Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thank you Hero Arts!

We would like to take the time at Die Cut Diva's to thank our wonderful sponsor for February-

The red or pink challenge ends today, so get that project done and enter it!

Here is my project:

I had so much fun using buttons and two of the many elements (dressform, sentiment) of the Hero Art Digital pack, Make it Your Own. I even sewed on the edges of the Dress form paper (Timeless Collection, Kaisercraft). I used My Favorite Things Pierced Inside & Out dies on the sentiment and the scissors & thread elements. My Cricut cut the thread, scissors, and dress form base from Cricut Access. All of the papers that I haven't shared a manufacturer with are from my stash. The buttons are also from my grandma's button box, so I don't know who made them. It's so fun to search for buttons!

Thanks for visiting!

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).

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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).
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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!