Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Celebrate, DRU DT Card, Sue Wilson's Cutting Dies, Vellum Flower Tutorial

 Hello and welcome back to my little little corner of blogland. 
Today Im sharing a DT card for DRU's (Dies R Us) NSPIRATION BLOG, and Im using some of Sue Wilson's gorgeous dies in different ways.
"Celebrate" - Card Recipe
This card uses the Sue Wilson Isobel Die as a frame as well as borders. The flower was created using the Chantilly Lace Edger and accented with Petite Vinery diecuts, Ribbon and a Pearl brad and random ahesive white pearls.

Here are photos of how this fun card came together...
Cut your card base in white and another panel in black backed by white.  Then adhere ribbon to this combo as shown.
 Next, cut out your Isobel die frame a total of 6 times, then cut at their corners as shown here, These corners are then placed side-by-side, slightly over-lapping for this border look.
Be sure to do this layer twice (this is why you'll need 6 frames)This give your border more depth.
Cut the back frame of the Isobel in black, white and vellum.
 You are basically layering the framed panels under the sentiment for dimension, starting with black, then the white layer over the black then 2 vellum panels over the white to soften the look. This look will also match your Vellum Chantilly Flower. Back the panel with foam adhesive for dimension.
Then die-cut several of the "Celebrate" word dies in black and one in white cardstock.
These are then layered and spray- adhered together and placed in center of frame in between the satin ribbon lines.  Also cut out several vines in white black and vellum to accent your flower.
Then cut the Isobel Die 3 more times to layer on top of this framed panel.  
Now add more ribbon to top frame. 
Be sure to snip-off the end parts of your cut Isobel borders to clean-up the look.


Next, create your Vellum Flower...
America's Chantilly FLOWER How-To
To create this flower, cut several borders from the Chantilly Lace Edger die. Place these borders back to back as shown here and cut each lace section at the lines. These sections are then randomly layered one over another and held together by a pearl brad in the center.  Then squeeze together to crunch and give the flower texture and dimension. Thy using lighter weight papers for this type of flower as the heavier papers dont crunch as well. I think Vellum works best and your flowers will look softer. :)
Adhere the die-cut vines to corner of top Isobel frame.  Add a ribbon bow.  Adhere tyour vellum flower directly over the spread. Add pearls and extra ribbon parts to opposite side of frame.
Your finished project will look something like this!

America's TIP
  Because I love to layer my die-cuts for adding depth, here is a great thrifty tip to help you save on cardstock costs; I buy Kodak photo paper to use as my backings. It's heavyweight, so this makes your cuts sturdy. I then use spray adhesive to adhere to my cuts from designer cardstock. The best quality Kodak Photo paper stacks (Glossy or Matte) are always at Goodwills. Give it a try. These papers are also great or Mixed Media projects.
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*Dies R Us* products used...

 Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags Collection  - Isobel

Sue Wilson Designs - Configurations Collection - Chantilly Lace Edger 
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Petite Vinery

 Aren't these fabulous dies? Hope you give them a try!
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We hope to have inspired you today and that you'll give these great cutting dies a try! For more inspiration, please stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
Come check these out! Click below for:
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I'd also like to enter this card into the following FUN challenges;

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Frame It
Little Red Wagon - Flowers
Moo-Mania and More -- Die Cuts
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional flowers
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by today. Happy creating!  :)
America

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Soldier's Tribute!

Hello and welcome back to my little blog. Im back to share my patriotic make for Memorial Day and my post at DRU's Inspirational Blog!  Check it out HERE!
This Soldier's Tribute card was created with some great patriotic dies...

CARD RECIPE
Make your Die-Cuts in Silver Mirror, Red, White and Bue Cardstocks as shown below;
These die-cuts will then be adhered and layered together for dimension and depth.
Layer bottom dry embossed open-screen panel over blue CS and adhere the multi-layered star panel (this has been backed by red cardstock)

Your card will quickly start to form. Now place the adhered die-cuts over star panel to end-up with a patriotic collage type of a look like I have above!  Layering is so fun, dont you think?

On the Soldier's Tribute, the cardstock colors were slightly offset for interest.

The Statue of Liberty was die-cut in white and again from dbl sided adhesive sheet. This adhesive layer allows for addition of bling (CE Cosmic shimmer Iced Snow glitter was used here). It's very sparkly though not quite noticeable in this photo. 

The sentiment is from stash, and placed on Pierced Flags that are layered with foam tape.

Papers: Creative Expressions Silver Mirror Cardstock, Red White and Blue Cardstock
Card collage created with the following precision dies by Frantic Stamper;  Soldier's Tribute, Statue of Liberty, USA Map and Star Card Panel. Also Sue Wilson's Frames and Tags Pierced Flags.

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Here are links to the *Dies R Us* products used;

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Soldier's Tribute

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Statue Of Liberty


Frantic Stamper - Dies - USA Map


Sue Wilson Designs - Pierced Flags
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - For the Boys
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - For a Man or a Boy
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes 
 Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Create Your Own Background
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
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I do hope to have inspired you today and that you'll give these great cutting dies a try!
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy creating!  :)
America

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Congratulations Graduate!

Hello Crafters and welcome to my little blog.
I'm back to share my make for Dies R Us  today.
Here's  a golden "Congratulations" card for a graduate. 

Congrats CARD STEPS
First, create yourself a card base in the shape of your Star Card Panel die. 
Then- Die-Cut 2 extra panels (these will be used to cover the front and back of your card).
Save some of the smaller die-cut stars from these panel cuts. You will use these as embellishing accents later.

Die-Cut your Congrats word 4 times (2 in plain heavy Cardstock and 2 in Mirror Gold Cardstock).
Also cut 4 stars as shown, then adhere all cuts together and layered as shown on finsihed card.

 optional step
Die-cut 2 extra panels to cover the back side of your card (this gives your card more strength making it sturdy - and a clean finished look. I cut one in plain cardstock then another in Gold for look,
Card Recipe
Stamps; None
Ink:  None
Paper: Creative Expressions Gold Mirror Cardstock, Cream Cardstock
Accessories: Created with the following cutting dies by Sue Wilson; Expressions Congratulations Die and Festive Collection Aurora Star.  Also used Precision Cutting Dies by Frantic Stamper - Star Card Panel. A golden pearl brad and satin ribbon finish the card.

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Here are links to the fabulous *Dies R Us* products used;



finished card
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Hope to have inspired you today and that you'll give it a try!
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For more inspiration, please stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
Come check these out! Click below for:
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to have inspired you. Happy creating!  :)
America

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

A Mother's Day Card Challenge
Here is my sparkly take...

I've used a collection of shimmery papers by Paper-Garden. They cut beautifuly and come in various weights. And oooh- isn't this lace cutting die border by Sue Wilson just so lovely? :)

The lacey look was created by cutting out the lace die border multiple times then layering it twice for depth, then backing it with various purple papers for an "hombre" effect look.


CARD RECIPE
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Papers:  Paper-Garden.ca
https://www.paper-garden.ca/
Techniques: Layers upon Layers
Accessories:  Adhesive Rhinestones, Satin White Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad (holding ribbon together), Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels, CE Dbl-sided Sticky Sheets (for glittering-up the heart panel), Creative Expressions Cutting dies by Sue Wilson;

Hope you'll give these lovely Papers and Dies a try! :)

I am entering this card into the Mother's Day Card Challenge at:

Thanks for looking and happy creating!  :)
America