I purchased a new gizmo this week. It's the Envelope Punch board by We R Memory Keepers. I was debating about getting it. Then, I found the most wonderful thing...You Tube videos on how to make more than just envelopes with this gizmo. You can make boxes and bows in all shapes and sizes. I found this one by Knallcrafting, and I was hooked. And the bonus was it was on sale at Michael's, no need to use my coupon.
First I tried it with mulberry paper. Don't bother, it's way too fragile. I just used patterned paper, well, it's just solid color as you can see. The dimensions I used were: 2 pieces at 1" x 6", 1 piece at 1/4" x 1.25". The first piece. the halfway mark is 3", so that was my first punch and then did punch on other side at 3". I did the ends just as the video said and it turned out perfect! I love it when that happens. The tail piece were punched at 3" as well but the ends were centered at the punch. It came out looking sweet! I only put the center (the smallest piece) around the bow, not the tail. I glued this all down with photo splits cut in half.
The leaf die is from Sizzix. I had to go over it with my Big Shot 2-3 times to get it to cut. I cut out two thinking I might using both on the front, but it was way too busy. I used the second one for the inside of the card. I used a glue pen (Martha Stewart) on this. The sentiment is from Stamps of Life. It was from a bonus set that Stephanie sends out to her club members. I changed it up a bit. It was stacked, where the Merry was above Christmas. I've seen alot of stampers cut their stamps apart so they could place the sentiments where they want it. I got brave and did it! It turned out super cute! I added the free-hand cut heart and added my secret weapon (Glossy Accents) to it for dimension. The inside was just an echo from the outside.
I was inspired by the gorgeous photo on Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #73. It was definitely the chair covers. I do love simple elegance.
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