Stampin' Up! Greeting Card Kids &
Paper Doily Sizzlet
There's something about Christmases of long ago that holds a fascination for me. Strung popcorn and cranberries on the tree, big multicolored lights decorating the roof line, the smell of a fresh spruce, and of course, hand made ornaments all tug at my heart strings. As a child I was an expert in multicolored paper chains - remember those? Our Be Of Good Cheer DSP would be perfect for that. But for my Pals Paper Arts challenge this week, which is a color challenge using Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake, I decided to put it to another use. I tried to capture the elaborate ornaments that decorated the traditional Christmas tree in the 1930s and 40s. With the glitter of gold and simple string hanger, it brought the feeling of those Christmases right back to me.
Stamp Sets -
- Greeting Card Kids Clear Mount (120633)
- Crumb Cake Classic (126975)
- Cherry Cobbler Classic (126966)
- Always Artichoke Classic (126972)
- Early Espresso Classic (126974)
- Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker (120967)
- Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
- Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885)
- Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953)
- Regals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117154)
- Be Of Good Cheer DSP (126896)
- Linen Thread (104199)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
- Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (127841)
- Color Spritzer Tool (107066)
- 2 3/8'' Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
- 1 3/4'' Scallop Circle Punch (119854)
- 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
- Simply Scored (122334)
- Sponge Daubers (102892)
- Paper Doily Sizzlets L (125592)
- Scallop Circle Bigz (113468)
Putting It Together Tips:
- All the pieces were edged with Crumb Cake using Sponge Daubers. This softened the edges a bit and also gave them that aged look.
- The pleated scallop circle was created by pinching out two 2 3/8'' scallop circles. I used the Simply Scored tool to create score lines and cut each circle to the center. They were pleated and attached together.
- The Cherry Cobbler tulle circle was created by cutting a 8“ length of ribbon. A running stitch of the Linen Thread was stiched down the center using a large eye needle, and then gathered and the ends were tied together. Those two ends were then passed through the center of the pleated scallop circle and through the cebter of the 1 /3/4'' scallop circle and held in place by a Dimensional. The image circle was attached to the other side of the dimensional and the whole component was attached using a second dimensional to the lace doily.
- Although every Big Shot is different, the secret to getting my Lace Doily to cut through was a sheet of Very Vanilla card stock. Another tip is to make sure you are using flat cutting pads. The old set I had was curved and although they still work great for large dies, the Sizzlets seem to require a more consistent shape.
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