Monday, February 20, 2017

Challenge #295-Sequins

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #295-Sequins
Make a project that has sequins!


This Weeks Sponsor

Winner will receive a $25 gift code!


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-



 

Inside of card-



Here are the cuts and materials used:
  1. Cricut cuts: Flower, leaves (Accent Essentials).
  2. Papers:green pattern (Avery Elle Sorbet 6 x 6 pad), teal pattern (Avery Elle Brights 6 x 6 pad), flower cardstock (GCD Studio Special Delivery 6 x 6 pad).
  3.  Sequins: 2 Cool 4 U (Spiegelmom Scraps).
  4. Ink: Limeade (Stampin' Up) on edges of leaves.
I've left sentiments off of this so I can personalize this at a later date. I could you this for a birthday, thank you, thinking of you, spring, get well soon, etc. I like having cards that I can grab in a hurry!

Thanks for visiting!


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello card

At Die Cut Diva's, Hero Arts is sponsoring a $25 gift card to our February winner, so make sure you enter! Just make sure you use a die and/or an embossing folder!

This card was inspired by this post from Jennifer McGuire here. I needed a fast card for a friend who just got out of the hospital, and this worked out perfectly!


Here are the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Stamps: flowers (Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies), sentiment (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society June 2014).
  2. Inks: Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz Distress Inks), Versafine Onyx ink, Versamark ink and clear embossing powder for flowers.
  3. Die: My Favorite Things stitched rectangles.
  4. Paper: white cardstock.
  5. Other: white sticky back foam (Michaels).
I want to try the non-embossing method also, as it gives a much subtler look.

I'm also entering this at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers X is for Xtreme (off the edge).

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sew Nice

This month at Die Cut Diva's our sponsor is-



This month our challenge is to use Red and/or Pink, and here is my project-


My grandmother was a professional seamstress, my mother sewed almost as much as her mom, and I've followed the family tradition by sewing too! I love to make clothes that are different from store bought, and this digital pack from Hero Arts brought back so many memories of being a little girl in one giant sewing room.

Here is the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Images: sentiment, scissor background, pattern information (Hero Arts Make it Your Own digital set).
  2. Paper: pink cardstock (Recollections), small heart paper (Lil' Inkers), white cardstock (stash).
  3. Die: rectangle (Tim Holtz Alterations stitched rectangles). Colored with pink Copic from compressor spray.
  4. Embellishments: Heart button (stash),  black and white twine (American Crafts), black and pink ribbon (Offray).
Thanks for visiting!



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome Hero Arts!


It's February!

Our Sponsor at Die Cut Diva's this month is Hero Arts!






THEME: Use Red or Pink in your Project

The Prize is $25 Shopping Trip at Hero Arts!

 Here is my project:
 



I'm not sure if I like this card or not! I struggled and struggled with it. Finally I got to this point and called it good. This will be my husbands Valentine card after I find a love poem and put it inside.



Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Stamps & Dies: (all by Hero Arts) Color Layering Butterflies & matching dies, Hello Flowers & matching dies.
  2. Inks: Rose Red, Opera Pink, Orchid, Bamboo, Onyx (Versamark).
  3. Embossing Folder: quatrefoil (Cuttlebug Tiles Set).
  4. Paper: black, white cardstock (stash).
Be sure to enter a project for that wonderful $25 prize!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bunny Birthday

Hello! Today is the last day of our Sentiment-less challenge, so be sure to get those projects entered. We would like to say thank you to our wonderful sponsor-

Here is my project:


This is a really simple designs to do. Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Happy Birthday Bunny (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Paper: kraft cardstock (stash).
  3. Die: In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares (My Favorite Things).
  4. Stamps: Party Animals (Stampin' Up), Rich Cocoa ink (Memento), white colored pencil (Prismascolor).
  5. Ribbon: 1/2" white ribbon, colored with Copic marker.
Thank you Sasayaki Glitter!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Challenge #293-Snow

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #293-Snow
Make a project about Snow!

This Weeks Sponsor 



Pretty Cute Stamps

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.

Any project that doesn't use a Cricut element will be deleted.

Here is my project:


Todays card uses two products from our sponsors for January! Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon is where I got the cut file for the Snowy Scene (you can buy it here), and the sentiment stamp is from Pretty Cute Stamps called Snowmies (you can get it here). I have used both items so much! The penguin is from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge, and the banner is from Bits and Pieces. If you use Cricut Access there are HUNDREDS if different snowflakes-I can't find the exact one this is! I did use Tim Holtz Craft Core Metallic Silver for the snowflake, and I used the light cardstock setting as that paper really tore using any other setting. Other than that, all paper is out of my stash.

Thanks for joining me in welcoming our new DT members to FCCB-Linda Israel, Sheila Harper, Dorlene Dunham, Amy Ottmers, Jamie Arthur, and Cynthia Pedigo!

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!