Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Simon Says..........Anything Goes


Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Our theme this week is your favorite Anything Goes!  The Design Team are playing with Concord & 9th products this week, and I made 2 CAS cards with their products, and a bonus project, too.

supplies: white cardstock,  4 shades of aqua and blue glitter cardstock, silver glitter cardstock, Concord & 9th Take a Bough dies (snowflakes only), Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script die and woodgrain embossing folder, bow die from retired DieNamics Spring Wreath set, sequins to match

I cut the 3 snowflakes from the Take A Bough die set from 4 different shades of aqua to royal blue glitter cardstock, and then attached them to a doughnut I cut using 2 circle dies.  I embossed the woodgrain panel, then attached my wreath, bow, and sentiment, and raised the panel above the card base.  I finished by adding some sequins to match in the center of each snowflake.

I thought I'd share what this die set was really all about: adorable paper trees.

supplies: Take a Bough die set, green and gold glitter cardstock, wood skewers, old wood thread spools, red ribbons

You can see those same snowflakes at the very top of the trees here.  I am so glad I got this set last year......every year now I make a few more of these trees for a forest that's growing on my fireplace mantel at Christmas.  I used some almost lime cardstock for these - the one on the left has some sparkle in it.

And one more card  - I couldn't resist getting this new mistletoe die when it was released this year.

supplies: red, white, and green cardstock, Concord & 9th Mistletoe die, sentiment from (retired) CAS-ual Fridays Merry Kiss-mas, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches framing die, pearls

I cut the mistletoe branch out 3 times and trimmed away everything but the leaves, then grouped them together, adding the bow and some pearl "berries".  Could the sentiment be more perfect? 

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher


to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!


Cat Craig said...

wonderful projects Lin. Love that wreath made from snowflakes so pretty and festive. Your trees are awesome as well.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your two cards and the new additions to your mantel forest, Lin! Especially love the snowflake wreath - I must try that one!!

Tracy Freeman said...

Oh wow Lin lots of lovely creations, the trees looking amazing and the embossing on the first card really sets the whole card off.
The last card is my favourite gorgeous use of the die...really must get this die it's lovely X

Betty said...

beautiful cards Lin and the little trees are adorable - just got the misltetoe die and love how you used it!

adele holcomb said...

Oh, I love your pearl berries! Such a beautiful card.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards and trees Lin, I definitely need to get these dies too now!! Absolutely stunning 😍❤️

Lols X X X

Lisa Elton said...

Three incredibly fabulous projects Lin!! Those paper trees are so sweet and I LOVE the pearl adorned mistletoe!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What wonderful projects Lin - love the blue wreath!!! It's stunning., and trees will look good as part of a forest, and the mistletoe is gorgeous - love it's 'berries'.

Greta said...

I do love C&9, although haven't been able to get any yet. Love every one of your projects, Lin! I haven't made a snowflake wreath in ages & you've inspired me to do it! The trees are just amazing!