Monday, July 17, 2017

Dies R Us "Joy To The World"

Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome back...
  Today I'm sharing some "Christmas in July" inspiration.  I'm not really wanting the Christmas season yet because we are enjoying a fabulous summer with family and friends.  But, I decided to get a head start on the special cards I make and send every year.  So, that brings me to the first of several "Christmas in July" cards I will be sharing with you.

"Joy to the World"

I created this card using the Precious Marieke Santa's Book.  This die cut is so versatile and can certainly be used year round for all kind of projects.  There are four layers to the book although I used only three of them.  The base is a "leather-like" specialty paper that I thought would make a good book cover.  The next layer and the banner tag are basic cardstock.  The top and background layer for the Nativity Shooting Star is an elegant blue velvet paper from SEI.  I love this paper and have a collection of fifteen different colors.  The Nativity Shooting Star has beautiful details and looks fabulous cut from gold matte glitter paper.


I cut double of three sizes of the book pages.  One layer from each of  the specialty papers and three from cardstock, one of each size.  I adhered the specialty papers to the matching cardstock size with Scor Tape.  This helped give the lighter weight paper more stability.


I added the sentiment banner between the top two pages along with a ribbon book mark down the center.  The sentiment is Verve and stamped with Versafine Ink.


A close up of the Nativity Shooting Star shows the intricate details.
I used the following die cuts on this project:
 

Thanks for stopping by the DRUS Blog...I hope you are inspired to use die cuts on all your projects.


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


Vicki

4 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Spotted this beauty on Merry Monday's Summer Link-up. Just love the book with the rich specialty papers and the stunning Nativity star!!

AlisonC said...

You've made a very special card and I like the sound of velvet paper!
Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 342 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

Jeannie said...

Hi Vicki! A gorgeous shaped card with these awesome die cuts. Really beautiful. Thanks so much for joining my Christmas in July blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

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