory box die,with one of the stampin up dies behind it. The house and christmas tree were fussy cut from the stampin up paper.We are experiencing wild weather here at the moment, so will post this now in case we lose power again! Til tomorrow….

stampin Up home for christmas,punches, and dies

IMG_2943 (Medium)The last few posts all have the designer paper in common, Stampin Up Home for Christmas, and this is the last one in this series for now.I have really enjoyed working with this paper as all the sheets were different from each other, with lots of fussy cutting potential, but all matched seamlessly. For todays card I fussy cut a poinsetta, and punched a couple of borders with my martha stewart border punch. I layered some paper, edged with ribbon, and die cut merry christmas with a kaisercraft die. A little cream bow finished. So quick, and easy to make quite a few at a time with this design. Taught another class today, this time over at the retirement village. The ladies are all christmas carded out so today we made some pretty female birthday cards.i am looking forward to spending alittle time in the craft room this evening, i have got some gorgeous vintage prima chrismas paper so I will be surrounded with ink, lace and ribbon. Can’t wait! til tomorrow….

Stampin Up home for christmas continued…

IMG_2947 (Medium)I thought we would continue on with this series ( stampin Up home for Christmas designer paper) for the next day or two, the papers in this range are all so different you would never guess all these cards were made with the same collection. Todays card uses some of the paper as the “wall”, and I put a piece behind the die cut ( memory box die) window. The tree , presents and holly were fussy cut from more sheets from this collection.The cat was stamped from a stamp set from stampin up called festive fireplace and coloured and cut out. I have been making more cards from this collection toady, because I haven’t even scratched the creative surface with this one, but it’s back to work tomorrow, got to love a long weekend though!Til tomorrow….