Saturday, August 26, 2017

Die-Cut Baby Card

I received several new dies on Tuesday (and I still have another batch coming in a few weeks.) One of my new ones was this little train. I just thought it was so cute. I cut it out of textured blue and used a sanding block to highlight some of the features. The "Congratulations" was cut from the same cardstock. The train is mounted on foam squares. The background cardstock is from an old Die Cuts With a View matstack.

We've been keeping so busy! We just painted our kitchen. That took about five days to sand walls, wash walls, tape, paint (two coats!), untape, touch-up and put things back. I do love the color. As soon as we finished that yesterday, we started getting ready to have work done our floors. We have hardwood in the kitchen and entryway. We are going to have it refinished darker. We are also going to add a "hallway" to our dining room (which was the sunroom, but we put our dining room table in there) and also put hardwood in the dining room. In order to do that, we have to empty everything from the kitchen, the dining room, the entryway, the area outside our bedroom and another small area outside the office and a bathroom. Whew! We are also removing the trim boards ourselves (well, mostly Jim, but I'm helping!) and will clean and refinish them. Should look nice - I hope! They will start September 11 and I think they said it would take about a week. More disruption, but it will be worth it.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That's a really cute die for a baby card!

Leslie Miller said...

An absolutely adorable die! I love how the sanding brought out the pattern, and it's so cute on the designer paper. Wow, you've got a lot going on at your house! Painting always takes us longer than it seems like it should, and we never get by with one coat, no matter what the quality of the paint. Refinishing floors is a major pain. Our dining room needs it, but I can't bear the prospect. Last time the fine wood dust permeated everything even though tarps were hung up. They didn't help at all! We also had to leave the house overnight when they put the finish on. It's going to feel like a whole new house when you're done!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card!!

I saw this die the other day and thought it was cute. I had ordered some of these dies from Amazon back last fall/winter and even though I was very happy with what I got, I had not gotten around to ordering more until July. My fairly large July order has been trickling in over the past couple of weeks... only one more package of two dies from the same company yet to come. I found more the other day that I want so will probably place another order of several dies today. This time I think they will all be from the same company so hopefully they'll all arrive together. :) :)

Patti J said...

Very cute card! Love the wee train! You will have to share House photos! Sounds beautiful!