Can a day get any better….Teapot Tuesday AND only one sleep to go. We are continuing the Christmas theme for this weeks party for Anita from Franklinten NC. Anita has very serious health problems and Christmas cards are her favourites. Mail delivery has been slower than usual lately so this will probably reach Anita by Easter!!
Christmas sort of snuck up on me this year (when I said this to DH he reminded me that it is ALWAYS on 25th December) grrrrrrr isn’t that such a man thing to say? Anyway….here I am on Christmas Eve making a Christmas card. This card is actually a CASE of a CASE. I did a card very similar to this for an earlier tea party for Patty. During my rein as Queen for the Day (which happily lasts for an entire week and DH still occasionally refers to me as Madge – short for Your Majesty), Lois aka Clowmom cased my card and made a Christmas card. In turn I have CASED Lois’s card.
I cut and folded this stair step card before embossing it. The Merry Christmas is washi tape!!! I punched a gazillion little branches to make the tree and added stickles. During the year I received some gorgeous die cut snowflakes in a tickle – loved them and HAD to buy the die set. I added diamond stickles to the snowflakes. The gate is a Spellbinder die that I had hardly ever used because it has been sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard to cut…….not anymore. I think it is fair to say this gate will be very popular in 2014.
Our very own Nancy (Stiz2003) gave me a recipe for flattening my Cuttlebug/Vagabond plates. The ‘B’ plates go in the oven, I put them in with the Sunday roast. The temperature was fairly high, the plates came out great but we needed a chain saw to cut the lamb and I dropped a baked potato on the floor and nearly broke a tile, but the important thing is my CB plates are as flat as a pancake.
Nancy also told me about a metal shim that helps with cutting – funny thing is I had this metal plate still in its package and didn’t know why I had bought it. Oh life couldn’t get any better, all my dies cut like a dream now thanks to Nancy.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone. Thank you for an amazing year as a Teapotter, I have loved every minute and value the friendships made. Big hugs, Susie
Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 GMT Views: 7971
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 16832
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 1:33 AM
GORGEOUS card for Anita! You cased who cased you ... they say what goes around comes around?!? Heehee! Your cutting plate/lamb/potato story made me laugh. You are a great card-maker, a kind, loving person and funny as ever. Hope your Christmas w/DH is the Sweetest Ever, mf. :D
Registered: March 11, 2007 Location: In my Garden in West Jefferson, Ohio Posts: 4300
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 2:47 AM
Oh Susie........... what a totally awesome creation! Anita will be so happy to get this one no matter when it arrives. I adore all of your stair step cards and have promised myself more time to make some in the New Year. Have a Blessed Christmas and a safe New Year........................... :)
GardenDiva AKA Tina DeLong
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Registered: June 29, 2010 Location: Small village in England, linked to Henry 8th Posts: 5303
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 3:10 AM
A beautiful card that will be loved by Anita ... I plan to flatten my cutting plates after Christmas, I've got the recipe from Pinterest so will let you know. I don't think I will have the roast in the oven too though!
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 14328
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 6:03 AM
You need to give me that recipe......for the dies, that is! I have some spellbinders, and the paper tears every time I try to use them. The smaller ones work well, but not the larger ones. Loved your story! Tee Hee But most importantly, I love this amazing Christmas card, Susie! Your tree is spectacular, the snowflakes placed perfectly and that gate is to DIE for! Beautiful card! Merry Christmas~
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Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32171
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 6:50 AM
Seriously? Bake those B plates? Who would have thought, but I will definitely be trying it with the turkey, lol! And now onto your card - magnificent, it's breathtaking in all it's dimension, just full of life! You are quite the storyteller, I like visiting your gallery for not only the eye candy, but for some fun too!
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11897
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 7:25 AM
WOW!!! What a delight for the eyes Miss Madge...er, Susie!!! Love your amazing scene, your tree is gorgeous! I never would have guessed the sentiment is Washi tape! It looks fantastic too! Glad you got your plates straight! Nancy is such a dear one too! And VERY cool, you cased Lois, who cased you! All of it is wonderful, just like you!!! A favorite for sure!
This is an awesome card! What's the receipe for flattening your plates-just bake in oven? At what temperature? My plates are bent so badly, I am willing to try anything. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Merry Christmas to you and your family.