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Festive Christmas Collection by Heartfelt Creations

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Today I want to show you the new holiday collection by Heartfelt Creations.  It is called “Festive Christmas Collection“, and is just beautiful.  The collection includes six stamp sets and a paper pack.  With them you can easily make some beautiful cards that your family and friends will treasure for years to come.

peace doves   lantern

ornament

warmest wishes  nativity

These are five simple cards that I created using the Festive Christmas Collection stamps and papers.  Don’t you just love the vibrant colors in the cardstock?  With the cardstock collection alone there are many different cards or scrapbook layout pages that you could make.  As usual, they’ve set up the paper to make quick card fronts, and quick layout pages.  The cards are in various sizes, so there should be a size/shape to suit everyone.  There is not a die specific to this collection, but Heartfelt recommends the Luggage and Tags die set, and any of the Cut Mat  Create dies (these are not needed, but will make the cutting/layering much quicker).  Please see this short video for a closer look at the stamps and dies that are a part of the Festive Christmas Collection.

My first two cards feature two of the card fronts available in the paper pack.  I simply trimmed them to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, added a brushed gold layer (a little over 4″ x a little over 5.25″) and a red or green background layer cut 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I added a die-cut sentiment using the Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets (I love these dies!).  To save paper, I cut the sentiment from the center of the brushed gold layer (just be sure that the other layers will cover the remaining hole).  I used my clear Wink of Stella pen to add some glittery effects to the cardstock (you can’t really see it in the video, but this adds a nice touch), and added ribbon/embellishments as shown.  Too easy!

peace doves  lantern

The middle card uses one of the journaling cards found at the back of the paper collection.   I stamped the “Festive Notes” stamp in black on dark green paper (cut 3.75″ x 5″)  to create the background paper for this card.  I added two more layers, one off-white (4″ x 5.25″) and one dark green (4.25″ x 5.5″).    I added some clear Wink of Stella to make the ornament and poinsettia sparkle.  Gold ribbon and rhinestones finish the card.

ornament

The “Warmest Wishes” card features words isolated from the “Festive Christmas Background Stamp“.  To do this, I stamped the appropriate section of the stamp on a scrap of off-white paper.  I fussy cut the words “warmest wishes”, and set it aside.  The patterned paper is one of the 6″x6″ versions included in the paper pack.  I trimmed it to 3.75″ x 5″.  The other two layers are cut 4″ x 5.25″ (ivory) and 4.25″ x 5.5″ (green).  The poinsettia is made using the “Christmas Poinsettia” stamp set (part of last year’s Season of Joy collection) and is cut using the Sun Kissed Fleur die.   A red bow and ribbon finish the card.

warmest wishes

The last card features an ornament from the “O Little Town” stamp set.  I stamped it in gold ink on ivory paper, and fussy cut it.  The first layer is cut 3.75″ x 5″ and embossed using the Sizzix/Stampin’ Up “Petals a Plenty” embossing folder.   The middle layer is cut 4″ x 5.25″, and is brushed gold.  The base layer is red, and is cut 4.25″ x 5.5″.   The over-size red ribbon and bow finish the card.

nativity

These were very easy cards and were quite simple to create.  What a great collection!

Heartfelt also makes a Festive Christmas Card Kit that gives you the items you’ll need to make five cards.  That is another great way to experience this collection.

 

Supply list

Heartfelt CreationsFestive Christmas Collection” stamps and cardstock

Heartfelt CreationsChristmas Poinsettia” stamp and Sun Kissed Fleur die

Sizzix Stampin’ Up Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder

Die-Versions Sweet WordletsNoel” and “Peace on Earth

Die cutting/embossing machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Assorted cardstock

Assorted ribbons/embellishments

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal, glue dot and dimensional adhesive

Inks — I used Onyx Black Versafine and Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz

Wink of Stella – Clear

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make a Covered Box

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Today I want to share a covered box that I made for my sister.  The main supplies are simple — some beautiful Graphic 45 paper, a Copic marker, a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations box, and some Scor-Tape.  The result is gorgeous — I don’t think the pictures do it justice.

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Several weeks ago I purchased one of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology “Configurations” boxes.  These boxes are designed with a lot of interior smaller boxes that you can move around into different configurations.  I thought maybe I would do a shadow box or something.  When going through my stash, I found some of my favorite cardstock from Graphic 45, both from A Ladies’ Diary Collection, that I wanted to use to make a covered box.  I’ve always hesitated on that because I didn’t have the right box for it.  With the interior pieces out, the Tim Holtz box was perfect — a project is born!

The two papers I wanted to use for the project were cream and black, so it made sense to me that the box edges should change from the normal Kraft color to black.  There are a couple of ways of doing this, but I wanted simple — so I grabbed my black Copic marker (100), and started coloring the edges.  Because I’m not going to coat the finished box with anything (any fixative sprays, etc.), I don’t want the paper to extend fully from edge to edge — it is too easy for it to catch and pull loose.  Very quickly the box would begin to look unattractive.  Because of this I needed to color all of the edges of the box about one-quarter inch in.  This is very easy to do (especially with a Copic marker), but it does take a little time.  Since I was using a fresh marker, it only took one coat (other markers may take several coats to give good coverage).  The Configurations box has a view window in it, so it is important to color all of the interior edges as well as the exterior edges.  Some people prefer to paint the box instead — that will work too, although you have to factor in paint drying times, etc.

Once the box was colored, it was time to begin measuring so that I could cut my paper.  The box itself measures approximately 6.75″ x 8.75″ and is approximately 2″ deep.  When deciding on paper, you’ll need one 12″x12″ sheet for each side of the box (2 exterior, 2 interior).  For my box, I used three 12″x12″ sheets of paper, and two 8″x8″ sheets of paper.  The interior is slightly smaller than the measurements listed above, so the 8″x8″ paper can work there.  Before cutting any of the paper, it is important to carefully measure each of the sides of the box.  You need a good ruler for this — you’ll be working in 1/8″ increments.  While measuring, keep in mind that the interior of the box is slightly smaller than the exterior of the box (approx. 1/4″), the base of the box is smaller than the lid of the box.  Everything has to be measured carefully, and the cut pieces have to be kept separate so that they are used for the proper part of the box.  Note that you may find some curved or rolled edges that will not cover easily with the cardstock.  Your measurements should not include these kinds of edges.

Once I measured all parts of the box, I began to cut the papers.  I made my cut size approximately 1/8″ smaller than the measured size so that the paper would not extend fully edge-to-edge on the box.  This will cut down signs of wear-and-tear on the box, and prevent the paper from catching as the lid is placed on, etc.  When in doubt, cut a little bigger and be prepared to trim — if you cut a piece too small, it probably cannot be used.  Needless to say, the cutting is best done without interruptions so you don’t lose track of what you’re doing.

Once all of the pieces are cut, it is time to cover the box.  I used Scor-Tape for this — specifically 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Some may consider it a little bit of over-kill, but I wanted a very strong bond.  I was careful to place the Scor-Tape at the very edge of my piece of paper, and to cover it fully from edge-to-edge on each side.  This way there is a good strong bond, and no easy way for something to get under the paper and rip it away.  Over time the paper will distress a little, but it should just add to the charm of the box — kind of like a vintage box.  It doesn’t really matter which side you cover first, etc.

Once all of the paper is attached to the box, it is important to run your marker along the edges of the paper.  This will blend the edges into the box, and if any white from the core of the paper, etc. is showing it will cover that up.  All of the careful work with the marker leaves a really nice finished edge that becomes part of the design and charm of the box.

The box includes a piece of acetate that also must be attached to the inside of the box lid — that should be one of the last things that you do.  It is clear, so it made sense to me to put it on after the paper was in place (my concern with taping it underneath the paper is that if it starts to come loose, it would take the paper with it.  Please see the short video for additional instructions on how to make a covered box.

The final step is decorating the box.  I used the pewter foil from the Spellbinders A Gilded Life foil pack to create a base for my flowers.  Before attaching it to the box, I trimmed just a little from the side, and then used my Copic marker to put a black edge around each side of the foil (alcohol ink markers will work on almost any surface).  I ran it through my Grand Calibur using the Vintage Damask Texture Plate to add some dimension to the foil.   I attached the foil at the sides and at the bottom with Scor-Tape.   The flowers that I used to decorate the box are purchased flowers.  Of course there are a number of beautiful flower dies that could also be used to make flowers to embellish the box.  I used Scor-Tape to attach the tall branch at its base, and glue dots to hold the rest of the flowers and to stabilize the branch, etc.  I added a matching bow to finish the project.

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Covered boxes make wonderful gifts, and they really are not very expensive to make (depending on materials used, probably only around $20).  It is a gift they’ll talk about for years to come!

 

Supplies used

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations Box — I used the 6.75″ x 8.75″ size

Coordinating Papers — I used “Fashion Plates” and “Moment in Time” from the Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary Collection (you’ll need approximately 4 12″x12″ sheets)

Spellbinders A Gilded Life foil pack (only 1 sheet is needed)

Spellbinders A Gilded Life Vintage Damask Texture Plate

Die Cutting/Embossing machine — I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Black marker — I used a Copic marker (100)

Detailed ruler

Paper trimmer

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal — I used 1/2″ Scor-Tape throughout the box

Ribbon — I used 1″ bridal white wired ribbon

Flowers — I used the Prima Blossom Branches Almond and Petaloo Faux Dried Blooms (cranberry/amber/green)

Glue dots (to hold the flowers, etc. in place)

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

Back to School Card featuring Spellbinders Celebra’tions Dies

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Today I have a fun “back to school” card featuring the new pierced dies from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions line.  These new dies come in circles, ovals, squares and rectangles.  My card features the oval pierced dies —

first day

My first step in making the back to school card was to select an image.  I like this stamp by My Favorite Things.  Since I wanted to color the image with my Copic markers, I stamped it with Memento ink – an ink that dries quickly and doesn’t react with the alcohol ink markers.  I colored the image with my Copics, and then fussy cut it.  When I color this image I sometimes use Glossy Accents to highlight the apple, although I didn’t use it on this card.

To make the notebook paper background, I used a sheet of 4.25” x 5.5” white cardstock and placed it in the Darice embossing folder.  I ran it through my Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.  I often use this stand-alone machine for my embossing.  That is what it is made for, and embossing is what it does really well.  I always get a good crisp image from it.  Once my image was embossed, I trimmed it to 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”.  I used colored pencils to add the red vertical line on the left side, and the blue horizontal lines.  I also used my 1/8” hole punch to cut the holes in the side of the paper.  It just took these few very easy steps to make pretty realistic notebook paper sized for a card.

I chose a solid red paper for the background, and cut it 4.25” x 5.5”.  I wanted something very subtle for the image to rest on, so I chose the light blue cardstock.  I cut and embossed the light blue cardstock using the middle-sized pierced oval dies (both the straight cutting die and the piercing die).

The Celebra’tions pierced oval die set includes six dies – three of them straight oval cutting dies, and three of them piercing dies.  To achieve the effect on my card, I used the middle cutting die and the middle piercing die.  You could also use the dies separately – so you could cut a straight oval only, or you could create the pierced effect in the middle of the cardstock only (to highlight a section, for example – but it won’t cut in an oval shape).  Of course you can also use these dies to add several layers to your card.  These are very versatile dies.  Please see the short video for additional information on how the dies can be used.

Or you can view directly on youtube: spellbinders celebrations back to school card

To assemble the card, I attached the notebook paper to the red background using Scor-Tape.  I attached the stamped image to the oval using a low dimensional adhesive, and then attached the oval to the background layers using Scor-Tape.  I added a ¼” sheer ribbon at the side of the card, and centered it over the red line on the notebook paper.  I attached a bow near the top of the image.  The chunky pencil sticker adds a little more fun dimension.  Super easy card!

first day

As a two-for-Tuesday bonus, I have a golf martini card that features the Celebra’tions pierced rectangle dies –

golf martini

This is made using most of the same steps as the back to school card.  See the supply list below for the additional items needed to complete this card.

I love the new pierced dies – they are so easy to use and add just a pop of dimension to an otherwise plain layer.  They work equally well for guy cards and girl cards.  How much fun is that?

 

Supply List:

Spellbinders Celebra’tions pierced dies – I used the pierced oval and pierced rectangle sets

Die cutting machine – I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Assorted cardstock

Adhesive – I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal, the ¼” size; Darice low-dimensional adhesive

Ribbon

Darice embossing folder – Notebook paper

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Blue and red colored pencils

1/8” hole punch

Copic markers –  E00, E02, Y21, Y23, Y26, COO, C0, C1, C2, C6, R27, R29, YG03, YG06

My Favorite Things stamp – al a modes stamp – “An Apple for Teacher”

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Pencil sticker by Jolees

Additional supplies needed for golf martini card —  golf ball brad; solid green bakers twine; Impression Obsession stamp 02184 “Golf Martini”; Copic markers B0000, R27, R29, YG03, YG06, E31, E33, C00, C1, C6; plaid paper from Graphic 45 Good Ole Sport collection

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

How to do Recipe Journals

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

This week I decided it was time to do something about the pile of recipes that I’ve collected over the years.  You know the ones I mean — the odd recipe cards, scraps of paper, newspaper clippings, etc.   I found a cute Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection Folio that I thought was perfect for the job.  It is the small size (measures approximately 9″x7″), and has a little room to expand.  I also found a small journal in a dollar bin that can be used when there is time to consolidate those little scraps of paper into something more permanent.

recipe folder  book front

Of course the key to a project like this is having the right paper and embellishments.  My kitchen is kind of retro — a little farmhouse mixed in with 50’s kitsch.  I found a wonderful collection of paper, stickers and assorted embellishments by Cosmo Cricket.  The name sold it — “TV Dinner”.  It had an assortment of 12″x12″ papers, a tablet of 8″ paper, lots of stickers, brads and other cute stuff.

The book was very simple to complete.  I selected one of the 12″x12″ patterned papers, and cut a panel for the front and back covers.  I also cut a very small strip to run along the spine of the book.  The book itself was kraft colored and matched okay, but I thought it would be better if it was a little more yellow-gold.  I grabbed one of my Copic markers (Y26) and colored the spine of the book, and each of the outer edges (front and back).  I only needed one coat to get to the color that I wanted.  Note that you don’t need to color the entire book — just about 1/4″ from the outside edge.  I was also careful to keep the marker from the inside of the book — the inside edges remain the original kraft color.   I added a small-sized recipe card to the inside cover, along with a “From the kitchen of” label   These are some additional pictures of the book and inside cover.

book front  book back

inside cover

For the folio, I wanted to keep the outside pretty plain as it is the side that will have the most wear and tear.  I simply added a few of the stickers to the front panel and flap (I will seal those later on so that they stay intact as long as possible).  On the inside I selected one of the 8″x8″ papers to do the lining.  It really doesn’t take much — four 8″x8″ sheets and a border were enough to cover all of the exposed panels.  Because of the way the folio is structured, it wouldn’t be appropriate to cover the accordion parts, etc. so it made sense to me to just center the patterned paper on each panel and make that a part of the design.  (That is why I could use 8″x8″ paper on a 9″x7″ folio.)   This is a photo of the interior —

recipe folder in

This short video gives a better description of both projects, and a more complete view of them.

or view directly on youtube.com

For both projects, the key to keeping everything in place is a good strong adhesive.  My “go-to” adhesive for these types of projects is always Scor-Tape.  I lined each edge with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  For those pieces of cardstock that were a little larger (book covers, full pieces on the inside of the folio), I also added a piece of Scor-Tape in the center.  The Scor-Tape gives a good strong bond — I’m not worried about anything coming loose, even in the “icky, sticky” summer weather.

I also completed a few recipe tags and recipe cards.  The recipe cards are from the TV Dinner paper collection, so I only needed to cut them apart.  The tags are made by The American Tag Company, and I just added a little ribbon.  Each of these can be easily tucked inside the folio.  Here’s a picture.

recipe card

This project was quick and fun.  This is for my personal use, but it would make a great gift.   Two of the Penny Black stamp sets, “Homemade” and “Spice of Life” are perfect for further decorating the folio, recipe cards, and recipe book, etc.  Both sets are available at Cut at Home — you can use this link to shop Penny Black.

 

Supply list

Tim Holtz Idea-ology small Collection Folio

Small (approximately 6″ x 8″) journal

Scrapbooking paper/embellishment collection — I used “TV Dinner” by Cosmo Cricket

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal (I used mostly 1/2″ for extra holding power)

Copic marker to match paper — I used Y26

recipe tags

ribbon

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

www.cutathome.com

 

Glittered Rose Card featuring Elizabeth Craft Design Dies

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Today I have a beautiful glittered rose card featuring dies by Elizabeth Craft Design.  With all of the components available in this die set, there really are a lot of options for its use.  I chose to do a single long-stemmed rose using the shipping tape glitter method.

rose card

The Elizabeth Craft rose die set is very versatile.  For this project I needed only the long stem, the rose shape and the rose cut-out shape.  I wanted a special paper for this, perhaps something a little brighter this time.  I remembered the beautiful pinks and greens and browns in the Botanical Tea collection by Graphic 45.   I chose a paper called “Just Because” that has a lot of fun words like “hello friend” and “thinking of you”.    The pink in the paper is a salmon pink, so my next challenge was to select glitter.   (Have you noticed how hard it can be to match pinks?)   Since I wanted to use a ombre technique, I really wanted at least 3 complementary glitters.  I was unable to find 3 colors in my stash, but ended up with two coral (almost neon) glitters.

I previously did a post and video demonstrating the shipping tape glitter method.  That post is linked here (Valentines’ Day Love Card).   What I did differently with this card is to use a second, complementary color of glitter to add some additional dimension to the project — a ombre technique.  This requires a bit more planning, and some more controlled application of glitter.  Generally in an ombre technique you want at least three shades of a color to give the proper variation.  In ombre, I generally begin with the darkest shade of glitter, and apply a little, then move to the medium and finally the lightest shade.  I don’t want to use each in equal proportions — I will use just a little of the darkest, more of the medium tone, and the most of the lightest shade.  You want to blur the lines a little — so a little dark creeps into the medium shade, etc.  Although not the same, you can achieve a more dimensional look using a similar technique with only two colors.

For my project, I began by cutting a piece of ivory cardstock 3″ x 4.5″.  I laid the stem and rose dies on the ivory cardstock to determine placement, and then I placed the stem and cut that piece.  My next step was to cut the rose — this needs to be placed carefully so that it is as close to the stem as possible without making additional cuts to the stem area (place the cut out piece aside for now – it will be needed later in the card assembly).   I also needed to cut the stem piece from green cardstock, and the cut-out rose piece from pink cardstock.

I carefully applied the shipping tape to the back of the ivory cardstock, making sure that it covered the entire opening.  If necessary you can place a second piece of shipping tape — the joins won’t show in the finished project.  Use something non-stick to press the tape firmly around the edges of the cardstock.   Then I placed the stem in the cut-out area, again using the non-stick “tool” to press it into place.  It is very important to keep your fingers off of the tape — the glitter, etc. won’t stick properly.  The next step is to place the detailed rose cut-out, and press it into place with the non-stick tool.  Now its time to glitter.  Begin with the darkest color.  You need to use a method to control the glitter as opposed to just shaking it on.  You either want to use a small glitter spoon to control the amount used, or use a pinch method with your fingers to do it.  I used most of the darker color in the center of the rose (the bud), and just a little sprinkled around the outside.  If you keep the amount of glitter minimal, there is no worry about removing the excess.  Then I added the lighter color.  It doesn’t matter so much how this glitter is applied since it will cover the rest of the image.  Be sure to pat down the glitter and make sure it covers the entire taped area.  The final step is to burnish the glittered area with your finger to restore the shine, and to use a soft brush to brush off any excess glitter.  Please see the short video for additional information on how I completed the glittered rose.

You may also see the video here on youtube.

With the glittering done, it is easy to finish the card.  I cut the background layer from brown cardstock  4.25″ x 5.5″.  I cut the patterned paper 4″ x 5.25″, and attached the two layers with Scor-Tape.     I added the ivory ribbon strip and bow, also using Scor-Tape.  Before adding the glittered panel, I placed the cut rose shape (the piece from the ivory cardstock) behind the glittered rose and taped it in place.  You’ll notice that the glittered area is very sheer, and if you don’t put the solid paper behind this, the patterned paper shows through and will give a very odd result.  I used Scor-Tape to place the ivory panel on the card.  The last thing I did was to add a couple of light ivory Dew Drops to the ribbon.

rose card

 

Supply list

Elizabeth Craft Design Rose die

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

assorted cardstock

ribbon

glitter

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Glue – I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

shipping tape

sentiment

black ink

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

What Does A Fox Say Birthday Card Idea

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Today I have a fun birthday card for you — for the young or the young at heart.  It features the cutest ever fox playing in a pile of leaves, with a wobble spring for a little action.

The fox featured on this card is made from a die set by Marianne Designs Collectables.  It includes the dies needed for the fox, and a clear stamp sentiment, “You’re special”.   Every time I look at this die set, “that song” comes to mind and lingers for a while.  Of course it inspired the sentiment that I used.   (If you have children, you no doubt know what song I’m referring to; if not, here’s a link.  But beware, the song is addictive!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE).

fox card

It is very easy to create the fox — you just need a couple of colors of cardstock — rust, white, black and pink.  Note that the pieces cut from black (eyes and nose) and pink (ear lining) are quite small and can be difficult to attach to the finished fox.  When working with little pieces like this, I often put a small piece of Scor-Tape on the back of the cardstock.  When I cut the small pieces, I leave the die intact on the cardstock until I’m ready for the piece.  This way the adhesive is already there, and all you have to do is to place the piece where it belongs.  I leave the dies in place because often the liner for the Scor-Tape stays behind, and so rather than having sticky pieces flying around, it just makes sense to me to keep the pieces together on the cardstock until ready for use.  I used Scor-Tape to attach the rest of the fox too.

I wanted the card to be fun and to have some movement, and so I used a wobble spring with it.  When using a wobble spring, you first assemble the piece that is to go on top of the spring.  Here, the fox was not wide enough to support the wobble spring.  See the pictures below.  The first is the fox assembled, and the second shows the wobble spring sticking out behind the fox.

fox   fox w spring

Some think it is okay to trim the wobble spring so that it won’t show from behind (it also has adhesive on it, so the “sticky” part could be problematic).  I think that a better approach is to add to the figure so that the wobble spring can stay intact, but will no longer show through.  So for my fox, I cut a piece of background paper (the one that I used for the card) that was slightly larger than the fox.  I used the background paper to back it because I wanted the fox to remain the focal point — I hoped that the extra background paper would just blend in.  I used a Spellbinders die for this, one that was just a little larger than the fox.  There is no “magic” to what I chose, so anything you have in your stash will work.  Once I mounted the fox on the patterned paper, I trimmed it a little at the top so that the top shape was the fox’s head.  At the bottom and part way up the side, I added some leaves for cover.  The leaves and the label shape I used to mount the fox are from a set of dies called “Orchard Harvest  Tags and Accents“.  Again there is no magic to this set — your favorites will work just fine.

I prepared the card front by cutting a dark brown piece of cardstock 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I cut a rust layer (the same as used for the fox) 4″ x 5.25″, and a layer of patterned paper 3.75″ x 5″.  I attached the three layers with Scor-Tape.

I cut the leaves from three different colors of cardstock to add some dimension and interest.  I added them to the label that the fox is mounted on and to the card base beneath (you’ll have to wait to add these until the spring and fox have been mounted).  Instead of adding the leaves one at a time, I added them in groups of three — one of each color.  Once the leaves were in place on the piece with the fox, I added the wobble spring.  When using the springs, be sure to check the instructions on the inside (on the outside of some) that indicate which part of the spring is the top versus the bottom.  Using the adhesive already a part of the wobble spring, I attached the spring first to the piece with the fox and the leaves, and then to the card front. I tried to match the patterned paper still showing behind the fox to the background to make it blend in as best as I could.   The next step was to fill in with the leaves on the card front.  You don’t need a lot of leaves here, just enough to cover a little when the fox is in motion.

My final step was to add the sentiment.  I didn’t have a stamp with the sentiment I wanted, so I used word processing software on my computer and printer to make it.  I trimmed it to an appropriate size, and added a brown piece of paper as a backer.  Inside the card, the fox says “Happy Birthday”.

fox card

This fox is so cute, and so easy to assemble.  I know that you’ll find this die set to be as much fun as I did.

 

Supply List

Fox die set by Marianne Design Collectables

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Background label and leaf dies — I used Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents by Spellbinders

assorted cardstock including a patterned paper

wobble spring

Scor-Tape

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

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