Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dies R Us ~ Winter Skate

Hello~  I'm up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with a cool, wintry card that's just full of sparkle and shine. 
Today's card features this wonderful Elizabeth Craft Skate, which I just love!  
 I cut the blade out of silver card stock and the heel out of black and once the skate was assembled, I added a baker's twine lace.  Just look at the detail on this skate!

Just look at this lovely snowflake border by Joy Crafts!  I applied glue from a Zig pen and dusted the whole die cut with Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Glitter in Warm Diamond. 
This particular die was available for special order from Dies R Us so it is not regularly stocked, but there are a few other snowflake borders that are just as lovely in the online store.  This one from Precious Marieke is equally stunning!!

I embossed a background panel using a Darice Embossing Folder

I cut these snowflakes out of white Card stock and applied the same Silk Microfine Glitter Treatment to them, using  the color Sea Glass.  They are stunning in real life.  

Here's the completed card.  There's so much sparkle and shine, I just wish it came out better in the photo's.

Here's a list of products I used to create this card:
I used a couple of dies that were  part of the same special order deal, so be sure to sign up for the Dies R Us Newsletter.  You'll be the first to know when they offer special order dies and when they are having awesome sales.
 Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #390

Hello ~ It's time for another delightful Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!  Just look at this fabulous inspiration photo.  Use the colors Slate, Ballet and Gold or colors like them and join in on the fun!

Our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn  

and they're generously offering up a free 6x6 paper pack of the winners choice.

Now on to my card:

For my card, I used Lawn Fawn's Into The Woods set.  I cut a piece of white linen card stock and cut the edge using Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Borders 4.  I stamped the heart border stamp along the edge along with some slate colored clouds from the set and cut the stars out of gold card stock.

I stamped the fox onto a white heart cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hearts and colored the fox in using Copics.  I added some foam tape under the heart and stamped panel to add dimension.  A strip of gold and a strip of patterned paper to add color and interest.   The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Shoot For The Stars.

Check out the other designers to see how they've been inspired by this week's inspiration photo:
Birgit ~ That's me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Some Winter Fun!

Good morning friends~  I've got a couple of cards today that combine the December Simon Says Stamp Kit of the Month  with stamps from Stampingbella, also available at Simon Says.  
I created a window on the front of the card that included some shaker snowflakes from the SSS. December kit.  They don't shake and move around as freely as they would on a regular shaker card because the snowflakes are pressed between two pieces of acetate.  I used an Elizabeth Craft Design Dotted Scalloped Oval to frame the opening and added some little banners using printed papers from the kit.  The sentiment from the December kit is so adorable!  

This is the inside of the card.  The image is called Maggie with Penguin but I think it's discontinued and I probably got the last one as I couldn't find it when I searched on their site for it. I was happy for the time to practice using my copics, coloring these little cutie pies!  I stamped some snowflakes in the background using stamps from the kit and the rest of the sentiment.  I would choose making snow angels too!

Here's a better picture and a close up the little Maggie looking through the window.  It's hard to get good pictures using acetate.  I'm not a very good photographer and don't know how to stop the glare from the light.  

This is Valerie with her snowball.  I remember bundling my kids up like that when they were young.  They could hardly move from all the winter gear I layered on them but that didn't stop them from having fun in the snow.  I cut a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4 out of printed paper from the kit for the pretty stitched edging on the left.  I heat embossed some snowflakes from the kit onto a piece of gray vellum and laid the image over the top of that.  Some Poppystamps Frosty Snowflake Buttons to finish it off.

Stampingbella is fairly new to me.  I just discovered their adorable images about a month ago and I am head over heels crazy over them!  

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges ~ White on White 
City Crafter Challenge ~ Blue Monday 
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Celebrate January Happy Little Stampers ~ Anything Goes with Dies 
AAA Cards ~ Hello

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Quick CAS Valentine Card

Good morning friends~  Just thought I'd pop on here and share a card I made using amazing products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Now is the time to start planning your Valentine card making and ECD has everything you'll need to make someone you love feel very special.

This Diamond Background panel is available soon and  it makes the perfect backdrop for any occasion.  I cut it out of white card stock and applied it to a white card base for a CAS style card.
Next, I cut two smaller hearts from Stitched Hearts and added some Candied Apple Distress Ink using a blending tool.
I cut the "XOXO"  from Love Sentiments out of white card stock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the top.  Remove the release sheet and rub some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the top.
I adhered the two hearts onto the card base and popped the smaller heart up using foam tape.  The glittery "X's & O's" were adhered to the top of the small heart.
I cut one of the Arrows the same way I cut the "X's & O's and added Antique Silver Silk Microfine Glitter and adhered it over the larger heart.

A quick and easy CAS card!

Here's a list of all the products I used, that can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Just click on the ECD banner on the right to check them all out and see all the new items that are coming soon.

Diamond Background  Stitched Hearts Love Sentiments Arrows

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet - 5" x 12" - 5 pack - ElizabethCraftDesigns.com  Cool Diamond 1oz. - Silk Microfine Glitter - ElizabethCraftDesigns.com  Antique Silver - Silk Microfine Glitter - ElizabethCraftDesigns.com

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings ~ Birgit

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Hello friends~ Let's jump right in with the winner of the January Die Cut Club Kit.
Congratulations to conniecrafter!
Please contact me so I can get your package of die cuts out to you as soon as possible.
 The Die Cut Club of Green Duck Sales is a monthly subscription  where you will receive a variety of top quality, fully colored and embellished die cuts a month.  As you can see in the photo below,  they're all as cute as can be!

Each month is a different theme and all these dies are professionally cut using 100lb card stock. You can purchase one month of dies or a subscription of dies throughout the year.  The dies are sent out at the beginning of each month.

My daughter's birthday is on Valentine's Day so I thought I'd make her a birthday card using this cute owl from the January kit.  The hearts that I used as balloons are also part of the kit.  

I also wanted to make a special thank you card to send out to Melinda, the owner of The Die Cut Club.  She's been so generous to give me an entire set this month and last month to give away.  Thanks Melinda!!

After all the cards I've shared with you in this post and the last three posts, I still have lots of fun dies left over to create with.

You can find all the details about The Die Cut Club HERE.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs January Challenge

Good morning friends~  Today's card goes along with the new designer challenge starting today over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog "From The Heart".

   "Lets create a card/project that incorporate any of the heart dies in some way. Hearts can be used for so many different occasions one of which is Valentines Day which is coming up next month. Make your card for whatever occasion your heart desires."

I made a fun little easel card to help inspire you.
I created an easel fold card using white card stock and added the largest Scalloped Heart and this pretty Lace Heart.  

I cut the words "I Love You" from Love Sentiments out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock that had a strip of Clear Double Sided Adhesive over the top and rubbed on some Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter over the top and added them to the layered hearts.

The X's and O's from General Sentiments was stamped on the inside.  

All the products I used to create this card are listed below:

 Please hop on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the amazing inspiration from the other designers and then join in on the fun.

I hope you've been inspired today by this project.  If you'd like to see details on all of the supplies I used, click on the "Shop Along With Me" icon for Elizabeth Craft Designs on the right.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs ~ Winter Birds

Good morning friends~ I just thought I'd pop in an share another card with you featuring some amazing products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

My son's birthday is in just a couple of days.  He's now living in California where they don't get snow like we do here in Maine so I thought these Birds dressed in their winter gear would be fun to send along with his birthday wishes.

I cut a white card stock panel using the Stitched Rectangles and added some Tumbled Glass Distress ink to the inside of the rectangle while still in the die.  I like the white border it leaves on the card panel.  I also cut a Postage Stamp Rectangle out of white and added some Antique Linen to back up the front panel with.
The birds are cut out of 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock and I added color using distress inks and a blending tool.  I love the way the colors look on the Soft Finish Cardstock.  A cute little sentiment and "Happy Birthday" from General Sentiments finish off the CAS winter birthday card.

I hope this card inspires you to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs, by clicking on the "Shop Along With Me" icon on the right, and check out all their fabulous products!  They've got a new release that you can check out in the "Coming Soon" section.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers ~ Anything Goes w/ Dies
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit