Lights are so a part of the Holiday celebration, you see them on homes, parks and businesses around the World. It’s no wonder that I absolutely adored this die from the moment I saw it.
I incorporated Cottage Cutz Holiday Lights die into my Christmas card today. I wanted to share how you could take one focal panel from a paper collection and make your card as I’ve shown here. So many collections including Heartfelt Creations (which today’s decorative paper comes from) have cut aparts or decorative elements on their papers that could easily be cut to fit the front of a card base. Mine today is a standard A2 sized card 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, using white for the card itself and accenting with magenta ink around the edges.
This die comes with little bulbs you can cut from different colored papers but I wanted to see how it would work to cut one strand from white cardstock and use my pens to color them to match my color scheme. Worked great although I had a few hiccups along the way, I left them in the video so you can say ‘looks like something I’d do’ and I also showed the quick fixes to rectify the errors. That’s so much of what paper crafting is all about, we all make mistakes but it’s often very easy to fix the boo boo and no one is the wiser. I pulled out my Glitter Snow again, I just love this stuff for giving that snowy look to my projects.
Today’s video will also show you a slick trick for getting your glitter onto your script, and most important having it stay. I used an older die from the Spellbinders Nestabilites line called Classic Scalloped Squares for my sentiment to rest on and the words from Tim Holtz Holiday Words die set. I hope you’ll join me below on the video as I walk you through the whole process of creating this card. Directly below you’ll find the supply list from the store.
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Supplies from the Store:
CC-018: Cottage Cutz Holiday Lights with Birds
S4-127: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large
660058: Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Words Script
T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
657900: – Sizzix Big Shot
Supplies from my Stash: White cardstock; Glossy Accents; Copic markers; Aleene’s Glitter Snow; Glitter; pearls, decorative paper focal panel