Tuesday, December 13, 2011

'Tis the Season ...

Welcome back to The Open Window.

I've got just a couple of quick projects for you today.

If you visited yesterday, you saw the cards I did using the rub-ons
from Bo Bunny.  The papers that I've used today are also from
that same collection called 'Blitzen'.
There are so many warm elements between the colors and the designs,
so I combined 3 different sheets along with a label cut out as well.
The trees were created using a die cut from Lil' Inker Designs.
I highlighted the wreath, the greenery under the turtle doves & the trees
with Stickles in 'Stardust'.
Additional bling comes from the brads, add bakers twine
from The Twinery and done!

I'm not sure if this has happened to you, but my favorite Swiss Dot EF
will no longer EMboss!  I have no idea why and I even asked my friends
over on FB to see if it's ever happened to them.  So far, I'm the only one!
All of my other EF's still work fine, so it has to be a worn folder.
It does still DEboss, though and I really wanted the idea of snow falling,
so I went with it!
These trees were cut using the same die cut using beautiful paper
from My Mind's Eye's 'Lost & Found Christmas'.
The stamped sentiment is from Market Street Stamps.

I hope you enjoyed these couple of projects.
I created them especially for the challenge over on the
CARDS magazine blog this week calling for Christmas Trees
as the focal point.

I hope you will take a moment and check out my guest post
over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps today.
Another winter-themed project awaits!

Tis the Season Project Recipe:
Designer Paper: 'Blitzen' by Bo Bunny
Bakers Twine in Honeydew from The Twinery 
Stickles in Stardust, gemstone brads from American Crafts
Tools: Tree die from Lil' Inker Designs, Big Shot

Wishing You Project Recipe:
Designer Paper: Lost & Found Christmas from My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Essential Holiday Elegance by Market Street Stamps
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento from A Muse Studio
Bakers Twine in Maraschino from The Twinery
Tools:  Swiss Dot EF by Sizzix, Tree die from Lil' Inker Designs
Big Shot


Tabitha said...

Lovely job!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! FAB cards--LOVE the christmas papers and the glitter on each card!! I LOVE those trees!!! FUN image!I LOVE your glittered wreath--perfect touch on that card!! And I LOVE that second card with the embossing and that tree that pops:) YOU ROCK!

Donna Bowman said...

Lovely cards! I love on the first card how all the elements work are so beautiful and work together. And I love the trees and texture on the second one!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute cards Julie! Love the Christmas trees!

Lisa S. said...

I love your little trees and the richness of the dp's you used. Very festive indeed!
Thanks for joining my little bloggie and welcome. :-)
Have an awesome day,
Lisa S.

Lisa said...

These are splendid Julie, but I am totally smitten with the first one!

agdesigns said...

love these!!!!!! ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

First of all, love the folksy feel of both cards. They are warm and inviting, and those rub-ons are neat.

Secondly, I never heard of a problem with an embossing folder! How weird. I guess it is not the paper you're using? Have you contacted the company to inquire about it (in your spare time - ha ha)?

Jamie M. said...

I LOVE these cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad you are my 300 follower too :)