Delightful Decoration Redux

Delightful Decorations Ooops!  The flu bug bit me!  I’ve been down for the count since Tuesday.  I feel a bit human today, but I usually do feel better in the morning.

Here is another ‘Delightful Decorations’ card, this time teamed up with the Holiday Lounge designer series paper (#115676) from the regular catalog.

The cool thing about designer series papers is that I let the color and design determine the color and design of the finished piece.  Don’t the ornaments look like they could hang from those lines?

I got the idea for punching the ‘Finial pressed’ papers for the oraments from a card made by one of my new downline, Lynda Daring (www.DaringStamper.com).   She came over to show me some cards she made for an upcoming class and I loved that idea.

She is still getting the knack of blogging, but give her a shout out on her site!


Celebration of Sizzix Box #2

Stampin' Up! Holiday Lounge from Sizzix Box #2 XL Die (click for larger image) HolidayLoungeBox#2Open I am having a wonderful time in Salt Lake City and awards night last night was awesome!  Amanda C. and I walked across the stage as cruise achievers, woo hoo!

Well I am seeing some awesome ideas and will be sharing the pictures with you soon. But here’s a photo of a few of us walking across stage.

Carol Nordquist, Susy Miller, Amanda Coughlin & Me walking across stage for Cruise Achievers!!!

Carol Nordquist, Susy Miller, Amanda Coughlin & Me--walking across stage as cruise achiever

So, this Sizzix XL Die ‘Box #2′ has to be the absolutely *easiest* stinkin’ box to make!

This quick box is just Taken With Teal cardstock (6 x 11 inches) and a strip of the Designer Series paper ‘Holiday Lounge’ (#115676).  In fact it is one 1 1/2 inch strip of trees that I added some *bling* to.  The 5/8 inch white satin ribbon (#114616) is extremely elegant as a finishing touch that is secured onto the box top, so it opens without having to untie it.  SECRET: there is a strip of ribbon across the top secured underneath and the box is actually glued to the strip of satin (it uses less ribbon).

I have also made a purse with this box.  Below is the box decorated with (retired) Raspberry Tart designer series paper and a false foldover made from the Sizzix Bigz Die Scallop Circle #2.

Instead of tucking in, I have it velcro coin closure and embellished it Stampin’ Up’s new designer hardware… a silver ‘Jumbo Grommet’ (p. 179 in 2009-10 IBC).

Sizzix XL Die Box #2 'Pocketbook' (click for larger image) Sizzix XL Die Box #2 'Pocketbook' (click for larger image)