Hey, there! I'm excited to announce that I'm the December Guest Designer over at the Crop Stop blog! I'll be posting there every Wednesday this month, so I'll hope you'll check it out.
If you've never shopped at Crop Stop, you're really missing out. Not only do they have a great selection of goodies, they also have their own product line (Couture Creations) - including killer embossing folders and dies!
I received a very generous supply of goodies from Crop Stop to use during my design month - and they all match the Fancy Pants Timbergrove products I'm using this month - so thank you, Crop Stop, for aiding and abetting my Use It Up! challenge!
(Pardon my overexposed photo - we've had no sunshine for several days now, so I've been forced to go with GE 60-watt bulbs as my light source.)
S U P P L I E S
Other supplies not pictured: Stamps: Inside Christmas (The Craft's Meow); Ink: Ranger Distress Embossing Ink; Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts); Cardstock: White, Cocoa (Colormates); Twine; clear gems; Adhesives: glue dots, adhesive tape runner; Tools: corner rounder, ScoreBuddy, scissors, heat tool
I N S T R U C T I O N S
- Make card base and round corners.
- Die cut snowflake and adhere to card.
- Stamp sentiment on tag, heat set embossing powder and adhere tag.
- Braid three 12"-pieces of twine, tie into double bow, trim ends, and adhere with glue dots.
- Adhere button over center of bow and adhere pearl in center.
- Adhere pearls and gems
T I P
I find twine to often be a little too limp for my hands to manage. Braiding it gives it both body and interest and is very easy to do. Cut three 12"-pieces of twine and align ends, knotting them about 1" in from the end (so you get a "tassle" effect). Use Washi tape to temporarily adhere the knotted end to your work surface, then proceed to braid the strands. Knot the ends when you have about an inch left (again, you'll have a "tassle" at the end). Now you can use it however you like! When you're finished arranging and adhering it, trim the ends for neatness.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
P.S. Check back tomorrow for Card #5 in the Use It Up! December Card Challenge!