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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

This card set is fantastic! It gave me so many great ideas! I wanted to create a set of rooms too, one for each season or holiday. It's a great card idea for a "We've moved" card, to a Welcome Home card, so many ideas.

these are all so creative, cozy and unique and i love the wallpaper idea! i also love that you can use the staircase for any occasion, as you said, or dress it up especially for the holidays.

Beautiful rooms, fantastic work

Such a versatile die! I just love all the things you can do with it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

This is grown-up paper dolls for sure, and I never did get enough of playing with mine! This is on my gotta-have list! Thanks so much for sharing. Nelda Deakins

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Love the kitties!!!! >^-^<
<3 J

These little scenes are gorgeous, love the Staircase die too...

Great series of cards! I love all of your variations with the staircase die...I can see that it could go on forever. :) I love the pile of gifts stamp too! Great work! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Love these cards, so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Not seen this Classic Staircase before - your cards are fantastic. Love both the Christmas ones - normally I go for traditional colours, but really like the second one too x

I love your cards! The are fabulous!

Oh I love that intricate staircase, and the window and those cats - they are all trrific! (There are puppy dies we could use too, right?) ;)

I thought that was Anne's blog when I saw the cute cat pictures, and sure enough! Anne does such great work!

Thanks for the helpful tips for using the classic staircase die.
Your cards are knock outs

Great cards!I really wasn't interested in the staircase die until I saw all of your wonderful examples!

Too darn CUTE! I love these! The holiday stairs are great! Thanks for such awesome ideas!

Anne, you did such an amazing job with these cards. Love it that they all look so different, using many of the same dies! That staircase die is simply adorable!!! You are really, really talented and I enjoy seeing your creations. Thanks for sharing.

WOW! I would never have thought of buying the staircase die but after seeing your card, I love it. Thank you!

It's unbelievable what can be done with this die!

Какие интересные получились работы!

I did not know how I would use the staircase die, but after seeing all your lovely samples and the useful information you provided, I would LOVE to win this die and use it in so many ways!

What amazing cards, who would have thought one die could have so many interesting looks. We all need that die so hope you have a truckload on hand! Thanks for the chance to win one.

WOW!!!! I didn't know that there was so many different ways that you could use the staircase die! Thank you! Oh Thank you! I just purchased it because of another post you had done! Yippee now I have a lot more cards I can make!!!! I am so very excited!!!!

Wow, amazing cards with this intricate staircase die! Love the variety of possibilities for using it and how different each of the card designs is depending upon the wallpaper and accessories. Thanks for a chance to win!

I do love the staircase die. It is so helpful to see what other dies go with it.

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