Friday, July 29, 2016

More Die-Cut Pieces

I've had a little bit of stamping time lately, and it's been wonderful! I'm still working on using up some pieces I die-cut or stamped while I was in Des Moines in June with my stamping friends.

I cut these pieces using a friend's dies. I'm assuming they are from Memory Box, but I don't know for sure. I matted this first one with black. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, and I matted that with black, also. I cut it out using one of my Stitched Rectangles dies.
I matted this die-cut piece with textured cardstock from Die Cuts With a View. I added the loon (our state bird :)) using a Repeat Impressions stamp with ink to match the matting. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. 


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Another Die Cut Birthday Card

The oval and the branch on this card were cut with a single die. I colored the branch with a Copic marker. The green textured cardstock is on the back of the card front. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I cut it out with a Memory Box die and mounted it on Pop Dots. (Thanks again, Kris! I think I still have three die cuts left from using your dies in Des Moines.)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lime Green and Red Color Swap Birthday

The colors for my stamping group's challenge this month are red and lime green. This is the card I made for it.

I started by cutting the white rectangle with my Memory Box stitched rectangle die. The poppies are from Penny Black. I stamped them with Memento ink. One was stamped on scrap cardstock and then I stamped two of them directly on this piece. I colored them with Copics and carefully cut out the one on the scrap. I added Pop Dots to that one and added it to the other. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The lime green is textured. I embossed it with a Cuttlebug Anna Griffin folder and lightly sanded it. I matted both pieces with black and added them to the white cardbase.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Die-Cut Birthday

Another die cut that was made using a die from my friend, Kris, when we were in Des Moines in June. 

The die was used on patterned paper. I backed it with shimmery gold and mounted it on Pop Dots. I used an ivory card base. The red piece was embossed with a Darice folder. Another card that could be used for a guy.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Masculine Birthday

I finally took some time this morning to make a card. That was fun! Seems like it's been forever. I'll post another card very soon - as soon as it arrives at its destination - but I made it a few weeks ago.

I have some envelopes that are non-standard card size. I thought I would use one of them for a card. The card is 3.5 x 6.5 inches. I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper from The Paper Studio to completely cover the card front. Then I took a scrap of ivory cardstock and stamped the wheat on it. I matted that with brown. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I had previously cut the stamp into two pieces. I stamped the "birthday" first and it was nice and straight. However, the "HAPPY" I stamped crooked:( No worries - I just stamped it again on another scrap, cut it out, and popped it up over the crooked one! This one still looks a little crooked, but I fixed it after seeing the picture. :)

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