Showing posts with label Delicate Doily Die. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Delicate Doily Die. Show all posts

Friday, November 9, 2012

Doilies and Christmas Ornaments

Just a quick post today.  I'm busy getting ready for ..... my Christmas Stamp a Stack, Stamp Club next week, Ashley's visit next 2 weeks, Thanksgiving ..... the list doesn't stop!!  Now I know why we had ham sandwiches for dinner tonight!!  No time to cook!! 

So, I had this card on my desk and forgot to share with you.  It came together really simply.  I haven't used the Doily Die much but I think I've figured out the trick so I'll be using it more often.  I was having a hard time getting it to punch out and then had all those little "chads" to punch out.  But I've discovered that If I use 3 vellum shims when running it through the Big Shot, I don't have too much trouble with it.  Every machine is a little different so you might have to experiment to see what works for you.  Anyway, back to the card ... the red circle is punched out and embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder.  The ornament is from the Delightful Decorations stamp set (before I bought the Ornament Keepsakes).  Season's Greetings is from Curly Cute.

Have a great weekend!  I probably won't be posting since we are driving to Atlanta Saturday to pick Ashley up after her conference.

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to take care of your Sizzix Dies

I am trying to get a head start on my Christmas cards as well as my samples for my upcoming Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack.  This card was so easy!  I used the Sizzlit die, Delicate Doilies (pg 191) for the wreath.  I adhered the wreath to a 2 1/2" Whisper White square of card stock and popped the square up on my card.  The DSP at the bottom is from the Festival of Prints stack.

The key to using these dies that have a lot of intricate work on them is to first wrap packing tape all over the the cutting side of the die.  That way, the little bits of paper don't get caught in the die.  It makes it so much easier!

Here is another card using a Sizzix die.  This one is the Large Paper Doily (pg 191).  The red circle is embossed with the dotted embossing folder and punched out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch.  The ornament is from an old favorite, Delightful Decorations (pg 10). 

Both of these cards are simple to make - just a few dies, paper and stamps!

I am still fighting my sinus "gunk".  I thought I would be able to sleep better by not taking the decongestant at bedtime.  Well, wrong!  I went to bed at 11:00 Sunday night and was still tossing and turning when Sonny came to bed at 1.Again, I was awake every hour.  I think I finally fell asleep for any length of time around 5 am.  Guess I just can not take any drugs with pseudoephedrine.  I have been reading about it today and notice that it can cause insomnia.  Well, in the trash this medicine goes!  I felt pretty crappy all day Monday but went ahead and played bridge since I had signed up to play.  Figured I couldn't sleep anyway so I may as well do something fun.