Pillowbox Die!

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! I am prescheduling this post, so my Christmas hasn’t happened yet 😉 But I know without a doubt that it was wonderful!!!!

Just wanted to share my little gift for my coworkers. Nothing fancy or too special, but handmade 100% with love (except the one for that one woman… then it was about 75% love lol KIDDING! Kinda…).

Square Pillowbox

I die cut all of the DSP using our square pillowbox die (retiring and sold out, as of right now. SIGH Love this die!). Cut out the ornaments using gold paper as well as gold glimmer paper. The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the ornaments. Trimmed the white cardstock with our triple banner punch (LOVE that thing!).

Can I just take a moment to profess my love for the Big Shot Die Brush? It will be released on Jan. 5th, and it cut the amount of time it took to die cut those ornaments by 3/4 at least! I didn’t need to sit there and pop out the negatives of all of the ornaments. Just rolled over it with the die brush a time or two and everything popped out cleanly with very little effort. Perfect for intricate dies!

It took about 3-4 hours to make these, I just watched some of season 5 of Downton Abby (Anyone else anxious for the final season? Next month!!) and the time flew by. Things like this are so simple to do assembly line style.

Sorry for the the cruddy picture. Remember I said that I wasn’t allowed into my craft room and I brought a box of stuff upstairs with me? I was working in the dining room, where we have great lighting for dinner parties, not so much for crafting lol

Products used are listed below (with the exception of the retired/out of stock Designer Series Paper… sorry!)

Product List

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Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year, hence the blog being so quiet the past week. We had a great Thanksgiving! While finally sitting down and eating dinner, I looked around and my heart was so happy! I love seeing our house full of family, all laughing, eating, and having a good time.

Other than the craziness that leads up to hosting a large holiday, I was able to sneak in some play time! I receive my order from OnStage, where I was able to order some goodies from the Occasions catalog. It will be officially out Jan. 5th, and let me tell you, it has some incredible things in it! My poor wallet….

(Forgive me for not editing or cropping my pics! I’m doing this all on my iPad tonight so I can share these quickly with you all!)

This first one isn’t my favorite card exactly, but it’s the first one I whipped up after opening my package.

Look at that heart. It is a die. A stunningly beautiful, intricate die. Love love love!!!

(Notice the new Bashful Bride glimmer paper?)

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The next set used is made to coordinate with our Hearth & Home Framelits. So yeah, that is sticking around from our holiday catalog 😉

The following two cards use the same set. I used my Aqua Painters with various Stampin’ Up inks to create the watercolor look for the, both.

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Finally, the last two cards used an incredible mix of a new stamp set with coordinating Framelits. Seriously people… I was on the fence about ordering this set, but am so glad that I did. Numerous leaves and flowers, dies to build flowers, the possibilities are endless. See the edge of these two cards? That die is included!

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So there you have a quick sneak peek!! I’ll be sharing more soon, so make sure to check back!

Oh! Tomorrow is the last day of our Online Extraviganza! If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the list of items that are on sale 20-50% off! Great deals to be had!