Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and hoping everyone is taking time to spend with family and friends. 
I spent the day playing with new crafts toys and finished my December 2012 Tags. The snowman and snowflakes were cut out with my Sizzix eclips and my Stamp-2-Cut cartridges.

I didn't have the large snowman blueprint stamp, so I chose to use the mini snowflake stamp to make my tag. First, I used the distress stains to create the background. Then I stamped the snowflake with chipped sapphire on the tag. I also stamped 3 snowflakes on watercolor paper and used my eclips to cut them out.  I would never have been able to cut them out by hand and still kept the details. The letters were cut from the mirror paper (you can see my tree lights reflected in the letters).

I also made a smaller snowman tag using the mini snowman blueprint stamp. I cut out the snowman and the cut out another hat to layer on top. The eclips even cut out the tiny stick arms for the snowman.

Help with your new Eclips 
If you were lucky enough to receive an eclips for Christmas and need help getting started, I will be at Cafe Crop on Wednesday to assist you. Bring your eclips and laptop (if possible-to update your controller) and I will be glad to help you.

If you didn't get one but would like one, we currently have some in stock. Come by to get one before they are gone.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Eclips and SVG Cuts Projects

Have you been thinking about purchasing a Sizzix eclips? Here is a project I have been working using the eclips and files from svgcuts.com. I made a set of 5 advent trees and was very pleased how well they went together. Since they are made from paper, I wondered how sturdy they would be and if they would hold up sending through the mail. They survived and were a hit.

If you are interested in seeing one in action, stop by Cafe Crop in Crown Point, this Saturday, December 15th between 1pm and 5pm for an informal demo. I will be working on several projects would love to show you some of the features of the eclips.