Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Fairy Wishes with Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!!

Hi everyone!  Lisa here with my first card on the Dies R Us blog.  I'm so excited to be here and share my love for die cutting with all of you!  Today I've got a bright and bold fairy themed A7 card. I really like bigger cards the best, they give you more real estate to create with.  I used two fabulous dies from Tutti Designs and one from Paper Roses to create my card.

I started out with a piece of patterned paper and the two die sets from Tutti DesignsCross Stitch Banners and Fairies Set.  I like to kind of lay my dies out first on the paper and see what I might put together.

Since I knew I wanted to layer my banners, I chose a piece of silver matte foil and used my paper-saving trick for die cutting them.  You can see here that I cut with scissors around the outside of the smaller banner die from my background paper, so that the hole was small enough that the silver banner would cover it.  And from the foil, I cut my banner in such a place in the paper that I can use that sheet later for a shaker card. I like to maximize my supplies as much as possible.

While putting the card together, I changed up the style a little.  I decided that I needed a sentiment, so I picked this Wishes die from Impression Obsession.  This is also where I started to add some grounding to the bottom of my card with the sea rocks from the Paper Roses Under The Sea Border Die. I cut both the sentiment and the rocks from matte silver and holographic black foil.

I put 1/2" Scor Tape behind all my cardstock before cutting detailed or delicate dies.  I feel like that's a good size so that I don't waste any with tiny pieces of cardstock, and it allows me to easily layer delicate sentiments like this one.

I hope this inspires you to embrace magic and make a fairy-themed card.  Have a crafty day!  --Lisa

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

**NO STAMPING** New Challenge with Mix It Up Challenge Blog!!

Happy Thursday!  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 No Stamping, which sometimes is a real challenge for me.  I really like what I made though.  3-D embossing folders are the best.

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!!

Hi everyone!!  It's time for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  Since Easter is on Sunday, I wanted to make an Easter card.  I just got these dies so I had some fun turning it into a shaker 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!!

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

Happy April Fools!  I'm not much for practical jokes, but it is the first, and the first of the month means a new challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!!  As always our theme is Anything Christmas Goes.  We've had unseasonably warm weather lately, so I decided to make a card with non traditional Christmas colors.

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!!

**SPRING FORWARD** New Challenge with Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!!

Happy April!  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 Spring Forward!!  We've had an unusually warm spring here, and it's thrown me off. I'm used to wearing boots until May!

Just a few challenges:

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

31 Days of Crafting - Day Thirty-One - Thirty Years of Beauty

WHEW!  I made it!  Last day of the month!!  March was a lot of fun but it was also a big struggle this year.  I was sick a lot and at some points, had no mojo at all.  But I powered through and I'm very proud of all I accomplished.

This final card is one I worked on off and on for days, because it's the kind of project that's labor intensive and can drive you mad.

Just a few challenges:

  • Crafting Happiness - #90 Anything Goes
  • My Besties - Anything Goes 1/3
  • Dare 2B Artsy - #3 Anything Goes 3/3
  • Crafter's Castle - #39 Anything Goes 3/3
  • QKR Stampede - #416 Anything Goes 3/3
  • Paper Funday - #27 Anything Goes 4/4
  • Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes 5/5
  • Ike's Art - #142 Anything Goes 5/5
  • 613 Avenue Create - #3 Anything Goes 8/8

  • Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!