Holiday Latte to Go!

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a CAS die-cut holiday card featuring the CottageCutz Peppermint Latte die set.

Holiday Latte

To begin, I cut and assembled the cups, and then went on the hunt for coordinating patterned paper. I found papers I liked, but they didn’t match the red and green I’d chosen for the cups, so I started over. (Note to self: pick out the patterned paper first!)

Because the background patterned paper has a number of sentiments (it reminds me of a chalkboard at a café listing the specials), I decided to forgo adding another sentiment to the card.

Holiday Latte

I used two different stitched square die sets from Lil’ Inker Designs to cut the background and the card base. One of the sets includes a die that cuts a stitched square 4.25″ x 4.25″.

ColourQ Challenge #260

Today I’m sharing a card created for colourQ challenge #260.

This is such a delightful color combination for the fall. I grew up in Denver; the Broncos football team colors are orange and blue. I had at least one school outfit that was pumpkin and navy!

ColourQ260The branches, from a Taylored Expressions die set, were cut from a woodgrain textured cardstock. I double cut the birds, (from the same TE set), adhered them together and put them onto the branches with dimensional adhesive. The navy background was cut with a Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle die. The sentiment, from a Taylored Expressions stamp set, was heat embossed.


The Cutting Edge Challenge #5

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Melania Deasy.

I was inspired by her beautiful clustering and use of color. Here’s my take:


I used the Lil’ Inker stitched butterflies die set and a Lil’ Inker sentiment to create my card. I cut the butterflies in three sizes in a variety of cardstock colors, and then began to put them together in a manner that would give justice to the subtle combination on Melania’s card. (Let’s just say that my work table, aka the kitchen table, has a pile of butterflies on it!) I cut a white panel at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the elements and added it to a white card base.

Ready to play along? Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll  find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!