Friday, April 29, 2016

Die Cut Cards With Marcia

Good morning friends~  It's time for Marcia's and my monthly challenge.  This month we settled on using die's as the focus of our cards.
Here's my cards:
I started with a brick embossing folder and added some light gray ink to the folder before running it through my machine with white card stock.  I used the window from MFT and added a bit of age by rubbing some distress ink over the window.  The lace curtains inside the window are trimmed from a fan doily die from Top Dog Dies, which is now closed.  The kitties are from Impression Obsession and I added some distress ink to them as well.  The tree is from PTI's Topiary Trio.  This die set has stamps that goes with it, but I like that you can also use just the dies.  I didn't add a sentiment because I thought it was cute just as a note card (and I didn't know where I would add one).  ;0)

This next card uses PTI's Hexagon Cover Plate, cut out of white card stock and layered over a Soft Stone card base.  I gave Rosie Posie some love as it's been a while since it's been used.  The Doily is from Cheery Lynn, called French Pastry.  I can't think of a nicer name for a doily!  I inked up a piece of white card stock with a couple different shades of blue ink and cut it using PTI's Butterfly Cover Plate.  I then fussy cut the butterfly out of that.  

I started by building the background scene on this card using MFT's Stitched Cloud Edges Dies, a sun die from Lil' Inkers, and some Stitched Edges dies from My Creative Time on some green polka dotted paper, edged with ink.  Once the background was done, I cut the stitched rectangle panel using MFT's Blueprints #13.  The Adirondack chair is an old one from Sissix and the umbrella is also an "oldie" from MFT.  

Scene building must be what I'm getting in to, because these next couple have scenes as well.  Again, using the same landscape dies as the card above, this one uses Poppy Stamps Stitched Pine Trees and Poppy Stamps Stick Pine Trees.  I added spring colors to the trees using distress inks.  The Foxy Friends die from WPlus9 is so adorable and fun!  It can be either a fox or a raccoon, depending on the pieces you use!!

These next two cards use PTI's Button Boutique and Poppy Stamps Butterfly Buttons.  These little butterfly buttons are so cute cut out of polka dotted paper!  They are stitched on to the stamped button card along with a coordinating button.     
Isn't this owl just the cutest?  He is from Die-Versions "Build An Owl" .  I think I sat one day and made about six of these little cuties in bright, fun colors to use on future projects.  The scalloped rectangle is cut using MFT's Blueprints #27.  I then stamped on the the Typewriter Text Background Stamp from MFT and blended in some colorful distress inks.  The leaves are cut using Poppy Stamps Hampstead Stem.  The sentiment is from PTI's Flower Fusion #8.  A couple of jewels to add twinkle to his eyes and some heart gems finish this card off.   

This last card uses Elizabeth Craft Designs Barn.  This is such a fun die set to use as it makes your card interactive...  See that barn door?
It slides open to reveal your message, or what ever you want to put behind it.  So cool, right??
And, when you open the card, you can make it a pop up using the pop-up die that's included in the set!

Believe it or not, this card came together very quickly and easily using their easy to follow instructions. 
I already sent this card to my little great niece for her third birthday and I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card with the barn doors open, but there's a pig inside!!  

I'm posting one of these cards to the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving some love!  Be sure to visit my dear friend Marcia's blog to see her fabulous creations for our challenge.
Thanks for visiting!  Blessings~ Birgit


Marcia Hill said...

Oh my absolutely are the die cut Queen and totally outdid yourself on this challenge! I love them all, but probably my favorites are the butterfly button cards and the last one with the barn...that one is just SOOOO cool! Thanks again dear friend for playing along on these monthly journeys with's always a highlight of my month!! :0)

Patti said...

What an incredible line up of amazingly sweet cards!! I'm with Marcia! you are the die cut Queen!! I love each perfect little scene!! but my jaw dropped over that amazing butterfly card!

Have a wonderful weekend friend and I'm so blessed you'll join me in "Use it or Loose it!" : )


Marybeth said...

A grand feast for the eyes for sure! Oh My Gosh.... Birgit these are all amazing! I love the topiary card and that set, need to take it out! You outdid your self! The button card is darling and that is one set I always wished I bought. Clapping my hands over here in joy of all your cards today!

sandie said...

Amazing set of cards, you rock using dies. I love the summer scene you have made for TIme Out, such lovely, fresh colours. Great to see you at Time Out

Nancy Penir said...

Birgit, these are all fabulous! Didn't know about your challenge, but am so glad I visited Marcia this morning! These are all so adorable. Love all the detailing, (that's what dies do, right?), and adore your barn! I'm a farm girl who is partial to all things farm! Not sure how any of us lived without dies, but happy to join in the fun of having them now. Blessings!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Wonderful inspiration Birgit. I love the owl and now I have to have it. Great scene cards too.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my you have been busy, I love my cat dies too and love putting them into little scenes, your scene cards are so fun, I just finished one last night for the DRU blog, I will have to say the pop up barn is too cool, so fun!!

Linda said...

Wow is all I can say. You and Marcia really are on a roll when you do your Challenge. What lovely and fun cards. I really love the butterfly one.

Sue said...

WOW!!! These cards are all awesome. I love them all and the barn one, any 3 year old would love, for sure!!! You and Marcia rocked your monthly challenge again!!!!!!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Birgit! I love the bricks embossing folder & all the cute scenes you've created.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Shery Russ said...

Amazing cards! Thanks for playing at TO!