Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Countdown #5 - "Joyful" and "Little Leaf" Sizzlits Dies AND PPA16

Here's my card submission for the PPA 16 - Christmas Cheer Challenge. http://www.palspaperarts.com/
For this card I used the Little Leaves Sizzlits die to make a stencil with acetate and then I used a sponge dauber in Always Artichoke ink to make the leaf images in varying shades of green. The only other thing I used on this card is another Sizzlits Die (Joyful) some real red grosgrain ribbon and coordinating card stock. This card is almost completely flat so I know the post man will like this one!

Here's a close up:
While playing with my dies I made a few other cards as well. While this may seem like an ordinary post, I used NO STAMPS at all on any of these creations. Weird isn't it?

I made this quick easy 5 minute card a while ago and it's sort of been growing on me ever since.
I used:
* Real Red and Old Olive card stock, Merry Moments d.s.p.
* Joyful and Little Leaves sizzlits dies.

This one is pretty simple too actually but it uses the die in a little bit of a different way. Instead of popping the leaves out and using them to embellish the card, I used the card stock that was left once the leaves were gone. I had to try this a few times to get the leaves in the right place and going in the right direction.
I used:
*Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock and Old Olive d.s.p.
* Joyful and Little Leaves Sizzlits dies
* Silver brads and the ticket corner punch
This is my first criss cross card of the season. I love these, they always come out elegant and pretty no matter what paper you use. To see a quick tutorial on this card and to get the dimensions check this out: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/criss_cross_card/
I used:
* Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock and Merry Moments d.s.p.
* Joyful and Little Leaves Sizzlits dies
* Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and the corner rounder punch
Here's what the pull out looks like:

The last card I made is a bookmark holder. To make this, just cut a sheet of card stock in half lengthwise at 4 1/4", fold in half then trim 2" off of one side. Add a little glue and some brads and you have a nice little pocket card. The Bookmark inside is 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" but you could use any size.

I used:
* Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock and Old Olive d.s.p.
* Joyful and Little Leaves Sizzlits
*Large oval, oval scallop and corner rounder punches
* Brad and Jumbo eyelets
* Real Red 5/8" grosgrain and Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain
And here's what the bookmark looks like: I try to make sure my bookmarks are pretty flat as they'll be inside of an actual book someday so that's why there's no ribbon or brads down below. I don't know if anyone else likes pretty bookmarks, but I know I do!

If you've been admiring the pretty glass votives in this post, they are called glassybaby and they are all hand blown in Seattle. Aside from stamps, they are my favorite things to obsess over. Check it out! http://www.glassybaby.com/


  1. I love the cards and the glassybabys, just so pretty.

  2. Thank you for playing @ PPA!

    Come play in our next challenge on Thursday, November 19.

    Hope to see you there!

  3. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 19. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/

  4. Wow! Great projects! I love how you used the Little Leaves Sizzlit! Thanks for playing @ PPA!