Yes, yesterday was World Cardmaking Day and we spent the better part of the day away from home at the Kite Festival (separate post). But we managed to get back with enough time for me to get these two done before the Yankee game started last night. I just ran out of energy to get these posted yesterday.
Each October Lauren and Stephanie - the fabulous Jingle Belles - challenge us to use Pink in our Christmas cards. For each card that is linked up they each donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Pretty cool, eh! And although you might not first think of pink as a Christmas color, there have really been some stunners over the years. I love this challenge. And I love Stephanie and Lauren for doing this.
I recently purchased a roll of clear double sided adhesive from Scrapbook.com specifically to use with delicate dies. I love it! I got the 81 ft. roll of 6" adhesive on sale for a great price and I believe that it is on sale again this weekend. I've been cutting a piece of cardstock to the size of the die I'm using and then unroll the roll a little to stick the cardstock down before I cut just that piece out. (I would recommend using a pair of teflon scissors for this if you have them.) Then I roll the adhesive-backed cardstock through my Big Shot with the die. You may have to roll back and forth if the die is really delicate, or use a metal plate. The backing peels off so nicely and there's no rushing to add glue to the die cut or smushing of glue when you place it on your creation. I do have a suggestion about those tiny tittles over the i's - don't pop them out of the die. Instead, carefully remove the the backing while it's still in the die and then place the die over the word where it should be and use a needle tool or tweezer to press the tittle in place. I learned this after I lost the first tittle and had to use the little push out piece from the y in Merry.
Now, if you're ready to be dazzled by some Pink Christmas beauties join my by clicking here.