For my card, I've used papers my new BasicGrey Curio paper stack. Oh my goodness, the papers in this pad are just plain gorgeous! I thought this DP in particular went very well with the Leafy Oval from Whimsy Stamps. The Leafy Oval set comes with one that's filled in with a sentiment and one that's blank that you can use with your other favorite sentiments :) I stuck a sentiment in from the Gratitude Sentiments set, also from Whimsy Stamps. I just love this quote!
Oh, and you will be noticing some new die cuts in my creations! I caved in and bought some Marianne Designs Creatables die cuts from an online store in the UK and I am just in LOVE with them. The swirls/flourishes are just so delicate and beautiful. The die cuts well, but my only problem with them is that they don't have "poke holes" like the Spellbinders dies and like the other dies that you see popping up in lots of other stamp companies now. Those poke holes would have made me love the Marianne D's dies even more, but they're still beautiful designs so I'll definitely be using them a lot :)
A little clarification: A couple of you (thank you!) have nicely pointed out to me the trick about getting these dies out by using wax paper. My deal about them isn't actually about the die not popping out, but about the little cut-outs staying in. I have to dig the little cutouts (like the holes you see in the flower) out of the die using my paper piercer. Anyone have any advice on any easy way to do this?
Anywho, please head over to the Sentimental Sundays blog to see the design team's fantastic creations (the creations are mind-blowing this week) and to pick up the new freebie that our DT member Chris is giving away!
Leafy Oval and Gratitude Sentiments
Paper: BasicGrey Curio 6x6 Paper Pad
Accessories: lace, pearl
Tools: Cuttlebug, Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Cutter, ATG adhesive gun, Marianne Designs dies
This card is for a few challenges:
- Little Paper Shop - Die Cuts
- The Crazy Challenge - Thank You or Thanksgiving
- Lolipop Crafts - Very Girlie
- Creative Card Crew - Let's Give Thanks
- Sparkle Creations - Give Thanks
- Stampin' Royalty - Focus on patterned paper
- Daring Cardmakers - We Three - Three panels of DP in the back
- Stamp Something - Something with Thanks
- Raise the Bar - Grateful
- My Sheri Crafts - Harvest/Thanksgiving
- Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Thankfulness
- Cute Card Thursday - Sketch