With all the Christmas Cards I’ve been making, I’ve hardly made my Sizzix Big Shot crack a sweat at all. That’s going to change over the next couple of weeks. December will be here in just two days, and I’m going to be into making Christmas Cards and gifts big time! Except that I just looked at my schedule, and I’m not sure when I’m going to have time to breathe this week! I’m sure that I will, though. And I’m sure that I’ll take some time to make stuff 🙂
So–with the Big Shot this current weekend, I made my card for the weekly Stamping 411 challenge. I used the Movers and Shapers die with the insert piece that coordinates with Stampin’ Up!’s Ornament Punch. The stamp from the Delightful Decorations set is actually stamped inside the card. The window through all those layers was made with the Sizzix. I actually used the Sizzix Movers and Shapers die twice–once to cut through the top two layers and then through the card itself, with the bottom three layers attached to it. While the Sizzix can cut through many, many layers, I thought that this required a bit more finesse that just chopping through everything.
The papers are all from what’s become one of my favorite Designer Series Paper set of late, Holiday Lounge. I just never thought of using Taken with Teal and Ruby Red as "my" Christmas colors. But they’re working on me. The poinsettia is from the stamp set, Berry Christmas. I added some Rhinestone Brads to give that necessary "bling" to this card, and some Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.
Don’t forget–November 30th is the last day of the big Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving week sale!! If you need to stock up, now’s the time to do it!!