These are the skates that needed to be laced. . . But, I was kinda too lazy to lace them! I'm that girl who kicks off her shoes without untying them, so why am I gonna lace up some paper skates with baker's twine? I started to, but then the twine frayed, and, no matter how many times I burnt the ends, it just wouldn't work with me!
But, I hate that I didn't finish it and now when I look at this card that's all that I see!
Forget the beautiful gold glimmer leaves and the rich foil striped Designer Series Paper!
All I see is the baker's twine bow that should have been used to lace up the darn laces!
So, there you have it my friends, who are always questioning "how I do it all?"
Sometimes you just gotta take the easy way out! : )
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies by Gina Marie Designs dies, I die cut a piece of Always Artichoke and adhered it on top of the Very Vanilla card base. Using a piece of scrap foil striped paper, I cut that 5 1/4" x 4" and adhered it to the Always Artichoke paper. Using the Stitched Oval dies from Gina Marie Designs, I die cut a large oval from Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I ran the sheet of Cherry Cobbler cardstock through a retired lattice embossing folder(similar) and adhered it to the center of the card.
Using an ice skate die from Gina Marie Designs dies, I die cut the skates from Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered them to the oval using Stampin' Dimensionals. Using the new Stampin' UP! leaf punch, I punched two leaves from Gold Glimmer cardstock and adhered those to the top of the skates using glue dots. Next I die cut two pine needles out of Always Artichoke cardstock from the Pretty Pines Thinlit dies. Lastly, I tied a double bow using gold linen twine (similar) and adhered that to the card using glue dots.
Thanks for visiting and the moral of today's story is to take time to stop and tie your laces!
Your Christmas cards will thank you.
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