Monday, July 31, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Hello Fans!
Today I'm filling in for team mate Nancy over on the Tutti Designs Blog who is under the weather.  We wish her a speedy recovery and expect she'll be back next Monday with a new, fabulous creation to share.

 My card today was a quick and easy put together, but I LOVE the end result!
It's Christmas in July at the Tutti Designs Store and their July Release is jam packed full of awesome holiday dies!  You'll want to be sure to pop over and make your purchase early before they run out!  

The die I've used on today card is called Winter Scene (#352)

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There are so many things I can think to do with this beautiful die but since I was short on time, I decided to use the technique I'm kind of 'hooked' on at the moment!  And, that is to die cut multiple time and glue together to create a 'chipboard' appearance and wonderful dimension.  

Here's how I did it ...

Step 1:  I found the background decorative paper I wanted to use ... in this case, a pretty, snowy paper and cut it an 1/8" smaller than my card front (my card is A6 in size).    The I cut a white card stock panel that fit side to side on my decorative paper but shorter leaving room for a sentiment or in my case ... snowy tree trio.

 Step 2:  Die cut my 'Winter Scene' from the white card stock panel but keep the 'negative' portion to reset my 'stacked' die cut back into.  From scraps of white card stock, I cut out 4 more Winter Scene panels.

Step 3:   Glue each of the 5 die cut panels, one atop the other.  Then glue your stacked winters scene back into the negative panel.  Blue sequins and a die cut tree trio were added as embellishments.    Viola!  This card is ready for mailing.


Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.
Need inspiration? 
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog EACH and EVERY DAY!   Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!

Challenges to share in:
Dream Valley Challenges #160 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday Challenge #51 - Monochromatic
613 Avenue Creates Challenge #199 - ATG / Optional Twist - Monochromatic
Christmas Card Challenge #18 - Holiday Card (option - snowman)
Crafty Friends Challenge #63 - Christmas in July

For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:
Thanks for stopping by!
 As always . . .


  1. Love the winter scene die!! Beautiful!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  2. Wowie! You really layered that up and it turned out completely fabulous! I love layering my dies for dimension. I have a hard time not layering them anymore. Hooked here, too! What a pretty die. I love all the die cuts in white on the snowflake paper. Pristine and gorgeous!

  3. Fabulous dies and a gorgeous scene! Thanks for coming to see us at 613 Avenue Create.

  4. A gorgeous card, gorgeous winter seen. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

  5. Beautiful, I love the patterned background and the layering sure does make a difference doesn't it, love the added trees you gave to it too!

  6. Wow, layering like this makes a big impact - gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

  7. Hello Darlene
    It’s lovely to see you have joined in the ‘Christmas in July’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Beautiful card design using lovely dies, a very stylish card... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again very soon.

    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  8. wow...your card is so fabulous!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  9. A beautiful card, I love the combo of white and blue. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

  10. beautiful card.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  11. Very beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - DT

  12. Oh another WOW! Love how you layered them all and got such dimension....looks great! Perfect Designer Papers too! I also love the tree line!


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