Thursday, December 27, 2012

December Challenge Cards

Hi - a quick post before I head out the door on Michelle's and my challenge cards!  Here was the challenge:

 Michelle made two cards for this challenge.  I did too, but gave the one card away and forgot to take a picture first (DOH!)  Michelle used a lot of things for this card.  She used a couple dies and the matching piercing tools!  I love the way the piercing really makes the image pop, don't you?  What a lovely card!
 Next is her second card.  I would never have thought to do this, but I love that she pierced the upper half section of this card.  And, she double pierced it - it's really subtle and beautiful!  I'm going to have to CASE this!
 Finally, here is my card.  I decided to really frame the snowman image by first die cutting and then piercing around the cut.  I don't think you can see it well, but I also pierced around the oval sentiment "Merry Christmas".  I love the way the paper piercing looks and this was a great challenge to get our feet wet using our new products!
From Michelle and me, we wish you a very happy holiday season.  Thanks so much for looking and we'll be back next month with the next challenge!
Happy New Year to all!!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Simply Paper Design Challenge

We are closing out the year with a different kind of challenge.  Stampin' Up! came out with a wonderful new paper piercing pack and they also have some wonderful new paper piercing templates.  So, we felt the need to justify having bought them and decided to challenge ourselves with paper piercing!  We hope you'll join us in the fun!