Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fun with Die Cuts

Happy Thursday Everyone ...

I've been very busy lately trying to be sure I have enough 'goodies' ready for next week's
show.  This particular group of ladies (a closed show) delight in the more feminine designs
so, I have directed today's designing thoughts towards pretty designer paper & die cuts.

I have a couple FAVORITE design paper companies ... one is Heartfelt Creations
and that is the one I chose to work with today.

 CARD #1:

This particular paper pack may not be available any longer ... it is from a few years back.  But, they have some AMAZING paper packs that you will want to take a peek at HERE.

My cards are 5x7 in size and geared more towards a 'note' card so the inside in blank and can be used for any occasion. The die I chose for this cards is Spellbinder D-Lites 'Fantastic Floral' #S2-009.  I die cut it from white card stock then sponged the color with a large sponge dauber and Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' ink.

With a  few sequins and a stamped sentiment, I was able to call this creation DONE!


I have used the same paper pack but different dies. The dies used on this creation are:  Sue Wilson Finishing Touches 'Trailing Ivy' #CED1423 and Technique Tuesday 'Hello'  #DIY0383. 

Most of the dies I have used on these cards all came from the Dies R Us Store.  I have linked you directly to the dies currently available and for those that are out of stock at the present time, I have linked you to the company page at the Dies R Us Store.

A few sequins are the only embellishment I felt this card required.  Oh and I did use a white gelly roll pen to add a few dots to the wings of the butterflies.


For this last card I actually was able to use up a few scraps I had on my work table.  

Sue Wilson Designs - Greek Island Collection - Corner. Border & TagFor instance, when I'm die cutting a lace panel.  I typically cut it in a continuous long length then cut it to the length I need for my card.  Whether it is used horizontally or vertically.  This piece just happened to be left over and just begging to be used.  This lacy die is from Joanna Sheen and is called 'Harriet Lace Edger' ... isn't it beautiful?

Well, that's all I have to share with you today.  Take a look around at some of those beautiful design papers you have in your stash.  I'm sure you can find a few that just by simply adding a sentiment and/or die cuts, you will transform it into a masterpiece!

A few challenges to share in today:
 Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Die Cuts or Punches
I hope you're having a wonderful day and looking forward to a fabulous weekend!  It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend here in Ohio so I'm looking forward to getting outside and soaking up some sunshine.

Have a great day and as always . . .


Birgit said...

Beautiful vintage inspired cards Darlene! These really speak to my vintage loving heart!

Leslie said...

These are beautiful!!! LOVE how the colors and how they have the "opening!"

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely cards, thanks for joining in at Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Beautiful cards!

Leslie Miller said...

Love that corner die and the ivy and the gorgeous paper! Beautiful designs, Darlene. I almost got that SW ivy set, but went with another ivy die instead. The SW is fabulous! Your ladies will LOVE these cards! said...

Such stunning works of art! You definitely have a way with dies!

CaroleAnn said...

What you have created is just beautiful and I wish I had some time to look around my art room now, but I am off to work but for sure I will be checking out your suggestions and what a wonderful board of inspiration!! Big Hugs

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful cards love the design and how you've used the corner dies

Migdalia said...

Stunning & Beautiful!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful cards, love the designs and papers!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful cards thanks for sharing!!!

Janice said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the colours you have chosen and the lace panel is beautiful!

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards and a great use of all the papers and dies..what fun to be able to put all these together and then have them turn out so pretty!!

Lisa Mensing said...

Stunning! Thank you for playing along at Crafty

Gals Corner Die-Cuts or Punches Challenge
. Lisa DT

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful cards! Love the vintage look and the gorgeous dies you used.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Hugs ~ Lena, DT
Lena’s Creations

Bettina L. said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and design. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx