These cards are elegant, simple, and so versatile!
There are two differnt designs. They are both Very Vanilla and both undecorated.
Here is a very simple way to decorate the first style.
I added the #119254 Daffodil Delight 1/8" Raffeta Ribbon and a pearl.
An Upclose view of the center design:
Now look what happens when you add a quarter sheet of Marina Mist card stock to the inside front of the card along with ribbon and pearls.
This time I added pearls on all three of the designs across the front.
Here is the second style of Designer Cuts.
The delicate cut makes my mouth water!
I used theHeart Framelit to cut out a Pink Pirouette heart to place on the inside behind the beautiful cut out design. I also used the new Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (also Occasions Mini) to add the design to the bottom of the card.
I haven't figured out a classy way to add sayings to the outside of these cardsso I may just leave them plain and have them be notecards.
The Hearts Collection of the Framelits dies will be available
January 4thin the new Occasions Mini Catalog.
There are six sizes of hearts in the collection.
I've been trying to think of a little thank you gift that doesn't take a lot of time to make that I could send to customers as a thank you for on-line orders.
Here is an idea that I designed yesterday using the new heart Framelits.
I put a magnet on the back along with my information.
Stamp Set: #123225 Easy Events (the "hello" off of the cuckoo clock)
Card Stocks: Real Red and Whisper White
Punches: #119854 1 3/4" Scallop Circle
Big Shot: #115954 Two Tags Bigz Die pg 222 $21.95;
Accessories: Framelits: Hearts Collection #125599 Occasions Mini (Available Jan 4th); #120175 Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder pg 219 $7.95: #100052 Real Red Marker $3.50; #101049 Stamp-a-ma-jig pg 207 $11.95;
www.vippies.com for the calendars
Notes: Cut the larger heart first. Then place the smaller framelit (with Dotto) onto the first heart and cut it out. I ran the heart through the emobossing folder after I had cut out both hearts.
Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the word "hello" into the center of the white scallop.
I cut the Vippies' calendar down 1/16" on each side because I wanted a little of the red c/s to show. If you aren't going to add the calendar and are going to use it as a bookmark instead, then you could just leave it like this.
Thank you to Esther Pinkerton for the original inspiration!
This is a reminder of what great tags you can make out of store bought Christmas cards.
Simply use the Top Note Bigz Die to cut out a pretty scene off of the front of a Christmas card.
Here are some of the gift bags that I am ready to deliver. The explanation of how to do this follows the picture.
I wanted the bags to look festive without having to invest time or money into buying or making bows.
Here is how you make them.
Place the Christmas card on the Top Note die and cut out a scene from the front of the card. If there is writing on the back of the front of the card, then cut a matching Top Note card stock piece to cover up the writing.
Score the Top Note scene that has been cut out about an 1" from the edge.
Use Sticky Strip to attach it to a plain colored piece of card stock also cut out of the Top Note.
I punched a 1/8" circle punch, cut some hemp twine and tied the tag onto the bag!
Sometiimes I end up with a lot of one pattern out of a package that I did not use.
Last week I came up with that is working for me.
I used some left over Christmas Designer paper (DSP) to make thank you notes as gifts.
This pretty plaid comes from the Frostwood Lodge DSP.
Click here to see how the steps to layer this type of card.
The back of this card is white on the back for writing, just like in the sample in the click "here".
I put on my headphone set, called a friend, and talked and made Thank You Notes at the same time!
Then I packaged up five at a time, added a tag, and handed some out on Christmas morning at church. These large cello bags with pleats on the sides are retired, but it gives you the idea of what you could do.
Here is a close up of the tag.
Stamps: #114484 Elegant Thank You pg 20 $6.95; #116471 Sweet Season pg 35 $18.95 (stamp on the tag);
Card Stocks: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler plus Frostwood Lodge DSP (but you use whatever leftover papers you have! and card stock to match!)
Punches: #118874 2 3/8" Scallop Circle and #119854 1 3/4" Scallop Circle;
Big Shot Die: #113463 Top Note Bigz Die pg 222 $21.95;
Envelopes: #107301 Whisper White pg 182 (40) $6.50 (our standard envelopes fit the Top Note nicely)
I am going to share the scrapbook pages that I have created this week. It feels so good to catch up!
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My opening pages still need something, so I will start with pages three and four and tell you what I used.
Here is page three.
Left to right: Sandy, Brad and Shelly, Otto (my dad)
And here is page four.
Joshua, Jaelyn, and Jeremy
I want you to see a close up of the Christmas trees.
Card Stocks: 12 x 12 Garden Green, Early Espresso, and Real Red c/s page 178-180; 124004 #124002 Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper pg 28 Holiday Mini $10.95;
Big Shot Dies: #124099 Stocking Accens (trees) pg 24 Holiday Mini $17.95; #113468 Scallop Circle pg 222 $19.95; #114533 Cler Circle pg 223 $19.95;
Notes: I measured 7 1/2" in two directions to mark the points for the size of the triangles. What I am doing is trying to keep it SIMPLE!!! And I think that I actually succeeded this time!
I used a 1/8" punch for the Real Red circles. You can stick them onto the #120805 Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (12) page 216 $14.95 and add sticky onto the backs of the circles. Or you can use a Xyron machine from the "M" store. Both accomplish the same thing.
I can't wait to show you what I did with the inside parts of the DSP that I cut out!
Stop back by tomorrow and you'll see! Sandy is keeping it simple! AMAZING, really!