Thursday, November 22, 2018

Just Because, Dies R Us, DT Project

Hello! I'm back to share another exciting DT project for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog

Here it is again in different lighting and background. This really shows off the dies detailing especially in this mirrored cardstock!
This beautiful "Claire" cutting die is great for the shape of a card base. Look at all the delicate detailing in this gorgeous cutting-die by Sue Wilson.
To create the flowers, I first cut these out of the CE Sky Blue Cardstock, then the CE Mirrored Cardstock. I bent each petal by rolling it and pressing it with my fingers over and around my stylus tool. These flowers were adhered with 3d glue dots for added dimension. They are layered one over another, (alternating the open and striped) in gold and in blue cardstock as seen on the flowers here.

The sentiment is multi-layered with 2 gold cuts, 2 sky blue cuts and one white die-cut. Doing this gives the sentiment great dimension and helps your sentiment stand out better - esepcially against a busy backbround.
DRU PRODUCTS USED:
Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags Collection -  Claire 
 
 Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Striped Nasturtiums

These adorable Mini-Sentiments are just the perfect size for all your card needs!

OTHER Products Used;
Creative Expressions White Coconut and Sky Blue Cardstock
Gold Brads (used as centers of each flower and center of medallion)
Creative Expressions Mirrored Cardstock,  (Used throughout design)
Vellum (placed behind center panel)
Creative Expressions, Golden Sand Kiss - Glitter Kiss
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That's it!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to have inspired you and love hearing from you!
America

Thursday, November 15, 2018

1 Die, 5 Cards, 10 Ways

Hello and welcome back!
I have an exciting DT project to share for my post at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog. Using just ONE main Die to come up with new looks on 5 cards using it 10 different ways!  This fabulous cutting die called "Erin" from the NEW Celtic Collection by Sue Wilson! Check it out...


Let's count the 10 WAYS...
GET WELL SOON
WAY 1 - I have die-cut the Erin die 4 times, Split 1 in half for the background look.
Way 2 - Layer the other 3cuts in the center. Layers give illusion o fdepth and dimension.
A Vellum strip was placed over these layers and was adhered between the two framed layers to hold the Get-Well die-cut Sentiment.  This was then topped off with adhesive pearls.

FRIEND
Way 3 - I have die-cut the Erin die 4 times and snipped the outer loops to create a squared die-cut Background of 4 squares placed side-by-side for this loo.
 Way 4 - I have also die-cut 2 more for the square behind the top small square panel then topped with smaller square using only the Erin's snipped loops as my loop edges.
 The "Friend" Sentiment is backed by a Vellum for a softer look against a busy background. Pearls are placed in geometrical parts of background and each panel to continue the look.

FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL
Way 5 -  The Erin die-cus here are off-set on bottom corner and layered for depth. One additional vellum piece was cut with Erin's backing die to top-off the layered look and make sentiment stand out better against another busy background.  It was then double-framed with foam adhesive.
Way 6 - The Erin die was also used for creating the Backgroumd and itd done by repeating the cuts multiple times! It is topped with Vellum to soften the look.

THINKING OF YOU
WAY 7 - The Erin Die was used to emboss the background creating a deep impression. It was then topped-off with another Erin die-cut layer for this letter-pressed/impressed look.
WAY 8 - I have cut another Erin in the same Green Cardstock and snipped the outer loops to use as my matching edges here - continuing the die's look throughout.

WITH  SYMPATHY
WAY 9 - The die was used to emboss my entire background panel here. This is done by repeating the embossing process multiple times on the same piece of cardstock cut to size.
WAY 10 - I have also gone a little further and created a flower out of Erin's loops that are within the inside of die-cut as my flower petals.  Isn't this fun?  I've used the same paper and backed each of the petals with vellum then adhered one over the other randomly to create the flower. This was then topped-off with a large pearl. Soooo much fun to do and there are so many ways to use this die!

Here is the completed Card Set once more.
This 5 Card project could easily make a fun little gift-set! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS and this Die is definitely becoming a favorite of mine already! :)  Hope you will give some of these ideas a try and that this project has inspired your creativity! :)!
PRODUCTS USED:
Sue Wilson Designs - Celtic Collection - Erin
 Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Squares
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection - Fern Fronds

These mini Sentiments are just the perfect size for all your card needs!

OTHER Products Used;
Gemstones Premium Canvas Textured Pearlescent Cardstock, 110 lb White Cardstock, Vellum Paper and Adhesive Pearls.
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That's it! 1 Die, 5 Cards, 10 WAYS!  What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to have inspired you and would love to hear from you!
America

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A Birthday Card-Set with Impression Obsession Cut-out Dies

Hello and welcome back to my Blog. I've got a Birthday Card-Set to share for my DT post over at the DRU Inspirational Blog.  I'm using some fun Impression Obsession mini cut-out dies!

Card 1
 Card 2
Card 3
 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Circle Birthday Cutout Set
Other Products Used; 
Creative Expressions Foundations Gold Mirrored Card, Foiled DP Card-stock Stack, White Card-stock, Photo Paper, Gold Flat-back Gems, Foam Adhesive
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 How-To-Photos
Mat Designer Paper over a panel of White Card-stock - (doing this makes paper sturdy and helps to hold-up the die-cuts better).
Add foam adhesive to this layer and adhere to the white card base for dimension.
Next, add foam tape to the back of your white double-layered Happy Cutout. But before doing this, be sure to die-cut the "Birthday" word through the first Happy Panel and back-it with a small piece of gold mirrored card-stock before adhering both white Happy cuts. This will show the gold through the Birthday word.  After adhering the 2 White Happy Panels together, add foam tape to the backs as this creates depth. Then place over the DP.
 Isnt it fun how the lovely DP can be seen through the large Happy word cut-out?

I also added a golden Frame over the Happy word to separate and showcase the I/O cut-outs best.

At this point, die-cut several of the I/O Birthday cutouts to triple layer,  (I've die-cut these from the same DP to continue the look and adhered across), and begin to asssemble over the Happy openings.

Finished the look by ashering random gold gems on each card.  The end look is a clean and simple but with eye-catching interest.
That's it! I hope you will give these fun cutting dies a try!  :)

Note; This project leaves you with lots of fabulous extra cuts like these below that'll be so great to have for using on future projects!
Thanks for stopping by today! We hope to have inspired you and love hearing from you!
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I'd like to also eter this Card-Set into the following FUN  Challenges;
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Crafting With An Attitude -Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Stripes and dots / Mood Board
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Inspired By Word
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
America

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Celebrate Card with Ribbon Flowers

Lovin’ Sue’s New October Collection! Especially the fabulous layered Carnations die set!! These layer so beautifully! For this “Celebrate” Card, I’ve cut the carnations out of Coconut White Card-stock, and wide holiday ribbons in golds & laced burlap. (This is a good idea for using-up those giant rolls of Christmas ribbons!) I then placed a golden brad through these flower centers to hold together. I’ve added adhesive pearls over the brads holding the flowers together & the background panel as the finishing touches. The ribbon is also behind the background panel and pierced flags to continue the look throughout.

Some Tips on creating Flowers from Ribbons...
I've used a new Sue Wilson layered Carnations die set here but this will likely work with most flower dies. For these Carnations, I’ve die-cut out of Coconut White Card-stock, and again from Wider holiday ribbons in golds & laced burlap. (This is a good idea for using-up those giant rolls of Christmas ribbons we all have!) I then placed a flat golden brad through the flower centers to hold together. I’ve pinched and scrunched the flowers for the dimensional look. I did not spritz but you could to make it easier to mold into shape. Hair spray works great to hold the flower in its final shape too! Hope you give this idea a go! 


SW Dies used; Layered Carnations, Celtic Circles BG, Isobel’s Celebrate word and Pierced Flags.

 October Collection - Finishing Touches - Layered Carnation
 October Collection - Celtic Circles

Frames & Tags - Isobel
Sue Wilson Designs - Pierced Flags

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"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN Blog Challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
 Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes

 Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes

Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon or Lace
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Paru's Card Making Challenge - A touch of gold
Pause Dream Enjoy - Any Cards 

Papercraft Challenges- Die cuts/Punches
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional Spooky
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

 The Flower Challenge - Must Use Flower - Add Sparkle
 Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
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Have a wonderful weekend!
America