I will always remember this wreath card, because it’s the first one I made with our NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order the machine August 4th, and who was I to turn down this opportunity! I was amazed when I received notice it was shipped on the 5th, and totally delighted when it arrived on the 6th. I quickly attached the handle, and then stared at it for a while. LOL. Isn’t it beautiful? I guess you have to be a card maker to fully appreciate it, but it’s a tool I can’t live without. The machine I’ve been using is similar, but it’s black, and old, and not rolling smoothly.
Just look at this beauty! Customers will be able to order it September 1st, so put it on your wish list. If you want it NOW, why not put it in your Starter Kit TODAY, and get free shipping? Contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was anxious to see how it performed, compared to my old machine, and I’m delighted to report it is greatly improved. I decided that the first dies to roll through my machine would be two Wreath Builder Dies. I cut the first one from Highland Heather Cardstock, and with a name like that, I HAD to make a Highland Heather Wreath. Right? I used Mossy Meadow Cardstock for the second die, and both came out clean with one, smooth, run through the machine. I’ve been in the habit of going back and forth several times, and adding shims, to get a clean cut.
See the numbered plates to the left of the machine? To cut with the dies, you first place #1 plate on the machine’s platform, followed by #2 plate, and one of the #3 plates. Then, you place the paper, next the die, and finally the second #3 plate. Now, you are ready to turn the handle, and watch it come out the other side! If you haven’t done this before, you are in for a treat, especially with this new machine. I’m warning you though, it’s addictive!
I kept today’s card very simple, gluing the wreath to wood from In Good Taste Designer Paper, 3 3/4″ X 5″. The wood is on a Gray Granite card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded in the middle at 4 1/4″.
The bow was made with Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, which I colored with a Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. It’s so fun to have matching ribbon, and it’s easy with the Blends!
The sentiment, “You made my day!” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I stamped it in VersaMark, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. Then, I used my Paper Snips to cut the sentiment by hand, and glued it across the wreath.
This card doesn’t include dry embossing, but I want you to know that I tried it with the new machine, and the recommended sandwiching worked perfectly. I may be giving up my shims!
My August Host Code Gift
Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.
* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine
My August Drawing Prize
This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired, approximately 100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in August.
You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner September 1st.
If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 (Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine-hint, hint) in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING.
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Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.
Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!