Friday, 13 December 2013

It's a wrap...

I used Karen Burniston's decorative strip trellis and chevron dies as well as her banners and border thinlits dies to christmasify these gifts.The label is from Karens gift card holder thinlits set.
I found this great bow die by Robert Addams at www.papercrafts.co.uk. He has some fantastic dies that I'm looking forward to purchasing after Christmas.



Saturday, 7 December 2013

Wavy framelit Christmas card...

My friend asked to to make her 18 or so Christmas photo holder cards to send to her relatives. I used one of Karen Burniston's wavy framelits to make the hole for the photo to be displayed.
As I had 18 label sized card pieces left I made them all into Christmas cards. I'm not sure you can make it out in this photo but each one is subtley different.
I used different embossing folders and two different word dies.
Seasons greetings....

MerryChristmas...


Monday, 2 December 2013

Butterfly window pop n cut card...

Designer challenge time again...wow where did that month go!?! This months designer challenge was for each of us to choose a different pop n cut die from Karen Burniston's collection. This card was inspired from my Christmas greetings window die card. I used Karen Burniston's butterfly window die as well as her flagpole and bunting die which has always been and always will be one of my favourite dies.

As with the Christmas greetings card I arranged the bunting so that there were two different messages depending on whether you wanted to display the card open or closed.

I made this for a friend to give to one of her charges, she asked me to write the sentiment as she didn't want to make a mistake when writing it and ruin the card. This gave me a light bulb moment to create a removable panel to write on. This allowed her to write and rewrite her message on a plan piece of paper and only attach it to the card when she was happy with it. I used one of Karens newer dies from the framelits gift card holder set. I will definitely be doing this more often.


Christmas greetings card...

23 sleeps to Christmas!!! Eeekk!
This card was made using the 3D label, window die, and my trusty favourite flagpole die.
I played with the flag poles and bunting to create a different message for the inside of the card.
Having made this I was inspired to use the butterfly window die for Karen Burniston's December designer challenge which will be her last one for Sizzix.