Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Starburst

The STARBURST technique is very popular.
Below, is a card using this technique,
followed by picture directions. 
I based my directions on those of 
Dawn Olchefske, at DOstamping.

The Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) on p 29
in the Holiday Mini is delicious.  Although not "traditional"
Christmas colors, they offer a festive alternative.

I used the Christmas Messages set on page 34, 
stamped in Smoky Slate, to
accompany this Starburst technique card.

Please see the picture directions below.

1.  Cut 3 rectangles out of coordinating DSP,
 1 1/2 by 4 inches each.
Cut all 3 rectangles in half diagonally.

  2.  Cut out a scrap piece of cardstock measuring 3 1/2 by 3 3/4.
Find and mark the middle of the 3 3/4 inch side.

3.  Lay out your "pennant pieces" as you want them
to be arranged on your starburst.
  Take the piece that will be placed in the
middle/center of your starburst and position
it so that the straight edge at the 90ยบ angle (point down)
is on the center line.

4.  Add the other 5 pieces, "snugging them up" against
the first on either side, to form your starburst array.
There will be white spaces remaining in the lower
right and left corners.

 5.  From the back, you can see how the DSP pennants
hang over the cardstock base.  Using a scissors, trim
the overhanging portions AND SAVE the largest ones.

6.  After trimming your DSP, take the 2 largest pieces
and glue them to the cardstock base, filling in the 
remaining white space.  Turn the panel over and trim 
off the excess DSP, so that you have a 
3 1/2 by 3 3/4 starburst design.  Mount it on a 
vertically oriented card base and decorate as desired. 


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bow Angel

I've seen a couple of bow angels on line, 
and think that they are darling.  Had to try it myself!

This angel was made with the 
Pretty Presents Designer Bows on page 36
of the Holiday Mini.  You could also produce
the necessary pieces with the Gift Bow Bigz Die 
on page 37.

Product:  Pretty Presents Designer Bow,
Blushing Bride face cut with 1 3/8 inch circle punch,
Silver Glimmer Paper cut with the
Festive Flurry Framelits Die,
1/8 inch Silver Ribbon

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Weekly Deal and Festive Flurry Kit


Pink Snowman

This is the snowman from the Snow Day
set on page 25 of the Holiday mini catalog.
It has a collection of "bits" to build the snowman
of your dreams, some assembly required.
Add some rhinestone accents so your 
snowman sparkles.

Color:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals,
Blushing Bride, Midnight Muse 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanks Grandpa

My Grandfather served in WW2.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Present Card

This card uses the Season of Style DSP paper Pack
and several colors of Glimmer paper.  The "bow" was made
by using the ribbon border punch.  It was pretty quick
to put together.
Sets:  Christmas Messages
Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, 
Early Espresso, Champagne & Cherry Cobbler
Glimmer Paper 

Other:  Winter White Embossing Powder,
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch