Hi there! Hope you’ve arrived from Alicia’s blog which I’m sure was full of wonderful eye candy! If not, you can bop back to Laura’s blog to get off on the right foot. Don’t forget to comment here first though for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store!
Ok, so I must start with a disclaimer - I am a snowflake freak! When Laura asked if the color team wanted to be included in the December release and showed us a preview of these dies, I was sitting at my computer waving my hands in the air. Pick me!! I absolutely adore these new dies and have currently made 10 cards with them in the past week. Granted, some are the same design, but that’s a lot for me to crank out in a short amount of time! This first one was inspired by a sketch challenge last week. Just perfect for the fabulously amazing new stitched square dies!
I began by cutting a large square as the mat focal and then cutting the four squares out of the middle of it. It’s backed with patterned paper and topped with a banner sentiment from the new Winter Greetings set. Again, in love! This font is fantabulous!! The stitched snowflakes actually come on a wired die together and I cut them apart for the ease of using multiples of just one flake on a card. I think this one is my favorite flake. :o)
These next two are helping me to use up some of my ridiculously large pattern paper stash. I always have about a two inch strip leftover of each design, so I came up with this little layout.
It’s a bit hard to see, but the pp has green dots in it. I took that color and stamped some of the sweet little snowflakes from the Winter Greetings set all over the front. Would you just look at that wonderful stitching in that gorgeous snowflake!?! The sentiment is just too cute as well.
Another color scheme here. This stitched flake is a bit smaller than the one in the previous card. I couldn’t get a good pic of the insides of the cards, but I added another sentiment from the set – May Your Holidays Sparkle & Shine – along with some more little stamped snowflakes. Here’s a look at all that I used
Ok, that’s all for today! I’ll have a few more tomorrow. It’s time for you to hop on over to the lovely Amy’s blog! Have a fun hop! :o) lyss