Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Christmas Cheer Criss Cross
Oh, man... I just LOVE making these criss cross cards. I seriously can't stop. This one uses the designer paper Dashing from Stampin'Up! and the new stamp set from Lizzie Anne Designs called Christmas Cheer. Look at that font! I adore that Santa hat... can you tell? I promise to use the trees next time. I love the trees too. Check out the new releases from Lizzie Anne Designs!
On the flaps, I used a new technique with the new corner rounder punch from Stampin'Up! My clever downline (and Aunt) Roseanne came up with this cool idea. You take the guide off the punch, punch it (as if to make the scallop), then line up the little metal V part with the edge of the cut you just made. If you want a tutorial, let me know and I'll try and take some photos later today. Thanks for sharing this with Roseanne... you da bomb girl!!
I think one of my favorite accessories in the new Stampin'Up! catalog are those large eyelets. I just want to put them on EVERYTHING. Maybe I just like to use my Crop-a-dile. LOL.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Cheer (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper: Dashing DS paper, Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Other: Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Circle Punches, Crop-a-dile, Large Eyelets, Cindy Ribbon (May Arts), Scor-Pal.
Follow the directions in Beate's tutorial at SCS, EXCEPT cut your base card stock (8 1/2 x 11) at 5.5... like you would to make two regular cards, then score both pieces at 4 1/4 and cut from the diagonal on each side. The rest of the measurements are all the same. :)
Okay..... my grandma's precious bird flew away yesterday as she went out to check her mail (she didn't realize he was on her shoulder), so I am helping her make some flyers that the boys can take and give to neighbors. Poor Willy.... he was way up high in a tree and he kept saying "I'm a pretty, pretty, pretty bird." I hope we can find him. We tried until dark last night.... my grandma is heart broken.
Hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by! :)