Happy Easter wishes to all celebrating today! We're expecting temps into the 70s F so looking forward to that!! Over at Die Cut Divas we're doing window cards with Poppystamps as our sponsor. Of course I had to go shopping! My "masterpiece" this year uses a new easel die set from Poppystamps but has nothing to do with the window theme... It went to my friend Heather (stamping and stitching) and her family.
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Sunday, April 4, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021
I used the colors and the sketch, plus theme of friendship.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
I made a quick & easy thank you card using a bunch of border dies:
I die cut three borders, then used the negative of two of them as additional layers. One of the dies imbeds the stitches so I used it on the topmost layer. Kinda reminds me of a fiesta - love the bright colors!! This one went to a Sweet Adeline friend who worked really hard on a project to honor past Regional Champion quartets, including mine - Chord Company - champs 6 times back in the day (retired in 2010).
You still have time to upload your slimline card to the Die Cut Diva March Slimline Challenge - link up ends at 9pm Pacific time today. Our wonderful sponsor Sunny Studio has furnished a $15 gift card to their store; the winner will be announced at Die Cut Divas on April 3rd. Many thanks again to Mendi at Sunny Studio!!
Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!!
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Hey everyone - I'm the featured designer at Die Cut Divas today, sharing a slimline with Sunny Studio products! Here's my card:
If you want fabulous products and great service, check out our March sponsor, Sunny Studio. I've been a satisfied customer since 2016. When I suggested the theme of slimline cards for the Divas to use in March, I already owned 3 Sunny Studio slimline die sets. A fourth one came out January 8th and I promptly ordered it, deciding on the spot to make a pennant-shaped card. I cut two of the large pennants and scored the back one to hinge the opening. I used the next sized pennants to cut two layers. There's also a fourth narrow pennant, great for sentiments or to cut down for little flags. The set also contains two styles of scalloped borders - an excellent value!!
One of my earliest slimline purchases was the Scalloped Frames set, which includes sentiment dies. I used the "greetings" from that set, combined with the "spring" from the new Layered Basket die set. The little tulip die came free with an order but can be purchased in a mini set to which I linked in the supply list. The grass came from the Slimline Nature Borders set. My chick in the egg is from a favorite stamp set I purchased 5 years ago; finally got the coordinating dies last year - well worth it!!
Had to laugh - I showed my mom this card and she wasn't very enthusiastic about it. "What don't you like?" I asked. She wouldn't be specific - hope you all can find something you like about it! I think it's a a very happy card!! 😉
That's it from me. Thanks for stopping and the Divas & I hope to see your slimline card in the Diva gallery this month!! Please use a die cut of some kind and link up by March 31st at 9pm Pacific time.
Special thanks to Mendi at Sunny Studio for her kindness and generosity, including a $15 prize to our random winner (look for the announcement on April 3rd). Happy crafting!!
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Happy Saturday - it's a beautiful day here in Minnesota!! I hope to get out and enjoy it at some point!!
Popping in with a card I've been thinking about for the March CAS Christmas Challenge to use kraft, red & white on a clean & simple Christmas card. Big congrats and Happy 3rd Birthday wishes to CAS Christmas and the entire team!!
Friday, March 19, 2021
I die cut the box and embossed it. The flat box is too big for an A2 ef, so I had to emboss the flap separately. For an embellishment I embossed a scrap left over from die cutting the box, placing it over a flower in the ef. The leaves were leftovers from a previous project. The TE March gift stamp set perfectly matches their mini tags dies; I've had them for years & just love! If interested, see a Christmas card with these tags here.
Thought I might as well share the original box, even if it didn't have a scrap of floral embossing.... I used one of the jumbo Cuttlebug folders into which the flat die cut box fit perfectly.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
☘☘Happy St Patty's Day crafty friends!! ☘☘
Whether you're Irish or not (I'm not), you probably celebrate this holiday somehow. When I worked in downtown St Paul MN (home to many of Irish descent) we would watch the parade out the office windows - so fun! Now I just watch bits on television - still entertaining.
My connection to Ireland is my friend Heather (stamping and stitching) and her beautiful family. I sent them this card to celebrate the day and they loved it!!
I diecut the fancy shamrock twice and inlaid the plain green pieces into the glittered one. Die cut the mat from designer paper, the sentiment strip from woodgrain, and the little white border. Stamped and embossed the sentiment. Stamped & fussy cut the little hat from the holiday icon set - easy peasy!
We got our second covid vaccine shot last week so will be considered "fully vaccinated" soon. Can't wait to hug my family and friends when they fall into that category too!!
Thanks for stopping & luck o' the Irish to you!!