Friday, January 19, 2018

Getting ready for Valentines day

Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day? Here's a card with a super cute image from our sponsor at Die Cut Diva's-

Remember, our theme this month is "something new", which can be a technique or product.

Here is my project-

This card had been in my reject pile for quite a while-I had die cut the pop-up heart paper upside down! So I added the sentiment to the inside on top, which gives me quite a bit of space for a text box. After salvaging the interior, the rest was easy. Using my new Tonic Studios nesting heart dies, I die cut the image and mounted it with white foam. Making the foil accents was also easy-I took my Sakura Mini glue pen and put glue on the embossed portions I wanted and let it dry thoroughly. Put the gold Deco foil on top, rubbed, and had great gold hearts! I then added the white sequins with gold Stickles in the center for a little more interest. Here is a complete list of the materials I used for the card-
  1. Dies: heart (Tonic Studio), pop up on inside, labels (Elizabeth Craft Designs-Lucys Labels).
  2. Image: Heart Bunny (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  3. Paper: pink, red cardstock (Michael's), heart paper (Studio Calico).
  4. Embossing folder: candy hearts (Cuttlebug). 
  5. Other: white sequins, Sakura mini glue pen, gold deco foil, gold Stickles.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Challenge #317 at FCCB-something new

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #317-Something New
Make a project using a new cartridge, embellishiment, or image. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor

And the prize is-

A $10 coupon code for anything in the store!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Here is my project-

My "new" portion of the card is the woman with a drink (Pack Your Bags, Cricut Access). I consider the sentiment bubble new also, because this was the stamp and chipboard that came with the CTMH Artiste cartridge that I have NEVER before used! I'm definitely going to use those stamps and chipboard items more!

The paper I made the woman and speech bubble with is all out of my scrap stash. I used a dark grey from Michaels for the mat, and the patterned paper is unknown-but I'm finally starting to use my OLD papers.

Have a wonderful day today!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Birthday Bunny

It's January at Die Cut Diva's, and our challenge theme is Something New (use a new to you product or technique), & our wonderful sponsor is-

and the prize is 4 digital stamps!

Here is my project-

and the inside-

The "new" on this card is the fold. I hadn't tried this before, and I learned some things. One thing I learned is that this fold needs the extra room at the top to be able to fold it flat. And the second is that it really is easier to attach the red cardstock to the back of the card, as shown-

If you would like to see the tutorial, visit Dawn at DO Stamping! She has tons of tutorials and I wanted to try this when I saw it.

Here are the materials I used to make this card-
Image: Heart Bunny (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
Stamps: Birthdays Wish (Stampendous), Versafine Black Onyx ink.
Dies: stitched rounded rectangle (My Favorite Things), banner (Cuttlebug-Labels & Such), sprayed with Copic Marker.
Paper: grey, aqua, red (Michaels).
Embossing Folder: Decorative Tile Set (Cuttlebug).

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Hello New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's January at Die Cut Diva's, and our challenge theme is Something New (use a new to you product or technique), & our wonderful sponsor is-

and the prize is 4 digital stamps!

Here is my project-

I like sending cards to my friends I don't see much. It seems to generate a trip to visit! This card is bright and fun, and sure to make someones day. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Spotty & Pup (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Stitched Rectangles (My Favorite Things), border (Spellbinders).
  3. Stamp: sentiment (My Favorite Things-Farm Friends), white embossing powder, Versamark ink.
  4. Papers: unknown (stash scraps).
  5. Other: Apple Green Nuvo drops (which is the new product I got), ribbon (Offray).
Have a wonderful 2018!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tealight Card


Dies R Us is presenting the winner with a $10 gift voucher to our winner this month!

Only six more days until Christmas, and here is a tealight card I made-

 and here is what it looks like with a darkened room and a battery operated tealight-

Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1.  Dies: christmas tree (Hampton Arts, which also has garland stamps included in this set, but this one would work just as well), frame (Spellbinders Labels Nine), holly leaves (Spellbinders Holly Motif-but I'm going to buy this one!), sentiment (Tim Holtz Christmas Words, but there is a lot of different Christmas words with a lot of different manufacturers.)
  2. Paper: silver cardstock (Tim Holtz Kraft Metalllics), teal metallic (scrap bin), teal snow patterned (unknown).
  3. Embossing Folder: holly damask (Anna Griffin Cuttlebug), polka dots (Cuttlebug).
  4. Embellies: Snowflake rhinestones (Michaels).
 Thank you for visiting, and have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Season's Greetings

It's December at Die Cut Diva's, our challenge theme is "Winter", & our wonderful sponsor is-

The prize this month is a $10 gift voucher!

And here is my project:

Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Dies: holly square (Frantic Stamper), sentiment (Impression Obsession).
  2. Paper: Kraft, dark green, red, light green, white cardstock. Patterned paper (My Mind's Eye-Brown Paper Christmas).
I like to make masculine Christmas cards for my husbands friends. I just don't think they get all excited about foil, glitter, or shimmer cards!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Die Cut Diva's Winter Challenge

It's December at Die Cut Diva's, our challenge theme is "Winter", & our wonderful sponsor is-

And here is my project:

I was watching this tutorial by Jennifer McGuire and decided to try it, since I already had alcohol inks and Yupo. I had such fun I ran out of Yupo! Here are the materials I used for these cards-
  1. Dies: Joy and Seasons Greetings (Impression Obsession), ornament dies (Delicate Ornaments Thinlits-Stampin' Up, but these would work just as well), circles-backing ornaments (MFT stitched circles).
  2. Paper: gold, silver shimmer paper (Michaels), light teal cs, blue green cs, gold matte paper (stash).
  3. Ink: Turqoise, Patina, Mermaid, Pool, Stream, Gold, Silver (Ranger Alcohol Ink).
  4. Other: gold, silver glitter spray f(Krylon).
I ended up using too much alcohol, and color was rubbing off on me. I used the glitter spray lightly to seal the finished panels. I thought it added some more sparkle, which is always good on Christmas cards!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thank You A2Z Scrapbooking!

All the Die Cut Diva's would like to say Thank You to our great sponsor-A2Z Scrapbooking!

The A2Z Scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags and more. Proceeds from the A2Z Scrapbooking store benefit Celiac and Behcets disease foundations.   If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Here is my card:

I love yellow & black, and this card was so fast and simple once I chose the Distress Inks I wanted. Once everything was embossed and the ink applied I used a damp paper towel to remove the ink from the embossed areas. Very fast & easy!

  1.  Digital Elements: Hero Arts Chalkboard Frames Digital Kit (a2z Scrapbooking). Cut using Print & Cut feature on my Cricut.
  2. Stamps: Hello Sunshine (Hero Arts), Versamark Ink, white embossing powder (Hero Arts).
  3. Inks- Distress Oxide Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.
  4. Paper-Neenah Solar White, black cardstock.
Thanks for visiting!