September 29, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #4

Whoot-Whoot it is Wednesday which means another week has passed and time to reveal the next project as part of JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature: 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops #4!   Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  This week, it’s the Spellbinders design team!  So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

Many of you may already know, I love vintage, bling and ribbon :) so today I bring you a card with all those elements using two of my favorite manufacturer products *wink-wink* JustRite stamps and Spellbinders Die Templates.  Here are the supplies you will need to make this shaped Christmas card:


Paper: My Mind's Eye
Smooch gold ink
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives
Holiday Leaves: Hobby Lobby
Buttons: Vintage

{Here's How}

Making a shaped card with Spellbinders Grand die templates is super quick and easy.  Simply fold your cardstock in half, position the fold on the cut side of the die template so that one edge slightly overlaps the cut and run it through your Grand Calibur die cutting machine - voila!  Next comes a shaped frame (you are going to love this): Nest two of your die templates in each other and secure with a little tape - that's so they don't shift around and give you a wonky frame - run through the machine and you have an instant effortless frame!  See how fun this is...okay now you are ready to stamp:  If you plan to color your images with Copic markers use Memento ink because the ink won't run or bleed.  Stamp your images twice - once on patterned paper and once on white cardstock.  Color your images on the white cardstock and neatly trim the outline.  Position your Label die template over the stamped images on the patterned paper and run it through the die cutting machine.  Now that you have all your elements you are ready to embellish, adhere and be satisfied you are 1 card down 50 to go :)

*Designer Tip*

Spellbinders die templates are open in the middle which makes it super easy to position your die over a stamped image (no guessing here folks because you can see the stamped image and exactly where the cut will be).  I like to lightly tape my die template to the paper - just one corner will do - so that it does not shift during the cutting process.  Rule of thumb: Stamp then Cut.  Also each die template allows you to make a neat embossed edge which in turn allows you to ink a fine border in a shimmery ink or glitter

Ready for more inspiration?  Here is the list of Designers participating in today's Hop:

{Previous Projects}

This is really a fun event which I look forward to every week. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your thoughts, comments or questions.  Have a lovely Wednesday
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