Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cart full of Hearts

At Die Cut Diva's, Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for January, so enter those projects!

The Challenge this month is to make your project 
SENTIMENT FREE.

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Here is my project:



I got to try out several new Christmas presents and new to me techniques. First, here are the materials I used-
  1. Image: Heart Bunny (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Die: Inside & Out stitched circles (My Favorite Things), Christmas present!
  3. Paper: white cardstock, green dotted paper (stash)
  4.  Embellishments: shaker ingredients (stash), heart background paper (Copics)
The first technique I'm going to share with you is the heart background paper. This is very easy! I put a Bo-Bunny heart stencil on white cardstock, and used the Copic ABS-3 (with my new compressor) to "airbrush" the hearts. I love the effect! I did clean the stencil with plain old rubbing alcohol which removed 95% of the color-the blue was the stubborn color to try and get off. It didn't seem to harm the stencil in any way. The second technique was for the shaker pocket-I used my new Fuse for that. I had to experiment around with the Fuse to get a good seal, because I felt like going slower got better results. I used the perforating wheel to go around a circle die, and cut around the circle leaving a 1/2" allowance for attaching the circle pocket to the card. Then I popped the card off the base to allow room for the shaker (I know most of you have made shaker cards, but maybe some haven't!). And I used a recycled product envelope to make the shaker-so no more throwing those away!

Thanks for visting today.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Never let anyone dull your Sparkle

At Die Cut Diva's, Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for January, a great start to the New Year.

The Challenge this month is to make your project 
SENTIMENT FREE.

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 I decided to make the front of my card sentiment free-



and when you open it, it becomes an easel card with a sentiment for the stopper!


Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Spotty and Pup (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics
  2. Dies: Stitched Rectangles around image (Sizzix Tim Holtz), Stitched Rectangles white cardstock above sentiment behind easel (My Favorite Things).
  3. Paper: Magic Stars (Reminisce), white, yellow cardstock (stash).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Lil' Inker Designs Shiny Happy Sentiments), Versamark Ink, Hampton Arts blue embossing powder.
  5. Embellishments: Star Dust, Gold, and Yellow Stickles by Ranger, Silver Wink of Stella (on pup).
Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

At Die Cut Diva's, Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for January, a great start to the New Year.

The Challenge this month is to make your project 
SENTIMENT FREE.

Sponsorship Badge

Here is my project-



And here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Christmas Couple (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Paper: red cardstock (Recollection), white cardstock (scrap stash), patterned paper (My Mind's Eye Brown Paper Packages-Christmas).
  3. Dies: Poinsettia's (Spellbinders), border (Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits-Sizzix Ovals).
  4. Embellishments: Platinum Stickles.
I made this card for my husband, and printed off a lovely Christmas poem for the inside. He loved it!

Thanks for stopping by!






Saturday, December 31, 2016

Roses for you

Today at Die Cut Diva's we would like to thank our wonderful sponsor-

Check back on Jan. 2, 2017 to see who won!

Here is a birthday card I made-



I thought I would start off the New Year with a stash of birthday cards. Here are the materials I used-
  1. Dies: My Favorite Things Fishtail Banner Stax (but these might work as well), Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers Roses dies.
  2. Stamps: rose and leaves ( Papertrey Ink Year Flowers-Roses), sentement (Avery Elle, Thanks a bunch set).
  3. Paper: black glitter pattern paper, red glitter, grey cardstock (stash).
  4. Stamping supplies: Versafine Ink, Versamark Ink, Zing black embossing powder.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and a great New Year! Welcome 2017!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Noel

December at Die Cut Diva's challenge theme is "Layer it", and our wonderful sponsors are-



And here is my project:


Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Dies: sentiment (Technique Tuesday), snowflake background (Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Snowflake Lace).
  2. Paper: white, lt. teal, dark teal cardstock (stash).
  3. Embossing Folder: Snowflakes, by Darice (light teal background).
  4. Embellishments: snowflake confetti (stash), white sheer ribbon (Offray).
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Serene scene

December at Die Cut Diva's challenge theme is "Layer it", and our wonderful sponsors are-



And here is my project:


Here are the materials I used:
  1. Dies: trees, birds (Impression Obsession), deer (Cricut Access).
  2. Paper: white cardstock (Coordinations), red glitter cardstock (scrap), silver kraft (Tim Holtz), blue cardstock (Recollections).
  3. Sentiment: silver rub on (Cosmo Cricket).
  4. Misc: Trump Bay, Sapphire, Granite spray mists (Tattered Angels).
Thanks for visiting!

I would like to enter this at Naughty or Nice Challenges Traditional vs Modern Christmas Challenge.
And I'm also entering this at Dragonfly Journeys Christmas Animals Challenge.

Challenge #291-Christmas

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge! This is our last challenge for 2016, so be sure to check back with us in January after the holidays.

Merry Christmas!



Challenge #291 - Christmas-create a card or project for Christmas.

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There will be 3 winners of $7 gift certificates!

Create a project inspired by Mother's Day

And we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of Penny Light! 

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


Here is my project:


Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Images: bone, dog (Create a Critter 2), cut with cardstock out of my scrap bin. Dog card cut at 6", dog on treat box cut at 3". Bone cut at 1 1/4".
  2. Large gift box from digiplayground.com.
  3. Paper for gift box: aspen cardstock (Michaels), green snow paper (Forever Friends Kraft Notes Christmas).
I chose an image that had a shadow feature so the card base wouldn't have layering cuts. I cut the card base in the color I wanted.  After assembling the card front, it's ready to be joined to the base. I score the base where I want my "hinge" to be, then put adhesive on the hinge and bend it backwards so it won't touch the card front. Next I line up the base and card front how I want, then fold the hinge up and tightly press to the front. Now the pieces are perfectly matched and the card is done!

Thanks for stopping by!
 

I'm also entering this at Dragonfly Journeys Christmas Animals Challenge.




Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jingle All the Way

December at Die Cut Diva's challenge theme is "Layer it", and our wonderful sponsors are-



And here is my project:




Sometimes the hardest cards for me are the simple ones. This one gave me fits-I kept wanting to add elements, and finally decided on the snowflake rhinestones. Here are the ingredients I used:
  1. Dies: Snowfall Reverse Cut (Frantic Stamper), horse and sleigh snow hill (Stampin' Up-Sleigh Ride Edgelits) (or use these and stamp a horse and sleigh, or use a die), scalloped card base (Quickutz Nesting Square Scallops, but you could use these).
  2. Paper: white cardstock (Neenah), blue cardstock (Michael's Recollections).
  3. Stamp: sentiment (Stampin' Up-Jingle all the way, or use your own sentiment and curve it on a acrylic block), Versafine Onyx Ink.
And of course, now that I'm done with it-I thought of making an inky night sky and die cutting the snowfall! That will be my next one!

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thank You Bugaboo Digi Stamps and One Happy Cut!

We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors this month-


Make sure to check Die Cut Diva's on December 2 to see if you won! Here is my last project for the month-




Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Girl Puppy Love (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Dies: dogs (Impression Obsession, but these by Penny Black would work well also!). bones (Spellbinders Dog Days, Elizabeth Craft Designs Buster).
  3. Paper:purple cardstock (DCWV), mauve cardstock (Creative Memories).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Remembering You Blooms, Unity Stamp Co.).
I hope you enjoyed this card!