You know, I thought I'd have lots of time to do stuff, especially crafting, once I retired. Then, came offers to work for two weeks here, three weeks there. Sure, my bank account appreciates the increase in funds but I don't spend nearly enough time at my craft table. I need to make me and my crafting more of a priority next year!
Well, it's the end of another month and there are mere hours left of our current challenge at Die Cut Divas. This month, our sponsor is Cheapo Dies and they are offering our winner a $15 gift certificate.
Our challenge this month is an "All Kinds of Holidays Time".
Here's my card
I started by punching out triangles from different Christmas patterned papers using my Stampin' Up's Pennant Punch. This was actually the first time I had used it. I had recently tried to organize my punches by punching a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of cardstock. I then slid the 2.5" x 3.5" pieces into trading card pages which I store in a duotang folder. I came across this punch and thought I should probably try to use it (at least once!). I arranged the triangles onto an A2 white card panel and adhered them with tape runner. I added a small trunk with a scrap of brown cardstock. I then ran the panel using Sizzix/Stampin' Up's Square Lattice embossing folder through my Big Shot. Here's a close-up.
To complete the card, I die cut a small star using Lawn Fawn's Puffy Stars die set from a scrap of gold cardstock and I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut set. I made the sentiment into a 3D banner using Simon Says STAMP's Small Folded Banners die. I placed some dimensionals under the banner to help with the 3D effect.Thanks for stopping by