ok, i know what you're thinking, you're thinking, "hey lauren! why does a woman in her forties without school-aged children even *have* one of those?!" and i have to say i am wondering exactly the same thing. also, i have no idea whence it came. but for some reason i do have one, and it's great for making really nice rings of patterned paper...also...i no longer have to search my entire kitchen for a cup or bowl of the correct size when i want to draw a circle. HOORAY!
here's a card i made using said device of mysterious origins:
(patterned paper: basic grey, rhonna farrer, prima, vintage sheet music; snowflake stickers: martha stewart; rub-on sentiment & gems: mambi; flowers: prima; other: colorbox inks, decorative scissors, foam tape)
and here's another!
(patterned paper: love elsie, prima, vintage sheet music; blingy snowflake stickers: k& co; glitter letters: mambi; word strips: 7 gypsies; other: colorbox inks, fiskars border punch, zig pen, foam tape)
the reindeer are from a basic grey xmas chipboard pack...if y'all thought i was nuts to trace & cut artisan labels, you will be downright hysterical when i admit that there are certain chipboard shapes which i buy intending to just use but windup keeping as templates instead. this guy is one of 'em! i traced him once and then held a few patterned papers together and the above are two of the results. i suspect there will be a few more before the big day arrives!