Wednesday, May 24, 2017

One Card Repeated Yet Different


I set myself a goal of making 100 Christian cards and donating them to either our church or to another charity. To date, I have completed 70.

I didn't want it to be so difficult that I wouldn't keep at it so I thought if I made 4 cards of a particular design it would be slightly easier. I didn't think I wanted the 4 to be exactly alike though, so
I have been making four copies of a card, but changing it slightly each time.

I wanted to share the four I created this weekend. Basically, I changed up the patterned papers and embellishments, but used the same layout and sentiment stamp.

All of the cards use the "Trust in the Lord" stamp from Phrases & Praises by Papertrey Ink.
They all also include tags which I cut from my Silhouette.

 The first card uses some beautiful papers by Anna Griffin from the Amelie 6X6 paper pad, the Courages Stamp & Die Set by Essentials by Ellen, and a scrap of eyelet lace.




The second card uses the Moments paper pad by My Minds Eye, punches by Martha Stewart and Fiskars and rhinestones by Bo Bunny


For the third card I went to a paper pad called Infused by Authentique, a border punch by Fiskars and stamps from the Courage Stamp & Die Set from Essentials by Ellen.

Do you see a mistake on this one?

Well, I placed my paper a little off by accident and it cut the scalloped tag into the bottom edge of the patterned paper which should normally be trimmed off. Well, I kinda liked the way it looked like I did it on purpose, so I used it and didn't cut out another.


The final version of this card I used paper by My Minds Eye, a punch by Martha Stewart, and rhinestones by Kaiser Kraft.
The butterflies were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.


Well, there you have it!

Four slightly different, yet the same, cards.

Thanks for taking a peek today!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Graduation Challenge

It's that time of year!

June is almost upon us and the school year is coming to a close.

Many kids are excited because they will be graduating this year, and we are celebrating that accomplishment.

The challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is Garduation.




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I found this darling graduation card at the Silhouette store. With this cut file you can make either a feminine or masculine robe.





I heat embossed the sentiment.
Although it had pearls in the cut file that you could use I thought it would be more fun to use the pearls by Kaiser Kraft.




Supplies used: card stock - black, white, red, peach, grey;  cut file from Silhouette Studio, pearls - Kaiser Kraft; white embossing powder; VersaMark by Tsukineko

Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Friday, May 19, 2017

Cut It Up Fun Fold Cards Challenge



I've been in the mood to make Father's Day cards this week.

I chose to use this weeks challenge over at Cut It Up come up with one more to add to the several I've made this week.




This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Fun Fold Cards". Create a card with a different fold.  Don't forget the die cut!

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is The Cutting Cafe , you have a chance to win any 3 sets from their shop.


For my card I used the tri-fold card from The Cutting Cafe's Assorted Card Folds Set 2 which you can purchase here




For the front of the card I used stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life.
The stamp set is called coffee4two,  I also used the stamp set labels2use and the dies coffee cup dies.




For the inside of the card I used a cut file from Silhouette Studio for the balloons.

To cut the man I downloaded a GIF file from the internet into Silhouette and cut it out in vinyl.






Supplies Used: card stock - white, kraft; patterned paper by Bella Blvd.; black vinyl; stamps and dies by The Stamps of Life; cut files by The Cutting Cafe and Silhouette Studio; twine by May Arts; photo corner punch by Stampin' Up.


I can't wait to see your creation so pop on over to the Cut It Up blog and join us in the fun!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas All About Tags Challenge

I hope all of you Mom's had a great Mother's Day!

I was fortunate enough to be treated to breakfast and dinner on Mother's Day, along with spending the afternoon playing Sushi Go (a super fun card game) with my family.

All in all a wonderful day :)

Since Tuesday has rolled around again we have a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is "All About Tags".


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I decided to use this challenge to make an "end of school year" present for my grandsons teacher.

I used a stitched tag die by Paper Smooches to make the tag for my gift.






I created my sentiment in Silhouette Studio and cut the letters out of vinyl.

The coffee cup is from the Cyber Cafe stamp set by paper smooches.




I stamped the coffee ring on sticker paper, wrote the coffee flavor inside the ring and then punched it out using a circle punch.



Supplies used: card stock - kraft; patterned paper is from my scrap pile; brown vinyl; stitched tag die by Paper Smooches; Cyber Cafe stamp set by Paper Smooches; ink by Memento; paper sack with clear window from Pick Your Plum; coffee by Ghiradelli; twine from my stash.


Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Mother's Day/Feminine Challenge

This Sunday is the day we celebrate our Mothers!

A special day for all the Mom's who have given so much of themselves for their children.

We are honoring our Moms with this weeks challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is Mother's Day/Feminine.


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I chose a cut file by Lori Whitlock for my card which you can purchase here from the Silhouette Studio store.







Just a hint - I've found cutting my sentiments out of vinyl works super!
The small sentiments cut so perfectly in the vinyl and are so easy to attach to the cards. No glue involved :)






Supplies used: card stock - brown, kraft, 2 shades of purple, 2 shades of green, yellow; patterned paper is from my scrap pile; white vinyl; cut file by Silhouette Studio.


Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Friday, May 5, 2017

Cut It Up "Wings" Challenge



Planted lots of flowers yesterday!
 It was gorgeous, and a great day to get some gardening done. Love filling my pots with flowers in the spring :)

Since it is Friday it's time for a new challenge over at Cut It Up!




This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Wings". Create something with butterflies, birds or fairies.  Don't forget the die cut!

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Heartfelt Creations  , you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to their store.


For my card I used a beautiful bird stamp set called Best Birds by Stampin' Up and the Birds and Blooms thinlits die cut set that matches the stamps





I also used a sentiment stamp from Walk By Faith by Papertrey Ink and the Garden Garland Die also by Papertrey Ink.





Supplies Used: card stock - white; stamps and dies by Stampin' Up and Papertrey Ink; Copic markers, Memento Ink.


I can't wait to see your creation so pop on over to the Cut It Up blog and join us in the fun!