Welcome! Before I forget, I just wanted to let you know that even though the Spellbinders Winter 2015 CHA Sneak Peek Giveaway is closed on my blog, it's still open on several other blogs:
Linda Duke (through midnight EST on Dec. 3)
Jennifer Ingle (through midnight EST on Dec. 3)
Julia Stainton (through midnight EST on Dec. 4)
Latisha Yoast (through midnight EST on Dec. 4)
and more blogs coming tonight. . .
I hope you get a chance to go sign up at these blogs!
I ordered three new Papertrey Ink stamp sets. . . Couldn't help myself. ;-) So far I've pulled out only one of the new ones, Fair Isle Motifs, and I've been mixing and matching it with older PTI stamp sets. Here I stamped a strip from Fair Isle Motifs in Pure Poppy ink on Rustic Cream cardstock. The little Merry Christmas banner is a sentiment from the Love Lives Here Holiday stamp set. I really wanted to tie a tiny jingle bell onto my bow, but I knew that mailing would be an issue if I did that. Then I discovered that the little ornament in PTI's Love Lives Here: Holiday stamp set was almost a perfect match for the smallest tag in my Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags die template set--woohoo!
I had a banner die (Nested Lacey Pennants) that was wide enough, but not quite long enough for my sentiment; so I did a partial die cut, knowing that it would be simple enough to continue the straight lines with my paper cutter. I sent my die sandwich t through my Spellbinders Grand Calibur as shown above, and came out with the cut shown below.
You can see where the cut stops; I simple aligned the sides up with the edge of my paper cutter to make the banner longer.
That stitched-looking edge was cut with the Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangles die--you know how much I love stitching, and this is a great shortcut when I don't want to pull my sewing machine out. The inside sentiment is from Beautiful Blessings: Holiday stamp set. A little bit of glitter and rustic twine, and I have four more cards for my stash--mailable, even! I will try to get my pictures edited for the airbrushed version of my Tudor Rose Card Front so that I can post that in the next day or two.
I hope you're having a great December; thanks for visiting!