Welcome to another RemARKables Blog Tour!! You probably hopped here from the fabulous Anne Matasci!
This month, we’re still focusing on bundles– Stampin’ Up! has put together SO many wonderful bundles in the holiday catalog, that it’s hard to choose! 🙂
My favorite bundle from the catalog HAS to be the utterly adorable Acorny Thank you bundle that includes the Acorn Builder punch! If you don’t believe me, check out my Thanksgiving/Fall Pinterest board LOL
The first card came to me yesterday and was thrilled when it came together today like I envisioned! First, I created a Whisper White base using the Extra Thick cardstock! This helps give a heavy front like I have a sturdier base and it can stand up 🙂 To see which size from the Circles Collection Framelits I needed, I just punched out 2 acorns and laid them down, selected a circle that fit around them, then ran the card base through the Big Shot. Then, I punched out a bunch of Chocolate Chip acorns and started layering! I used my bone folder to curl up the edge. I kind of wanted to give the impression of a tree trunk with that bark you can kind of peel off. The acorns are the squirrel’s stash for the winter! 🙂 Okay, so perhaps the squirrel didn’t… well… squirrel away 😉 the gold ribbon HAHA The acorns are also inside the card along with the sentiment.
After I finished that card, I just sat and stared at the extra acorns I’d punched out. I REALLLY wanted to come up with something clever to do with them for a Christmas theme! I stared and stared and stared… and stared some more 😉 Then it came to me– flip them over and use them as bells! The song “Silver Bells” came to me, so I grabbed my Silver Foil cardstock, punched out 2 bells, turned them over, then just snipped the acorn tip off! Voila! Silver bells! The “hardest” part of this card was snipping the extras off the Spider Web doily to make a snowflake… I think I cut too much off, but it’s still okay. By the way! Check out Stampin’ Up!’s video on what to do with the leftover Spider Web doilies now that Halloween has passed! I went to Sassy Salutations for my greeting and embossed it in silver. And of COURSE, I had to use my Dazzling Details to add some sparkly frosting on the snowflake and bells 🙂
Well, I hope you have enjoyed what I have for you today!
Hop on over to the talented Audra Monk! (All links are below in case you get lost 🙂 )