Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jingle Belles 16

This week's challenge is brought to us by Betty Brett over at Betty Bee's Buzz.  In this challenge we are to use die cuts.  They're calling it A Christmas Card to Die (cut) For. 

I used 3 dies to create this card if you include an embosslit as a die. The tree, the half circle and the banner on the bottom are all from the Petal Cone die.  The tree is layered on a Top Note die cut and on the tree are embosslit buttons in Cherry Cobbler.  I did not sew those buttons on - I found that quilting thread is stiff enough to not need knotting.  I do use a needle to add the thread to the button and then a piece of sticky tape on the back holds the thread in place and allows you to adhere it where you want it. 

The die cuts are all from the retired Ski Slope DSP and they're on an Early Espresso card base with an added Cherry Cobbler seam binding bow.  I think I will go back and add Merry Christmas from Teeny Tiny Wishes under the tree trunk - what do you think?

Are you ready to see how the other ladies put their dies to use?  I am.  Click here to join me.


  1. Love the wonderful combination of designer papers and that pretty little bow ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  2. I apologize if my play on words bothered you.

    I really like your card and all the buttons!

  3. Oooh! Love your tree and and how you anchored it on the top note die with all those beautiful "ornament" buttons. Very lovely card!

  4. oh WOW miss lorraine! this is clever and ♥WONDERFUL♥ in every single way from the perfectly combined papers to your excellent use of dies to... well to the whole entire awesome card!!!

    (ps: i didn't notice or regret the lack of sentiment, but now that you suggest it... hmmm... yeah, i think that might really be perfect there, actually!) :)

  5. Love the tree and the papers! Well done! :)

  6. gasp! love your tree and the buttons:)


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