Sunday, November 10, 2013

MaMaw Goes Skiing -- Using our tools at PIO

This week at the Pile It On Challenge, we're showing off our crafting tools! I have accumulated quite a few over the years, and really only used a relative few. Our sponsor is Inky Impressions, so I used their fun MaMaw Skiing digi stamp:

The tools I used for this card were my Silhouette cutting machine, the BigShot (for the die-cut flower), and a Martha Stewart punch. I also used my deckle scissors, and a needle to sew on the buttons.

The notch swing card was designed in Sure Cut A Lot (SCAL) and cut with my Silhouette electronic die-cutting machine. All of my Notch Swing Cards are archived here.

It's one of my favorite go-to designs, as you have lots of room to decorate! 

The center rotates on small slits or notches. You can do this with dies, but it's a cinch to  cut it with your electronic die-cutting machine! I cut a bunch of them on different papers and mix-and-match.

You can decorate the inside too!
If you'd like to try it yourself, this card design is now available for purchase as SVG files in my Etsy Shop.

C.R.A.F.T. #232: Christmas
A Creative Romance: Winter Blues
Divas by Design: Use a digi
House That Stamps Built: Snow fun
Inky Impressions #133: Dies and Punches
Jingle Belles: Holiday Traditions (I made this for a former co-worker, who has a tradition of taking the train up to the mountains by herself on weekday afternoons in the winter; Although she's been injured several times and is in her 70s, she still skis whenever she can! She was a professor at the University where I worked, and I remember that she'd get back in time for her night classes. A real inspiration for all of us.)
Top Tip Tuesday #113: Seasons
Paper Shelter Challenge #136: Winter fun

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  1. Fantastic card design and great image too, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  2. This brought a smile to my face. A great card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  3. Fab card. I love how the fold works.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘seasons’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  4. what a fun & fab holiday card & an awesome demonstration of paper engineering, as well! glad you could join our celebration of holiday traditions at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

  5. Great card with a lovely design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  6. Great card with such a fun image. Love the notch swing design.
    Thanks for joining us at TPS this week. Pat K x

  7. What a wonderful christmas card!

    Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

    Eva Gro
    The Paper Shelter DT

  8. What a fabulous friend and great holiday memory ... so very glad you joined our holiday traditions at jingle belles.


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