Hello Fall! Die-Cut Scene

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a die-cut fall scene created with a variety of die cuts.

Let’s take a look!:

Hello Fall Die-Cut Scene

I couldn’t wait to use the Poppystamps Dies, Patient Pup die (I’ve professed my love for similar dies in the past). This scene was inspired by our beloved Golden Retriever “Ginger.” She would not have been this patient, however, with squirrels in the yard! This card combines some of my favorite card making elements: lots of color, die-cuts and a heat-embossed sentiment.

Hello Fall Die-Cut Scene

Supplies: Stampin’ Up sentiment

Pumpkin Bouquet – TE Share Joy Challenge #54

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #54.

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

I used the sketch and the inspiration photo to create a fall-themed card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

I heat-embossed the Pumpkin Bouquet with gold embossing powder and colored it with watercolors and cut it out with its corresponding die. I dry-embossed the circle background for more texture against the patterned papers from TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns – Harvest.

TE Share Joy Challenge #54

To finish off the card, I stamped a sentiment from Many Minis – Holidays on to a tag cut with a die in the Mini Tags set.

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Warm Winter Wishes: Merry Monday Challenge

Merry Monday Challenge #214

I’m playing along with Merry Monday #214 whose theme this week is “Warm Winter Wishes.” The temps have turned chilly here in the PNW on this first day of fall, making it easy to think about cozy things!

Merry Monday #214

My card showcases the My Favorite Things Warm & Fuzzy die set which I purchased after the holiday season last year. Kraft and red is one of my favorite Christmas color schemes and feels cozy to me! I used the We R Memory Keepers Wood Grain embossing folder whose larger size allowed me to dry emboss with a horizontal wood grain. I’ve yet to get the Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops set put away since I keep using the same sentiment!

Merry Monday #214

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It’s a Dog Party! – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a colorful birthday card featuring the Penny Black #30-368 Love Me stamp set.

Penny Black Simplicity Dog Party

I was inspired by the final scene in the book Go, Dog. Go! where the colorful dogs have a party. (One of my favorite scenes as a child!)

I stamped the punny sentiment on to a cloud die cut with #51-003 Silver Linings set and added balloons cut with #51-004 Uplifting to fill the white space in the sky (and balance out the color on the card).

Penny Black Simplicity Dog Party

FMS #254 – Hello Fall!

Hello! It’s a rainy day here in the PNW and the leaves are coming down! I’m playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #254 with a fall-themed card showcasing patterned paper and dies.

Freshly Made Sketches #254 Freshly Made Sketches #254I let the American Crafts Give Thanks patterned paper (from last fall) do the heavy lifting (including the sentiment) and paired it with die cuts cut with the Essentials by Ellen Gourd-jus set. The circle was dry-embossed with a Stampin’ Up Sizzix woodgrain folder.

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Fall Die-Cut Scene – TE Share Joy Challenge #53

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #53.

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

I used the sketch to create a fall-themed scene:

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

TE Share Joy Challenge #53

I stamped the Birch Tree Background and cut it out with a circle in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set. I created a lot of pumpkins with Little Bits – Fall Harvest and the Little Bits – Fox placing them in the On the Road – Wagon (I wanted the fox to appear to be almost camouflaged by the pumpkins). I used a sentiment from Woodsy Wishes (the sentiments in the set have just the right touch of whimsy!).

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Peace Snowflake – Die-cut Holiday Card

I’m playing along with two challenges – Merry Monday #213 and CAS(E) This Sketch #189 – with a CAS holiday card.

Merry Monday 213

CAS(E) this Sketch #189

Peace Snowflake

I was inspired by the shapes and colors in the Merry Monday #213 photo and the CAS(E) This Sketch #189 design (a sentiment overlaying a symmetrical and centered focal item).

I die cut the Memory Box Dazzling Snowflake (from a holiday release several years ago) from a red cardstock panel (cut with the dotted rectangular die in the Blueprints 13 set). (The Memory Box Spectacular Snowflake die is similar.) In either case, the snowflake die cuts small pieces, which are difficult to use alone. This style works well for the knock-out technique.

I backed the red panel with white cardstock (even though my card base was also white, creating this panel made assembly much easier). I die cut the sentiment from silver glitter cardstock and attached it to a vellum strip. I taped the strip behind the snowflake panel and attached the panel to a white cardstock card base. To add a little bling, I attached some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins (the mix contains 4mm, 6mm and 8mm sizes) with Ranger Multi Medium, Matte.

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Lawn Fawn Fall Scene

Happy Monday! It’s a crisp fall-like day here in the Pacific Northwest. These puppies from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween set are irresistible!

Happy Howloween

I Copic-colored the dogs and cut them with their corresponding dies adding them to a scene created with a variety of Lawn Fawn die cuts. I pulled the sentiment from Argyle Backdrops. Keep Cozy!

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Ghostly Greetings! – Share Joy Challenge #52

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #52.

TE Share Joy Challenge #52

I created a CAS Halloween-themed card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #52

I had the “Ghost Busters” movie in the back of my mind as I created this card. I cut the Downtown Border and backed it with cardstock (some of the windows were not punched out). I backed the Little Bits – Ghosts with gray cardstock and attached the ghosts with foam to the background, on which I had stamped the sentiment from the Boo to You set. I framed the scene with one of the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 dies.

When I was done, my husband suggested something be added above the sentiment (“like a bat,” he said). Luckily I had just the thing – a bat from the Haunted Accessories set.

TE Share Joy Challenge #52

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Taylored Expressions Mini Caps Alpha Dies

Hello! I’m sharing two projects (a card and a scrapbook layout) using Taylored Expressions Mini Caps Alpha & #’s dies. These dies are great for personalizing a project!

First up – a needle crafts-themed card – with a punny sentiment.

Taylored Expressions Mini Caps Alpha & #'s

I cut the letters and adhered them to the Cross Stitch dry-embossed background within the Embroidery Hoop. I added a heart cut with Little Bits – Buttons (to represent the word “love”) and a needle cut with Little Bits – Needle & Thread. I added thread to the button and to the needle and adhered the frame to a background, which I had been dry-embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions Mini Caps Alpha & #'s

Supplies for the Needle Crafts Card:

For my second project, I created a scrapbook layout for which I used the Mini Caps Alpha & #’s to create a title and embellishment.

Taylored Expressions Mini Caps Alpha & #'s

I was a scrapbooker before I was a cardmaker, and my layouts have, for the most part, been light on embellishments, allowing the journaling and photos to do the heavy lifting. For this layout, chronicling a special trip my husband and son took this past summer, I created the “GO” embellishment by adhering letters cut with the Mini Caps Alpha & #’s set on to a circle, which I had cut with one of the dies in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set. I also die cut the letters for the title, adhering them on to the journaling card, which I cut with a die in the Stitched Square Stacklets set. I printed the date onto cardstock with my computer printer and cut it with the Tab Edger die.

It’s great to be able to personalize a scrapbook page with coordinated embellishments and title without buying any additional supplies!

Taylored Expressions Mini Caps Alpha & #'s

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