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29 posts from May 2014

Sat 31

Wishing You Much Luck

Welcome to the last day of May!  

My post for today can be a birthday card, hello greeting or, as in the case of my card, a card wishing luck.



For this card, I chose to dry emboss the Bailiwick Background by Poppystamps.  I cut a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper in half and then folded along the 5 1/2" side (instead of the fold on the shorter 4 1/4" side).  I then cut another sheet of paper in the same color family just a bit shorter in order to create a layer.  Then I cut the last sheet of paper, lighter, but in the same color family.

I adhered the first two layers together and ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing pad.  Then I glued it onto the card background.  This allows the embossing to cross both colors.  Since I typically have to use another piece of cardstock on my Big Shot, it wasn't an issue; however, if you do not have to use a shim or cardstock, then you may want to emboss each layer separately.

Next, I ran the Bailiwick Background through in a green color and cut off all the leaves and glued to the card.  Then I ran (several times) the Rosebud die in two colors of cardstock.  Once completed, I carefully trimmed the flowers from the stems before inserting the cutaway pieces back into the flowers before adhering to card.

I embellished with tiny half-pearls and then used the ribbons to cut a layered greeting.  I used the smallest ribbon and cut a little off in order to get the fourth layer.  Then I added a German greeting sticker.  Finally I put a little pearl inside each ribbon and adhered with foamed back adhesives for a little dimension.

I hope you enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly WM copy


[1017] Poppystamps Wild Rose Bud Die

[1005] Poppystamps Classic Ribbons Die

[987] Poppystamps Bailiwick Background Die

Adhesives [glue pen, foam based adhesive, tape]

Embellishments [pearls for center of flowers]







Thu 29

Butterfly Hello

Sometimes it is as simple as Black and White...


Black and white cards are one of my favorites.  They are usually very clean and simple to make.  This card almost made itself.  I knew the dies I wanted to use and I knew I wanted to emboss the background in stripes.  I worried about having room for a sentiment, but as you can see that was not a problem.  Using my computer I was able to find a font I liked and size it to fit perfectly.  If you don't know about this hint, try it....I print my sentiment and then die cut the frame. I hold the printed piece to the window and then I tape, using removable tape, the die cut piece over the print.  Run the paper through the printer again and you have it perfectly placed.  Easy no?  Easy yes!  And now for the inside......

Butterfly-Hello-InsideLots of room for a note.  I've used this format for the inside before.  I like it because it's easy, yet looks like a lot of time was given to creating it.  Since the border die is longer than needed, I cut a piece and use it on the top of the piece.  Waste not, want not...right?

Sending wishes for a most happy Memorial Day.  Stay safe and see you again soon.

Hugs from me to you,


Wed 28

Simple Card



I decided to do a fairly simple card this time around using different colours.  I really like the wreath and used 2 of them to create a fuller image.  The difference in colour makes it stand out I think. 

I started with my usual 6 1/2 x 5 card base then added the blue layer 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 and the red layer 6 x 4 1/2 and finally the yellow layer 5 3/4 x 4 1/4.  The yellow ribbon went underneath the blue layer and I finished tying it when all the layers were added.  I then added some bling and it was done.  :)

Thanks for stopping by...

New signature 150 px mar 15

Wed 28

Get Well

Hi, Sherry Eckblad here today sharing with you a card I created using the Thicket Wreath and Delaney Butterfly.

I must admit I am in love with this wreath die and love how you can layer it as much or as little you want by adding more leaves to it using the individual leaf dies that are included with the wreath die in the set.


 I cut out two of the Delaney butterflys and mounted them on top of each other to give it a little bit more dimension.

Thanks for stopping by and as always your comments are appreciated.



Tue 27

Spring Treat Bag

Hello.  For my post today, I created a treat bag.  

The treat bag began with a piece of cardstock cut 6 high by 11 inches long.  The finished product is 11 inches tall with 2" sides.  The front and back are 3.5" wide.  The treat bag is perfect to fill a few truffles or hard candies.  When tied with a ribbon, it makes a perfect little thank you or party favor.    

To get the different colors on stems and leaves, I used three different shades of green markers and hand colored.  I also used markers to color the flowers after using the die cut on ivory cardstock.




and for a side view: 




Mod Flower Border [1010]

Fresh Cut Grass [1016]

Brighton Flower Border [1022]

Woodland Fawn [945]

Markers (including a chalk marker for the fawn's spots)

Adhesives (for assembling the bag, I recommend a double sided tape)


Scoring tool

Ribbon, twine or rope (to cinch and tie the bag)


Hope you like the treat bag and it inspires you to make your own.

Have a great week!

Kimberly WM copy




Mon 26

Two projects


Irena here again. Today I have a two projects. The first is the card for the wedding.

Wedding1The second is the frame for my daughter and girl friend.

Frame fr.

Dies " Mod Flower Border' has many uses.  I hope that got inspired by to create 

own projects.

Have a great day!


Sat 24

Best Wishes


and here is the inside....

Best-Wishes-InsideThe inspiration for this card was not a wedding.  The inspiration was the Memory Box Butterfly Vine stencil.  I wanted to make a card that was covered in glitter and when I pulled the stencil away the only place without glitter would be where the stencil was laying. Sadly, this photo doesn't show how pretty this is.  So, a picture is worth 1000 words, right?  The first stencil I did was on green cardstock with chrystal glitter.  This will show you what you see when you remove the stencil. 

Green-GlitterPretty isn't it?  Well, once I did this I couldn't decide what to do with it.  So I repeated the process on white and off white.  I used the off white on the outside of the wedding card.  I used the white on the inside of the card. 

Here's how I assembled the card.  I have a spool of ribbon that I think I've only used once.  I thought it might make a good background for the Massa Leaf Background and the Massa Leaf Outline and it would be easier to have the glue dots stick to the ribbon than directly to the glitter. The Background was cut on Vellum and the outline on Silver glitter cardstock.  I used glue dots to adhere the die cuts to the ribbon.  I then covered where the two dies met with a silk flower.  The sentiment was printed from my computer in gray, and I printed it on vellum using the best photo setting.  l immediately put clear embossing powder over the print and heat embossed it.  I find using the best photo setting keeps the ink wet enough to allow the embossing powder to stick.  A warning, you have to be quick!  The two hearts are embellishments that I purchased by the yard.  I think they really added a lot to this card. The techniques are the same on the inside.  I did make a piece for a personal note and the ribbon on the bottom is not glued to this piece, but rather a gift card could be tucked behind the ribbon. 

I'm happy with how things turned out.  This process was something I've wanted to try for awhile.  I'm glad it worked as well as it did.  Keep in mind, if you use a spray adhesive you'll be spending sometime cleaning your stencil.  If you don't mind glittery stencils, and I don't...you can save yourself some time.  To avoid the glue sticking, I'd suggest using a baste it glue or white water soluable glue sponged onto your paper. 

Have fun playing...Hugs from Northern California



Thu 22



Is a pleasure write for you again and say hello with my "Hola Chicas"!!! hehehe 

I made a card so cute for you!!!!! I use dies of Poppy Stamps super sweets!!! Do you want see it with me? :)


The cut of Poppy Stamps dies is just perfect!!!! I put something of glitter, golden pearls and some dots and I like a lot!!!!!


Woodland Fawn is very pretty, I cut it in Kraft!!! :) and the wreath is so delicated :)


I use a stamp of Poppy and it's looks beautiful... I put stitches in the middle of green colors, I  really love Fresh Cut Grass Die!!!! In México , is a sensation! :)


Do you like????? I hope read you here with a beautiful comment and don't forget visit our site online!!! You will find only  beauties made diecuts!!! hehehe

FIRMA poppy

Wed 21

Butterfly Friends card

Chunyuan here to share a card using Butterfly die. I had more fun with my watercolor pens and created a background before I die cut the butterflies. Three different color cardstock were adhered behind the negative die. The butterfly outline were cut out from vellum. The sentiment is a Kasiercraft sticker.


Thanks for stopping by,

Tue 20

Altered Milk Bottle

Hello ladies, good to see you here again! Today I've got something which we all use on a daily basis, milk bottles! I have taken this plain bottle here and tried to turn it into something more exotic:

        Fles 2

First I painted the bottle on the inside with royal blue (acrylic, so this dries fairly quickly). And then I started to adorn my bottle from the outside. I have several beautifully detailed dishes (Turkish earthenware) and I decided I wanted a matching flowering vase ;-) 

        Poppystamps Turkish style May 2014 (1)

I used different coloured rhinestones and inserted shiny glossy paper in the beautiful Gothic window panes, hope you like it! Here's a close up:

        Poppystamps Turkish style May 2014 (2)

I used the following die for my bottle project:

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