We have these bundle packs for our Black Friday [hum-dinger of a] sale and we did card samples of all of the bundle packs. This Black Friday Mega Sale has been compiled with the card maker in mind. Our newsletters have been geared, daily for the past week, to highlighting each bundle.
I think most people who do cards or scrapbooking all feel the same ... "I'm not a stamper."
I remember when this die was released and Marianne touted it as "the essential box card die" ... upon first inspection, I didn't see the necessity. Then one of our designers, Marilynne Oskamp, made up a card using the die. This set in motion a year-long love affair with this die!! Now I call myself a "box-card-aholic". I am a scene card maker so for me, this is right up my alley.
With the holiday season approaching and the infinite number of parties, get-togethers and dinners we are set to attend, here is a simple and elegant bottle tag and coordinating card for your hostess gifts.
So we have this fabulous GoPress & Foil machine in house and have been having a fabulous time playing with it. If you haven't seen the Unboxing Video:
Here is a short video blog on assembling a quick and delightful birthday card using Donald Duck. The Disney dies are so multi-dimentional, they can be used outside of a Disney theme, can certainly be used for scrap booking your Disney vacation ... or used to delight the recipient in their favourite Disney character. So easy and yet creates such impact.
I felt the classic Disney characters work so nicely with crisp, bright colours. And for this particular card, because I didn't have an intended recipient, I just wanted to make it neutral. There are 8 layers of colours in this design (you can certainly choose fewer). And instead of cutting out just the "hat" or "feet", I cut the entire die in full 8 times. If you have your design idea firmly etched in your mind, you can just cut the part of the die that is required but cutting the whole die just allows for leeway if you need to swap out colours as you go.
They say necessity is the mother of invention ... in my case, so often, I don't have the decorative paper that is right for a project I have in mind. I have hundreds of pounds of paper ... and still that perfect fit for a card design eludes me!!
We have class in store with this Sue Wilson inspired card using the Creative Expressions Stained Glass Robin Redbreast from the Festive Collection. But I get asked quite fequently how to create the glitter card where the various components of the card are all different colors.