Fall 2014 Inspiration Board #4

We’ve been showing off our Inspiration Boards for the past few weeks.  We do hope you’ve been enjoying them!

Here’s board #4:

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Behind the Project: What the pictures don’t tell you…


Whoa, Nelly!  The birch trees inspired me to create a “window” effect.  What in theory seemed easy quickly became a bit more difficult to actually bring to life.  I used my paper trimmer and would lift and lower the blade at specific points using the built-in ruler to cut each “window pane” consistently within the paper.  When actually used for a layout, I would also consider adding a small picture of a sled or an animal in the snow within one of the panes not filled with a picture!


Simple and sweet – my favorite kind of card!


Because our fall event was just before the holidays, this paper lent itself well to gift packaging.  I used my new gift box punch board to make this one, but the board can be used to make boxes in many different sizes!


This Sizzix Rosette die caught my eye when I saw it in the Stampin’ Up! catalog and I wanted to show how it could be used with double-sided paper.  I had to hold it together for a few minutes until the Tombo multipurpose glue began to set and hold on its own.  I added a button at the bottom to give it some visual interest.


For this quick project, I was again thinking ahead to the holidays!  I used a Sizzix bow die to piece these together using this vibrant double-sided paper.


This card features pewter/silver embossing for the sentiment stamp, but if I were able to re-make this card, I would switch the navy blue and gray colors in the top half of the card so the embossing stands out more vibrantly against the navy blue.


Oh, yet another simple card that I love!  There’s not much to highlight here, except how well the snowflake Framelit matched the snowflake pattern in the paper…once in a while, amazing things like that happen!


I saw a similar idea on Pinterest, and it took me a few tries to get the stamped image just the way I wanted it.  It was a bit disappointing that the snowman image I had was a bit too wide to fit in three panels on my card base, but I was determined to make it work!  I placed a scrap piece of paper over the portion of the stamp I did not want visible in each pane and then drew the “snow line” at the bottom of each.  For an added detail, I used Crystal Effects over the snow line for texture and “bling!”


This cute little box was easy as pie to make by using one of my favorite tools, the Envelope Punch Board.  It’s just the right size to fit a chocolate square as a special and delicious treat!