Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dog Thank You, Valentine, Calendar Cards

 Hope you've all recovered from your New Year's celebrations.  Happy 2017!  Okay, time to craft those thank you notes and Valentine's Day cards.  Here I've combined them with calendars for the new year.
This is a close up of a dog image (which looks amazingly like our friends' dog, Charlie) from a Tim Holtz Sizzix stamp set. HM Ben Franklin Crafts is currently selling the large dog stamps and the matching dies.
 I love that the dies cut really close to the image so it looks like you hand cut them out.  I secure the dies with washi tape over the stamped images to be sure they don't shift while running them through my Big Shot machine.
 The Sizzix die set makes it really easy to cut out the stand up card blank and coordinating parts. There are lots more dies (in the set) to use to decorate the card blank.
This view shows how the cards stand up easily and are held in place by the tab in front of the calendar. I purchased the calendars online from Vippies (sold in various sizes).  In my next post I will show the cat version of this card. Please visit again and leave a comment if you hearing from you!

1 comment:

eva said...

Hi Lynn! Happy New Year! Great calendars! That die does seem to cut super close to the image. I wish all dies were like that!