Good morning friends! Today I have a couple of things to share including some good news. First, here’s a card that I shared last week of the Spellbinders website but I wanted to show it here too. This card is up for grabs because today is Day of Giving Friday and I’m sure that someone in your life needs Congratulations. To win the card simply leave a comment and a randomly picked reader anywhere in the world will win. Speaking of winners – there are four new winners posted HERE for the last several weeks Day of Giving. On top of that, good news, all cards that I’ve received addresses for have gone into the mail! Carol Pinkey, Marlene Iacuzzi and Beth Jones, I hope I didn’t somehow miss an address if you sent it to me :-)
My card today is an example of how you can change up your dies and extend their use with a snip here and a snip there. The main die in this card is Spellbinders Ornamental Crest (I designed this for the wedding collection but it stands up for use every day). Originally I thought it might be too wide for my design when I realized I could really draw down the size of the design with a snip here and a snip there. I wanted to change it up to add the pointed filigree piece to the center as a statement to draw your eye in. Below you can see the snips I took to bring down the size of the die for this card. If you feel like your cutting isn’t smooth enough simply take a nail file and sand the edges smooth!
Walk Through on How to Make the Card
- For this simple card I created a card base from white card stock using Spellbinders Classic Elegance Label. Remember to cut a card base from a simple label die you fold your card stock in half and place the fold shy of the cut line on the inside – then run through your machine. (see below)
- Next I used foam tape to adhere the Spellbinders Ornamental Crest die cut from silver, that I so easily trimmed. Cut a duplicate in white and use the center pieces.
- With white cardstock, cut two of the peaked embellishment pieces from Spellbinders Regal Allure and glue to the upper and lower edges of the Ornamental Crest die cut.
- Finish off with a sentiment, add a bow, pearls and flowers.
- Use the curly tendril element from the Classic Elegance Label set to embellish the bow and flowers.
About Day of Giving Friday
Every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card. The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can always check HERE to see if you’ve won. For your comment today: Obsolescence always catches me by surprise. What is the thing no longer readily in use or going away that you wish would come back? (I’m even leaving a comment on this one!)
Last weekend I was in for a lovely surprise. I was reluctant to write an entire post about it so I shared on Instagram with a rare selfie and wanted to share it here too because you all have been so very supportive. I’d not be here were it not for you :-) See caption below picture.
Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth – Retired
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80lb smooth cardstock, The Fine Touch Metallic Cardstock – Silver
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, Ranger Extra Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Silver
Accessories: Spellbinders Ornamental Crest, Spellbinders Classic Elegance Label, Spellbinders Regal Allure, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Mulberry Flowers
Whew, long post!! It’s been busy and just a note to let you know that next week I’m having foot surgery and hope I can navigate to my computer in my comfy little house. I won’t be down long, but I’m so very nervous and as you can imagine, after being a caregiver I never quite feel comfortable having a caregiver. It’s all outside of my comfort zone but I’ve found from experience that’s where all the learning is.