Monday, September 29, 2014

Washi Bday Card


Card stock base is pink, a lighter pink for the front, and white'GP for the card front. Using the Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge stamp set I used a splatter stamp and inked that, stamped it off onto scrap card stock, and then stamped it onto my white/GP front. As I stamped that I kept turning the stamp. Once that was done I used a pencil and a ruler and made a light pencil line across the front of the white/GP card stock. This line is needed to keep the placement of the Washi tape straight.

Using three different Washi tapes that all have pink I put them across the card front piece. Using the Handwritten die set from Little B I cut out the two "happy birthday" words. Then put them above and below the Washi tape using a glue pen.

Here is a closer photo to show the splatter stamp:


Quick and easy card to put together --- just be sure that when you put the Washi tape on the card stock that you put the tape right next to each other so you will not have a gap between the tape patterns. TFL and YOLO

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Clean and Simple Cards


Card stock base is 110# weight white card stock from Mikes. Green is Old Olive and the front white piece is white/GP. Used the stamp set Festive Frills from Close To My Heart and stamped the wreath onto the white. Then used another stamp from that set for the "Warm Holiday Wishes". Used printed card stock from the stash for the piece across the front. Used that same printed card stock to cut the bow out using a bow die from Taylored Expressions. Simple card to make but decided to make another card using the same wreath:


This card stock base is Crumb Cake, pumpkin for the front, and cream for the stamped piece. Used the Crumb Cake ink to stamp the wreath. For the "Happy Thanksgiving" I used another stamp set from Close To My Heart Perfect-Fit Thanksgiving Holiday. Stamped at that the bottom of the card. Using a small oval Marvy punch I punched out three ovals from the pumpkin card stock, sponged the edges, and put them together using a glue dot. Added a green stem to the top of the pumpkin piece. Used a glue dot to put the pumpkin on the card front. Used jute/twine for the bow and put that on the wreath using a mini glue dot.

Another easy card to put together -- and simple enough. TFL and YOLO

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Noel Card


Card stock base of red, then a layer of white/GP, and a layer of Sahara Sand for the card front. Wanted to use the SU Petals A Plenty embossing folder on the Sahara Sand piece but wanted a softer embossed design so in the embossing folder I had two card stocks -- the Sahara Sand piece was first with a piece of white/GP on top of that. Ran this through the Cuttlebug and the Sahara Sand piece now has a softer design --- this is a photo of the two embossed pieces:


Once my Sahara Sand piece was embossed I trimmed it to the size I needed for the card front. I always trim my embossed pieces from the backside as to not have the trimmer blade cause the embossed piece to tear.

Using the ATG I put the embossed Sahara Sand piece onto the white/GP piece. Then set these aside. I used the "Noel" stamp set from Rubberstamptapestry.com for my Noel piece. Stamped the "Noel" onto white/GP using Sahara Sand ink. Then used the other stamps in this set -- holly leaf, the poinsettia, and the swirl stamp -- and stamped them onto some of the letters of the word Noel. For my poinsettia I inked the stamp and stamped it then slightly turned the stamp and stamped it again without re-inking the stamp. Once I had all my letters stamped I used an oval die in the Cuttlebug to cut it out. Using the next larger oval in the die set I cut out a red oval to go behind the Noel oval.

Put the ovals together using the ATG.  Used red ribbon from the stash and put a piece across the front of the Sahara Sand/white pieces and taped it to the back of them. Then used the ATG and put this on the red card stock base. Using large pop dots behind the Noel oval for dimension  I put this on top of the ribbon on the card front. Then using a gel pen from Sakura I added the sparkle to the poinsettia centers. From the same ribbon I made a bow and put that on the oval piece using a glue dot. The photo does not show the sparkle from the gel pen in the photo but you can see it on the actual card front. Here is a better photo to show the sparkle:


And the card front again:


Lots of versatility using the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp sets --- good value as well because you get a few stamps in each set and you can use them on different projects with other sets. TFL and YOLO

FIle Folder Candy Holder


Had seen the video on YouTube File Folder Card by ChicnScratch and made up a File Folder Card. But then saw that starlightstamper.com took this idea a little further so today I will share that project on the blog. This is a File Folder Candy Holder and it holds a full size Hershey Chocolate Candy Bar.

To begin with if you watch the video by ChicnScratch you will get the basics as to how to make the folder tabs on your card stock using your Envelope Punch Board. On the blog of starlightstamper.com she explains the measurements and I will type them here as well explaining my File Folder Candy Holder:

Cut the black card stock 6" wide by 7 3/4" long. With the long side at the top of the score board score this piece at 3 1/4" and again at 3 1/2". For the decorative paper on the front of my holder I just cut a piece approx 6" wide by 3 9/16". Put the decorative card stock on the shorter front side of the black card stock base using the ATG. Once this was done I took this black card stock base to the Envelope Punch Board and made the two tabs for my holder. (The video shows how to do this).

Set this black piece aside. Here is a photo of the inside of this candy holder to show the 'pocket' the candy bar will fit into:


To begin with I cut the pumpkin card stock 6 1/2" x 1 3/4" (I made my strip higher than the actual directions state). Once your pumpkin strip is cut score this with the long side at the top of the score board at 1/4", 1/2", and again at 6" and 6 1/4". Use the bone folder to crease the score lines. While this piece is unattached and flat I used the Happy Halloween stamp from the SU stamp set Autumn Apparitions and stamped that on the front. Then using a ruler I made a light pencil line for the placement of my black and white checkered Washi tape. Put the tape on this piece while it is opened and flat.

After my tape was on I then used red sticky tape and put the pumpkin piece in the holder with the pumpkin piece just above the scored line. Using the MFT die set Spooky Scene I cut out a white ghost and a black bat -- the black bat is shiny black card stock.  Put these onto the pumpkin piece using glue dots. Now that the 'pocket' is inside the card I had to make my tab greeting.

Using scrap pumpkin card stock I used a stamp from Morningstarstamps.com "Trick or Treat" and stamped it using StazOn black ink. Using the SU Rounded Tab Punch I punched the greeting into a tab. Scored the center of the punched out tab and used the bone folder on that scored line. Used glue dots to put the greeting tab onto the holder and then used two black crystals from the stash for that.

For the front of my holder I used the SU stamp set House of Haunts and stamped the tree/owl stamp onto white card stock. Used a circle punch to cut that out. Then used a 3/4" circle punch and punched out a circle from scrap card stock. Put this scrap piece, with the 3/4" circle punched out, over the tree/owl piece and sponged a dark yellow ink on the piece --- removed that scrap piece and that gave me the moon. Used gray ink and sponged the edges of this tree/owl circle. Used a larger circle punch for the black and then a larger circle punch for the pumpkin circle. Put the tree/owl piece onto the black circle and then onto the pumpkin circle. Put this on the treat holder front using large glue dots.

Added my full size Hershey Chocolate Candy Bar and the project is done --- this holder looks far more difficult than it really is --- watch the video and follow the steps from 'starlight' and it goes together easily.

Another great idea using the Envelope Punch Board and just goes to show -- you can use this tool for far more than just making an envelope to match your card . . . .  Thanks to the ladies for sharing their ideas for great projects using this tool --- :0)   TFL and YOLO

Once around the block . . . treat holders


Used the Envelope Punch Board to make these BOO Day treat holders --- really easy videos on the how-to's on YouTube -- but I will explain what I did:  I used a 6" x 6" pad of card stocks for my holders -- these are all double sided card stocks which is what you need to make these holders.

Here is a photo of a sheet of the 6" x 6" card stock:


Cut it down to 5" x 5":


Place this on your punch board with the left side of the card stock at the 2" mark -- punch, score and then turn once. This second time put the left side of the card stock at the 3" mark -- punch, score, and turn again. This third time put the left side of the card stock at the 2" mark -- punch, score, and turn again. This last side put the left side of the card stock at the 3" mark -- punch, score, and you are done.





 At this time decide if you want your four corners to be rounded. On my holders the spider web holder on the left I left the corners pointed. On the ghost holder on the right I cut out my holder and then used the corner rounded punch that is built into the Envelope Punch Board and rounded all my corners. Once all your scored lines are made use a bone folder to crease the lines and use red sticky tape to hold your holder together:


For my spider card stock treat holder I used the stamp set from MFT Lollipop Treat Halloween stamp set for the greeting. Used a circle punch and a scalloped circle punch I punched out the pieces for the greeting. Used a Marvy bug punch and punched out a bug from shiny black card stock. Used a piece of black ribbon to wrap around the treat holder and put my greeting on the front using large glue dots. Then added the Fun Size Hershey candy bar:


For the ghost holder, again used double sided card stock and made the holder. This time, after I punched out the holder on the Envelope Punch Board, I used the corner rounder punch on the board and rounded all the corners. The "Boo" was stamped onto orange card stock and I cut that out using a banner die from Frantic Stampers. The ghost was cut out using a Sizzix die. Put the banner piece under the ghost and the ghost is on the holder with pop dots for dimension. Added the Hershey Fun Size candy bar and the holder was complete:


This is a quick project to put together and it is good for using card stocks you may not be fond of. TFL and YOLO

Candy Corn Treat Holder


Used the Sizzix/SU Scalloped Envelope Die for this Ghirardelli candy holder. To begin with I used orange card stock and cut out one of the die shapes. For the striped card stock I used a smaller piece and cut out the scalloped edge of the die cut piece and this piece goes inside the holder to the fold for the pocket. This way if the candy is out you see stripes as a liner --


Using the ATG I put the striped piece just under the top edge of the orange die cut piece. This allows part of the orange card stock to show above the striped piece. Once that was in place I used the SU Halloween Backgrounds stamp set and stamped the candy corn stamp onto scrap white card stock using orange ink. Used a yellow marker to colour in the candy pieces. Cut this to the size I wanted (again using the die to cut it) and put it on the front of the holder using the ATG.

The tag "Trick or Treat" was cut out using the Spellbinders die set Simply Charmed and that is a stamp from MorningStarstamps.com. Added an orange bow to the top of the tag and put this on the holder front using a glue dot. Added the Ghirardelli candy and this project is done.

These go together quickly, one all the die cuts are made. TFL and YOLO

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Black, White, and BOO Card


Card is on a card stock base of black, gray for the card front, and both the chevron and ghost printed card stocks are from Hobby Lobby. For the layout of this card I used the MFT Blueprints 18 die set. Since both the chevron and ghost printed card stocks have a directional pattern I had to do a bit of planning for the card front.

To begin with since the Blueprints 18 die set cuts the card stock at angles I had to decide if I wanted the shorter side of the angled chevron  piece to be by the side fold of the card or on the opening side of the card. I decided I wanted the shorter side of the chevron print near the fold of the card. Therefore I had to cut my die cut angled pieces with the die on the backside of my card stock. Once the chevron and ghost prints were cut out using the die pieces I then butted the angled edges to each other and taped them together on the back using regular tape.

The die cut pieces did not allow for a matting behind them so after they were taped together I used the trimmer and trimmed them 1/4" all the way around (1/8" on each side and top and bottom) to allow room for the gray card stock on the card front. Once I had the prints trimmed I put them onto the gray card stock using the ATG. Then cut out a piece of black card stock using another die in that die set and put white card stock behind it and used the ATG to put this across the card front over the part of the printed piece where the chevron and ghost card stocks meet.

For the BOO I used an older SU stamp set Autumn Apparitions that I just bought used for $5.00. I used StazOn black ink for that. Stamped it onto scrap white card stock. Punched it out using a circle punch. Then used the next size larger circle punch and punched out a black circle and then a scalloped circle punch was used for the gray piece behind the BOO.

Across the top of the card I used the Goop punch from M Stewart on scrap black card stock and put this on the card front using the ATG. Here is a better photo to show more of the details:


Put the BOO on the card front using glue dots. The Blueprint dies from MFT are perfect if you need to make a card up quick -- they have many parts and the dies are basically the layout of the card so very little planning is needed except choosing your card stocks. TFL and YOLO

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn Oval Card


This card is inspired by "Silversnow" on Splitcoast and her card "Poinsettia Tapestry Garland". She used a stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and for those who have seen cards using the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp sets you know the cards usually feature a wreath. I have been to many of the traveling stamp shows in the past and that is where I came across all the tapestry stamps I have bought from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I probably have 6 of their sets -- but altho I liked the stamps I have only used them to make a wreath on a card front or maybe stamp a corner on a card front but never thought "out of the box" . . . until I saw the card from Silversnow - - -

On her card she used her stamp set as a border above and below her greeting on the card front and I will try to do that someday --- but for now here is a fall card I made using the "Fall Leaves and Acorns" stamp set. Rubber Stamp Tapestry also sell their peg stamps out of sets so you can buy a stamp set and then buy other stamps you would want to add to your set -- on my card I also used three other peg stamps not included in the Fall set I used.

To begin with I cut and scored a green card stock base. Then used a piece of pumpkin card stock for the card front. For the cream oval piece I cut my piece to the size I would want and then used the oval die set from Spellbinders to cut out the oval.

With these stamps you have to have a starting point --- this allows you to 'plan' your design rather than just stamping all over the place --- I began with the maple leaf stamp and went from there -- stamped at the top of the oval and then the bottom and then the sides -- like a clock. Filled in from there and once all my maple leaves were stamped I went to another stamp, and another colour. Just kept stamping and turning my piece. Two things about these stamps -- at first you may think you are making a mistake as it does not look good but keep stamping, adding more and more colour, and using more and more shapes --- periodically do stop and look at your piece to be sure it is what you want but the key to this is the layers of shapes and colours:


Once I had this piece all stamped the way I wanted it I cut out a smaller piece of cream card stock and stamped the "Autumn Greetings" stamp. Using the ATG I put this piece behind my stamped oval piece. Then put this onto the pumpkin piece and then these were put on the green card stock base.

Using the paper piercer and an oval piercing template I made three marks for the pearl placement near the top and near the bottom of my oval piece. Using sparkly ribbon from the stash I made a small bow and put that on the card front using a mini glue dot. Thanks to Silversnow for sharing her card and pushing me to get out an older product I have not used in a long time --- and for sharing a new way to use these stamps --- TFL and YOLO

Ashley Birthday Card


Card stock base is a maroon and the front piece is Crumb Cake. The floral printed card stock is from Laura Ashley. Used a doily from the dollar store and coloured that using distressed inks and an applicator. Used the scallop circle die by Spellbinders for the maroon circle on the card front. The greeting on the front of the card is a stamp by Verses Rubber Stamps. Stamped that onto a cream card stock and cut it out using a Spellbinders circle die.

For the flowers I layered those using glue dots and then added a pearl to the front of each flower. For the scroll/swirl pieces I used a Sizzix die. The sprigs were punched out using a punch by M Stewart. The small butterfly is also a M Stewart punch. The scalloped piece across the card front was made using a Fiskars border punch.

The printed card stock also has a linen look to it which adds another layer of interest to the card front and here is a closer photo showing some of the card detail -- TFL and YOLO:


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Flaky Tags


These are two holiday tags I made using the Flaky Friends stamp set from Stampin Up. To cut the tag I used white/GP card stock and the Tags and Tie by die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. Cut out two of the white tags.  For the snowmen I used StazOn black ink and stamped part of the snowman stamp on the lower right corner of the tag. Using markers I coloured in the hats, scarves, and such on the snowmen.

For the blue tag on the left I sponged the edges of the tag with light blue ink:


Once the snowmen were all coloured in I measured the tag and added 1/4" inch to the width measurement and the length measurement and cut out a blue tag and a red tag using the paper trimmer. Then used scissors to mimic the top sides of the tag. Using a 1/4" and a 5/8" circle punches I made the ring to go over the hole in the tag. Used a glue pen to put that ring on the tag. Added ribbons from the stash to the top of the tags:



Used two small snowflake punches and white glittered card stock for the snowflakes. Put the snowflakes on the tag front using a mini glue dot. "To and From" are on the tag back. Here is a closer photo of the red tag showing I did not sponge the edges of that one:


Still love this stamp set -- another way to get more use from it. TFL and YOLO

Autumn Grid Works Card


This card is on a card stock base of Pumpkin Pie with speckled cream card stock for the card front. The leaves paper is an older pattern from Provo Craft. Used the Sizzix Grid Works die to cut out the leaf squares. This grid die has 9 squares on it --- 3 across and 3 down. Did not want to make a larger card than this so I used 6 grid squares for my card.

Do not have a local scrapbooking store -- just the big box craft stores -- so I had to buy my Sizzix Grid Works die on Ebay as none of the local big box stores had this die in stock.

Found it better to use this die with waxed paper -- so your die is cut side up, then waxed paper over the die, and then your card stock. The waxed paper makes your pieces release easier from the die. Once my squares were cut out I cut out larger squares from Pumpkin Pie card stock using a square punch. Then used a scalloped square punch for the green scalloped squares.

For the greeting tag --- Used the Spellbinders Simply Charmed die set to cut out the banner. For the greeting I used markers on the stamp and stamped that onto scrap speckled card stock -- the stamp reads "Happy fall to all" but I only wanted to use the "Happy fall" on the stamp. Used the markers and the huff method to stamp my greeting.

Used a button from the button jar and jute/twine for the bow on the button. My jute/twine was too thick for my bow so I just untwisted the jute/twine and used one strand for the bow on the button. Really like this leaf patterned card stock as it shows all the colours of Fall and the different leaf shapes. TFL and YOLO

Falling Leaves Card


Card stock base is speckled card stock. Used a green piece for the front of the card and a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock is across the card front.

For my leaf piece on the front I cut a piece of speckled card stock to the size I wanted. Used a leaf stamp from the SU Gently Falling stamp set ** and stamped my leaf on the Pumpkin Pie ink pad. Then gently inked the edges of the leaf by stamping that on the Really Rust ink pad. Using a small spritzer I spritzed water onto the stamp and then stamped that onto the lower left front of my speckled card stock:


Using the Really Rust ink I stamped "leaves are falling" from a stamp from Hobby Lobby. Using the speckled stamp from the SU Gorgeous Grunge stamp set I inked that using the Pumpkin Pie ink and randomly stamped that all over the leaf piece.

Once I had all the stamping done I cut a piece of rust card stock larger than my speckled piece and put those together using the ATG. For the corners of this piece I used my SU template and piercing tool. Using the button die from The Stamps of Life I cut out a rust button using the Cuttlebug and added a bow using gold twine.

To put the card together --- cut and scored the speckled card stock for the card base, cut the green card stock for the card front. Using a 1" strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock I put that on the green card stock using the ATG. Then put these pieces onto the speckled card stock base using the ATG. Once I had used the piercing tool for my corners I put pop dots behind the stamped leaf piece and put that on the card front at an angle. TFL and YOLO  ** Stampin Up has TWO stamp sets titled Gently Falling and I used the newer set for my card -- so if you are searching for this stamp set on the internet or on Ebay just know there are two different stamp sets with this title.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Halloween Happiness Card


Card stock base is orange, the green piece is Olive Green, and the white piece is GP. Used an older stamp from Stampin Up for the "halloween happiness". This stamp has four pumpkins in a row but I wanted to have my ghost in the row so I used markers on three of the pumpkins and the greeting on the stamp and used the huff method to stamp this onto white/GP. I used an orange marker, a medium brown marker, and a green marker for the pumpkins. Used the orange marker for the letters.

Once that was stamped I then put the stamped white/GP onto the green piece using the ATG. Using a ruler I made a light pencil line across the card front. Used narrow red sticky tape on that line and used ribbon from my stash to put on the tape. Used the ATG to put the stamped and green pieces onto the orange card stock base.

Using a ghost die from QuicKutz I cut out my ghost with the Cuttlebug using glittered white paper:


Using a glue pen I put a piece of black card stock cut into a square behind the ghost eyes and mouth. Then put the ghost on the card front using pop dots for dimension:


Easy card to put together and the ghost is very sparkly in person. TFL and YOLO

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Witch and Cauldron Card


Two new Impression Obsession dies were used for this card -- the tree and the witch/cauldron dies. Card stock base is 110# white card stock from Mikes. The black card stock piece for the card front is also Mikes. Gray was used for the card front, cut it to size, and sponged the edges of that with black ink. Used a circle punch and scrap card stock and punched out a circle. Using removable adhesive I put the circle in the upper right corner of the card. Sponged black ink over that and then removed my circle leaving a moon. Using the ATG I put this gray piece on the black piece for the card front. Then used the ATG and attached these to the white card front.

The tree piece I cut to the size I wanted using scissors. Put that on the gray card front using a glue pen. For the witch I used foam tape behind her and her cauldron for dimension. Used green  crystals for the bubbles coming from the cauldron. Here is a photo to show the dimension with the witch/cauldron on the foam tape:


Used a very small bat punch for the two bats by the moon --- that punch I bought used so I do not know how old it is. Used mini glue dots behind the bats.

These dies from Impression Obsession are great --- the tree has such fine lines for some of the branches but no pieces were stuck in the die. The detail of the witch and her hair and her curled shoes were also no problem for the die --- she easy came out of the die once cut out. I usually use waxed paper when I use such detailed dies but I did not use it for these dies and both dies easily released the pieces with no problems. TFL and here is the card again:




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Turkey Day Card


This is a cute little card I just made using three GREAT products from Stephanie Barnard. She is the owner/founder of "TSOL" which is The Stamps Of Life.com. Stephanie stresses two very important things to me, as a crafter. #1-- ALL of her stamps/dies are made in the USA  #2 -- She totally understands our crafting budgets and many of her stamp sets and dies are interchangeable --- such as the stamps used for this card.

This little guy is made using two of TSOL stamp sets --- "turkey2stamp" and "butterfly2build". She also sells the die I used to cut my turkey out.

To begin with this turkey is a good size so I decided to make him the card --- cut and scored a piece of brown card stock for the card base. Then I used painters tape and taped my turkey die so his center wing edge of the die was just off the fold --- using brown ink I stamped the turkey stamp onto cream card stock. Then cut the stamped turkey out using the turkey die in the Cuttlebug. This photo is hard to see but a small piece of the cream card stock base the turkey is stamped on is just over the top fold of the card:


After I had stamped the turkey stamp onto the cream card stock I used the dotted wing stamp piece from the butterfly2build stamp set and stamped that using a lighter brown ink. Then used a rust ink and stamped the striped stamp from the turkey2stamp stamp set on the upper part of the turkey feathers. Using the turkey die set I cut out the turkey body using the turkey die set.  For the eyes and beak on my turkey I used a small circle punch for his eyes and free hand cut the beak. Used a glue pen to put his face on.

The "Happy Bird-Day" is a stamp also from the turkey2stamp stamp set. Stamped it in the same dark brown ink I had used to stamp my turkey body and used a banner die to cut that out in the Cuttlebug. I did not have small enough crystals so I used a very small circle punch and punched out six circles to put on the banner. Here is a photo of the card open so you can see the shape of the card. This card stands upright and does not tip over:



And the card again:


Simple card to make and thanks to Stephanie not only for American made products but interchangeable as well!  TFL and YOLO

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Holiday Sled Card


Supplies for this card:

SU red card stock
SU green card stock
GP white card stock
PTI Kraft card stock
SU Close to Cocoa ink

Stamps:   SU Pines and Poinsettias
                SU Hardwood
         Mega Mount Acrylic Block

Sizzix/SU Designer Frames Embossing Folder
SU Label Framelits die set
Cuttlebug

1/4" circle punch
SU large oval punch
Red Stickles
Red ribbon

To begin with used the Mega Block to stamp the SU Hardwood stamp onto Kraft card stock from PTI. (Paper Trey Ink). Used SU Close to Cocoa ink for that:



Once stamped I used a cookie tin and a pencil to make a slight curve at the top of the stamped image:


Then used the paper trimmer to cut apart the stamped strips -- once they were cut to the size I wanted (width wise) I used scissors to cut at the pencil lines. This gave me the curved edges for the sled top. Then I used the Close to Cocoa ink and sponged all the edges of the four strips I was using for my sled. I also sponged the curved ends of my pieces. Used two thinner stamped strips for the cross pieces of the sled that the longer strips fit on. I used glue dots to assemble the sled and then used the trimmer to trim off the ends of my two cross pieces as well as the straight edge of the sled pieces. Once again used the ink to sponge all the now cut pieces.

Used the 1/4" circle punch for the "nail heads" on the sled --- for the top and the bottom of the slat pieces. Used glue dots to put those on the sled. Using thin red ribbon I cut a piece of that and put that on the back of the sled piece for the rope on the sled for a handle. Here is a better photo of these circles:


Using markers and the huff method I stamped the pine cone stamp from the SU Pines and Poinsettias stamp set onto white/GP card stock. Punched that out using the SU large oval punch. Using scrap red card stock I used the SU Designer Frames oval embossing folder and embossed that in the Cuttlebug. Then I used the SU Label Framelits and cut that out. Put the stamped oval onto the embossed red frame piece and then added a bow.

Cut and scored the red card stock for the card stock base. Cut a piece of the green card stock for the card front. Used the ATG to put these together. Using pop dots I put the sled on the card front. Used pop dots behind my stamped label as well. Once that was on the card front I then used red Stickles for the berries on the stamped image.

Another good use from the SU Hardwood background stamp -- have used it to make an Easter basket just by stamping it and then cutting the stamped image apart and weaving the pieces back together and using a die to cut it into a basket shape. The Mega Mount Acrylic Block helps to give you a good image when stamping the larger cling background stamps. With this card I can easily add a greeting tag by the stamped area before mailing it out. TFL and YOLO