Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Pretty Perfume Bottles with Dies R Us!!!

 Good morning!!  It's Lisa again, sharing a girly perfume bottle card with you today.  These Yvonne Creations Perfume dies make me think of my grandmother.  She always had a collection of pretty bottles sitting out that she picked for the style of the bottles rather than the fragrance.


I layered the bottles onto the nesting frames from the Yvonne Creations Snowflake Rectangle die set.  I like to look at my Christmas die sets and find elements that are not Christmas-related and use them all year long.


When I first cut the bottles out, I decided I wanted to fill in all the die cut holes, so I glued them to foil cardstock with Bearly Art glue and fussy cut around them.



I'm not always sure of my layout until I start taping or gluing things together.  I was almost sure this was going to be a vertical card with a big sentiment, but I didn't like how that looked.


I wanted to share something I do when I pop up elements that not a lot of people do.  Especially when my cardstock is thin, like this silver shimmer is, I can't stand when the cardstock like dips because there's no foam tape there.  So I put foam under the entire die cut.  I just snip my pop dots to fit in the little spots.


I know it looks crazy but it makes the card look so much more polished.


I glued all these Diamond Dotz stones on one at a time.  This really shows the difference between the plain and embellished die cuts.  They make it pop.

I hope this inspires you to look at your Christmas dies and see what else can be made with them. Have a crafty day! --Lisa

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

**ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES** New Challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!!

Happy June!! The first of the month means a new challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and as always our theme is Anything Christmas Goes.  I wanted to do something glitzy and in completely non-traditional Christmas colors this month.

Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog, play along and check out all the other DT's awesome creations.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**NO RULZ** New Challenge with Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!!

Happy Tuesday! It's the first so it's time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and our theme this month is No Rulz!!  I love no holds barred challenges like this.


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**STAMPING** - New Challenge with Mix It Up Challenge Blog!

Happy June Everyone!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge blog.  Our theme is month is STAMPING!  You all know how much I love stamping, and I'm in a bee phase right now, so I wanted to make a bee-themed card  I'm sure all the Winnie the Pooh cartoons I see while babysitting has subconsciously influenced this decision.  And I just love how this mixed media background I made with the negative space from a hexagon die came out.  It was a ton of work but very relaxing and the results were worth it!



Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Love to Craft Challenge Blog!!

Happy June all!  It's time for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  This month I made a layered sparkly birthday card.


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog and see what the other DT members have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Alice In Wonderland Frame Card with Dies R Us!!!

Good morning!!  It's Lisa again, this time with an Alice In Wonderland themed square card.  I don't make a ton of square cards because they require extra postage, but every now and then I have a die that just screams "square card" and this Yvonne Creations Playing Cards Frame die definitely fits that category.

The minute I saw this die from Yvonne Creations I knew I wanted to make an Alice in Wonderland card with it.  I paired it with this Cheshire Cat stamp from Creative Expressions.

Since I had to wait for the ink to dry, I started by stamping the image on a 4" x 6" piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock.  While that set, I cut the frame once out of black cardstock and once out of silver shimmer text weight cardstock.  I put adhesive sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting it so I could easily layer and attach them to the card.


See those negative space pieces in the top left corner? Since they have adhesive on them, I'll save them to cut sentiments and other small die cuts out of for future projects.

At this point, I decided that I wanted the frame to be more dimensional, so I wanted to cut three more layers of black cardstock to build up.  But since my inked background would need to dry, I went back to my stamped panel to ink it first.


This is where I made a mistake, but I didn't realize it until I went to cut it out.


When I taped the die down to cut out the center, I made the stripes of ink too wide, so the pink wasn't showing up.  So I had to stamp it and color it again.

I forgot to take a photo of the process, but I used scraps of red and black matte glitter cardstock to cut the hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades out, then I fussy cut all the frame away from the shapes and layered them onto the stacked frames.  I taped the negative die cut insert with my stamping into the frame first, then adhered it to my card base.  Clear AB rhinestones finished it off.



I hope this inspires you to play around with layering dies and using the negative part of the frame die as well.  Have a crafty day! --Lisa

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog!

Happy Saturday!  It's time for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  I just love making coffee-themed projects.  I got this teal foil and it just screamed coffee card to me.


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog and see what the other DT members have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!