Sunday, January 8, 2012

I know, I know, Christmas was a few weeks ago...

Supplies: Stamps: Heard from the Heart Paper: pear pizzazz, white, crumb cake Ink: Memento tuxedo black, cherry cobbler stampin' write marker Accessories: SU large paper doily sizzlit, gem brad, cherry cobbler seam binding, spellbinders circle
I saw this idea online to make a wreath out of the paper doily die cut and had to try it out.  First off, the large paper doily die cut is tricky to work with depending on the die cut machine you have.  I have a cuttlebug and this is the stack I used: A, shim (came with crease pad), B, die cut facing up (I attached a cardstock shim made from GKD heavy base weight paper onto the die), wax paper, paper to be cut out, B plate.  This was very tight in my CB, but it was the only way I could cut through the cardstock.  This die works best with a lightweight paper.  If you are interested in this die I would ask your demonstrator if you can try it before you purchase it.  I am on my second die and it still doesn't cut without feeling like my CB is going to snap in half!

Anywho, I used a spellbinders circle to cut out the center of the doily and presto, it was a wreath.  I added a bow and sentiment and I was done.  I love the look of the wreath, but I will definately not be mass producing this one!  I would have little pieces of cardstock everywhere! :)

This week's CAS challenge is to use a die cut, so this card works perfectly for this challenge! Yay!

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. This is one gorgeous card Terri. YOur bow and gem are the perfect finishing touches.

  2. What a great idea... this totally rocks! Have a wonderful day GF!

  3. If you put tape on the back of the die where you are having trouble cutting it puts pressure where needed. The tape can just be left on the die.