Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Goodbye September from Die Cut Diva's!

We are saying goodbye to our wonderful September sponsors Bugaboo Stamps and One Happy Cut-thank you so much!

Here is my card-

When I made this, I didn't realize that Scruffy Puppy had been discontinued from Bugaboo stamps. There are several dog (or cat!) images that could be used in place of Scruffy, so check out Bugaboo's inventory. The background paper is from DCWV Pet Stack, the ribbon from Jo-Ann's, and embossing folder from Darice called Paw Prints. The banner was cut with my Cricut (Christmas Cheer cartridge) with scraps. The squares were cut with Spellbinders Squares out of more scraps. Scruffy was colored with Prismacolor pencils.

This is my father-in-laws birthday card, so shhhh-don't tell him!

Monday, September 28, 2015

FCCB-Shaped Card Challenge #261

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #261-Shape Up
Make a Shaped Card (anything but a square or rectangle)

This Weeks Sponsor
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

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.

For this challenge, it is for a shaped card, therefore no extra chances of winning.

Here is my card-

Here is a list of materials-
  1. Cricut Cartridge: Create a Critter 2, Winter Owl (cut at 7").
  2. Cardstock: Dark Green, Dark Red, Beige, Tan, and Brown from my stash. (The next one I make will have cute patterned paper for the hat and scarf!)
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 want.  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!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bugaboo and One Happy Cut at Die Cut Diva's!

Hello! Michelle here, and today is my spotlight day at Die Cut Diva's, and I decided to use this sketch for my card-

 I turned the sketch and took liberties with some of the elements (of course I did!)-

Here is a list of materials I used-
  1. Dies: Spellbinders Label Nine (On One Happy Cut, they call it Labels Eighteen-same die I used).
  2. Image: Bugaboo Image Flower Puppy, colored with Copics.
  3. Embossing Folders-Cuttlebug strips-Zig Zag, Buttons, Wavy Line, Leaves, Flourishes. These are 3/4" wide folders!
  4. Washi Tape: Elmers blue & pink stripe.
  5. Paper: White & Blue Cardstock.
  6. Embellishments: Light Green pearls, Michael's. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sketches and Bugaboo Stamps!

Hi, Michelle here today! I've brought you a bookmark today to share using Bugaboo Stamps Rottweiler Trio-and taking this sketch:

and making it a bookmark by taking a few liberties with the sketch-

I colored this image in Copics (I forgot to write down the ones I was using!) and used My Favorite Things Fishtail Banners to cut DCWV Pet Stack paper for the bookmark. I cut two of the banners and glued them together wrong sides together for the bookmark base. I then used a Crop-a-dile to attach a dark copper eyelet for my fibers. I've had these EK Success Adornments fibers for a loooong time, and took one foot from each of the 7 different fibers in the package. I used a narrow ribbon around the center and pulled the fibers through and knotted them.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!