Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Christmas Cards using Top Note Big Shot Die

Elf Shoes

Isn't this the cutiest? The left side is of the outside of the card and the right picture is of the inside of my card.  I got the general idea of the outside of the card online from Marie Shaughnessy, thanks Marie, I just love your idea.

The shoes are cut using the bigshot TopNote die cut down.  You can get  two sets of shoes from one note.  You use the 1 3/8" and 3/4" circle punch to form the top of the shape of the shoes. You cannot see because the flower is covering it but the tip of the shoe comes to a point from the circle punch.  The flower is from the Boho Blossoms punch with a brad in the center then put on with a pop dot to make it stand out.  The buckle is first punched on SU Brushed Copper cardstock with the Single Slot hand held punch then cut to size to make the buckle.  The oval saying is put on with VersaMark, Copper Embossing Powder, then heat set. I inked the edge of the Real Red cardstock with Basic Black ink to give it depth and flow, I also did the same on the inside on the Whisper White cardstock.  The stamp on the inside is from StampinUP "Bearing Gifts". I made 22 of these and only have a few left after sending out my  cards. Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think.

STAMPS: Christmas Punch, Bearing Gifts
PAPER: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Brushed Copper, DSP Cutie Pie
INK: Staz On Jet Black, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, VersaMark
PUNCHES: Wide Oval, 1 3/8" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Boho Blossoms, Single Slot Hand Held Punch
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, XL TopNote Die, Mini Glue Dots, Gold Brads, Zig Pointy Gold/Silver Marker, SU Markers, Sponges, Paper Piercer, Paper Piercer Soft Mat, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Snail Adhesive, Sizzix Small Dots Embossing Plate, Sizzix Multi Purpose Platform, Sizzix Texturz Accessory Silicon Rubber, Sizzix Texturz Accessory Impressions Pad

Patchwork TopNote Die outside

Patchwork TopNote Die inside
This is my second card for this year.  This one I got the idea for the outside from, thanks.  This was a very time consumming card.  First you have to punch out all the 1 1/4" sqs to form a 5 X 3 1/2" rectangle to place on the bigshot to cut out your top note from.  I glued my squares to my chocolate chip cardstock and left a little space between each square to give it that quilted look.  I used SU stamp "Holiday Best" inside the Ivory HodgePodge Hardware on the outside, applieing this before glueing  down to card.  I also added my ribbon before adding my layers.  The Originals Apline 5/8" ribbon matched so perfect here I just loved it.  I was not sure on what to do for the inside but saw all the negative pieces left over setting on my table from the topnote cutouts I though why not use them.  So I traced the outlie of the note first in pencil.  Then inked the background of the card in Always Artichoke using a sponge going over the line just a little.  Then I glued on the topnote.  I used SU stamp "Perfect Presentation" with Always Artichoke ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then punched it out with the Designer Label Punch.  I continued to layer with River Rock, Real Red, and Old Olive and cutting around each layer to contunue patteren.  Hope you like this idea

STAMPS: Holiday Best, Perfect Presentation
PAPER: DSP: Holiday Harmone & Paper Dashing, Cardstock: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
INK: Chocolate Chip, Real Red Marker, Always Artichoke
PUNCHES: Designer Label Punch
ACCESSORIES: Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Paper Piercer, Aqua Painter, 5/8" Originals Alpine Ribbon, 5/8" Sleigh Bells Ribbon


  1. Both of these are really WOW cards -- I truly cannot pick which one I like more. I love the elf feet - so cute, but then I also really love the design of the Top Note quilt. I guess I will just leave it alone, and let you know they are equally gorgeous!!

  2. WOW Kathleen, The elf is soooo gorgeous! I have the pleasure of receiving the "Quilt" card and I so love it. You & Sandi both have come with some great Christmas cards this year. TFS (MERRY CHRISTMAS)

    P.S. Love your profile avatar...