Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Day card for Dies R Us

We have a few new team members for this term and you will be so inspired by them and the others on this amazing team. I am so excited to be one of them. 
I though it was time to get a few Thanksgiving cards done and I did this one for you today.
It is a simple wreath on a panel with fall colored accents.  Let me show you how I did this.
Base is Tomato Soup card stock from Gina K designs.  Then a layer of White card stock,  with the Frantic stamper Elements #16 Stitched Rectangle Frames. I have used this die many times, but this time, I embossed it with the soft pad on my Big Shot.  Then I cut down the panel to a 3 3/4 X 5.  That way you can see all of the stitching on the edges.

To make the wreath, I used two of the stitched circles from Tutti Designs to make the right size for my wreath. 
 Then I die cut some white for the leaves on my wreath from IO Leaves.
 I used Elizabeth Craft dies Hydrangea to cut a lot of little flowers to decorate my wreath. I used scraps of paper in fall colors. Green, gold and red.  You get the idea.
Cut apart the leaves into smaller pieces and glued them on the wreath and added the flowers, and some little gold beads in the middle.
Don't forget to put something on the inside too. 
I finished the card with a gold heat embossed sentiment. 
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #16 - Stitched Rectangle FramesFrantic Stamper Rectangle #16
Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched CirclesTutti Designs stitched circles
Impression Obsession - Dies - FoliageIO Leaves
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Hydrangea 2Elizabeth Craft Hydrangea

    I hope you're inspired by today's project. 

   Don't forget to join in on all the fun at 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 Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sieze the Birthday - No Toppings

                                              Our "Toppings" option this time is...

No Toppings!"

Time for another Seize the Birthday Fabulous Challenge and it is no toppings!  You can do anything Birthday themed that you would like.  Here is my example for your inspiration. 

The supplies for this card are:
Gina K Designs card stock and inks in Sweet Mango, Black Onyx, and White
I also used Gina's new Lovely Lillie stamp  It is a multi layered stamp.
Diamond embossing folder by Darice
I just finished it with Judy Dots and some Wink of Stella black ink, and gingham ribbon.  

We have a new Special Party Guest too.  Her name is Becca Cruger and you can see her blog Here!
     Please check out what all of the other designers have done at Seize the Birthday.
Thanks for stopping by, your comments are very much appreciated. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MSC - October - Fall Fest!

It is my turn to be the challenge host at the Mod Squad this week. I love the fall time of year with it's cooler weather and beautiful colors and lots of yummy food.  I went all out with two cards as examples for this challenge.
I just want you to do a project that reminds you of FALL.

 Both of these cards are done with the same stamp set, Feeling Fall, by Power Poppy.
The supplies for this card are:
GKD card stock in Sweet Mango and Turquoise Sea
Dies Simon Says Postage Stamp Edge Frame
distress ink in Antique Linen
Pearls from my stash.  I stamped and colored the image of the boots and fussy cut out a few leaves.
You get a peak at the inside of this card above.

 I used some gold twine around the die cut and I just love how the large letters look done this way. 
Recipe for this card:
GKD card stock in Tomato Soup, design paper from PTI Autumn Abundance
Dies: Spellbinders Scalloped Border Two and Simon Says. Lunch box Notes and Altenew Alphabet
Wink of Stella and gold twine.

                       I used a strip of design paper on the left side
                   and stamped a few leaves on the top for the inside.

I sure hope that you are inspired and I am excited to see what you will do for this challenge.

Thanks for joining in the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sieze the Birthday - Script or text background

We have a new challenge for you at Seize the Birthday,  As a matter of fact, we have one every two weeks.  This one has a topping of using a script or text background.

 Our "Topping" option this time around is...
"Script or text background"
(It seems to still be ever so popular.)

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!
For my example, I used the option of Script 

I heat embossed the script with clear powder and then sponged with a Distress Oxide ink in Iced Spruce.  The die on the side is a Memory Box, Weeping Willows and I layered a few dies to make the label  Fancy Tags and a scalloped oval Spellbinder die. A few flowers and pearls from my stash finished it off.  The Sentiment is one that I used often, and is Gina K Designs, Birthday Greetings. 

Remember to check out the inspiration from  the other design members at Seize the Birthday 
We also have Special Design Guest to inspire you too.  Her name is Becca Cruger  and you will find her blog Here
Thanks for stopping by.  I love your comments.  

DRU - Backyard Tree

For my inspiration card this week, I have chosen to stick with a fall card.  I decided to make it a clean and simple card that you can make in an hour of your time.  I used dies from the Dies R Us store to complete it.
To make this card, I used these dies

 Impression Obsession - Dies - Picket FenceIO Picket Fence DIE 206
 Memory Box - Dies - Arboscello TreeMemory Box Arboscello Tree

I cut both dies and then put some flower soft on the leaves of the tree.  Do you remember flower soft?  It comes in many colors and I chose the one that looks like fall leaves.  I created a sun in the background with a sponge dauber and some yellow and raspberry ink. With my copic marker  I sketched in some ground for the tree and also put in some fallen leaves there.  Next the fence is popped up with some foam squares.  A simple, Hello makes it useful for any type of card.  That is it!  Clean and Simple.

I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at 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 Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks for you comments, they certainly make my day better.