Monday, February 19, 2018

Layered Topiary

Welcome! This month at Die Cut Diva's our theme is "Love", and the prize is from-




Here is my project-






Sympathy cards show love for the family of the deceased.  Unfortunately, it seems the older I get the more I need these types of cards. The Hero Arts Topiary will be a new release in 2018-I happened to get this at one of the Hero Arts ShopBox retailers (Scrappy Craft in Phoenix, Oregon). The ShopBox retailers get the new releases before anyone else does-go HERE for the list of retailers. Here are the materials I used-

  1. Stamps: heart topiary, bird (Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp & Cut) colored with Copics, sentiment (May Hope Sustain You-Unity Stamp Co.).
  2. Inks: brown (Memento Rich Cocoa), sage, bamboo (Versacolor) peeled paint (Distress Oxide), black (Versafine Black Onyx ink)
  3. Dies: stitched rectangles (My Favorite Things).
  4. Paper: Strathmore watercolor paper, designer paper from stash.
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Challenge #320-Sympathy

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #320-Sympathy
Make a project about Sympathy, or loss of a loved one (human or animal)

The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at

Amazon!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


Here is my project-






I don't mind getting older-I do mind needing sympathy cards for friends and family. The Dreaming Tree Floral Gatefold card, along with the sentiment from Wild Card-makes a beautiful sympathy card. I used American Cardstock brown and creme damask cs, Michael's vanilla cs, gold cs, sage cs (unknown). I did change one thing on the inside-I welded a rectangle over the half circle slits so I can stamp a sentiment, and have room for a personal note.

Inside-


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Monday, February 5, 2018

Butterfly Anniversary

Welcome! This month at Die Cut Diva's our theme is "Love", and the prize is from-




Here is my project-


Anniversary cards are all about love-and this card went to my husbands parents on their 58th wedding anniversary! A friend and I were trying different watercolor techniques, and I had cut some backgrounds with my Cricut to use as stencils. I got great results on the watercolor paper, and the paper stencils got colored too. Here is what I used on this card-
  1. Stamps: butterflies (Hero Arts, ), sentiment (Cardmaking and Papercraft freebie).
  2. Inks: Opera Pink, Pink (Versacolor), Picked Raspberry (Distress Oxide), Versafine Onyx ink.
  3. Paper: green cs (Michaels), white cs (Neenah Solar White), black (scrap).
  4. Other: Brusho watercolors, Cricut cut stencil.
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Challenge #319-Valentines Day

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #318-Valentines Day
Make a project using anything heart/Valentine related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


This Weeks Sponsor is-
And the prize is-

$25 Virtual Wallet!!!!


To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


Here is my project-




I absolutely adore Printable Cuttable Creatable (PCC, for short) files! This card was a breeze to put together with the assembly instructions I printed out, and I have a binder that all my SVG instructions go into for future projects. All files come with SVG files AND print and cut (.png) files. What I like is that I can mix and match the files to fit my needs (or time constraints). The sentiment was cut at 2", and the print and cut was the logical choice for that small of a sentiment-but it cut beautifully!  I added the clouds from Artiste to complete the card. All of the cardstock and paper are from my scrap stash.


Please check out PCC for all of their cute files, and make sure and enter for a chance to win that great prize!








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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lovely Peacock

Welcome to February! This month at Die Cut Diva's our theme is "Love", and the prize is from-




Here is my project-


Have you ever made a card for a challenge, and then realized that you forgot to use an element that is required? That's this card! At Die Cut Diva's the DT members need to remember to use a die cut and/or embossing someplace on the card. I totally forgot. But, I was able to salvage it by CAREFULLY removing the peacock and sentiment strip, and emboss the light blue shimmer cardstock with a zig-zag stitch. Reassembled everything and now made it acceptable for the challenge.
But isn't that layered Peacock beautiful? I made three different peacocks before I decided on this one. There is a matching die for this set, but it wasn't available at the store I was at so I fussy cut it. Here are the materials I used for this card-

  1. Stamp: Layered Peacock, sentiment  (Hero Arts). 
  2. Inks: Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean (Ranger Distress Oxide Ink), Blueprint Sketch (Ranger Distress Ink), Versamark ink, Zing black embossing powder. 
  3. Paper: patterned (Creative Memories), vellum, light blue shimmer (Co-ordinations).
  4. Embossing folder: zig-zag stitch (Cuttlebug).
Why not enter your love projects for a chance at a great prize? Have a great day!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Challenge #318-Let It Snow

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #318-Snow
Make a project using anything snow related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


This Weeks Sponsor is-







                   
And the prize is-

A $25 online gift code!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Here is my project-


I had fun making this! I saw the video, and I decided to make one like the one in the video, but with a couple of different twists. What I did different was to use die cut snow at the bottom of the scene panel, and to color the background with a Copic marker of light blue to defuse all that white. And of course, use the Cricut to cut the scalloped card base and circle!

Here are the materials I used-
  1. Cricut: card base (CTMH Art Philosophy, cut at 5 1/2"), circle (Cricut Design Space shape-4 3/4").
  2. Stamps: trees, bow, sentiment, snow (Lawn Fawn Let it Snow set). Inks used: sage, bamboo green (Versacolor), peeled paint, candied apple (Distress Oxide Inks, Ranger). Sky was colored in with B0000 Copic marker. Versamark ink, white embossing powder for snowflakes.
  3. Die: stitched scene builders (Frantic Stamper).
  4. Paper: white cardstock (Neenah Solar White), patterned kraft (My Minds Eye).
Be sure to enter for a chance at that great gift certificate!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Getting ready for Valentines day

Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day? Here's a card with a super cute image from our sponsor at Die Cut Diva's-



Remember, our theme this month is "something new", which can be a technique or product.


Here is my project-



This card had been in my reject pile for quite a while-I had die cut the pop-up heart paper upside down! So I added the sentiment to the inside on top, which gives me quite a bit of space for a text box. After salvaging the interior, the rest was easy. Using my new Tonic Studios nesting heart dies, I die cut the image and mounted it with white foam. Making the foil accents was also easy-I took my Sakura Mini glue pen and put glue on the embossed portions I wanted and let it dry thoroughly. Put the gold Deco foil on top, rubbed, and had great gold hearts! I then added the white sequins with gold Stickles in the center for a little more interest. Here is a complete list of the materials I used for the card-
  1. Dies: heart (Tonic Studio), pop up on inside, labels (Elizabeth Craft Designs-Lucys Labels).
  2. Image: Heart Bunny (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  3. Paper: pink, red cardstock (Michael's), heart paper (Studio Calico).
  4. Embossing folder: candy hearts (Cuttlebug). 
  5. Other: white sequins, Sakura mini glue pen, gold deco foil, gold Stickles.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Challenge #317 at FCCB-something new

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #317-Something New
Make a project using a new cartridge, embellishiment, or image. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


This Weeks Sponsor

And the prize is-

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2077916222223904&set=gm.1596101867144262&type=3&ifg=1

A $10 coupon code for anything in the store!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


Here is my project-


My "new" portion of the card is the woman with a drink (Pack Your Bags, Cricut Access). I consider the sentiment bubble new also, because this was the stamp and chipboard that came with the CTMH Artiste cartridge that I have NEVER before used! I'm definitely going to use those stamps and chipboard items more!

The paper I made the woman and speech bubble with is all out of my scrap stash. I used a dark grey from Michaels for the mat, and the patterned paper is unknown-but I'm finally starting to use my OLD papers.

Have a wonderful day today!

















Friday, January 5, 2018

Birthday Bunny



It's January at Die Cut Diva's, and our challenge theme is Something New (use a new to you product or technique), & our wonderful sponsor is-






and the prize is 4 digital stamps!


Here is my project-



and the inside-



The "new" on this card is the fold. I hadn't tried this before, and I learned some things. One thing I learned is that this fold needs the extra room at the top to be able to fold it flat. And the second is that it really is easier to attach the red cardstock to the back of the card, as shown-



If you would like to see the tutorial, visit Dawn at DO Stamping! She has tons of tutorials and I wanted to try this when I saw it.


Here are the materials I used to make this card-
Image: Heart Bunny (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
Stamps: Birthdays Wish (Stampendous), Versafine Black Onyx ink.
Dies: stitched rounded rectangle (My Favorite Things), banner (Cuttlebug-Labels & Such), sprayed with Copic Marker.
Paper: grey, aqua, red (Michaels).
Embossing Folder: Decorative Tile Set (Cuttlebug).

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Hello New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's January at Die Cut Diva's, and our challenge theme is Something New (use a new to you product or technique), & our wonderful sponsor is-


and the prize is 4 digital stamps!


Here is my project-


I like sending cards to my friends I don't see much. It seems to generate a trip to visit! This card is bright and fun, and sure to make someones day. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Spotty & Pup (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Stitched Rectangles (My Favorite Things), border (Spellbinders).
  3. Stamp: sentiment (My Favorite Things-Farm Friends), white embossing powder, Versamark ink.
  4. Papers: unknown (stash scraps).
  5. Other: Apple Green Nuvo drops (which is the new product I got), ribbon (Offray).
Have a wonderful 2018!