CYCI 84 b


I am thrilled to announce that, as of next week, I will be a member of the Can You Case It? Design Team! I am honored to have been selected to be a part of such a talented group.

For this week, I am a challenge participant. Here is this week’s CYCI sketch challenge:





And here is my card:


CYCI 84 a


I used the Sparkly Seasons photopolymer stamp set and Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies, which will be available individually and as a Bundle on September 1. (Bundle = save 15%!)

The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock. Each of the three panels is matted with Early Espresso card stock. The Real Red stripe is from the Brights DSP stack. The other two panels are Real Red & Crumb Cake card stock.

I stamped the snow globe base in Early Espresso on the Crumb Cake panel. Then I used my Paper Snips to cut a slit in the panel along the top edge of the base. I opened the snips all the way and used the super sharp tip of one of the blades like a craft knife. It cut through the card stock like buttah!

I stamped the globe and contents on Whisper White card stock, colored it with Stampin’ Write Markers, and cut it with the circle die from the set. I stamped snow on the Window Sheet with White Staz-on ink and cut it with the same die. I used Tear & Tape to adhere them together at the bottom. Then I slipped that bottom part into the slit of the Crumb Cake panel and adhered it.

The only thing left to do was die cut the word SNOW from Whisper White card stock. The new Precision Base Plate for the Big Shot makes cutting intricate things like this so easy! Be sure to put it on your wish list for the new catalog when it goes live on September 1.

My sentiment placement is a bit different from the sketch. It didn’t show up well at the bottom right, and I didn’t like it in the other colors I tried, so I opted to make the center panel a bit larger and put the sentiment there. The center panel is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here’s what I used. The links to the new products will go live on September 1. Links to current products are live now. Click on the images to purchase your own!

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Be sure to check out the other CYCI Challenge entries here.



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