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!

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!
 






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!

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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!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Snowflakes make snowmen

November is Thanks/Be Thankful theme at Die Cut Diva's, and our wonderful sponsors are-


And here is my project:


Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Snow Friends (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: scalloped ovals (Spellbinders), snowflake background (Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy), label (Cuttlebug Labels & Such).
  3. Stamp: sentiment (Let Your Dreams bloom, Unity Stamps Co.), stamped with Versafine Onyx Ink.
  4. Punch: mini snowflake punch ($1 store).
  5. Paper: white cardstock (Stampin' Up), light blue shimmer cardstock (DCWV), white shimmer cardstock (Wausau).
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoyed my card.

I am also entering this at My Sheri Crafts Winter Challenge.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Challenge #289-Autumn

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #289-Autumn
Make a project with an autumn theme.


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And we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of FCCB Design Team! This prize will be given if there are 10 entries or more. 

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.

Here is my project: 

 
This was actually an easy project to complete. You do need to use an iron on stabilizer to cut with the Cricut and a brand new blade. I used Plantin Schoolbook Roly Poly font for "FALL", and Designer Calendar for the pumpkin and leaves. The simpler the image, the better! I fused the cuts to a piece of muslin, then zig zag stitched everything on. I wished I had used clear monofilament thread for all of the pieces instead of just the green. No changing colors all the time! I can make a mini flag, a pillow, a tote bag, etc.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

You are so Kind!

November is Thanks/Be Thankful theme at Die Cut Diva's, and our wonderful sponsors are-


And here is my project:



I love using my Cricut backgrounds for my images! Such a cute image, too! I did use a new-to-me product called Amplify, by Neon. You add the liquid where you want it, then hit it with the heat tool to make it puff! Be careful, because you can overheat it and discolor it. It comes in a lot of different colors.  Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Fancy Sunbonnet-Winter birds (Bugaboo stamps), colored with Copics.
  2. Die: Snowflake Overlay (Cricut Access, Photo Fun Holiday Memories).
  3. Stamp: Carnation 2014 Greenhouse Society  (Technique Tuesday), Versafine Onyx ink.
  4. Embellishments: White Neon Amplify, white sequins.
  5. Paper: white cardstock (Neenah), green patterned paper (Creative Memories).
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November is Thanks/Be Thankful at Die Cut Diva's

November is Thanks/Be Thankful theme at Die Cut Diva's, and our wonderful sponsors are-


And here is my project:




I thought this image was so adorable! Just a simple and straightforward Thank You card.

Here is the material I used:
  1. Image: Ladybug Fairy (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: circle cross stitch (Lawn Fawn) scalloped border (Classic Petal, Spellbinders Edgeabilities), border sentiment (Cricut, Artfully Sent cartridge).
  3. Paper: Mauve embossed, dark plum cardstock (Creative Memories).
  4. Embellishment: clear Wink of Stella on wings.
Thanks so much for visiting!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Snow much fun!

Hello! This month at Die Cut Diva's the theme was Embossing (Wet or Dry), and we want to thank our wonderful sponsor-



And here is my project-


There is a new (to me) technique on this card-blending ink on vellum. After I blended the ink I used an embossing folder to add the snowflakes. Here is the list of materials:
  1. Image: snow girl (retired, The Stamping Boutique), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: scalloped ovals (Spellbinders), banner (Labels & Such, Cuttlebug).
  3. Embossing Folder: snowflakes (Darice).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Snowmies, Pretty Cute Stamps).
  5. Inks: sentiment (Versafine Onyx Ink), wilted violet, salty ocean, chipped sapphire distress inks (Tim Holtz).
  6. Embellishments: white sequins.
  7. Paper: vellum, white cardstock (Co-ordinations).
Thanks for visiting!