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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

Totally cool cards. I love the detail outside the little window.

Fabulous cards! Great use of the staircase die!

These are just charming - love those stairs and the window, table, and kitty too! Thanks so much!

Super cute and different - I love them.

You are an absolute genius!!! Thanks for all the ideas. I already collected the staircase die without really thinking about how it can be used.

Your cards are super ! Love how you made each different with a few changes - thanks for all the inspritation !

These dies are so fun to create the scene cardss! Great cards... the Christmas one is fabulous! I have the window die and LOVE it, and the staircase is so perfect with it!

I cannot believe how different each of your scenes are. Hard to believe it is the same set of dies and what a difference a background or added embellishment can do.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Being a cat lover I love the way you got them into the card. Great job

Each scene is beautiful and you are so clever!

These die cuts are fabulous!! Love your cards!

These cards are great, Anne you are just so clever. Love all. The the new dies and stamps

I love these staircase vignettes. They are fantastic. Just by changing the paper and a couple embellishments you've got a totally different look. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.

I love all the cards showcased here with the staircase die, definitely on my wish list.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Thanks for showing how to use this die. I'm not sure that I could have managed anything so creative on my own.

I never would have thought to buy the staircase die, but with other dies it is so useful.

Thank you for sharing so many fun ways to use the staircase die!

Love the architectural dies! The stairs are a great addition. I might have aligned the lamp on the table to the pedestal under it, and, watch the placement of the window (in one card it is too high-needs more connection to the stairs. The versatility is wonderful and I love your ideas!

These scenes are so fun! I would have a ball making one for every season and occasion.

So many great cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

I love the way you gave us so many beautiful examples of the same picture! Makes a girl think!

This were just beautiful. This crafter really has patience.

Love decorating my own bannister with this seasons. Looking forward to experimenting with this new "toy" too!

Great cards. Thanks or all the different ideas for using the dies.

What an amazing cards! I love the dimension the stairs create, neat!

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