Sunday, November 22, 2015

Create It Simply: Thanks, Giving and A Flurry of Wishes

November 22. I'm not really sure what happened to October, or even the first half of November. But here it is only 4 days until Thanksgiving! In addition to a pile of projects in progress I've had several projects on my desk to share for a month or so. Today, I've finally made time to get started on that. This one is a quick and easy card that is similar to my Thinking of You card from earlier this year.

I am a huge fan of the Mixed Media die set from Sizzix. It adds so much interest to even the simplest of cards. For this card I simply die-cut the desired image from the card front using one of the dies along with my Big Shot and Magnetic platform to keep the die perfectly positioned. The base could easily be left just like this.

After die-cutting the pattern from the card front I cut a piece of Island Indigo cardstock just slightly smaller than the card front and adhere it to the inside panel.

Next, I die-cut a Fall Foliage design from Cajun Craze cardstock and attached it to the card front. You could use one shape alone, as I did, or layer several shapes as shown on the die insert.

Finally, I stamped my sentiment onto the card front using Island Indigo ink. The sentiment came from the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set, which is a soon-to-be-retired stamp set *pouty face*.

And that's all there is to it! 

Stampin' Up! cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze
Paper adhesive

But don't stop there!! This card base works for so many card styles by decorating the die-cut pattern and adding a sentiment into the white space. Here is a Christmas card I recently created in the same manner.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Light Blue
Stampin’ Up! Flurry of Wishes Stamp set
Stampin’ Up! ink pads: Night of Navy, Soft Sky
Self-adhesive rhinestones
Sizzix dies sets: Thinlits 4PK - Mixed Media (#660220), Thinlits Paper Snowflakes
Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
Sizzix magnetic platform
Stampin’ Up adhesives: Fine-tip glue pen, dimensionals foam dots

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