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clean and simple wreath

Sometimes you just have to let the stamped image speak for itself.  While working on putting together this card I tried several ribbons, bling treatments, etc and nothing looked right. 

So I just mounted the main panel on red and blue cardstock and placed it on a base white card that had been scored on the diagonal.

The image was colored with copics:  R46, R59, B24, B21, G24, G21, E27, E21.  I used a stardust gel pen to add a little sparkle on several places.  The pen is my favorite tool to use for holiday cards.

I chose the colors based on this fabric found on the Liberty site.  My blue is a little off, but I think it looks better with the greens and reds used on the wreath.

 

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Sweet Peas and stick pins

Hello friends!

Are you almost ready for Thanksgiving?  Today is my grocery shopping day and my list seems to grow by the minute!  I’ve been doing so many holiday cards lately so I thought I’d do something floral for today.   

I’ve used this particular sketch once before and thought it would work well with this Sweet Pea image (from Flourishes).  The image was stamped on copic x-press it blending cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copic markers – V00, V01 and V04 with just a touch of C1 on the leaves.  I chose the colors to match SU’s lavender card stock.  IRL the color on the flowers is much closer to the color on the paper but the photo makes it look much brighter.  I used a scor pal to create the diamond pattern on the white background piece.

Now the stick pin……I started with a 3″ pin (it’s a corsage pin that you can get at craft stores or florists), added some beads to it and stuck it through the ribbon.  It was just too long for the card and looked really out of place so I decided to cut it down.  Here’s where I went wrong….I removed the pin from the ribbon (mistake), cut it down to about 1.5″.

Then I tried to stick it back through the ribbon.  Because I cut it down it was no longer sharp at the end (duh!!) so I had to force it through the ribbon.  On top of that I realized I probably cut too much off!  I think it would look just a tad better if it were just a little longer.  So lessons learned – keep the stick pin in the ribbon and don’t cut too much off!!

 

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ornament gift box

Over the years I’ve given many ornaments to friends and family members for Christmas, and usually I just package it by placing it inside a gift bag.    I decided to look for something other than a bag that would accommodate a small ornament and found an easy template on the Scor-Pal project web site.

This box was made using the “one cupcake box”  tutorial found {here} – but I made few adjustments for this box that I will list below.

The box was made with SU textured Pomegranate paper and Bazzill White Swiss Dot paper.  I followed the directions on the Scor-Pal site with two exceptions.

-First the instructions call for cutting a circle on the front side of the box to create a window – I decided not to put a window on the side so I just skipped this step.

-Second, the instructions have the top being a 5″ square piece of paper, scored at 1″ in on each side.  Since I need the top to hang down a little farther to accommodate the satin ribbon, I started with a 6″ square and scored about 1.5″ in on each side.

I used an SU border punch to edge the top and used SU Pomagranate ribbon around it. 

To top it off I punched two Martha Stewart snowflakes and ran some gold thread with a bead to keep everything together.

The inside of the top I lined with more pomegranate paper – just to give it a more finished look and to hide where the gold cord was punched through the top.

 

So – now I am all ready to package up that special ornament!!!

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