Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Every Wednesday the newest products are featured at Bella Blvd!
My two cards feature the new collection, "Christmas Countdown",
 and a few trusty accessories from the Button Market and Designer Tape aisle :)

"Just Be Merry" A2 Card
  I drew inspiration from the snowflakes on the Christmas Cuties paper.
 I started with a snowflake embossed card and layered on snowflakes that I die cut from
 various sections of patterned paper (the white/red stripe paper is actually a part of a journal card).
 After threading each button with white crochet thread, I attached them to the center of each
 snowflake with a thin glue dot.

 Supplies:
Christmas Countdown: Borders, Christmas Cuties, Daily Details, Alpha+Bits; 
Trick or Treat: Spooky Town; Button Market: Red Flowers

 "Oh Christmas Tree" A2 Card
 For this card, I wanted to bring the cute tree on the journal card more into focus.
To do so, I used a tree die (or a triangle would work too) and cut the shape from the
 red chevron pattern of the Christmas Paper. I always forget about this technique,
but it's one that I love the effect of: with a piercing tool and mat, I outlined the shape
of the die cut tree. I think it fits in nicely with the blanket stitching and gingham patterned paper!

 Supplies:
Christmas Countdown: Daily Details, Christmas, O Tannenbaum, Alpha+Bits, 
Captions; Designer Tape: Combo; Button Market: Neutral Mix
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 I've added these two cards to my growing stack of handmades that I plan on sending
out this Christmas.  For extra-bulky cards, such as these, I like to keep them close to home
so that postage doesn't become too costly.  We have a 'mailbox' system at our church where
members can place their cards in alphabetized slots.  At the end of services, there is always
a huge crowd going through the mail to collect their cards...a lot of my church family will
be getting handmade this year LOL!

See you tomorrow!

3 comments:

  1. That's a great way of distributing cards! Thanks for the idea and the cards are gorgeous, as always!

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  2. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the red and aqua one against that crisp white embossed background. So pretty! :)

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