Good morning, all! I'm sure no one wants to think about Christmas in February (except my five year old, who already can't wait) but I had to share these three card ideas because they demo just how versatile that gorgeous Top Note die can be. We experimented with all these at my last Big Shot Club meeting and had a great time. For the record, there is one space left for the $60 per month option, and we could squeeze in one or two more for the $10 or $25 order projects-only option. Now is the perfect time to join--you have missed on meeting, but we could have a private make-up session so you wouldn't be missing out on the dies we have already focused on.
So, going from left to right, here's tidbit about each of the three above projects. The first is a pocket card made from two Top Notes, one of Baja Breeze cs and the other of Urban Garden DSP (my favorite, even though Raspberry Tart comes in an extremely close second!). The Urban Garden one was trimmed off (you could also fold it down) and adhered to the front with our Tombow Multi. I measured Whisper White to fit comfortably in the pocket without being able to slip out too easily, and added a focal point made of punches and stamped with the Eastern Blooms set. A little magic with the 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzlin' Diamonds (a girl's best friend, ya know), and a twist of Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, and you have an adorable pocket card that fits in a regular envelope easily.
In the middle is a purse card I came up with a while back and posted in my post about those cute Felt Flurries from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The "hinge" of the card is up under the Top Note, so the purse opens from the bottom. I did this because I wanted to only use half the Top Note and save myself cutting out twice as many as were really necessary. However, you could have the "hinge" be along the bottom, and use a full, folded Top Note to close the card at the flap with maybe a quarter velcro dot.
Everyone always loves the polka dots... that's just Crystal Effects (the best 6.95 anyone has ever spent), a technique that is as easy as pie and requires zero talent except for patience to let it dry. You would not believe how CE can take your cards from boring to ba-zam! in seconds.
The final card is the 2008 Christmas card from my talented upline Kristen. The back is just one layer and the actual card is the extended Top Note on the front. Inside is a family picture and her writing. I'd explain that one to you, but you just need to sign up for the Big Shot club and you can see it for yourself! So there you are... three more reasons you NEED the Top Note die!