June 16, 2021

Happy Father's Day

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a Father's Day card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog featuring the new Country Farm die release.  I love that I was able to use these adorable die cuts for a Father's Day card.

I might have gotten a bit carried with incorporating so many dies into this one card but I couldn't resist the adorable farm scene.  I used basic card stock for all of the die cuts and shaded them with my Oxide Inks.  The die cuts are from the following die sets:  Grass Slimline, Clouds Slimline, Hills Slimline, Country Farm Cows and the Farm Tractor w/Trailer.

A portion of my card base was darkened with some ink and splattered with paint to give the appearance of a dirt road.  I shaded a strip of white card stock with blue ink and adhered it to the card background.  The cloud border was layered on top.
The next step in my design process was to layer the die cut hills on top of the cloud border with the clouds slightly peeking above the hills.  I also prepared the fence for my card by glueing the 2 pieces together.  The grass was adhered along the bottom edge of the fence.

The fence pieces were affixed on my card with the sweet cow behind the fence.  I ended up slightly trimming off the edges of the fence so that it would fit perfectly on my card.
The farm tractor and trailer was placed in the dirt section of my card slightly overlapping the fence.
To finish off my card, I added the 2 milk cans on top of the fence and the stamped sentiment tag in the corner.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:

June 9, 2021

Hay, Chickie!

Hello!  It's my design team day over on the Scrapping Cottage blog and I have a card to share featuring the new Country Farm die release!  This release has the most adorable die sets for creating those all occasion cards!

I cut out the sweet Cowgirl Chick, the Nested Stitched Scallop Oval and Oval using card stock.  Everything was inked on the edges to add some depth and dimension.

I found the most adorable paper in my stash which was layered on some kraft card stock. The double ovals were layered on top of my card base.

The cowgirl chick was nestled inside of the oval die cuts as the focal point of my card.  I added some glossy accents to her eyes for a glassy eyed look.

The fun sentiment was stamped in brown ink for a rustic look.  I hand cut the sentiment tag and inked it on the edges.
This card has a bit of a western flair and will be perfect for sending a simple hello!
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:

June 7, 2021

Howdy from the Funny Farm

Hello!  Today I have a card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog featuring the new Country Farm die release!  There are so many amazing dies in this release to choose from and they are currently on sale!

My card features the Country Farm Barn at the focal point of my card.  The farm barn has so many little details from the animals to the greenery surrounding it.  I selected some bright and cheery patterns for the background of my card and used the Hills Slimline and the Clouds Slimline die sets to create the farm scene. The fun sentiment was perfect for finishing off my card.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:

June 2, 2021

Have a Roaring Birthday

Hello!  Today I'm sharing an interactive card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team day!  The new Slimline dies certainly made it easy to create this fun card.

I used the Lift Flaps Stitched Rectangle Slimline die set to cut out the double stitched rectangle and the lift flaps.  I cut out an extra lift flap in white card stock and cut it off on the attached end.  I also cut out the Safari Lion, Safari Rhino, Safari Giraffe, Safari Zebra and Safari Camel.  The grass border is from the Grass Slimline die set.

The safari animals were cut out in both white and colored card stock and shaded with some inks.  The first step in my design process was to layer the lift flap die cut on top of the the grassy background.  This piece was then adhered onto my card base.
Next, the sweet animals were nestled inside of the lift flap frames.  I trimmed the giraffe slightly so that he would fit.
The lion and rhino were adhered on top of the right and left side flaps. 
I stamped a couple of sentiments along with a lion image on the white card stock flap and adhered it to the other flap adding a fun element to my card.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:

May 26, 2021

Aloha

Hello!  Today I have a fun card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team day.  My goal was to create a summer themed card just to say hello.

I used several of the newly released Slimline dies to create my card.  My card base and water background was cut with the Rounded Rectangles Slimline dies. I also used the Hills Slimline for the water and dirt background. The clouds are from the Lift Flaps Stitched Rectangle Slimline die set.  The adorable Surf Mobile was cut out of some bright and cheery card stock.
The combination of ink and basic card stock gives my card base lots of depth and dimension for a tropical appearance.  
Once my background was complete, I affixed the clouds, stamping the "Aloha" sentiment on one of them.  I also trimmed one of the clouds for a better fit on my card.
The surf mobile was the final addition to my card.  The bright colors of the car were perfect for finishing off the bold design.
This will be a fun card to send to that special someone just to say hello or aloha!
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:

May 19, 2021

Celebrating Your Love

Hello!  Today I have a bridal shower card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team day.  With wedding season upon us, I went for a simple but elegant card to celebrate the special occasion.

The new Nested Rectangles Slimline was used to cut out the floral rectangle for my card base.  I also used the Nested Stitched Scallop Oval Set for the white oval and the umbrella is from the Spring Showers Buddies.  I added a few pearls to the umbrella to give it bridal look.

The floral rectangle base was layered on top of a white card stock background for some contrast.  I adhered a strip of coordinating paper on top to break up the floral pattern.
Next, I heat embossed a sentiment inside the oval with some gold embossing powder to give my card an elegant look.
The oval was adhered to my card base with the umbrella inside at a slight angle.
A few more coordinating pearls were sprinkled inside the oval for the final finishing touch on my card.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store: