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Saturday, April 11, 2015

snow much joy Ice Skating Winter/Xmas Card

My Sizzix BIGkick bit the dust. The handle broke off. Since I have a Tim Holtz Vagabond I went looking for the adaptor shim for thin dies like framelits that goes on top of the base that allows you to cut thin dies. Michaels, JoAnns & Hobby Lobby did not have. Considered buying a new Sizzix BIGkick at Michaels with 50% off coupon. Then I remembered seeing the words 'for framelits" on my Sizzix magnetic plate. Turns out the Sizzix magnetic plate is the proper thickness of the base + the adaptor shim. Came home and tried it out and the magnetic plate indeed cuts the thin dies. It cuts them like butter. Yeah! Also this is a first for me embossing with the TH Vagabond.

Created this Winter/Christmas Card with an Ice Skate theme. I used grungeboard, Tim Holtz Mini Ice Skate die, distressing, embossing, Hero Arts sentiment & jute string.

Supplies List 

embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
ink: Delicata Silvery Shimmer
machine: Tim Holtz Vagabond
paint: delta white acrylic
paper: cardstock - Picket Fence core'dinations  white
Spellbinder: Shape Ribbon Banner
stamp: Hero Arts CL629 - sentiment
string: jute - brown painted white
Tim Holtz: die - Mini Ice Skate  Distress Ink - black soot  grungeboard - for ice skates  
   Ranger Dabber - Silver, Snow cap

Entering this into the following challenges:  

4/11 Pile It On #63 Die Cuts and/or Punches UE 4/5

4/12 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Anything Goes Ch#52 UE 3/30

4/17 CHNC Christmas Ch 224 Texture UE  4/11

4/19 A Blog Named Hero Ch Embossing 5E(#) combtot5ch 4/11

4/30 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Apr 2015 UE 4/1 


  1. This is lovely Melissa - love how the embossing looks like snowflakes falling. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for April.

  2. Hi Melissa this is just beautiful I love the skates :)
    Have a lovely day
    Vic x

  3. I love the swiss dots with the ice skates! So wintry and pretty!

  4. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x