November 19, 2018

Thanks Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing a fall themed card created with some dies from Momenta.  My card started with a basic wood grain paper for the background to which I added some leaves left over from another project. The leaves were cut from the Momenta Cut & Emboss Leaves dies.  I used some Oxide Inks to add the depth and dimension on my leaves.
The "thanks" sentiment was cut from the Momenta Alphabets cutting template and inked on the edges.  I tied some Creamy Pumpkin Trendy Twine on the edge of my card.  A few scattered sequins were the finishing accent.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

November 17, 2018

Trendy Twine Birthday Surprise

Hello!  Today I'm participating in a special birthday celebration for Lesley over at Trendy Twine.  For my project I created a coffee themed birthday card.  The base of my card and doily were all cut using dies from Gina Marie Designs.
The focal point of this card is the coffee cup with a heart from Cottage Cutz which was layered on top of the doily.  The dimensional details of the coffee cup makes it a fun element on my card. The sentiment is from the APB Smile stamp set.  Another sentiment was added to the inside of my card from the same stamp set.
My card was finished off with some sequins, gems and a tiny bow in Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine.  The pink and brown color combination of the twine was the perfect compliment to my card.
Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the wonderful birthday wishes for Lesley! Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

November 14, 2018

Have Yourself a Cozy Little Christmas

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a project over on the Cottage Cutz blog for my guest designer post.  I have a fun project idea to add a personalized touch to those holiday gifts.
I started my project by cutting out the pieces from the Ugly But Cute Sweater die set.  I cut the tag with white card stock from the Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Set.
I dressed up my tags by adding a colored reinforcement punched with the We R Memory Keepers Hole Reinforcer Punch.  The cheery sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms (retired) "A Holiday to Remember" stamp set.  The tags were topped off with some Frosted Cranberry Trendy Twine.
The die cut sweaters were put together with bright, colorful card stock.  I ended up creating three different sweaters combining the elements from this die set, the possibilities are endless.  The pop of colors is perfect against the basic white tag.
These tags will be perfect for adorning holiday gifts.  The handcrafted touch will be great for personalizing those packages.
Here are the dies I used on my tags available over at Cottage Cutz:

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November 12, 2018

Travel Memories Layout

Hello!  Today I'm sharing the second page of a double page layout.  I initially created a single page layout with the same papers.  I loved this color combination from the DCWV Travel Adventure Stack and the DCWV Maps, Text, Ledgers stack.  The photo mat is from the Momenta Watercolor Splash paper pad.
I used the Momenta Alphabet Cutting Template die for the "travel" title, the Momenta Cut & Emboss Arrows die for the arrow and the Momenta Romance Cutting Template die for the vintage key.  The Momenta Vellum Shaped Message sticker pad was used for the variety of sticker on my layout.  I added a few Momenta Stencil die cuts as embellishments.  Some Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine was used on the photo mat and tied to the key.
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November 8, 2018

Let Your Dreams Set Sail Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing an inspirational card created with the Art-C Nautical die & stamp combo set.  The die cuts were adhered to a basic circle and embellished with some sequin shaped stars.  I tied some Nautical Trendy Twine to the anchor.
The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped on a die cut circle from the Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle Die Set.  A simple enamel dot was added to the center of the sentiment.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!

November 7, 2018

Fall Pumpkins

Hello, today I'm sharing a card for my guest designer post over at the Cottage Cutz blog.  I adore Cottage Cutz dies and the Autumn release is one of my favorites with so many inspiring products!
I found the perfect fall themed papers in my stash from the Recollections Harvest Delight 6x6 paper pack. I wanted to break up the background pattern so I cut a couple of strips of paper from the same paper pack in the solid colors. All of the pieces were adhered with Glue Dots Adhesive Gluetape to the kraft card base.
Next I cut out the pumpkins and leaves from colored card stock using the Pumpkins & Vines dies. The pumpkins were inked on the edges for added dimension.  I cut out the oval using the Stitched Oval Set and also inked it on the edges.  The whimsical "fall" sentiment is from the Fall Phrases die set.
I adhered the oval to the base of my card which is a standard A2 size card (4.25 x5.5) and layered it with the set of pumpkins.  The pumpkins were overlapped a bit so they would fit perfectly on my card.
To finish off my card, the leaves were anchored around the pumpkins along with the sentiment.  The rustic look of this card is definitely the look I was trying to achieve.
The dies I used for my card are available over at Cottage Cutz:

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October 31, 2018

Enjoy Layout

Hello!  I am excited to share that I'm joining Cottage Cutz as their guest designer for the next 2 months. For those that are not familiar with Cottage Cutz, they have a lot of amazing products and I'm a huge fan of their dies.  You can check out the wonderful selection of products in their shop.  For my project, I was inspired to create a single, 12x12 layout page.
I used the patterned paper as the inspiration for the colors of my die cuts.  The Pumpkin Pie & Latte dies were pieced together and placed on a Stitched Circle.  I added a fun sentiment from the Fall Phrases die set.  Grouping the die cuts together with a sentiment created a fun and interesting element on this layout page.
A couple of decorative tags were tucked in behind the photo mat.  The tags were cut from the Mail Tag set and are perfect for journaling.  A couple of leaves were added to each of the tags as a decorative element.
A bit of Creamy Pumpkin Trendy Twine was tied to each of the tags as a cheery accent for each of the tags.
Here are the Cottage Cutz dies used on my project:

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October 24, 2018

Halloween Treat Box

Hello!  Today I have a fun Halloween project to share.  I created this treat box with the Art-C Gable Box die & stamp set.  The papers are from the Momenta "All Through the Year" paper pad.  I fussy cut the Halloween scene from the same paper pad and adhered it to the treat box.  The whimsical pumpkin is way too cute.
I used the some Glue Dots Permanent Adhesive Tape to hold the treat box together.  A Glue Dot was used to attach the Spooktacular Taffy Trendy Twine bow.
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October 22, 2018


Hello!  For this card, I colored my background with several Distress Oxide Ink colors blending them to create an additional layer of color.  Next, I embossed the colored background with the Momenta Floral Cut & Emboss set.
I layered the die cut flower over the embossed version of the same flower for some depth and dimension.  I finished off my card with a sentiment from the same set.
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October 15, 2018

Love Layout

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a super bright and cheery layout created with the DCWV Glam Rhinestone Stack.  I needed bold colors to compliment my picture so these papers worked perfectly.  The yellow patterned paper and yellow tag are from the Recollections Spelendiferous paper pad.
I did a lot of fussy cutting of the flowers on my layout and popped several of the flowers on foam pop dots for added dimension.  I also die cut several smaller flowers to incorporate into my floral frame.  I used lots of bling amongst the flowers.  Some Pinkberry Sorbet Trendy Twine was added to the photo mat.  The "love" and "smile" sentiments are from the same paper pads.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!