Sunday, August 6, 2017

Peace on Earth

Happy Sunday All!
It's Christmas in July August 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!  Today my card showcases lots of sparkle & shine using one of the beautiful dies from this current release.
 The main focus die I have used today is the 'Peace on Earth' #363.

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If you are working on holiday cards (as I am!) now is the time of year to pull out those beautiful foil & glitter papers.  These holiday Tutti dies are so intricate and beautiful, fancy paper is about all you need to create a gorgeous holiday card that will also be easy to mail!

Here's how I created today's card:

After choosing the Tutti Designs die I wanted to showcase,  I then chose the foil paper I wanted to use for my background panel and decided on a holiday embossing folder to give it some texture.

As you can see, I've chosen a red foil paper from a DCWV foiled 6x6 paper pack and a Cuttlebug holy pattern embossing folder for today's background.

For my die cut main focus, I first die cut it TWICE from white card stock and glued them together for added dimension and stability.  Next came the beautiful sparkle by die cutting again from a sheet of glitter paper from a 'the Paper Studio' paper pack.   Since the glitter paper is a bit thicker, I was able to keep the pieces inside the body of the bird and carefully pop out the rest.  Then used white glue to adhere to my white die cut panels.

I wanted this beautiful Peace on Earth die cut to really POP so I die cut a white panel using the largest Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Rectangle die' to place behind the glittery die cut and onto the red embossed panel. 

For the finishing touch I used the 'next to smallest' Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Squares' die to create photo corners.
Easy, peasy and added just the finishing touch I was looking for!

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:
Crafty Friends Challenge #63 - Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #345 - ATG Christmas
Jingle Belles Challenge - Peace on Earth
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' July Challenge - ATG Christmas
Little Red Wagon Challenge #405 - Favorite Products (DIES)
Scrapyland Challenge  #71 - ATG w/store product (Tutti Designs)
Come and Get It Challenge - Die Cuts

For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Thanks for stopping by!
  As always . . .

15 comments: said...

Darlene, this is so pretty! I love the traditional red and green and such a lovely die and of course I love glittery goodness! Well done!

Lori Kobular said...

Lovely Christmas card! I love the sparkly green paper against the red background! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Judy Woodland said...

Wonderful use of that die, Dar!! And I really like how you cut triangles of glitter paper to hold the corners of your focal panel. LOVE it!!!!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card and love all the sparkle and glitter
Carol x

Conniecrafter said...

Beauty, love the embossed foil background for your lovely glitter die cut, making your own photo corners was a great idea to frame it all!

Leslie Miller said...

That's a beautiful Christmas bird and it makes a whole wonderful card! All that shine and sparkle -- love! Nice that you were able to leave the bird body whole. Either way it's gorgeous. I have a feeling Tutti is going to help you get your Christmas cards done this year. I can't wait to see them all!

Donna Phelan said...

Loving your red texture background, is that red foiled paper, looks so pretty! The green glitter paper is awesome! I love that die and how you layered it! So pretty!

Mandy Reedyk said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love all the textures you created :)Thanks for joining the Girlfriends at Little Red Wagon this week!! :)

lauren bergold said...

what a gorgeous die and you've used it perfectly! thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us in our celebration of "peace on earth" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

SmilynStef said...

Love the photos of your process ... and keeping the bird intact does help it pop against the background ... so glad you joined us for a PEACEful Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Diane Louise J said...

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 a fab die... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again very soon.

Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 345 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too x

C&M Creations said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at CAGI Challenges

Team Clark said...

I really love your use of the glitter stock here and the way you created the frame, so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapy Land. Hugs, Autumn

Lorraine said...

That die is lovely and so delicate and you've featured it wonderfully.