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Sat 11

The BLOG BLITZ continues! featuring the Holiday Collection 2018 and my "Peace in the Country" cards
by Anne Thompson

Have you been enjoying this Blog Blitz as much as I have?!!!  There are so many great new dies and stamp sets in this collection!  And so many great ideas from the Design Team!  Here's  the link to the Holiday 2018 Collection catalog.  Check it out!!! 

Remember that you have a chance each day to win a prize by commenting on each blog post.  I look forward to reading your comments for this post.  You might be the lucky winner of the COUNRYSIDE FENCE FRAME!  Just leave me a comment before 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 12th.  One person at random will be chosen and all of the winners for all of the posts will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday evening, 6 PM, August 12th.  Winners will be notified directly by email to get their shipping info.  Good luck!!!

I'm loving this newest bunch of dies and stamp sets and getting a head start on making my holiday cards.  Today I'm featuring the COUNTRYSIDE FENCE FRAME 94034 and the PEACE CHESHIRE SCRIPT 94017 on cards I'm calling "Peace in the Country".

Here are the dies:


And here is the first card:  white on white on white...


This is a top-folded notecard, 4 1/4" square.  After I die cut the Countryside Fence Frame from white cardstock, I used wide Scor-Tape on the back of the three frames to keep them together.  I used an embossing folder and a scrap of white cardstock to make the snowy panel that I trimmed to fit inside the window behind the fence.  I die cut the Peace Cheshire Script three times and layered them together with a glue pen before gluing it to the snowy hill.  I used wide foam tape on the back to pop this panel onto the notecard.  Simple, elegant, and my first ever all-white card!

Now for the same thing but different:


This time I cut everything from white cardstock and from a warm medium brown cardstock.  


I kept the middle brown frame (the one without dots) and snipped off the brown fence and the hill from the larger die cut.  I kept the white frame with the hill and fence and the outermost white frame.  I cut "peace" twice from white cardstock and once from brown and layered them with brown on the bottom and showing just a bit for a shadow.

I added the brown fence behind the white one, offset a bit to look like a snow on a wooden fence.  Then I added the brown frame and then the largest white frame.  I used Scor-Tape on the back of the frames to hold them in place.


The next step was to add the embossed snowy panel behind the fence in the center frame. IMG_0600

I selected a white A2 notecard and added a panel of brown dot paper cut 4" X 5 1/4".   I adhered the framed piece to the bottom of the panel using dimensional foam tape.  I then added "peace" above that using a glue pen.


And because I got carried away and couldn't stop playing with these dies, how about two more square cards with red accents.


And here's one where the sky area is a blue watercolor panel that I'd sprinkled with salt while it was very wet.


Five cards done for this coming holiday season!  These cards will work for Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, or the New Year, and the design will also make a great guy card to send anytime this winter.  And because I live out in the country, this may be the card design I send the most this December.

Remember to leave me a comment and you could be the lucky winner of the COUNTRYSIDE FENCE FRAME!  Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Thanks so much for showing not one but five lovely variations for the Countryside Fence Frame...so many possibilities!

I love all your similar but different cards Anne, both of these dies are a must-have : )

What a beautiful and simplistic die! I think my favorite is the brown and how you created the shadow. I live in the country too and see this type of fence from time to time. 😊

Me gusta el efecto de la tarjeta quedan muy Lindas. Gracias por compartir. Me gustó el Blog blits los Dies súper Preciosos.

Wonderful variety/versatility of the fence frame die.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anne what lovely cards you made with the countryside fence frame die. Very inspiring!

I love all of these cards. The white on white is beautiful. Adding color really makes the fence pop. I love the font of the peace die. Thanks for showing all the different looks we can get with these dies. They make such lovely, peaceful scenes.

Great ideas for a great die. CAS or make it complicated. This die is a must!

Great beauty in the simplicity of the cards, Anne. Great ideas for backgrounds, too. Thanks! And yes, the blog has been enjoyable and helpful!

I love the simplicity of the die and its versatility, a great classic!

Love all the different colour options. I think the blue water coloured one is my favourite.

These are all so pretty! Love the different color combos!

Superb! Each one has own specialty, love them all!

Wow, you were busy!! Awesome die and you showed it off so well. I think my favorite might be the first, the all white card. It looks like a really snowy day. Love it!

Love the simplicity of these cards!

I love the peaceful nature of your very versatile cards, sometimes we get caught up in adding so many details when just a few make for a better impact! Almost like we should be focusing on the Reason for the Season instead of all the glitz and presents! Thanks for sharing!

Simple and serene,,, pretty cards. Love the shadow effect... love that trick to make die cuts stand out more. x

Fabulous cards!!! Love these dies!!!

These are such beautiful cards. They make me want to walk down a quite, peaceful, snowy path and listen to the quite snow fall. Simply beautiful. :)

Gorgeous projects, and really love that wonderful new die.

Love this new die and all the variations you have made!
They are stunning and simple!

Love how you used the dies to make a shadow on the fence. And using different colors for different effects.

These are all lovely!! Love all the different colors.

White on White is my favorite tho you have shown many great variations! What a versatile die.

I love how one die like this can pretty much make your card for you. And so easy to mass produce if needed. They are beautiful!

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