Barb cut her layer into pieces and made banners out of them. Original thought...
And my two:
On this one, I moved the folder over after embossing the first time, to fully emboss the entire layer...…
Well, that was loads of fun. I love seeing how others use the same supplies, applying their own personal touches and ideas. Thank you again for playing along.
FOLLOW UP FROM LAST TIP OF THE DAY:
Check out the garland the snowman is holding., I used the plumber's washer rubber to cut out little bitty stamps to stamp the hearts, trees and stars. I know - overkill, but I had fun. I did use a very sharp xacto knife instead of scissors since the pieces were so very small.
And now, the real TIP OF THE DAY:
Let's talk paper. I have talked about the different weights of papers before, but what I might not have mentioned was that all brands of paper are not equal. I keep suggesting that the best paper weight to use for the card base is 110 lb. paper. I use the 110 lb. from Michael's as it is sturdy and comes in a rainbow of colors. Yes, it is expensive at $14.99 a package, but I always use a coupon and spend only $7.50 per package. Now, I did buy some 110 lb Georgia-Pacific paper from my local big store only to discover that it may say 110 lb. but it is thin and too flexible. It is more like 65 lb. paper. 65 lb. paper is great for layering, but as a card base, doesn't hold up very well. I have been told by several of the charities that the kids who receive our cards treasure them and hold on to them for a very long time. They often carry them around in their robes or pockets or backpacks. Therefore, the sturdier the card base, the longer they last. Here is the three types of papers I use for my cards -
Card Base - 110 lb. from Michael's
Layers - 65 lb., also from Michael's but found many places
Inside linings - 28 lb. copy paper which I buy at Office Depot. I find regular copy paper at 20 lbs. is a bit thin. It does work but the thicker 28 lb. gives a more professional look.
All of the above is just what I use - suggestions if you want to follow them. NOT requirements!
Thank you so much for joining me today. Hope you enjoyed!