Friday, April 15, 2011

Jingle Belles Rock - Week 16 - DIE CUTS!

It's time once again for another Jingle Belles Rock challenge, and this week's Guest Belle is my lovely bloggy friend June of Simply Elegant Paper Crafts. She was one of my very first readers, like EVER, and we've even met several times in person. I KNOW! She is REAL!!!

June has asked us to use die cuts to make our card this week. Well, duuuuh. I have a bazillion of them. In fact, I have one or two or ten that aren't even opened yet, including this one from MFT that I purchased one or two orders ago:

It's a 3-fer - 3 dies in one. And they nest perfectly, which is one of the reasons I got them. I opened them and used them on my card:

Okay, I used 2 of the 3 dies. I was going to use the third long-ish die ... well, never mind, I changed the layout and it no longer worked, so I used punches for the sentiment and layer. BUT, to make up for cheating on my dies, I used the SU Top Note Die on the blue layer.

Both the stamp and sentiment are from A Muse. I call the tree my Charlie Brown Christmas Tree stamp. :) Since the real Charlie Brown tree had a few leaves on it, I colored the branches with my Old Olive marker so they weren't totally nekkid.

The papers are all from the Basic Grey eskimo kisses 6x6 pad. They are soooo fun, but then I have yet to meet a BG paper I didn't like.

And now, I have a confession to make. It pains me to inform you that I am slipping. Yes, I am. I went looking for my Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, and I couldn't find it anywhere. When I buy ribbon, I rarely buy only one, because you just never know when I'll need it for a class. Then it hit me: I did not buy all of the colors. I DID NOT! I didn't even buy into my own ribbon share!!!! What is wrong with me?! How could this have happened?!?!

Did you feel that? I think the Earth just tilted out of it's orbit a little. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN IN MY WORLD! And the Occasions Mini ... WAIT!!! I have 2 more weeks! I could order some! I COULD! OMG, that was close. I thought it was May already. Okay, everyone calm down. Take a deep breath. (Don't scare me like that!)

Now that we've all calmed down, I want you to grab your dies and go to the Jingle Belles blog (hahaha! I typed that Jungle Belles... I'll bet Stef and Lauren would ban me from the blog for that one...) and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Positively squuuueeee-ful! I love this!! What an awesome stamp & look at all those die-cuts?! Wowzers! This is fab...just fab. :)

  2. Love how you didn't let your poor tree celebrate the holidays nekkid ... that just wouldn't be right ... and I love all of your wonderful layers ... what a fabulous combination of die cuts ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  3. Yay, L! I knew you were well-stocked for this challenge. But you are totally enabling me…clearly I do not own enough dies!

    Thanks for the sweet intro. Yeah, you, me, & Lauren have known each other for quite a while now, but I have yet to see Lauren IRL. One day soon, I hope to remedy that. I've been itching to get to Angela's; LMK when you plan to go next. I'll be gone to NC all next week (spring break for J&K), but after that???

    I love your card! It is perfectly Leslie…so glad you used the Charlie Brown tree :) AND you get bonus points for using BG!!!

    I wondered why I couldn't sleep tonight…now at least I know it was the cherry cobbler ribbon near-catastrophic event affecting the earth's rotation; perhaps now I can get back to sleep.

  4. an adorable card - gotta love those BG papers.

  5. Such a cute card! It totally IS the CB tree, I agree! :)

  6. Love it! And when I saw the tree... I IMMEDIATELY thought "Charlie Brown!!!" Awesome card and awesome cuts... great job!

  7. ooooooh! multiple diecuts AND punches on this lovely card! plus BG (which yeah--never met one i didn't like espec for xmas!) annnnnnnd that awesome tree stamp which did actually register in my head as "a charlie brown tree" BEFORE you even said that, so THERE, clearly we are the same age!!! :) this is AWESOME, missus, to steal a line from june, you have made yet another christmas card TO DIE FOR!!! :) :) :)

    ps: of course you realize that now i am trying quite frantically to think up a prompt so that we could call ourselves "JUNGLE BELLES" for one week!!! :) :) :)

  8. Leslie, this card is truly one to "die" for! I am so happy that you were able to avert a true catastrophy with the ribbon issue, because I need to keep coming back and seeing more of your wonderful creations! I, too, had this little one pegged as a "Charlie Brown" tree before I read the rest of your very amusing post :) I hope you will come over and share it with us at BettyBee's Buzz, and join in the fun in the hive with June and the rest of the HoneyBees. We would love to see you soon and often! Hurry with this one, as there is a prize package!

  9. Heehee, I love that "Charlie Brown tree"! Love your LO and the papers too! :)

  10. Wow, what a fun card! I love the Charlie Brown tree, its soooo cute!!

    Young lady, I suggest you be a bit more careful with your ribbon! You almost got a crafting time-out for that little error ;) LOL

  11. Adorable tree and use of diecuts! How you link it over to Betty Bee's Buzz too! (

  12. ROFL!!! girl you crack me up!! so now i know why the earth jerked the other day ;)

    fab card and i love the tree image (looks like one i had IRL years ago! lol)

    **what company does MFT stand for?


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