Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Season's Greetings

It's December at Die Cut Diva's, our challenge theme is "Winter", & our wonderful sponsor is-

The prize this month is a $10 gift voucher!

And here is my project:





Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Dies: holly square (Frantic Stamper), sentiment (Impression Obsession).
  2. Paper: Kraft, dark green, red, light green, white cardstock. Patterned paper (My Mind's Eye-Brown Paper Christmas).
I like to make masculine Christmas cards for my husbands friends. I just don't think they get all excited about foil, glitter, or shimmer cards!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Die Cut Diva's Winter Challenge


It's December at Die Cut Diva's, our challenge theme is "Winter", & our wonderful sponsor is-



And here is my project:


I was watching this tutorial by Jennifer McGuire and decided to try it, since I already had alcohol inks and Yupo. I had such fun I ran out of Yupo! Here are the materials I used for these cards-
  1. Dies: Joy and Seasons Greetings (Impression Obsession), ornament dies (Delicate Ornaments Thinlits-Stampin' Up, but these would work just as well), circles-backing ornaments (MFT stitched circles).
  2. Paper: gold, silver shimmer paper (Michaels), light teal cs, blue green cs, gold matte paper (stash).
  3. Ink: Turqoise, Patina, Mermaid, Pool, Stream, Gold, Silver (Ranger Alcohol Ink).
  4. Other: gold, silver glitter spray f(Krylon).
I ended up using too much alcohol, and color was rubbing off on me. I used the glitter spray lightly to seal the finished panels. I thought it added some more sparkle, which is always good on Christmas cards!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thank You A2Z Scrapbooking!

All the Die Cut Diva's would like to say Thank You to our great sponsor-A2Z Scrapbooking!

The A2Z Scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags and more. Proceeds from the A2Z Scrapbooking store benefit Celiac and Behcets disease foundations.   If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Here is my card:


I love yellow & black, and this card was so fast and simple once I chose the Distress Inks I wanted. Once everything was embossed and the ink applied I used a damp paper towel to remove the ink from the embossed areas. Very fast & easy!

  1.  Digital Elements: Hero Arts Chalkboard Frames Digital Kit (a2z Scrapbooking). Cut using Print & Cut feature on my Cricut.
  2. Stamps: Hello Sunshine (Hero Arts), Versamark Ink, white embossing powder (Hero Arts).
  3. Inks- Distress Oxide Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.
  4. Paper-Neenah Solar White, black cardstock.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Challenge #315-Winter

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #315-Winter
Make a project about the winter (sports, snow, etc)!

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

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-


Without tag inside-

 
Without sentiment-


This card is made from Crazy Cute Cards, from Cricut Access. I used lots of scraps (green, brown, white cardstock), along with light blue, medium blue, and blue green cardstock (Michael's), plus the holographic paper from Wal-Mart. I added some Crystal Stickles for some added interest on the globe front. On the inside, the chalet can be removed to show the beautiful mountains, and use the chalet as a Christmas tag. So this can be used two ways!

Make sure to make a winter project and enter for a chance to win a great Dreaming Tree prize!
 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanking you-digitally!

Time for a new challenge which is Thank You/Thankful, and none other than A2Z Scrapbooking is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor. 

The A2Z Scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags and more. Proceeds from the A2Z Scrapbooking store benefit Celiac and Behcets disease foundations.   If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Here is my project-


This was made with an electronic cutting machine-my Cricut. It was so easy to import the Hello Sunshine digital file to Design Space and arrange the flowers, cut them in one pass, and have the card front done! The solid teal (sentiment), patterned cardstock, and paper bag shimmer spray paper are from my stash. I colored white ribbon with a Copic marker to make the teal bow.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thank You Coffee Gift Card

Time for a new challenge which is Thank You/Thankful, and none other than A2Z Scrapbooking is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor. 

The A2Z Scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags and more. Proceeds from the A2Z Scrapbooking store benefit Celiac and Behcets disease foundations.   If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Here is my project-


Isn't this fun? The coffee cup is from Bits & Pieces (Cricut Design Space), the Enjoy label is from Hero Arts Digital Caffeine Fix (A2Z Scrapbooking) which I used the print & cut feature on my Cricut to cut out. The stamps are Lawn Fawn (pull here), and the Thank you is from an unknown manufacturer (let's just say they are old, and before I knew to write that information down!), plus Versafine Onyx ink. The pull tab die is from Technique Tuesday (here is a You Tube video on how to use it). All paper is from my scrap stash, so I don't know where it came from!

I used Tombow repositionable adhesive to put the "pocket" on the card-when I pick up the coffee gift card I'll adhere it permanently.

Thanks for visiting!

I'm alos entering this at Cut it Up Thank You challenge.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thank You Butterflies

Time for a new challenge and none other than A2Z Scrapbooking is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor. The theme this month is Thank You/Thankful.

The A2Z Scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags and more. Proceeds from the A2Z Scrapbooking store benefit Celiac and Behcets disease foundations.   If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Here is my project-

I love layering stamps, and the Hero Arts Butterflies are so pretty. I'm learning how to use my Cricut & the Cricut Design Space to print & cut the Chalkboard Frames, and other Hero Arts Digital kits.

Materials I used to make this card:
  1.  Digital Elements: Hero Arts Chalkboard Frames Digital Kit (a2z Scrapbooking).
  2. Stamps: Layering Butterflies & matching dies (Hero Arts) using Distress Oxides Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick. Versafine Onyx ink.
  3. Paper: grey polka dot (Michaels).
  4. Other: black Nuvo drops.
Thanks for visiting!



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thank You Bugaboo!


We want to take this time to thank our wonderful sponsor for October-


Here is my project-


I made this Halloween shaker card for my brother, who loves cats. I hope he gets a kick out of the sentiment inside!


Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Happy Halloween Cat (Bugaboo Stamps), moon colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: pumkin (Cricut, CTMH Artbooking), circle (Spellbinders).
  3. Paper: patterned paper (Best Creation), black, yellow, orange stripe (scraps)
  4. Other: tiny black beads, orange sequins.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Challenge #313-Sparkle!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #313-Make it Sparkle
Make it sparkle with glitter, gems, etc!

This Weeks Sponsor



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-


I chose for my sparkle some holographic paper from Wal-Mart, and shimmer paper from DCWV. I've never used this cut from Cricut Design Space (Anna's Lovely Layered Cards) before, but I really like how it turned out. I used Neenah white cardstock and Michaels Recollections blue cardstock for two of the layers. The sentiment is vellum background, and light blue shimmer paper stacked three deep, and is from Technique Tuesday.

Make sure to enter out Sparkle challenge for a chance at a great prize!

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Autumn Leaves

 Our challenge at Die Cut Diva's is brought to you by our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo




This month we are challenging you to create something inspired by this mood board! You don't have to use all the colors, but the inspiration should be noticeable on your creation! 


 

Here is my project-


I decided to use the orange, yellow and green of the mood board to make my fall themed card. I really like how the ink on the embossing folder filled in around the embossed leaves. I just love how colorful it is! Here is the list of materials I used-
  1. Embossing Folder: falling leaves (Darice), ink (Stampin' Up Pumpkin Patch ink pad).
  2. Stamp: sentiment (Ellen Hutson, Thankful), Versamark ink, green embossing powder (Hero Arts).
  3. Dies: leaves (Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves).
  4. Paper: white cardstock (Neenah), dark yellow, orange (Scrap bins), vellum (Core-ordinations).
  5. Other: orange twin, green sequin.
Thanks for visiting!





Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall and the Owl

It's October and our challenge at Die Cut Diva's is brought to you by our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo




This month we are challenging you to create something inspired by this mood board! You don't have to use all the colors, but the inspiration should be noticeable on your creation! 


 

Here is my project-



Doesn't this get you in the mood for fall? Except the leaves-I don't like raking or blowing leaves! Love the colors though! I also left a sentiment off so this can be used for any number of occaisions. Here is a list of materials I used to make this card-

Image
Dies
  • Spellbinders Blooms One
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Stitched Rectangles
Paper, Other
  • Scrap Stash 
  • Button
  • Twine

Thanks for visiting!



Monday, October 2, 2017

Challenge #311-Pumpkins

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #311-Pumpkins
Make a project about anything to do with pumpkins


This Weeks Sponsor

And the prize is-

A $10 gift code for a B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Bundle)


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-




I can't help myself-I just love having unexpected, funny sentiments in my cards! Especially since the pumkin is pretty scary, the font is creepy, and there are bats! Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Cricut Cuts: card base (Wild Cards), bats (Artbooking and Chic & Scary), Happy Halloween (Happy Hauntings).
  2. Stamp: sentiment (Two Lips Stamps), Versafine Onyx Ink. 
  3. Paper: orange, yellow, black, white cardstock.
  4. Other: Cuttlebug clear acetate. I added this to keep the inside protected and the pumkin vine from flopping around. I cut the square to size, and inserted it between the cardstock layers. Glossy Accents works well to glue the pumpkin vine to the acetate, as would Rangers Matte Medium. Use sparingly, as it spreads easily.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Die Cut Diva's and Bugaboo!

It's October and time for a new challenge. Our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo




This month we are challenging you to create something inspired by this mood board! You don't have to use all the colors, but the inspiration should be noticeable on your creation! 


 

Here is my project-


I made this a pretty simple card-that Halloween Kitty (colored with Copics) doesn't need a lot of embellishments. I used My Favorite Things Stitched Rounded Rectangles for the image, along with My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles for the sentiment (which is by Viva Las Vegas Stamps). The bats are by Spellbinders (paper out of scrap stash), and the eyeball paper is Best Creations.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tool Time

We would like to say Thank You at Die Cut Diva's to our great sponsor-


and our theme of Masculine/Men/Boys inspired this project-



I know so many people through autocrossing, racing, and classic cars that I can't help but be drawn to tools. This is perfect for so many of the guys (and girls) I know! I'm going to make a ton of cards with this set, and I'm gonna try for a Christmas one soon.


Here are the following dies and products I used-

Frantic Stamper
     Pegboard, Sm. Hand Tools
Paper Smooches
     Birthday Words (but these would work as well)
Paper: kraft, unknown patterned paper
Unknown brads

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bendi Card

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


and our theme is Masculine/Men/Boys!

Here is my project-



This is the first Bendi card I've ever made, and I followed a tutorial out of a British magazine called Cardmaking & Papercrafting. I had to change a few things to suit my taste, but it's definitely a guy card. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Dies: truck (Impression Obsession), clouds (Impression Obsession), grass (Frantic Stamper), hills (Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builders, or these), banner (My Favorite Things), trees, sun (Cricut).
  2. Paper: solid greens, sky (Michaels), big dotted, striped cardstock (Coordination Brights), trees, clouds, truck, clouds (scrap stash).
  3. Stamp: sentiment (Stampendous Birthday Assortment).
I love the way it sets up and doesn't fall down, and I put the white backing on so I can write a note to the recipient.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Trucks at Dies R Us!

Welcome to September, and our sponsor this month at Die Cut Diva's is-

and our theme is Masculine/Men/Boys!

Here is my project-


My husband is a gear head. Which means a lot of our friends are gear heads, so an old truck on a birthday card is pretty cool to them. They LOVE the riveted metal look. In fact I made 50 car cards for a gal who wanted plenty of guy cards. I asked her how long she thought the cards would last, and she guessed maybe 2 years! Whew!

Here are the materials I used:
  1.  Dies: truck (Frantic Stamper, Bob's Truck), sentiment (Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border Die).
  2.  Paper: gold, silver (Tim Holtz Kraft-Core metallic collection 6 x 6; black, light teal, teal cardstock.
  3. Embossing Folder: Riveted Metal (Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fades). 
 Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 4, 2017

FCCB Challenge #309-Back to School

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #309-Back to School
Create a project that features anything about school

This Weeks Sponsor




The prize is 4 digital 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.

Here is my project:


I just love this image from Bugaboo Stamps! I like the fact that I can put anything in the text box and make it fit any school related activity. Here are the materials I used in this card-
  1. Image: Deacon School Sign It (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Cricut Cut: pencil (Simply Charmed), scrap stash cardstock.
  3. Stamp: sentiment (School Time, Papertrey Ink).
  4. Paper: patterned paper (Echo Park-Paper & Glue Back to School).
  5. Die: zigzag border die (Tim Holtz Stitched Dies Rectangles).
It's real easy to use your Cricut to add great elements to your digital images-give it a try!

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, September 1, 2017

With Sympathy

Welcome to September, and our sponsor at Die Cut Diva's is-

and our theme is Masculine/Men/Boys!

Here is my project-


I had to whip up a quick card for my husband, who needed a card for a co-worker who had just lost his mom. So I went with black and gold (very masculine colors), and didn't make it too complicated.

Here are the materials I used:
  1. Dies: sentiment (Cottage Cuts-but these would work as well),  flowers (Tim Holtz Mixed Media 2, or you could use these.)
  2. Paper: gold kraft cardstock (Tim Holtz Alterations Metallic Kraft Core), black cardstock. 
Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Peace, Love Adopt

This month at Die Cut Diva's our challenge is Anything Goes, so there is no reason not to enter! Just use a die cut! But you have only today to get it in, and we want to thank our super sponsor-


 Prize: $25 gift certificate will be mailed to the winner.


Here is my card:


and on the inside-


This card went to a couple who adopted another Siamese kitten to replace their older cat MC who had cancer. Here are the materials I used-
  1. Dies: cat, milk dish (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs), Spiral Pull Die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), stitched circles (MFT).
  2. Stamps: cat, milk dish (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs) colored with Copics, sentiments (Lucky Dog-Paper Smooches), Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
  3. Paper: printed cat paper (Paw-fect, Kaisercraft), solid light blue, ivory, golden, chocolate brown cardstock (stash). 
Thank you to Elizabeth Crafts, and thank you for visiting.