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Monday, September 21, 2020

I'm A Diva!!

Hey friends - you're probably thinking, "yeah right - she's a diva in her own mind"! But it's true - I'm now an official Diva, joining the Design Team over at Die Cut Divas. I've known most of the team for over 10 years and will quickly get to know the other members. Thanks to all the Divas for inviting me to join them! Here's my inspiration card for the September Challenge All Kinds of Holidays Time.

Supplies: Paper - Cinnamon cardstock from an old Hero Arts kit;
BoBunny Enchanted Harvest and Bold & Bright Double Dot (both retired);
Bazill brown; scrap of kraft
Studio Calico Here + There; Basic Grey True Love
Dies - Impression Obsession Patchwork Turkey
Stamps - Divinity Designs Mini Tag Sentiments;
Hero Arts CM110 Holiday Planner Icons (retired)
Other - Hero Arts orange metallic decor (retired;
Frayed Burlap Distress ink; Darice 4mm googly eyes

Cheapo Dies sponsors our challenge this month and offers a $15 gift certificate to the challenge winner (to be announced on 10/3 on the Die Cut Diva's blog). Have you heard of Cheapo Dies? I learned about them from the Divas and subscribed to their newsletter. Since I had to make my first post card quickly, I used at least one die from my stash that's sold at Cheapo Dies (available when I made my card, anyway...). They carry a TON of brands, including my fave Hero Arts, Altenew, Memory Box, Poppystamps, etc. and all at a great value. I could say more but let me talk about the card!

I started out diecutting the turkey from various papers and adding extra layers, such as two bodies with the legs sandwiched between for stability. I added googly eyes and some metallic dots for accents on one layer of tail feathers. Isn't he just the cutest??!! The brown dotted paper is from BoBunny's Enchanted Harvest pad and I used the text background paper and striped paper from the same one. The label was diecut from a piece of Basic Grey valentine paper (can you see the bitty hearts?); I didn't care - it was the color of woodgrain I wanted!! Behind the woodgrain paper I stacked several more of the die cut labels for some dimension.

Let me tell you  about my stamp set box I call "Celebrate Everyday", borrowing the name of a Hero Arts stamp set (CL498) I own which contains loads of different holidays in one set. In this box I put all the stamps from holidays, other than Christmas (which has multiple boxes of its own!!). I grouped each holiday together for ease of finding them. Then at the front I have sets that have multiple holiday sentiments, plus some Hero Arts planner sets that have loads of words & icons for various holidays. When I didn't find a single Thanksgiving sentiment to fit my project, I combined stamps from two sets of the multiple and planner variety. The trio of happys came from Divinity Designs (love this set!!) and  the Thanksgiving from Hero Arts.

That's it from me for today. I hope you can find time to make a card this month using at least one diecut or embossing folder for any holiday (maximum of four entries). You'll find all the details and more inspiration at the challenge post  from the first of this month.

Thanks for stopping and thanks again to the Divas!!

Current Design Team


Betty said...

so pleased to see you as a real DIVA!! and your card is darling!

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your new DT and love your card-great P.paper and fabulous die-cut turkey
Carol x

Jean said...

Wonderful color and pattern choices - just wow!

Cat Craig said...

Congrats Linda! Happy for you. Your turkey is adorable and good for you searching out the perfect sentiment.

Rosemary said...

congrats on your new design team spot, linda! a very well deserved honor! that little turkey on your card is too darn cute!

Arlene said...

I loved how you created the sentiment - where there is a will, there is a way! Cutest turkey ever.

Dawn T said...

So happy to have you join us at Die Cut Divas. You will be such a great teamie! Love your card today. So beautiful.

Debbie Mageed said...

Linda!! Wow, I was doing the rounds, trying to find a challenge to enter and look who I found! Congrats on joining this DT! I'm so happy for you!! Your card is adorable. I love the deep colors and great details. Looking forward to seeing your creations!!

Trina P. said...

Congratulations, Linda! 👏🎉🎉🎉 I’ve only recently discovered DCD... they are lucky to have you. Adorable debut card The googlie eyes are fun and you’ve nailed the fall colours.

Greta said...

Hurrah! You're perfect for the DCD team, Linda--congrats! Really love your card & you make me think I need that turkey die!