I Couldn’t Resist

When this tutorial from Operation Write Home came into my inbox, I just HAD to try making one myself. This is the finished product from the tutorial on their web page.

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Here’s my card, though it’s not quite done, but almost.

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I followed the tutorial as best I could with the tools I have on hand. We’re traveling right now and I don’t have everything with me. But I like how it came out.

I don’t have the scalloped oval die, so I used the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle die that I do have. I didn’t have the same embossing folder, so used Musical Flourish which was similar.  I don’t have any satin ribbon, so I used the grosgrain I had on hand. I used a pop-top from a soda can since I don’t have anything else that resembles a buckle with me. I used ordinary silver brads for Santa’s buttons. And I don’t stamp, so there’s no “Ho, Ho, Ho” on it. I have Christmas themed silver peel-offs at home and may add a sentiment later on.

Well, thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 16:28:50

    Great job, especially with your limited tools! Love his beard’s swirlies 🙂

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  2. Kathryn
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 17:58:10

    Thanks for trying out the tutorial! I think you did a great job at making some substitutions with what you had on hand. That’s one thing that’s great about this card- there are lots of small changes that people can make so they don’t have to buy new things. I really like the embossing folder you used; I haven’t seen it before.

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  3. Nancy K.
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 09:30:58

    This is an excellent example of exactly what you can do with the things you have on hand! I am loving that embossing folder! What a jolly old elf you have made! Great job!!! Thanks for playing along with us!

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