September 18, 2019

A Christmas Wish Just for You!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a project over on the Scrapping Cottage blog created with the new Christmas dies.  There are 25 new dies in this collection and they are perfect for those Christmas creations and they are all on sale right now!
I went with a traditional color palette for my card pulling the colors from the beautiful patterned paper.
The die cuts are from the Christmas Car & Trailer set.  I mixed in some additional patterned papers from my stash for the details on the car & trailer.  I also cut the oval for the background in white card stock from the Double Stitched Oval set.
As I was thinking of my card design, I found a fun sentiment in my stash from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Merry Kissmas stamp set.  I also cut out a frame for my sentiment using the coordinating card stock.  The white oval was given a splash of color with some Oxide Inks.
I pulled my card base together and layered it with the oval which would eventually frame the scene on my card.  The shaded oval helped to mute the fun and vibrant colors of my card.
The trees were placed to the right of the oval frame.  The layering of the trees created a bit of dimension behind the car & trailer.
The sentiment fit perfectly above the Christmas scene which was the final accent on this festive card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:
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September 11, 2019

Scarecrow Card

Hello!  Today I have a fall card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I'm excited for fall which is just around the corner.  It is definitely my favorite time of year and I absolutely love crafting for the holidays!
When I selected the papers for my card, I wasn't sure how well they would work together even though they were in the same paper stack. However, with the coordinating die cuts, everything pulled together perfectly for a cheerful fall theme.
I used the Harvest Scarecrow, Double Stitched Rectangle Set and the Circle Set dies to cut out all of the elements for my card.  I inked the circle with some Fossilized Amber Oxide Ink.  Each of the die cuts were also inked on the edges for added dimension.
I built my card base by layering the rectangle frame at an angle.  The inked circle was placed over the rectangle to break up the pattern.
The scarecrow was centered on my card base and surrounded by the large sunflowers.  All of the details in this die set created the perfect fall scene.
The plump pumpkins were the finishing accents.  I opted not to add a sentiment on my card so as to not distract from all of the details on my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:

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September 9, 2019

Celebrate Card

Hello, today I have a celebratory card to share created with some Momenta products.  I created my card base by mixing three colors of Oxide Inks. Next, I cut out the stars in basic white card stock with the Momenta Star Confetti Mat Cutting Template.  I randomly adhered the stars creating a confetti effect on my card base.
Next, I used the Hello Fetti Cutting Template for the sentiment.  The contrasting color makes the sentiment pop against the vibrant and fun background. 
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September 4, 2019

Congratulations on Your New Home

Hello! I'm back over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team post. The Magical Garden release has inspired me to create a stash of house warming cards.  I used the Stone Fairy Door and the Tree with Tire Swing for my card.
I pulled out my inks and watercolored all of the elements of this card.  The die cuts were colored with a fine water brush to enhance all of the details.  I hand cut a couple of steps to create an entrance for the Stone Fairy Door.
A larger water brush was used to create the background with a mix of the 3 colors of ink.  It's best to move quickly with broad brush stokes for this simple background.
I stamped a sweet sentiment on a speech bubble shaped cork sticker.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Countless Occasions stamp set.
I began building the scene of my card by strategically placing the Stone Fairy Door to the right side of my card base, leaving enough space for the Tree with the Tire Swing.
The sentiment was anchored perfectly above the scene creating a cohesive look between the die cuts and cork sticker.
A bit of Twisted Lime Trendy Twine was tied along the top edge of my card as a finishing accent.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the shop:

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August 28, 2019

Fall Card

Hello!  Today I have a fall themed card to share over  on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team post.  After such a hot summer, I'm definitely ready for fall which inspired this card!
I found the perfect fall themed papers in my stash.  The colors are so vibrant and fun.  I especially love the yellow and green mixed with the burgundy!
I used a couple of punches from my stash, one to create a border and the other to punch a scalloped circle for my card.
I used the Flatbed Truck with Accessories, Fall Phrases, Pumpkin Pie & Latte and the Mail Tag Set dies to cut out the pieces for my card.
I created my card base with the patterned papers, added the scalloped border and layered the tag on top of the background.  A small twine bow was used to accent the tag.
Next I placed the Flatbed Truck in the center of my card.  The "fall" sentiment was added to the tag along with the tiny pumpkin on the scalloped circle.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day! 

August 26, 2019

Butterfly Card

Hello!  Today I have an all-occasion card to share which is perfect for stashing away for a special day.  I used the Momenta Butterfly Cut & Emboss set to create my card.
I started with basic white card stock and embossed the background with the Butterfly embossing folder in the set.  I rubbed some ink over the embossing so that it would pop.  The large butterfly was cut out with the die and inked it on the edges.  The butterfly was adhered on a piece of patterned card stock.  I added a couple of flourishes from the same set and finished off my card with some sequins.
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August 21, 2019

May Your Day Bloom with Happiness

Hello!  Today I have a card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog featuring the Magical Garden dies.  This whimsical scene was created with the Flower Pot House die set.
This die set has so many detailed pieces that come together to create the adorable Flower Pot House.  I also cut out the Picket Fence Border to coordinate with my other die cuts.  Everything was shaded with some Distress Inks.
The picket fence was trimmed on the edges so it would fit along the base of my card.  I created a sign by stamping a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Flower Power stamp set on some card stock.  After punching a couple of holes on the top corners, I tied some Totally Natural Trendy Twine to finish off my sign.
I created the soft background by inking my card base in a couple of different colors.  The picket fence was added to the bottom portion of the card base.  A couple of flowers were tucked into the fence posts.
The Flower Pot House was anchored perfectly between the picket fence pieces to create a whimsical scene.
The sign was adhered at an angle above the pot.  A flower shaped brad was perfect for holding up the sign.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in shop:

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August 14, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello!  I have another fun birthday card to share today over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  This fun and festive card was created with the new Cottage Cutz Birthday dies.
I selected the 2 patterned papers for my card base and then used the polka dots to pick out the colors for the die cuts on my card.
The Party Hats were cut out of the different colors of card stock.  I also cut out the sentiment from the Happy Birthday Swirly Cake die cut and trimmed off the cake.  The rectangles are from the Stitched rounded Rectangle Set.
Once I put together my card base, I added the strip of polka dotted paper along the left edge.  The four rectangles were placed in the four corners of the striped card stock.
I continued to build my card by adding each of the Party Hats at the center of each of the rectangles.
Once I had all of the Party Hats adhered to my card, I placed the sentiment at the focal point of my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!