Thursday, August 25, 2016

Holiday Spirit Tree

This is my post today at the
Tutti Designs blog.

Happy Thursday!

Today's card features a pretty new die
called  'Holiday Spirit Tree'.

This die has so many beautiful cutouts in it
that you can hardly stop looking at it.

I love shiny/glittery Christmas cards
so that is what I am going to show you today!

I started out by using a snowfall embossing folder.
However I didn't want the center embossed
so I used an oval easy folder frame over the outside
of the folder so it would  not emboss the center.

This is what it should look like before you emboss it.
I used a Cuttlebug and the stacking sequence is
Embossing folder with card stock inside,
Easy folder taped on top,
set it on your 'A' plate, with a 'C' plate on top and run it through your machine.
Now every machine performs differently so do not force it!
Just play around it with a bit until it feels  right for YOUR machine.
A tip to make an easy folder is a thin piece of craft foam,
then die cut any shape from it you desire and follow the instructions above.

This is what it should look like when done.

To finish, I cut another piece of card stock about a quarter inch
larger all around, added sticky tape to the edges,
then using my finger, added diamond glitter to the edges.
The embossed piece with the Holiday Spirit Tree was then placed on top.

 Make sure and visit all the other inspiring places to see the
new Tutti Designs dies:

Thank you for visiting with me today!
'I' will be here each and every Thursday.
Come back tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ribbons Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters

The challenge at
and being hosted by our sister 'Anna'.

I made a couple of simple cards
using items from my stash.

The first card was made entirely of things from my
'pink' bag of snippets of things
I had previously made and/or set aside.

I had used a Memory Box stencil and  TH Distressed Ink
'picked raspberry.
The bow was already attached when I pulled the
stenciled card stock from the bag
and the sentiment was just laying in same bag,
so I used it too,
All I had to do was mount it on a piece of pink card stock...easy!

The second card I made a few months back and thought
it was rather 'busy'
so it was set aside, too (I am famous for doing
but decided 'what the heck'
I might as well add it to my post.

It was created with a pretty designer paper
and some 3D stickers one of my TSH 'sistahs'
sent me in a RAK package (thanks Terri)!!

So, now pop on over to 
The Siterhood blog and check out all the
fabulous creations my 'sistahs' have to show you....
join in with us too!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sugar & Smiles

Well, it seems I couldn't help myself,
I just HAD to make another coffee card for the
CASE-ing DT challenge at
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

Here is once again the card we had to case.


and here is my card!

I had this red scrap you see sitting in my basket to use.
I had grabbed about 20 pieces from my scrap bags
and put in my basket to try and use up some of my scraps
and this one just reminded me of the 'coffee card" background paper.

On this card I decided to leave a bit of white edge around.
The coffee word and the little cup were cut on my Cricut Explore.
The sentiment (which I think is so dang cute) is once again
from The Greeting Farm set I had won a few years back.
This is my 2nd card for this challenge
and YOU should pop on over and enter yourself for fun!!

On another note, I am leaving tomorrow for another
weeks vacation at our lake house.
My daughter and  her family are joining us there
and I should return sometime on Sunday.
This is my last 'long' vacation this summer,
though we will still take a few 4 day trips this fall.

I will visit you all when I return and I do have a few DT scheduled posts
for this week.

Also entering the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ...ATG with pattern paper
Pixie's Snippets Playground .... ATG

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Flower Cart

This is my post on the
Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Happy Sunday!!   Diane with you today
with a gorgeous new stamp set called
Flower Cart.
I love flowers and this stamp set is any
gardeners dream!
Flower Cart
I started out with a pretty simple technique,
stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,then coloring in with Copics.
I die cut the image using Spellbinders ' Define Elegance" die.
Once die cut, I added Bubblegum Glitter to the umbrella ruffled edge.
Using a Sakura Glue pen, I added Lady Luck glitter to the leaves.
Flower Cart
Then using Sticker Paper,I adhered the entire piece down.
I hand cut the remainder of the Sticker  Paper away.
Using my 'finger tool', I added Cloud Nine glitter to the exposed
sticker paper.
Flower Cart
The panel was then adhered with Tear-ific Tape 1/4"
to a DCWV Mixed Media burlap paper.
Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
Emerald Faeries .... Make It Sparkle (m)
Allsorts .... Fabulous Florals
Let's Color Linky Party II (m)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Granny Smith Apples

Twice a month  (the 7th and the 21st) the designers from
The Cutting Cafe blog get together
with our assigned theme.
This time we were to choose 
a Pencil or Apple Treat Cup
or a
Pencil or Apple Shaped card.

I chose some yummy 'Granny Smith' apples for you today!
I had so much fun making these apple shaped cards.

My first apple is made from a fun plaid paper
I picked up while shopping at a scrapbook store
with my visiting friend Dar.
We both left that store with bags of goodies!!

I used a Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry doily die
(cut in half, the other half is on the apple below)!
A bow was added with ribbon from RRR and a wood owl button was tied on.

The second apple is made from green card stock
that resembles the exact color of a granny smith!
I once again used ribbon from RRR and tied a wood
flower button on.

Make sure and visit 
The Cutting Cafe blog on the 21st to see all
of the designers projects.

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty-dee Bowz ....ATG with handmade bow
Cheery Lynn Designs .... Doily (French Pastry)
Really Reasonable Ribbon.... Buttons and Bows

Friday, August 19, 2016

CASE-ing A Card

Fun challenge at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog
called CASE-ing DT
meaning we are to case the card below
All the rules can be found on the link above.


So, this is my first time entering into the Coffee Lovers challenge,
actually this is their first challenge besides the seasonal ones they do.
I have always been a 'stalker' during those challenges.
It is fun to see all the coffee/tea stamps being used
and believe me there are lots of them.

So, when seeing they are starting up a CASE-ing DT challenge
it hit me at a time where my mojo is just not working,
so what better way to get it back then with a little help
by 'casing' a card.

This is my take on it and I think I will do a few more
as I made my panel a bit bigger then it should be,
but it turned out kind of cute, you think?

I cut the word coffee on my Cricut Explore
and the coffee cup and the sentiment are from a
stamp set by The Greeting Farm that I won about 3 years ago or so.

It felt good to use up some designer paper, and it felt good to
ink up those never before used stamps
and best of all to use up more 'snippets' of paper.
I have to admit though, that I have to hold myself back
from adding a ribbon/bow across the!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Peace On Earth

This is my post on the
Tutti Designs blog today.

Happy Thursday!

Getting ahead on Christmas cards
sure makes the holiday season a little easier to handle.
Tutti Designs can for sure help you with that
with all the new amazing Holiday dies they they have released.

The die I am showing you today however,
could be used anytime of the year, but I did create a holiday card
using the new Pinecone Branch die.

I love how my card came together so easily.

I started out by cutting two of the Pinecone Branch dies.
One, I coated with glue,
then sprinkled a snowy glitter on.
The other branch I left 'as is' for later use.

Here is a close up of the glittered branch.

I used a Christmas paper for the background,
then embossed a square panel and adhered the glittered branch to that.

I cut apart the second branch and adhered it to the corner 
with a red bow and a tiny jingle bell.

Make sure and visit all the other inspiring places to see the
new Tutti Designs dies:

Thank you for visiting with me today!
'I' will be here each and every Thursday.
Come back tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration!


Entering the Following challenges:
Mod Squad .... The Die's The Thing (8/23)
The Crafty Addicts ... ATG/Die Cuts (8/30)