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…

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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!

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Simple and sweet – my favorite kind of card!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!”

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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!

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