Monday, February 19, 2018

An Elephant ~ Just For You!

Did you think I was really going to give you an elephant?  Why, yes I am!  
I hope this card  brings a smile to your face.
 I made it for the current challenge going on over at Color Throwdown Color Challenge
The purple color I used is a bit more muted than the color on the  inspiration photo but hopefully it will pass muster.
I used dies from Marianne Designs (Elephant), Echo Park (Palm Leaves) and Altenew (Balloon ~ Birthday Greetings).
I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
AAA Cards ~ Die Cuts Only (except for the sentiment, it's all die cuts)
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Inspiring Shaker Card

Hello there.  Take the time to let someone know you're thinking of them by making and sending some snail mail.  Here's a sweet shaker card using Cut Cardstock Linen cardstock.

Here's a snapshot of products I used:

I started by die cutting the Bright White Linen cardstock using the Say It With Florals Die and then stamping the flowers around the framed opening using the coordinating Say It With Florals stamp set.  I wish you could see how wonderful the stamping looks on the textured linen.  I love the look!  Once I was done with the stamping, I adhered a piece of clear acetate to the back of the stamped frame using Score Tape Double Sided Adhesive.

I then cut 5 of the same dies out of the 160# White Cougar cardstock.  This is the perfect cardstock for creating shaker cards because it is thick and sturdy.  Because of it's thickness I had to run these through my machine twice but I got nice clean cuts each time.

I then layered the die cut panels together using Tomow Mono Liquid Glue.  Just look at that depth!  

I heat embossed the sentiment in black onto the Aqua Basis Cardstock.
I then assembled the shaker card, adding sequins to the inside window and adhered the layered panel, using Score Tape Double Sided Adhesive around the edges and more Tombow Mono Liquid Glue around the detailed areas of the die cut.  
 Some pearl gems were added to the centers of the two die cut flowers to finish this card off.
I hope you'll check out the products I used in today's post and take advantage of this month's sale on all Classic Crest  and Linen Cardstock.  Don't forget to add coordinating Basis Envelopes to your shopping cart! 
Aqua - 25 pk

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Simple Chicks Valentine

Good morning friends~ I've got a card up today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration blog.
 Check out the blog for more details HERE.

ETA:  Thanks Darnell for suggesting I add this to the 
CAS Watercolor Challenge ~ Heart   

I'll also be adding this to the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Love is in the air
The Paper Players ~ Will you be my Valentine?

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Must be love

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Challenge

Hello ~ Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 11th anniversary this month ~ Congratulations PTI!
I chose Lizzie Jone's sketch to play along with their Anniversary celebrations.

I used the Circles Cover Plate, Jungle Buddies and a sentiment from Fillable Frames #4 to create not 1, not 2 but three adorable critter cards!



I have a bonus card for another challenge going on at Double D Challenges using sequins.


 I used a couple of water color ink stamp sets to color the background and then laid this lovely rose die cut from Winnie & Walter over the top.  
The sentiment is from PTI.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Sunday Stamps ~ Pops of Pink



Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Vintage Friend

Good morning friends~  I'm popping in with a card I made for Paptertrey Ink Make-It Monday with Stephanie Gold.  She's inspired us to create using differenty types of paper.
I haven't created a vintage style card in a long time so it felt good to go this route again using printed paper, old music print from an old hymnal, polka dotted vellum leaves from Songbirds and hearts from With All My Heart.

You can find all the details and join in on the fun HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Love Bird

Welcome to February!  It's hard to believe how quickly the months are flying by and that February is here already.  I love the month of February and especially February 14th because not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's also the day that my daughter was born 24 years ago!  I couldn't have been given a lovlier gift ever!  So, in preparation for Valentine's Day I'm jumping right in to the season with a little bird love.
I watched a Penny Black video with Jill Foster and just adored how she made it look like the "Love" sentiment was suspended in the air with strings and I just had to try it.  I changed my card up a bit using dies that are found at Dies R Us.

Here's what I did:
 I cut four Poppystamps Pointed Rectangle Frames and glued three of them together.  I set the remaining Pointed Rectangle Frame aside and blended some Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Ink onto the negative piece of one of the frames.

Next, I cut out two Penny Black Ardor branches out of white card stock and blended the same colors onto the dies that I used for the background.  This particular die is currently out of stock in the store but the Love Is Growing die would make a great substitution.

 
I cut out this darling bird using Memory Box Feathered Friends and assembled the bird, popping just the tip of his wing up using a foam dot to add dimention.

I blened a scrap of white cardstock with Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and cut it using the Penny Black Love die.

Next I assembled the card.   I glued the ardor dies to the distressed panel and glued the stack of three frames over the top.  I then ran two pieces of thread through the "Love" die and glued it to the top of the frame.  I also put little bits of foam tape on the back of the "Love" die to lift it off the card front.
Next I glued the fourth Pointed Rectangle Frame onto the entire assemblage, hiding the threads, which were snipped off after it was all glued in place.  

I then tied two bows and glued them onto the die where the tread ran through.

I trimmed off just the bottom of the bird and then nestled him into the frame.  So cute!!


Because Dies R Us offers all the quality brand name dies you've come to love at a discounted price, you'll find that dies move in and out of the store very quickly.   If you see something you'd like but it's out of stock, click on the "Notify Me" button and you'll get an e-mail as soon as it arrives.     

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I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

12 Kits of Occasion ~ January

Welcome to my month~end post for 12 Kits of Occasion for January!  Jeanne Jachna (A Kept Life) is our creative hostess for this month and her kit just oozes with winter fun & sweetness!  

Everything she included in the kit was new to me and the colors and papers..... pure delight!  I had so much fun creating with this kit.  Thank you so much Jeanne!!!
 Look at the cute little sign the snowman is holding.  This was cut from one of the printed papers in the kit.


 I love the woodgrain paper and these little wooden snowflakes.  They go perfectly together!  And just look at that darling patterned paper!!!


 Jeanne sent all the makings for this fun little shaker card.  So cute!


 More yummy patterned paper!  The sentiment is one of my own stamps, which I heat embossed in white.  It just had to go on this card!




 I was playing around with these little tiles that were cut from one of the design papers that was in the kit.  Do you like this card with the tiles... 
or without?

Be sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how my team mates were inspired to use this kit.

My dear, sweet friend Marcia Hill of Marcia's Stamp Pad is guesting this month too, so you won't want to miss a single post!


Thanks for stopping by!