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I saved my favorite projects for last! This is a quick and simple card, using just a few dies (they're listed at the end of the post). This manger scene stands on its own, with the help of a stand made from 2 gift card envelope die cuts. I overlapped the wide area and folded up around the base rectangle...
...then used a glue dot to stick the 2 flaps together. I'll tuck a little treat in there to give this as a gift.
Here's a view from the back - the manger scene is just stuck on with a couple of glue dots at the base and one against the envelope tabs. You can see that I cut another stable die to cover my layers - sandwiched in between is a Large House die that just fits the open areas of the stable.
I made a second card in white, and cut a Large House from a stencil sheet to sandwich between my stable layers. Vellum would work for this too. I shaped the envelope stand along the shape of the frame, because I didn't want it to create a shadow...
in the base of the stand I tucked a battery-powered tea light! The ones I purchase flicker like a real candle, and create a beautiful warm glow through the backing. I think these will make beautiful Christmas gifts and decorations, and they go together so quickly!
These are the dies I used today:
|Gift Card Envelope|
|Beach Fence Die|
|Small Grass Border|
Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio
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