A Sweet Card Made With Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
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Peace This Christmas Makes Beautiful

Dixie's card

Dixie's card shown above really shows off some great products.  The Holly embossing folder makes great textures for a background.  The folder can be colored beforehand, but like above may be left plain.  In this case it really set off all of the other elements of the card.  The Peace This Christmas stamp set was used on the Layered Ovals Framelits.  Dixie used the scalloped oval in back of the sentiment which really gave a striking look to the stamped sentiment.  The floral arrangement on the left side of the sentiment was hand colored using Stampin' Write markers.  It was fussy cut (hand cut) out and placed on top.

Everything was placed on a strip of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series paper.  Such a lovely card!  I was so thankful that Dixie shared this with all of us.  I now want to give you some extra tips to making your card making quicker in case you have several of these cards to make for Christmas or for various occasions.

1.  For a strip like Dixie made above, cut all of the strips out of a sheet of paper.  Cut them out at the same time.  Once you get the flow going it gets much easier.

2.  If you are cutting framelits, make sure and use your empty space of cardstock.  Use another die on the empty space so that you are cutting something out all at one time.  That way you can use extra pieces in another project but did one amount of work to get it.

3.  Stamp all of your images and then cut.  That way you can cut while listening to a book or watching a show and it will go much quicker.

4.  Emboss your cardstock with embossing folders and do as many as you can one right after the other.  Your shoulder can get sore from repetitive motion so be careful and know your limits as to how many you can do in a day.  This is advice lived and learned.  Punching is the same way so punch several of whatever you are going to punch but be careful and do not do too much in a day.  You are much more important!

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