Have you visited the Pink Paper Bakery yet? I do recommend having a browse there - it's full of fun projects and techniques. I was delighted to be asked to appear as a guest designer there today and have decided to bring out my new Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die for the occasion!
This die cuts six different shapes with little doors in them. They're perfect for scrapbooking of course, and for advent calendars, but I love them for cards too. Children love to open the doors to see the surprise underneath and they can be a great learning resource too! Today's idea though is to use the Petite Pairs sentiment set for an anniversary card. Come and see:
Once I'd cut out my peekaboo frame I wanted to give it a bit of texture, so I clear embossed a heart design on it using my Confetti background stamps and ran it through the Big Shot with the lattice embossing folder. To give it a mat I stuck it onto a piece of Riding Hood Red card stock and cut round the shape with some sharp paper snips.
The heart on the front has been stamped with the woolly heart design from Make a Mitten - you can use these stamps for so many different occasions! The sentiment label on the front was scored and embellished with a tiny heart cut using my owl punch and given a touch of sparkle with Dazzling Details.
When you open the little door, you get the full impact of the other half of the sentiment. Notice that only a part of the woolly design from the front is repeated on the inside - it's easy to do this with markers.
Finally, I mounted the frame onto a scored panel before adding it to my card base.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Make a Mitten, Confetti, Petite Pairs
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Owl builder, Full Heart
Other: Big Shot, Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die, Lattice embossing folder, Simply Scored, versamark, clear embossing powder, Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler marker, stamp-a-majig
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My husband and I were married 18 years ago today. We always look back with great affection on our wedding day. After a solemn church ceremony we retired to the most beautiful hotel for a wonderful feast with our friends and family, then went on to the local village hall where we danced the night away at a Barn Dance. It really was a great idea - everyone was up dancing, young and old and I think there may have been a few aching bones next day! I remember the lovely lady who made my dress sewed a loop into the train so that I could hook it over my wrist while I danced.
Well time marches on - although we did get an extra hour in bed in the UK this weekend as the clocks went back to GMT. I shall be back tomorrow with a Christmas card. See you then.