Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Silver and Red Nativity

I want to share something wonderful with you today regarding pesky little dies that are intricate and hard to separate from the cut you have just run through your machine. I used a die that is notorious for this today (Cottage Cutz Nativity Scene). I tried this technique and there was no poking, no tearing of the paper and no mess getting it out of the die. I have to give credit to my sweet friend Sony for sending me this gamechanging tip. See for yourself if this technique is not groundbreaking for you:

Wasn't that amazing?

In addition to the Cottage Cutz die, I used 4 thicknesses of heavy duty aluminum foil run through a Darice Snowflakes EF; a small rhinestone is added to the center of the bow for a little extra bling. The sentiment on the inside is from Diane's Daydream Designs, which sadly is not available anymore.

If you would like another video tutorial on how to make a single or double looped bow like the on on my card, you can go to a former post of mine at http://homespuncards.blogspot.com/2014/08/quote-from-st-patrick-and-bow-tutorial.html. You will learn how to make a beautiful bow in about 30 seconds. It may take a few tries, but once you get the hang of it, you may do it this way all the time.

Here is today's card:

The inside sentiment:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 30 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #4
Dec 31 DL Art Thankful Thursday - AG 1 E per Day
Dec 31 Craft Dee Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Dec 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Jan 01 A Crafty Mess - AG UE
Jan 02 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - AG as long as it's Christmas UE
Jan 02 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 03 613 Avenue Create - AAG
Jan 03 Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jan 08 Sister Act Card Challenge - AAG UE
Jan 13 Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day, and that you would prosper and live at God's highest level for your life.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. Love your card and great idea for using the foil. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  2. Great card Ginn I love the technique. HAPPY NEW YEAR, take for joining my challenge.

  3. Lovely card , thanks for sharing at glitter and Sparkle Chris DT Happy crafty new year x

  4. Very nicely crafted! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create! Nice Technique tip, too!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  5. Hi Ginny :) Wow, that is the best tip ever!! I have some those fussy dies - I've tried wax paper before, but even that is thin and sometimes doesn't come out. Thank you so much for posting and sharing that video and your card turned out absolutely lovely!! Loving the double bow - what a neat nativity die too. Blessings to you xx

  6. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Hello again! Another lovely Xmas card. I like your idea of starting already the cards for next year! I may do it myself ;P. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Happy New 2015! Cheers,

  8. Hiya I love this so pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Nest Doll Challenge Blog I hope to see you again. Happy 2015 may all your wishes come true hugs Sharon Noble (PND (DT) Member) xxxx


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