Monday, October 15, 2018

Tutti Designs - Celebrating Christmas

Happy Monday Friends!
Today I'm sharing another fun holiday card
using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.

 The dies used on today's card are:


TUTTI-411 Cross Stitch Nesting Circles


TUTTI-460 Poinsettia Candles

 TUTTI-243  Word Set - Celebrate
 I die cut a circle using red card stock and the Cross Stitched Nesting Circles.
And the Poinsettia Candles from white card stock.  The retrieved the inside of the 'flames' and colored them yellow using a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker.


After gluing my candles down to the circle, I inlaid the yellow flames.  Next,  I laid just the upper portion of the poinsettia candle die onto gold foil card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I did a little fussy cutting and sat them aside to adhered to the white candles once I had the bottom floral section finished.

From a scrap of green printed designer paper, I die cut the Bottom portion of the poinsettia candles and glued it down over the white panel.

NOW I can adhere the Gold candles into place.

You will see in the final photo that I wasn't happy with the lighter green color on the lower portion of this design so I used a dark green Spectrum Noir alcohol marker and colored over the entire lower portion.


The Celebrate die cut was cut from the same red card stock and my card is almost ready to go!
Did you notice the little white dots around the bottom portion of the candle circle panel?
It was just TOO SOLID in color for me so I grabbed a while gelly roll pen and started adding a touch of 'snow'.
Better now!  LOL


Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the fabulous dies available.

Need more inspiration? 
The team has something new to share here on the Tutti Designs Blog  
EVERY DAY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!   

Challenges to share in:
Allsorts Challenge #489 - Christmas
Crafty Friends Challenge #94 - Use More Than 1 Die
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #486 - Christmas

Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Thanks for stopping in ... have a great week!
 
As always . . .


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cheapo Dies - Joy

Hello All!
Today I'm sharing a fun and QUICK holiday creation using dies from the Cheapo Die Store.


The dies I have used today are:

Holly Branch

Cheapo Dies - Holly Branch

Cursive Font

Cheapo Dies - Cursive Font


After adhering a scrap of holiday designer paper to my card base, I simply laid out TWO cuts from the Holly Branch die until I had the orientation I desired on my card front.



Next I simply die cut the capital cursive letters I needed for my sentiment and adhered them to piece of red card stock and my card was ready for the post man.  BUT ... just to add a touch of sparkle, I added red stickles to each of the 'berries' on my die cut panels.  NOW it's ready for the postman!

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today, and, if you're not familiar with Cheapo Dies, you are missing out!!!

Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:
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Thanks to all of you for stopping by today!
Here's wishing you a FABULOUS week ahead!
As always ...

Friday, October 12, 2018

O is for OWL

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Today's letter is

O for OWL


Isn't this little guy just the cutest?

I started out by making my background panel using textured watercolor paper and various Tim Holtz distress oxide inks.  The dies I've used today are as follows:

Elizabeth Craft - Poppy the Owl (#910)
DieNamites - Fancy Birdhouses (DN-1168)

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Circles

Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags


 Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Dies


After putting 'Poppy the Owl' together, I needed to find a branch for him to sit on.  UH HUH ... this Die-namites die will work perfectly!  I just need to cut the birdhouses off of it and 'Poppy the Owl' now has a tree branch on which to perch!

Also, I didn't have the sentiment I needed to go with this cute owl so I created one in Word, printed it out and then die cut it with one of the Sue Wilson flag dies.  I've used Tim Holtz oxide distress ink (faded jeans) to sponge around the 'moon' and my sentiment banner ... otherwise I felt the white space was too bright. 

Challenges to share in:
Seize the Birthday Challenge - ATG Birthday
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday October Challenge - Outdoors / Nature
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #191 - All About Occasions
 
I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and 
I look forward to being inspired by your creation!!  See you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sisterhood of Crafters - Cute Spooks

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on
Today's hostess is Terri and she's come up
with a cute theme ...

CUTE SPOOKS

Here's what I've come up with ... hope you like it!


Good thing his dinner is ready!!
He must be really hungry ... hence the reason he is so GRUMPY!
LOL

I must admit, even though I don't send out
Halloween cards anymore since the daughter & grandkids
are all grown up, this was a lot of fun to create
and I just might have to mail it to someone just for the fun of it!

The background image is from a Crafty Secrets Booklet (unfortunately
they are no longer in business) and then I've added a few die cuts . . .

Impression Obsession - Dies - Cat Set
Memory Box - Dies - Classic Upper Alphabet

The background paper is from a VERY OLD DCWV paper pack.

Challenges to share in:
 Mod Squad Challenge - Pumpkins and Gourds
Scrapy Land Challenge #99 - ATG using product they carry in the store
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #191 - All About Occasions
 
I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Tutti Designs - Jingle All The Way

Happy Monday Friends!
Today I'm sharing another fun holiday card
using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.
 
The use of an old swirly snowflake design paper made it easy to bring attention to this fabulous sentiment die and snowflakes.  The dies I've used today are from the Tutti Designs latest release called:
 TUTTI-457 Jingle All The Way
and
 
 TUTTI-468 Snow Flurries
To add extra dimension to my card, I've die cut the Jingle All the Way die 3 times and did a little coloring on the final cut which will be on the top.


I have used white glue to adhere the panels together and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for my coloring.  The snowflakes were just glued down at random.


Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the fabulous dies available.

Need more inspiration? 
The team has something new to share here on the Tutti Designs Blog  
EVERY DAY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!   

Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Thanks for stopping in ... have a great week!

As always . . .

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Cheapo Dies - Christmas is Coming!

Happy Sunday All!
Today I'm sharing a fun holiday creation using a sweet die from the Cheapo Dies Store.  
We all enjoy decorating our homes for the holidays and I thought this beautiful flock of cardinals would like a little holiday dressing up of their home too.  


The latest release die I have used is the 'Winter Birdhouse'.


A few various colored cuts, a fine tipped bottle of glue & a pair of 'snips' and the decorating begins.  Here are the steps I took on today's Winter Birdhouse.

My first cut was from white cardstock.  Then I traced out around the metal die, did a little cutting/gluing ...


and now I have a snow covered brown birdhouse.


Next came the birds ...



How about a little decorating on the front door ...


VIOLA ...

The Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snowflake corner die (#CED3019) adorn the upper corners of my old SU designer paper and a little red/white Bakers twine was strung through a paper pierced hole to hang & adorn the top of the house.

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Let's Get Ready for Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Challenge - ATG Christmas
Love To Craft October Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today, and, if you're not familiar with Cheapo Dies, you are missing out!!!
Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:
Thanks to all of you for stopping by today!
Here's wishing you a FABULOUS week ahead!
As always ...