Friday, September 20, 2019


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday! :)

Today, I'm swinging in to share a fun Halloween card with you!

I started with making my panel. I made the 'jack-o-lantern' by using a piece of light blue/aqua colored cardstock along with the 'face' from the Perfect Pumpkin die set. After, I added a piece of silver glittered cardstock behind the jack-o-lantern. Simple, right?!...

Next, I used the new Headline Type Alphabet dies to spell 'BOO!' with black cardstock. Though (as you can see) rather than having two O's I used the jack-o-lantern as one of them. I also decided to layer each of my die cut letters 7 times. Yep. 7 times. I wanted them to stand out a little more than the jack-o-lantern. ;) Once having all my die cut letters, I then adhered them together and then added them to my panel. To finish things off, I added a striped patterned paper on my base card and then some foam tape on the back of my panel before adhering it to my card. Lastly, some twine. Easy peasy, yeah?!...

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fall Thinking of You

Good morning! Ardyth here today with a card I think I make (or at least a variation of it) every year. There's just something so satisfying about blending ink onto leaf die cuts, trying to achieve the bright blends that nature provides.

This year, I used Copic markers. To get good blends, it helps to really saturate the paper with the markers. 

I added texture to my simple white background by layering the Stitched Plaid Coverplate die cut over my white cardbase. I used the smallest Stitched Dot Rectangle for my sentiment from Delightful Sentiments.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

happy fall... ya'll

Hey there!   Rosemary here with yes... another fall card!  For this card I used the new Headline Type Alphabet die set, the Rustic Wood Slice die and an image from the new Autumn Pumpkin stamp set.   The happy comes from the Hello, Fall stamp set.   This is one of those cards that actually turned out pretty close to what I had envisioned when I came up with the idea.   I love it when that happens!

I started by die cutting the Rustic Wood Slice from some off white cardstock.  One of things about this die is that the outer bark portion is separate from the inner wood portion.  This allowed me to die cut another slice and adhered the two wood parts together to give the slice a little more heft.   After cutting the slices I inked up the bark and top wood slice with distress oxide inks in vintage photo and gathered twigs.   Additional off white cardstock was die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die and then I adhered the bark portion to the panel with AJVD's Just Glue It adhesive.  Once that was set I adhered the inner wood slice to the panel with foam tape.   All the letters were die cut from patterned paper from the Carta Bella Fall Market 6x6 pad.  I actually cut the letters from two different papers because I was going to alternate the patterns, but in the end went with the pattern you see so I adhered the other set behind the first to give them a little more heft.  The letters were then popped up on the wood slice with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Acorn ink, trimmed it out and then covered it with a lot of Wink of Stella clear ink.   The acorn image was stamped on the off white paper I used for the wood slice with the Acorn ink and then colored with my Polychromos color pencils.   I trimmed it out and liberally covered it with clear Wink of Stella.   I like that you can see the sparkle in the photo.  I then adhered the image with Just Glue It adhesive down at the bottom of the acorns so that I could tuck the leaves in around the two ls.   The entire panel was then adhered to a kraft cardstock base.  

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tis the Season

Hi there it's Tracey here today with another card using the newly released Cozy Cottage Birdhouse and Sweet Gingerbread Add On die sets.

I started by die cutting my rectangle background frame from patterned paper using the largest die in the Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop die set. Then I cut two snowbanks using the stitched snowbank from the Sweet Gingerbread Add On die set. I overlapped the snowbanks and glued them together and then I ran them through with the Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop once again so everything matched. Using lots of Christmas patterned papers I die cut almost all the elements for my gingerbread house and put the scene together on my background.

Next I die cut the gingerbread once with kraft cardstock and once with white cardstock. I die cut the face on the kraft cardstock gingerbread and then glued the kraft gingerbread to the white gingerbread so there was white showing anywhere the die cut right through. The last step was to blend Tea Dye Distress Ink all over the gingerbread to look a little more baked. The gingerbread was adhered with foam tape.

QUICK TIP: I die cut the face on the gingerbread from behind so there would be no mark from the die on the front of him.

The final step was to emboss the sentiment in gold across the bottom of the card. I used Tis the Season from the Shine Bright stamp set.

Thanks so much for joining me today and we'll see you next time!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Be Still... Darkest Nights & Hurricane Relief

Happy Monday, friends! Today's card is a little bit experimental, since I broke out the Gel Press once again to try to create a night sky type background. It's not perfect but I think it turned out pretty good for not using a gel press in years!

So, for this card I just used some Artist's Loft paint, as well as some Dina Wakely paints which are AMAZING! I flicked the gold, gunmetal, and silver on using some small paintbrushes and a LOT of water (these are a little thick so thinning them out was a must.)

I also used metallic gold WOW embossing powder both on the small stars and the sentiment (yes, there are a few blemishes, my fault! Embossing is tricky). For the stars, I used an embossing ink reinker and just spread it over the stars before sprinkling my powder on and using my heat tool! Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Keep in mind, 50% of the sales from the Darkest Night stamp set, which you can preorder HERE will go to Global Empowerment Mission for Hurricane Dorian relief.

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Friday, September 13, 2019


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm swinging in to share a fun and simple Christmas card.

I started by do some die cutting with the letters J, O, and Y. I used white cardstock (which I did twice, so I could have two layers) and chose a patterned paper. After, I layered the letters together, with two layers of the white cardstock and then the patterned paper on top. So a total of three layers. I repeated this process two more times, so that I could have a total of three JOY words. Next, I used white cardstock with the mistletoe die.

After having things die cut and together, I used a dark blue cardstock for my 'background' and adhered it to my card base. Then I added the mistletoe onto my card and after, added the JOY, JOY, JOY. Simple, right?!...

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Daisy Thank You

Good morning! Ardyth here with a Pinterest-inspired thank you card using the Daisies dies and the new Headline Type alphabet dies.

I started by cutting multiple daisies from white cardstock, and then I coloured them direct-to-paper with Catherine Pooler inks. I spaced them over an oyster panel that had been cut with the largest Stitched Dot Rectangle die and glued them down.

Then I cut THANK YOU 3 times using the Headline Alphabet dies. I stacked them up and glued them together and then over the daisies. 

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