Sunday, August 15, 2010

Once a month I get to stamp with Joyce Pacer, my SU upline, mentor, and friend. Since UPS had just delivered the items she pre-ordered from the holiday mini catalog Thursday evening, we spent the afternoon playing and experimenting with some of them. One of the first things we tried was the Northern Frost Decorative Strip. It cuts 8 unique snowflakes in the Big Shot. First we cut them out of white card stock shown here on Night of Navy card stock. We cut the next ones from ivory card stock. I tried adding a little shimmer to these with the gold Smooch Spritz. Seeing them on the Cherry Cobbler card stock, I think they would be awesome on a vintage style card or scrapbook page.

We were having such fun cutting out snowflakes that we decided to try the Textured Impressions embossing folder, Northern Flurry, shown here on Cherry Cobbler card stock.

Next we tried the Bigz XL die, Tasteful Trims. It cuts 4 different trim and border shapes and because it works with your Big Shot, you can cut a wide variety of materials. We used a piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock and found that each piece is 12 inches long - perfect for a 12" x 12" scrapbook page! The large "rick rack" piece would make great waves on a beach layout or layer 2 of them together to create a mountain range. Can't you just see them cut from patterned paper on Halloween or Christmas pages?

We also experimented with a Christmas collage background stamp, some Glass Glitter, and the new Waffle paper. There are over 40 pages of gorgeous things to create holiday cards, ornaments, gifts, scrapbook pages, and more available for purchase on September 1!

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Anita said...

I love the new dies. I would love creating scrap pages with the border die.

Julie said...

Love the snow flakes. I think the kids and I would use the snow flake dies to make garland for the Christmas tree.

Ellen Kemper said...

MUST have these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had NO interest in the snowflake strip from looking at the mini but those are BEAUTIFUL.

Since I live in the land of little snow, I think I'd cut them in half and line them up for fancy borders on some scrapbook pages - all lined up I think they would just look decorative - not like flakes.

Or as fancy corner elements maybe?

I'm going to have to get my hands on some of these and give them a try.

And I need that tasteful trims die too - I don't know what I'll do "unique" with it yet - but I NEED it!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and beautiful ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

Beverly Polen