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August Shoebox Swap with Lisa Christensen

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!

 

Are these pictures of her original?

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_MILHRYUPg


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.

Sometimes you should leave well enough alone.  

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 after you get Emma’s birthday card done with the Karen Berniston castle, right? 

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

bring a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world! 

SAL,  Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little and always be Salt And Light in your world

Karen

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