Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dies R Us Playful Monkeys!



My card is a top-fold card that I used the Poppy Stamps Jungle Vine Oval die to create the opening.
I then die cut three monkeys from the Poppy Stamps Happy Monkey die, and die cut the word smile from the Penny Black Heartfelt die set.

Here's a tip when die cutting a figure that needs to be pieced together - die cut from white cardstock and then color using your markers, pencils, etc., before piecing together.

I colored the tree and vines using alcohol makers and then placed a solid color of designer paper behind the die cut card front.

Here's a close-up of these playful monkeys!

To complete my card I placed the die cut smile in the lower right corner of the card as shown in the completed card at the top.

DiesRUs product used:


Poppy Stamps Happy Monkey

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Monday, April 24, 2017

PIP Challenge 1717 - Anything Goes!


This week's PIP Challenge is Anything Goes.  The sponsor is All Dressed Up.

For my card, I used this adorable Night Night Little One digi image provided by the sponsor.  I colored the image using Chameleon Markers.

We hope you'll share your anything goes card/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1717.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Lots of Layers!


Friends of Flourishes design team member Kren challenged the team to create a project using lots of layers.

For my card, I used the rabbit image from the Vintage Easter stamp set and the sentiment from the My Funny Valentine stamp set.

Be sure to stop by each design team member's blog for more lots of layers inspiration.

Friends of Flourishes Design Team


You can find the Vintage Easter stamp set and the My Funny Valentine stamp set plus a lot more at the Flourishes, lc online store.



Friday, April 21, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge - Sparkle & Shine!


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge theme is Sparkle & Shine.  
We have two sponsors this week:
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For my card I used an image provided by Sasayaki Glitter called  Mermaid Texting.  I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to the torn paper and the swirl gems is from Spare Parts.  The starfish and lobster were die cut from metallic paper for lots of shine (dies used from Gina Marie Designs).

We hope you'll share your sparkle & shine projects with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge found HERE.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Going to the Beach




I'm very excited to share my first blog post with you as a DiesRUs Inspiration design team member.


Today, we are going to the Beach with Memory Box and Impression Obsession dies!

First, I'll share with you the process of putting my card together, then I'll put links to the DiesRUs online store of each die set I used.

The card base is 4 1/4 inches square.  I then cut a piece of blue cardstock at 4 1/8 inches to layer onto the card base.

For the next layer used the Memory Box Pinpoint Square Layers dies by cutting the 4x4 inch die in white, then cutting the 3.6x3.6 inch die cut in blue for the image panel.  I die cut each die I plan to use and lay them out on my craft mat as seen below.

I used alcohol markers to color the Memory Box Beachfront Segulls die cuts.

Then I begin the process of adhering the die cuts to my card!  First, I adhere the fence, then the seagrass, then the birds in the sky, and finally the beachfront seagulls.  

DiesRUs Product used:
Memory Box Pin Point Square Layers

Memory Box Beachfront Seagulls

Impression Obsession Beach Fence

Impression Obsession Small Grass

Impression Obsession Sea Birds


Don't forget to come join in 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.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Frantic Stamper April Dads and Grads Dies and Stamps Release


I'm sharing my card created for the Frantic Stamper April Dads and Grads dies release.  For my card I used Large Bob's Old Trick dies and the clouds from the Soaring Airplane dies found in the April 2017 release.

You can find these dies and a lot more at Frantic Stamper online store.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

D2BA April Guest DT - LIve Love Lake


Today I'm sharing another card I created as the Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy.  I used the Live Love Lake stamp set, theTropical D2BA ink cubes, and designer paper from  the Doodles Variety Paper Pack.

The background was created using the acrylic block, ink, water misting, smooshing technique!

Here's another card created using the smooshing technique with the D2BA Flip Flops stamp set and die set:


You can find these stamp sets and more at the D2BA online store.