Sunday, August 21, 2011

Holiday Mini Preview

The Holiday Mini has so many wonderful items to use when designing your cards and your scrapbooking layouts.I used The wording from the Bells and Boughs stamp set and created the mantel by inking the Stripes embossing folder with Early Espresso ink and running it through the Big Shot with Soft Suede CS. The card base is WW CS that has been put through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice folder. I cut a rectangle out of the front of the card that measures 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" and framed it in by using the left over pieces from the mantel. The stockings were made using the new Stocking Builder Punch in the Holiday mini. They were decorated using the Snow Burst embossing folder, rhinestones, Red Glitter paper and Real Red and WW CS. Each was hung with white Baker's twine onto the mini brads. The fireplace was made using Basic Gray CS and cut with the same measurements as the front of the card. It was scored using the Simply Scored tool to simulate bricks. The logs came from the left over mantel peices using the Word Window punch and adjusted to fit in the fireplace. The flames were leaves from the Bird Builder punch cut out of Daffodi Delight CS and distressed with Cajun Craze ink.The sentiment is from the Bright Hopes stamp set.