Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bendi Card

 This month at Die Cut Diva's is our great sponsor is-


and our theme is Masculine/Men/Boys!

Here is my project-



This is the first Bendi card I've ever made, and I followed a tutorial out of a British magazine called Cardmaking & Papercrafting. I had to change a few things to suit my taste, but it's definitely a guy card. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Dies: truck (Impression Obsession), clouds (Impression Obsession), grass (Frantic Stamper), hills (Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builders, or these), banner (My Favorite Things), trees, sun (Cricut).
  2. Paper: solid greens, sky (Michaels), big dotted, striped cardstock (Coordination Brights), trees, clouds, truck, clouds (scrap stash).
  3. Stamp: sentiment (Stampendous Birthday Assortment).
I love the way it sets up and doesn't fall down, and I put the white backing on so I can write a note to the recipient.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Trucks at Dies R Us!

Welcome to September, and our sponsor this month at Die Cut Diva's is-

and our theme is Masculine/Men/Boys!

Here is my project-


My husband is a gear head. Which means a lot of our friends are gear heads, so an old truck on a birthday card is pretty cool to them. They LOVE the riveted metal look. In fact I made 50 car cards for a gal who wanted plenty of guy cards. I asked her how long she thought the cards would last, and she guessed maybe 2 years! Whew!

Here are the materials I used:
  1.  Dies: truck (Frantic Stamper, Bob's Truck), sentiment (Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border Die).
  2.  Paper: gold, silver (Tim Holtz Kraft-Core metallic collection 6 x 6; black, light teal, teal cardstock.
  3. Embossing Folder: Riveted Metal (Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fades). 
 Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 4, 2017

FCCB Challenge #309-Back to School

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #309-Back to School
Create a project that features anything about school

This Weeks Sponsor




The prize is 4 digital stamps!

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.

Here is my project:


I just love this image from Bugaboo Stamps! I like the fact that I can put anything in the text box and make it fit any school related activity. Here are the materials I used in this card-
  1. Image: Deacon School Sign It (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Cricut Cut: pencil (Simply Charmed), scrap stash cardstock.
  3. Stamp: sentiment (School Time, Papertrey Ink).
  4. Paper: patterned paper (Echo Park-Paper & Glue Back to School).
  5. Die: zigzag border die (Tim Holtz Stitched Dies Rectangles).
It's real easy to use your Cricut to add great elements to your digital images-give it a try!

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, September 1, 2017

With Sympathy

Welcome to September, and our sponsor at Die Cut Diva's is-

and our theme is Masculine/Men/Boys!

Here is my project-


I had to whip up a quick card for my husband, who needed a card for a co-worker who had just lost his mom. So I went with black and gold (very masculine colors), and didn't make it too complicated.

Here are the materials I used:
  1. Dies: sentiment (Cottage Cuts-but these would work as well),  flowers (Tim Holtz Mixed Media 2, or you could use these.)
  2. Paper: gold kraft cardstock (Tim Holtz Alterations Metallic Kraft Core), black cardstock. 
Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Peace, Love Adopt

This month at Die Cut Diva's our challenge is Anything Goes, so there is no reason not to enter! Just use a die cut! But you have only today to get it in, and we want to thank our super sponsor-


 Prize: $25 gift certificate will be mailed to the winner.


Here is my card:


and on the inside-


This card went to a couple who adopted another Siamese kitten to replace their older cat MC who had cancer. Here are the materials I used-
  1. Dies: cat, milk dish (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs), Spiral Pull Die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), stitched circles (MFT).
  2. Stamps: cat, milk dish (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs) colored with Copics, sentiments (Lucky Dog-Paper Smooches), Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
  3. Paper: printed cat paper (Paw-fect, Kaisercraft), solid light blue, ivory, golden, chocolate brown cardstock (stash). 
Thank you to Elizabeth Crafts, and thank you for visiting.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Color Magic Slider Card

This month at Die Cut Diva's our challenge is Anything Goes, so there is no reason not to enter! Just use a die cut!


 Prize: $25 gift certificate will be mailed to the winner.


Here is my card:



 With slider up-


I love making my brother cat cards! This one I added foil accents on random paw prints of the pattern. I'm going to add a "pull " stamp to my collection so I don't have to write it!


Here are the materials I used-
  1. Dies: Magic Slider (Lawn Fawn), stitched rectangle (MFT).
  2. Stamps: cat (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs) colored with Copics, sentiments (Meow Meow Meow-Unity Stamp Co.), Versafine Black Onyx ink.
  3. Paper: double sided patterned paper (Pawfect, Kaisercraft), white cardstock.
  4. Other: Quickie glue pen (Sakura), gold Deco foil.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 7, 2017

FCCB Challenge #307-Beach

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #307-At the Beach
Make a project about anything beachy!

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

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-


I just love Woody wagons, and every year at Hot August Nights there's a bunch to look at. My favorite one last year was red, so I made my Woody red and tan. Next time I'll use silver instead of white though. Here is a material list for my card-
  1. Cricut Cuts: surf boards (Creative Memories Traveler), Woody (Dude), and sentiment (Life is a Beach font).
  2. Paper: black, white, tan, red, light blue, teal, cardstock from stash, cloud paper (Bella Blvd), sand (old Creative Memories).
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

With Sympathy Pet card

This month at Die Cut Diva's our challenge is Anything Goes, so there is no reason not to enter! Just use a die cut!


 Prize: $25 gift certificate will be mailed to the winner.


Here is my card: 




The inside sentiment says "Our pets teach us more than we could have expected, love us more than we could have hoped, and that is why we miss them more than we could have imagined." So true.

Here is the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Dies: cat, butterflies (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs), Lucy Label Pop up die (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
  2. Stamps: cat, butterflies (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs), sentiments (Care & Comfort Pets)-Taylored Expressions), Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
  3. Paper: patterned paper (DCVW Pet Stack), brown, white, light orange cardstock.
  4. Embellishment: felt flower (Pebbles).
Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Purr-thday



Welcome to my project at Die Cut Diva's. This months theme is Anything Goes (as long as you use a die cut!). Our wonderful sponsor is-


 Prize: $25 gift certificate will be mailed to the winner.


Our sponsor Elizabeth Craft Designs has kindly given the Design Team some stamps and dies to work with this month, and I chose "Purr".  Here is my project:

Front


Inside

Front & Back

I just love this cat stamp! This card will be for my brother, who has two cats. Here is a list of materials I used to make this card-
  1. Dies: cat, butterflies (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs), Accordion Oval Die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Oval Flourish Frame Edges (Elizabeth Craft Designs).
  2. Stamps: cat, butterflies (Purr-Elizabeth Craft Designs), sentiments (front-computer generated, inside left-If Cats Could Talk, Taylored Expressions, inside right-Friends, Hero Arts), Memento Black Tuxedo ink.
  3. Paper: dark brown, blue, tan, white cardstock.
Thanks for visiting!










Monday, July 31, 2017

Green and white ornaments

We would like to thank a wonderful sponsor for our July challenge at Die Cut Diva's-

Please check out the HUGE amount of dies, stamps, embellishments, etc. they carry-it's staggering!

The prize this month is this Holly Die, measuring 5" x 3.75", and valued at $25.99!

(International winners must pay shipping, Free to US winner)

and our theme is "Christmas in July"!

Today is the last day to enter!

Here is my card-



  1. Dies: bracket edge with insert (Frantic Stamper), ornaments (Spellbinders 2010, 2011, 2012 Heirloom Ornaments).
  2. Stamps: ornaments (Christmas Miracle Ornaments, Merry and Bright, both by Just Rite), sentiment (Color Layering Christmas Tree), Versamark ink, Hampton Arts green embossing powder.
  3. Embossing Folder: Christmas Holly Damask (Anna Griffin-Cuttlebug).
  4. Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, green foil (Wal Mart).
  5. Ribbon: 1/8" gold wired edge ribbon (Michaels).
Thank you so much for visiting!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Peace on Earth

Welcome to a wonderful sponsor for our July challenge at Die Cut Diva's-

Please check out the HUGE amount of dies, stamps, embellishments, etc. they carry-it's staggering!

The prize this month is this Holly Die, measuring 5" x 3.75", and valued at $25.99!

(International winners must pay shipping, Free to US winner)

and our theme is "Christmas in July"!

Here is my card-


 I love Frantic Stamper dies-they cut super clean and the paper cuts pop out easily. I dressed up the trees with white ink, and layered them over a darker green tree to give some depth. I cut and glued the sentiment with three layers to make it stand up and be more prominent. Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Dies: trees (Impressions Obsession), snow hills, snowfall (Frantic Stamper), sentiment (Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Words-Script)
  2. Paper: white cardstock (Neenah Solar White), green, light blue, red cardstock (stash).
  3. Other: Signo White Ball Point Pen, light blue colored pencil. 
Thank you for visiting!



Monday, July 10, 2017

FCCB Challenge #305-Birthdays

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #305-Birthdays
Make a project about anything to do with birthdays.


This Weeks Sponsor

And the prize is-



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-




I just love shaped cards that are perfect for an individuals passions. This card is for my father-in-law who loves movies, and always talks about the drive-ins and the shenanagins that went on during the movie! Here's the material list:
  1. Cricut: Drive In Marqee (Nifty Fifties), circle and square (I could have made this a lot smaller!) welded to card front and back, Cricut Design Space for sentiment (written with black Cricut Pen). I did each marquee line seperately with text boxes (.2 inches high). Cut each text line about 2" longer on each side of the writing, then trimmed to fit marquee box. I cut a white base to match the black base on the front for the inside of the card.
  2. Paper: Neenah White Solar Bright, grey, black cardstock (Recollections), silver cardstock (Tim Holtz Kraft base Metals), remainder out of scrap stash.
Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Santa Auditions

Welcome to a wonderful sponsor for our July challenge at Die Cut Diva's-

Please check out the HUGE amount of dies, stamps, embellishments, etc. they carry-it's staggering!

The prize this month is this Holly Die, measuring 5" x 3.75", and valued at $25.99!

(International winners must pay shipping, Free to US winner)

and our theme is "Christmas in July"!

Here is my card-

a side view-


and the back-


Explosion boxes are so fun! Here are the elements I used on this one-
  1. Dies: scalloped pop up box (Lawn Fawn), Santas Helpers dies (Taylored Expressions), candy cane (Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Stampin' Up).
  2. Paper: Kris Kringle (Merry Little Christmas, Fancy Pants Designs)
  3. Stamps: Santa animals, sentiment ( Santa's Helpers, Taylored Expressions), Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
  4. Other: christmas lights (daisy punch, Punch Bunch).
Thanks for visiting!

I would also like to enter this at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Christmas Angel

Welcome to a wonderful sponsor for our July challenge at Die Cut Diva's-

Please check out the HUGE amount of dies, stamps, embellishments, etc. they carry-it's staggering!

The prize this month is this Holly Die, measuring 5" x 3.75", and valued at $25.99!

(International winners must pay shipping, Free to US winner)

and our theme is "Christmas in July"!

Here is my card-

I saw a tutorial at Parti Craft Blogspot, and had to try it! I wish you could see the glitter and mica powder-it really adds some cool bling factor! Here's the materials I used:

  1.  Dies: angel (Spellbinders Dies D-Lites Holiday Angel), matte gold cardstock.
  2.  Inks: red, green (Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink).
  3.  Other: white Mica powder, gold glitter, Glossy Accents, white tissue paper, acetate. 
Try this technique to make some unusual backgrounds!

I'm also entering this at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Thanking our sponsor-Bugaboo Stamps!

At Die Cut Diva's, the challenge for June was Summer Fun, and we would like to thank our sponsor-


Today is the last day to get your projects in!

Here is my project-


My friends know I'm a person who loves the offbeat and different. This card sure fits the bill!
Here are the materials I used to make it-
  1. Image: Poppi Penguin Water Toy (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Dies: stitched rounded rectangles, fishtail banner (Taylored Expressions).
  3. Paper: unknown from my stash.
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Viva Las Vegas), Versafine Black Onyx ink.
  5. Embellishment: Old Creative Memories beach ball sticker. 
Stay cool, and join us for a new challenge at Die Cut Diva's tomorrow!

Monday, June 19, 2017

It's all good!

At Die Cut Diva's, the challenge is Summer! Our sponsor this month is the wonderful-



Here is my project-


Sometimes the summer means relaxing with a nice cold drink (whether it's alcoholic or not!) and enjoying the outdoors. I think my little chicken is gonna get fried-literally. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Fried Chicken (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: stitched rectangle, fishtail banner (Taylored Expressions), scalloped border (Simon Says).
  3. Ribbon: Offray.
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Unity Stamp Co.-It's All Good). Versamark Ink, Zing black embossing folder. 
  5. Paper: unknown from my stash.
Stay cool, and thanks for visiting.

Monday, June 12, 2017

FCCB-Masculine Card Challenge #303

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #303-Masculine Cards
Create a project that features cards suitable for boys or men

This Weeks Sponsor




The prize is 4 digital stamps!

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.

Here is my project-


and the inside-
 
 
Let me tell you the materials I used in this card-
  1. Image: Gus Birthday Old Fart (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Cricut cuts: sentiment frame, window frame (Cricut Access-Wild Card), sentiment written with Cricut Explore (font-BethsCuteHmkBold).
  3. Buttons: from my stash.
  4. Paper: from my stash.
The card base was made in Cricut Access by starting with a square and making it the dimensions I wanted. I then welded another rectangle in the card base to get my window. I love that I can get precisely what size I need in Cricut Access! The rest of the card consisited of a lot of measuring to get the correct sizes on the frames. On the sentiment I just used a text box to write my message, then trimmed the piece to fit the frame.

Try playing in Cricut Access if there is a specials shape you need-it's easy!
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