December 30, 2020

Thank You!

Hello!  Now that the holidays are over I thought it would be the perfect time to create a thank you card as a note of appreciation which I'm sharing over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I went with somewhat of a simple yet fun card for this occasion.

The first step in this process was to cut out all of the pieces from the Safari Gorilla, an acacia tree from the Safari Watering Hole die set and the Stitched Rounded Rectangle.

I selected an animal print patterned paper for my card base.  The rounded rectangle was inked on the edges for some dimension.  I created a layer for the rectangle using my paper trimmer and a corner punch.

The two rectangles were nested for a perfect fit.  The rectangles were then adhered on the animal print card base.

The sweet gorilla was affixed inside the rectangle toward the bottom edge of the rectangle.

The acacia tree was tucked behind the gorilla filling in the empty space at the top to give the appearance of a tree in the distance.

A few enamel dots were scattered as an embellishment.  The sentiment was stamped on a hand cut flag and adhered on my card.

Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:  

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

December 23, 2020

I can Bearly wait 'til Christmas!

Hello!  Today I have a sweet card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I used the most adorable Polar Friends die set as the focal point of my card.  It's available in the store along with so many other amazing die sets.

I used card stock to cut out the critters and Birch Trees.  I ended up only cutting out one of the penguins from the Polar Friends die set.
I created an ink blended background, splattered it water and then added a bit of paint for a snowy effect.  The birch trees were trimmed down for a better fit on my card.  I also hand cut a snowy slope.
The fun sentiment was stamped on the slope while the trees were tucked in behind.  The polar bear fit perfectly between the set of trees.
Next came the penguin which was adhered on top of the polar bear for a playful look.
This whimsical card completes my collection of Christmas cards for this year and as the sentiment says, "I can Bearly wait 'til Christmas!"
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2020

Joy Card

Hello!  Today I have another Christmas card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  For this card, I went for a clean and simple (CAS) design which is a challenge since it's all about the details for me.

I cut out the Joy Snowman from card stock using the packaging as a guide for the colors.  I also selected a light blue patterned paper for the base of my card along with some basic white card stock.
The white card stock was embossed with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder.
Next, the embossed panel was affixed to the lower half of my card base creating a striking contrast between the 2 portions of my card.
I visually looked for the center point of my card and adhered the cute snowman on the upper portion of my card.
The letter "Y" was placed on the right side of the snowman nestled closely to the snowman.
The letter "J" was adhered on the left side of the snowman, completing the "Joy" sentiment.
This card came together quickly and can be mass produced for those last minute Christmas cards.
Here is the die set used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a joyful day!

December 14, 2020

Wild Birthday

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun and festive birthday card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I took a break from creating Christmas cards and used one of the new die sets from the Safari die release for this card.

The Safari Peekers were perfect for tucking inside the Stitched Wide Rectangle Frame.  The frame coordinated perfectly with the patterned leaf paper.  Once the animals were nestled inside the frame, I used the Party Elephant die set to cut out the bouquet of balloons and the party hats.  The party hats were added to the lion and monkey.  The finishing accent on my card was the sentiment.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

December 9, 2020

Dear Santa, Define Good . . .

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team post.  I used the Gnome w/Chimney to create this festive Christmas card.  This sweet die is from the Christmas Part 2 die release. There are so many adorable dies available for those Christmas creations!

The word art card stock was the inspiration for my card.  I coordinated the die cuts to the paper colors.  I used card stock for my die cuts and also stamped a fun sentiment on a piece of red card stock.
The patterned card panel was layered on some red card stock for a pop of color.  I used the Oval die set to cut out the opening on my layered panels.  The die cut through the 2 layers, perfectly!
The first step in my design process was to affix the sentiment inside of the oval.  Next I adhered the snow mound directly on top of the sentiment tag.
The card panel was layered on a standard A2 sized card base.  I ink blended the background with some Black Soot Oxide Ink for a shaded appearance.
The adorable gnome with his chimney was tucked into the snow mound and centered perfectly inside the oval frame.
The sack of goodies was nestled into the snow next to the chimney finishing off the adorable scene on this card.
Here are die sets used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

December 2, 2020

Adventure Awaits

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog featuring several new dies from the new Safari die release.  This die release is part of the Black Friday release which is on sale for a couple of more days!

I die cut out the Safari elephant, giraffe, zebra, hippo and lion using white card stock and shaded them with Oxide Inks.  The sentiment is from the Safari Phrases die set and the leaves are from the Safari Adventure Gang die set.
I created a slimline card panel sized at 4x9 inches.  The background was ink blended for a pretty sunset appearance.  A bit of water was spritzed on my card base.
To build my card, I affixed the whimsical sentiment toward the top of my card and centered it.
Next, I adhered the elephant and lion on each end of my card.  The zebra was centered in the middle.
The sweet giraffe came next along with the adorable hippo.  The row of safari animals fit perfectly on the slimline card.
I adhered a couple of the larger leaves in the right corner of my card and scattered a few of the smaller leaves around the lion.
The remaining leaves were tucked in around the safari animals filling in all of the empty space and adding a pop of color.
Here are the die sets that I used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!