It is time to catch up on Shoebox Events before next Wednesday when we have another! In August Lisa Christensen was the designer/presenter and she made two beautiful Christmas cards with kits for each of us to make one of our own. We craft, we laugh, we enjoy being together and then we eat! Thank you, Lisa for a fun time and two gorgeous cards!
No, Sal, this is my work which isn’t as perfect.
Lisa introduced us to products from http://thegreetery.com. She used the Nordic Frames Die set for the two beautiful layers. Don’t you just love how the dark green layer shows through the die cut? The smaller Nordic Frame die is popped up for added dimension.
The pine boughs and pine cones are from http://thegreetery.com as well. The layers are a superb design and the layered pine cone is to ‘die’ for! Here is a video of the BotaniCuts Pine Bough set.
Lisa’s second card:
Isn’t it amazing how designer series paper (DSP)- and a beautiful foil can be the start of a great card?
Tip: Lisa had a white strip the size of the ribbon to put behind the ribbon so the dark background didn’t show through the ribbon.
I will have to do another inside with the greeting stamped straight but I wanted to show you the stamps Lisa used. The Joy To The World goes perfectly with the inside greeting.
When I returned home from Lisa’s, I colored in the Joy To The World with an alcohol marker forgetting that the words were stamped with regular ink instead of Memento ink, so it ran in a couple places and I had to do a quick fix.
So true, Sal.
Interestingly, I had both cards displayed on my table and the red foil always drew my attention to that card first. I suppose that is why I invested in a Mini Minc machine to add foil to my cards. I just received the August foil kit from Pink & Main so stay tuned for cards with foil accents/backgrounds. The August Pink & Main kit is fall themed with a beautiful orange foil and the September sneak peak of the kit shows that the kit is Christmas themed with red foil. What fun!
Right O’ , Sal! I have two grandchildren and a dear friend with birthday’s in September so I had better hop to it!
Have a wonderful day stamping friends and thank you for spending some of your precious time with us as we seek to
SAL, Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little and always be Salt And Light in your world
PS Click on little Sal to go to the Greetery
Christine Dillon was our designer/presenter for the July Shoebox swap. There are six of us who take turns designing two projects and make kits for the group which meets monthly.
Yes, I am behind on posting, but I had some wonderful camping trips! Would you like to see my pictures?
Christine designed a 3D watering can for us to make. Note, this is my construction of her kit so not quite as perfect as her original design.
Click on the blue to get the printable version. The above is just a screen print to show you the pattern.
Christine’s second project was a beautiful birthday card:
She used the Flourish Thinlits Dies from Stampin’ Up!
Of course I did! I am ‘adhesive challenged’ and I need to use one of the fine tip glue bottles instead of the Tombow glue tip. I stocked up on Tombow so I want to use it up.
This set is on EBAY and it is a beautiful set to add to your stamping collection with a variety of greetings. I am not ready to sell mine -yet! Keep an eye on the Bake Sale page and it might be available someday.
How about just one picture?
Hopefully we will have a wonderful fall. We have one more camping trip planned for Steamboat Springs, Colorado!
My daughter and Son In Law own the Wild West Balloon Adventures in Steamboat. A hot air balloon ride should be on everyone’s bucket list:
You can follow “Wild West Balloon Adventures” on Instagram for some amazing videos!
Have a wonderful day and I will be back soon with the cards from the August shoebox event.
SAL, Stamp A Lot, Share A Love