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Tue 09

Classic Staircase Vignettes

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These cards feature the Classic Staircase die 98665.  I created little rooms using Memory Box papers as wallpaper and decorated them using Memory Box and PoppyStamps dies.  Each room looks sooo different by just changing the color scheme.

Stairs blue


Stairs brown

DIES USED from Memory Box:

  • Classic Staircase 98665
  • Flying Birds 98655 (Outside the window and/or as the pottery bird on the table)
  • Grand Oak Tree 98462 (bits and pieces as the tree seen through the window)

DIES USED from PoppyStamps:

  • window from 883 Madison House Set
  • 897 Aston Side Table
  • 891 Small Verano Lamp
  • 859 Walking Cat
  • 860 Sitting Cat

I spent quite awhile and made a few mistakes trying to find the right dies to use to decorate the room for Christmas.  Here's what finally works.  To decorate the stair railing, I first cut apart the Night Sky Border 98682 and placed the stars hanging from the stair railing.  Then I die cut the PoppyStamps die 824 BreezyWreath twice.  One cut on each wreath and I had the perfect layered garland for draping down the stair railing.  I added a bow snipped from Memory Box die 98729 Precious Snowflakes.  A few gems or pearls finished each one.
Stairs red

DIES USED from Memory Box:

  • Classic Staircase 98665
  • Flying Birds 98655 (Outside the window and/or as the pottery bird on the table)
  • Grand Oak Tree 98462 (bits and pieces as the tree seen through the window)
  • Night Sky Border 98682
  • 98729 Precious Snowflakes (just the smaller bow)

DIES USED from PoppyStamps:

  • window from 883 Madison House Set
  • 897 Aston Side Table
  • 891 Small Verano Lamp
  • 859 Walking Cat
  • 860 Sitting Cat
  • 824 Breezy Wreath


Stairs white

DIES USED from Memory Box:

  • Classic Staircase 98665
  • Flying Birds 98655 (Outside the window and/or as the pottery bird on the table)
  • Grand Oak Tree 98462 (bits and pieces as the tree seen through the window)
  • Night Sky Border 98682
  • 98729 Precious Snowflakes (just the smaller bow)

DIES USED from PoppyStamps:

  • window from 883 Madison House Set
  • 897 Aston Side Table
  • 891 Small Verano Lamp
  • 860 Sitting Cat
  • 824 Breezy Wreath

STAMP USED from Memory Box:

  • Pile of Gifts C308

When placing the Classic Staircase die on your paper for cutting, line it up so that you will have a nice solid base for the stairs.  By changing up the dies and stamps you use, you'll be surprised how many different ways you can use this staircase.  Add a Baby Carriage C1752 in pink or blue to welcome a new baby and tie Balloon Bundles B1740 to the staircase.  Add spider webs, ghosts, bats, and pumpkins for a Halloween card.  Try using a garland of flowers on the stair railing--PoppyStamps 820 Wildflower Patch would work tucked into the 824 Breezy Wreath garland you create.  Have fun with this great die!

Be sure to leave me a comment for your chance to win the Classic Staircase die!

Happy Crafting!

Comments

What great ideas. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas and the opportunity to win.

Love how versatile the dies are. Great cards

So many ways to to use this die. Definitely putting this one on my wish list. Your creativity is amazing.

What a versatile die! Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

Great cards....I am so pleased I have the stair case die ordered!

Oh Oh Ohhhhh....I love the kitty's. The garland is so cool too. What darling cards!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

I've never seen a die like this before and it's such a lovely peaceful scene! Gorgeous!!!

Love all of the different little scenes you created!

What a cute die! Great versatility! The cards are awesome!

I used to have a staircase I wish I could have made it look as good. Love how different you have made it look in so many ways. I am inspired to give it a go! Thank you

Stunning ........... what a beautiful card

Beautiful cards. Great to see the different colour combos. It really shows the versatility of this die

Love the holly on the staircase. So many ideas and variations. Thank u

When I first saw all the new dies, the staircase die really stood out and intrigued me - so many fun ways to use it! Judy D.

These scenes are so sweet! I loved the idea of building vignettes, specially with the Christmas theme.

Wow! I really like the varied uses of the staircase!

Great die to be able to create scenes with. Love it.

I like the wreath on the staircase cards - so pretty!

I love the different scenes you've been able to create with the staircase die! This is a great study in learning how changing color, pattern and a little embellishing give a completely different "feel". Thank you!

Wasn't quite sure about the staircase die but your cards show what one can do. I am sure there are others who have even more ideas. Great cards.

As my house doesn't have a staircase, this one will have to fill in! I've always wanted an old house with a staircase like this one, narrow and steep. :)

Love all of these...I had to have this die....last year I put wreaths with white ribbon on my railings instead of garland...easier...thought I may try it on these stairs...great job on all of these...now do I need the table? Almost ordered it. Christmas tree by the staircase will be pretty also.

These are beautiful and creative cards. I didn't really know what could be made with a stair case, but now I do!

I'm directing Hamlet right now and I wish I had found this earlier! It's epic! Seriously, I would've sent this to the cast!

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