I'll be at the store briefly this afternoon to deliver more papers. The remainder of my holiday order (Berry Melody) from SEI's booth at CHA this summer finally arrived, along with the second order of the Joyful Cheep paper.
|6x6 Paper Pad including an added couple of sheets|
not available as single papers.
|Woven Sheet . . . this is a special woven paper that is so beautiful and|
below is the other side -- very lightweight and looks so delicate!
A recipe book from IO showing the various combinations is available for you to look through at Art 'n Soul. If you really want your own copy, we can order one for you at a special price of $25 plus tax. Ask us, please!
Speaking of IO, here's a posting from their blog that I really liked . . .
"I was inspired by DT member Kittie Caracciolo's post HERE. I didn't have the tree line die, so I improvised with Fancy Trees and this is what I did:
- Cut 3 of the plain trees using Fancy Trees Die set and green cardstock. Trimmed the stars at the top as shown. Put each diecut through the paper crimper, 2 horizontally and 1 vertically.
- Embossed a pieced of white Laid cardstock with dots.
- Cut a piece of white laid cardstock 4.25"X5.5". Mounted a 3.75"X5" green cardstock to the laid. Cut the embossed dots cardstock to 3.5"X4.75" and mounted on top.
- Tore 3 pieces of leftover Cover-A-Card Dots paper (it had been stamped with Versamark, Stamp and Bond added, embossed until clear, and then Deco glitter added and embossed again). They were layered as shown. Added a little bit of glitter to the 'snow' torn edges with a glue pen.
- The trees were mounted using glue dots and 3D pop dots.
- Pearl stickers were added with Glossy Accents and QuickStik (great for picking up little things you need to glue (learned this from Kittie too!).
- Used one of the trimmed stars and a piece of cardstock from the die cutting to make the star shown and added a pearl in the center.
- Made a bow with the bow-easy, mounted with a glue dot, and added a little peal pin.
- Last I did the inside of the card and the envelope as shown below. Two more diecuts. One trimmed down for the envelope and with both stars left on top. I used a glue pen and glitter below the trees. The sentiment is Merry Bright Cheery.
This is what works for me:
1. Stamp the image.
2. Cut the die on a scrap piece of paper. (Clear would work good too).
3. Lay the scrap piece of paper over the stamped image, aligning it so your stamped image is centered in the opening or negative cut. Tape the die cut paper in place on an outside edge or 2.
4. Position the die in the negative die cut, and tape it in place, then cut.
from Memory Box . . .
New Christmas paper from Memory Box . . . Cranberry Snow Pattern and Pool Snow Pattern in 8.5x11 text weight. A real holiday bargain at only 40-cents a sheet! These papers are also part of my afternoon delivery today, along with the rest of the Memory Box order for the store, i.e., stamps and dies that were ordered.
And this from the Memory Box blog . . .
- cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm
- stamp: Winter Collage G1830
- die: Distressed Tag 98244
- ink: Distress Gathered Twigs
- Distress Markers in shades of brown, green, and red
- ribbon: red/cream plaid on sale at JoAnn's
Enjoy this sunny, fall day!
P.S. Just found out we have a couple spots to fill in tomorrow's class by Lisa Lee, Inchie Arts! If you forgot to sign up, you still may by calling the store at 360.357.6820 or stopping in yet this afternoon. I can't wait to make my Inchie holiday box for those little gifts under the tree!
|by Lisa Lee, Inchie Arts, for Art 'n Soul Class on November 11|