Thursday, April 19, 2018

Altenew Yellow flowers



Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes".





Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.



Here is my project-




First off, I have to say that I love Distress Oxide inks. But when the Squeezed Lemonade came out, I HAD to make yellow flowers with it. The trick with layering the DO inks is to let them thoroughly dry between layers. Here is the materials list for this card:
  1. Stamps & Dies: Painted Greetings, Painted Flowers (Altenew).
  2. Inks: flowers (Squeezed Lemonade, Gathered Twigs, Distress Oxides-Memento Rich Cocoa), leaves (Sage, Bamboo Versacolor-Forest Moss Distress Oxide), sentiment (Memento Rich Cocoa)
  3. Paper: white cs, yellow chevron (unknown).
Make sure you enter a die cut project for a chance at an Altenew gift certificate!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Challenge #324-Ribbons & Bows

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #324-Ribbons and Bows
Make a project using ribbons, bows, or twine. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!



And the prize is-

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-

I always wondered what I would make with this balloon paper-but it was perfect for this card! There was paper connection the balloons to the Happy Birthday sentiment, so I just cut those off and glued twine to the back of the balloons and letters. I added white gel pen highlights to give definition to the balloons. Here are the materials I used-
  1. Image: sentiment, Classroom - October & November (Cricut Design Space).
  2. Paper: balloon paper, red polka dot paper (DJ Inkers), blue, red cardstock (Recollections).
  3. Other: red & white twine (American Crafts), white gel pen (Signo Uniball). 
Make a project today and enter for a chance at the gift certificate!





Thursday, April 5, 2018

Altenew Roses



Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes".





Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.



Here is my project-



I just adore Altenews layered flowers, they are so beautiful. I was having trouble with the layering until I watched this video from Jennifer McGuire, and now I breeze through making layered images! Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Stamps & Dies: Vintage Roses, Build a Flower Rose, Painted Greetings (Altenew).
  2. Ink: roses ( Rose Red, Orchid, Opera Pink-VersaColor, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide), leaves (Sage, Bamboo-Versacolor, Peeled Paint Distress Oxide). Sentiment ink is Rose Red Versacolor.
  3. Other: Cricut quatrefoil with Brusho's, pink paper from scrap stash.
Have a great day.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Challenge #323-Anything Goes with the optional twist of Sequins

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #323-Anything Goes with optional twist: Sequins
Make any Cricut project with optional Sequins


This Weeks Sponsor

https://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/
 The prize is this wonderful sequin collection-


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-


Inside written with Cricut Explore-


This card came together so quick! The cloud paper is from Echo Park, and the hot air balloon is from Close to My Heart Artiste, and is perfect for a shaker card. I cut three layers of craft foam with my Explore, and one layer of Cuttlebug Acetate to make the shaker body. The black dot paper is from the Black Currant DCWV stack, and the base of the balloon is a scrap of light teal cardstock. Too bad my husband was rushing me to get the card done, and that the sequin got into excess glue-but it did dry clear! The congratulations sentiment is Spellbinders Sentiment One die cut, and the inside was written with my Cricut-I don't have any retirement stamps, so this was fantastic to finish the card! My shaker sequins are from Hero Arts Frosty Winter mix, and I added white chunky glitter to make a little more noise.

I do wish I could've had more time to decorate the balloon-adding a banner, flowers, or twine for ropes! But it's cute anyway.
Make sure to enter for a chance at those fabulous sequins from our sponsor, Spiegelmom Scraps!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

A is for April, and Altenew!



Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes".

April 1st is April Fool's Day. April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.



Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.

Here is my project-


I love Altenews Painted Greetings. They are so fluid and free, just beautiful! Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Stamps: sentiment (Painted Greetings, Altenew), ink (Gathered Twigs, Distress Oxide).
  2. Dies: wreath, foliage (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Woodland Wreath)
  3. Paper: brown cs, dk green cs, light green cs (scraps), patterned paper (Darling Dear, Studio Calico).
  4. Other: pink flowers (Studio G), raisin pearl (Adirondack). 
Have a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Challenge #322-Easter

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #322-Easter
Make a project using anything Easter 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-


Here are the materials I used for this project-
  1. Cutting Files: chocolate bunny, cute chick, egg & grass (Printable Cuttable Creatables), sentiment (Phrases-Cricut Cartridge).
  2. Paper: scraps from my scrap bin.
I love Printable Cuttable Creatables-the price for all three files I used is only $2! And there are 28 Easter files to choose from, some of them free. Be sure to enter our challenge for a chance to win that virtual wallet of $25 at PCC!

Lavender Roses

Welcome to March at Die Cut Diva's for our new challenge, sponsored by-


Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15 gift certificate,
 which goes a long way.

The challenge is to submit a project which is monochrome in color.

Here is my project-


One of my Mom's favorite flowers are roses. She had several lavender roses in her yard, and this card is a homage to her gardening. I'm leaving a sentiment off for now, but I will stamp on the lower right hand corner for the occasion I need it for! Here are the materials I used-
  1. Dies: roses (Elizabeth Craft Designs, but this flower one by Cheapo Dies would work as well).
  2. Paper: various shades of purple cardstock (stash).
  3. Embellishment: rhinestone flourish (Zva Creative).
Note: I looked up Cheapo dies that were similar to the ones I already own. They USED to have a rose like this-but it has been retired. The die I suggested can easily replace my roses.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Teal Hummingbird card

Welcome to March at Die Cut Diva's for our new challenge, sponsored by-


Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15 gift certificate,
 which goes a long way.

The challenge is to submit a project which is monochrome in color.

Here is my project-



One of my favorite colors is teal, and this card uses numerous teals in paper as well as Copic markers. I keep trying different methods of paper piecing, and someday I'll find one I like! Here is what I used-
  1. Dies: hummingbird stained glass (Frantic Stamper, but this Cheapo die would work as well) sentiment (Cottage Cutz).
  2. Paper: white, light teal, medium teal cs (stash). Vellum (Coordinations).
  3. Copics: black, teals.
  4. Embossing Folder: decorative tile set (Cuttlebug).
Thanks for visiting!

Note: I looked up Cheapo dies that were similar to the ones I already own. They USED to have a hummingbird panel like this-but it has been retired. The die I suggested can easily replace my hummingbird.


Challenge #321-St. Patricks Day/Green

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #321-St. Patricks Day
Make a project about St. Patricks Day, or lots of green!

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!

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've always wanted a "March" t-shirt, and I finally made myself one! The saying on this shirt means "kiss my arse" in gaelic! But how many people would know that unless you told them? I used a font I found in Cricut Access for the sentiment, and used a Dreaming Tree clover (Luck of the Irish set). The green glitter and green iron-on is from Cricut (I used my regular iron, and it adhered really well).

My next project is for a t-shirt I can wear at our local autocross track while I tech cars. Try making a shirt today!

Thanks for visiting!



Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Challenge at Die Cut Diva's

Welcome to March at Die Cut Diva's for our new challenge, sponsored by-


Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15 gift certificate,
 which goes a long way.

The challenge is to submit a project which is monochrome in color.

Here is my project-


This card is done in shade of yellow/gold. The words to the song "You are my Sunshine" is in the stamp, and of course I tried to make the card sun-shiney. I added Deco foil to parts of the die cut and the background paper with the Sakura Mini Glue Pen. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Dies: musical score (Frantic Stamper, but this Cheapo dies will also work), stitched ovals (My Favorite Things, but this one would work also).
  2. Stamp: You Make Me Happy (Unity Stamp Co.), Versamark ink, gold Zing embossing powder.
  3. Paper: patterned paper (Kaisercraft), pale yellow cs (DCWV,  Black Currant stack).
  4. Other: Sakura glue pen, gold deco foil.
Thank you for visiting, and check out Cheapo Dies!