Have you seen the Pop 'N Cuts system that Karen Burniston designed for Sizzix? Oh my...I can see it ending a lot of my card frustrations! Endless ideas for year 'round. Over on the Sizzix blog the design team has a lot of stupendous art that uses this divine system. I'm adding this card to the gallery with the hopes of winning a prize package...but I'd enter the challenge without this added incentive because I LOVE the whole idea of making one cut and being done. Here's what I came up with for my entry:
My card base is white card stock; the top layer is also white cardstock cut slightly smaller. I inked up Tim's Snow Flurries Sizzix embossing folder with Ranger's Cloudy Blue ink then embossed it in my Big Shot. Tim's Pine Tree die (Sizzix) was cut from dark green kraft core core'dinations; his Reindeer Flight Sizzix die was cut from ProvoCraft's Eco Africa paper. The tree was outlined with a white Sharpie marker to mimic a light snowfall. Winter Wishes is an old Sizzlits die; cut from red cardstock. I don't know the manufacturer of the inside decorative paper, sorry. Using another older Sizzix Gifts die, the packages were cut from white cardstock, colored the box tops blue, and added red cardstock bows.
My inside greeting reads 'A friend is a gift you give yourself'. This is a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson and is very fitting for the recipients of this card.