Friday, June 2, 2017

hole-y (holly) moly

we're still making cards with windows or other apertures cut into them at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and this week i've done something i rarely ever do... used the same ingredients, two cards in a row. but i really HAD TO, this time, because about 15 seconds after i attached the diecut holly leaves adorning the window on last week's card, i realized that i should have used the holly dies to cut the actual window in the card! so i did:

holly and greens dies--regular and mini, used as both positive and negative space: tim holtz/sizzix thinlits; felt poinsettia: k and co; pinecones: martha stewart; golden flowers: petaloo; various shades of green cardstock: bazill; patterned paper: bo bunny, october afternoon + vintage sheet music; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine

in the meantime, having treated myself to the sizzix/tim holtz "holiday greens" dies last week at paper anthology; this week i treated myself to the MINI size of the same dies! so when i cut through the music paper, i was able to arrange ALL the holly leaves from both sets, into a larger spray, which i think looks really cool! of course, i could have gotten a similar effect by making more than one pass using the larger holly branch too. or i could have arranged one of the other greens dies with the holly on my magnetic platform for that matter. btw, i'm not allllll that much of a gadget girl, but i must say that's an accessory which has completely changed the way i think about making window cards and/or doing complicated or multi-die cuts. if you have wafer thin dies and you don't have the sizzix magnetic platform, you are missing out! you can get one at paper anthology, btw. just sayin'... :)

here's a pic that shows the aperture a little better. i put some little dots of foam tape around the holly leaves underneath, so that there'd be a little space between the top and bottom layers. i also used the darkest green paper i had, for maximum contrast!

meanwhile, stephanie also has a beautiful and HOLE-y card to show off. why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check it out right now?!


  1. That is really cool, and thinking outside the "box" Gorgeous card.

  2. Okay, that is very cool. Those cutouts on the music paper are fabulous.

  3. This is a great card. I love those greens too.

  4. I love your card Lauren! I need to make it! The holly cut in the paper is a fabulous idea and looks so neat! TFS!


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