Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Girly Girl

Hi Everyone!

It's Tuesday, so there's a new challenge at
Die Cuttin Divas.

This week, it's Make It Girly.

And I don't think you can get much girlier than this card!

This card measures 5 x 6-1/2".  I found that cute background paper in a barely-used K&Company paper pad called Berry Sweet.  The princess is cut at 5" from Birthday Cakes cartridge and I added the doily trim at the bottom of her dress, along with her crown, which are both made with edge punches.  The sentiment is an All Around Stamp from My Creative Time. I gave her a PK face.  Of course, I had to add glitter in all the right places, ribbon, pearls, and a heart gem.

We hope you'll join in the challenge this week and link up your "Girly" project to Die Cuttin' Divas.  Be sure to use a die-cut too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DCD Challenge

Here's the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

In honor of Earth Day (today), use something

I was having trouble coming up with something recycled.  I had thought of repurposing a container, but didn't want to duplicate what my design team sisters were doing.

So I recycled a calendar my daughter gave me years ago.  It was a desktop crafty calendar intended to be re-used for making scrapbook pages, etc.  I know, not very creative!  But I was happy to put it to use since I've only used it maybe once or twice.    

I pulled out these pages to start, and cut the party bird from the Birthday Cakes cartridge.  I think the pink polka dots that I wound up using on the bird look much better than my original selection of the reddish-orange paper.

Be sure to visit the Die Cuttin' Divas blog to see all the other recycled projects made by our Diva Design Team.  We hope you'll join in the challenge this week using something recycled in your project.  Be sure to use a die cut, too, and link your post to DCD.

Thanks for stopping by; appreciate it!

I'd like to enter this card into the
BBTB2 challenge - use a bird.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

An Easter Card in a Box

I made a card in a box for my husband
for Easter.  So fun to make!

It was easy to do following one of the many tutorials out there.  This one folds to an A2 size card.  Actually, it's a little shorter at 5" because I thought the flaps were too long so I shortened them.

And look at these great eggs I found to put in my husband's and daughter's baskets.  I think they're a scream!  

It's a beautiful, sunny day here in Maryland, temps at 60 degrees.

Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

This is fun!

A Tic Tac Toe Challenge at
Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Here is the board.

I went diagonally, left to right...
Bunnies, pastels, ribbon

These little bunnies make me smile.  They are all My Creative Time dies, along with the sentiment stamp.  I cut the tag and used an MCT edge die for the scalloped edge.  Applied some ric-rac, a punched sun, and ribbon.

Hope you'll play along at Die Cuttin' Divas this week and enter your card, layout, or altered project into our challenge.  Be sure to include a die-cut, telling us what it is, and link your post back to the DCD web site.  We look forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks for hopping by!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pastel Colors Challenge

 Hi, so glad you stopped by!

This week at Die Cuttin' Divas, the challenge is...
Pastel Colors.

I recently bought these patterned Pastel papers by Core'dinations.  Aren't they pretty!?  Just perfect for this challenge.  I cut a lot of pieces because I wanted to use a variety of patterns and colors.  On the one hand, I hated cutting a new piece for a little butterfly, but on the other hand, why have the paper if I'm not going to use it!?  You know what I mean, I'm sure!!  

The other "new" recent purchase I used was My Creative Time's Hello Chickie die and stamp set.  Isn't that little chick so adorable?

Here's the card opened. It's actually a birthday card with a springtime/Easter theme.  

I even covered the back this time because my card base was white, and since it's so easy to do with this Sizzix flip-it die.

Hope you'll join in the color challenge this week.  Use pastels in your card, layout or altered project and be sure to use a die cut.  Link your post back to the Die Cuttin' Divas blog.  We hope to see you there!

Thanks for visiting me today.

I'd like to enter these challenges with my card:
Cut It Up - Easter
D.L. Art April Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Linky Party, Anything Goes
Red Carpet Studio - Easter inspired
Jo's Scrap Shack Friday FunDay Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A sketch challenge at DCD

Don't you just love sketch challenges?!

Well, play along at Die Cuttin' Divas
because this week, it's a 

I made this card...

And here's the sketch...

I used Sweet Treats cartridge to cut the number candles for this special 21st birthday card.  The paper is Ki Argyle Paper Pad.  I hand cut the hexagon paper to use as the 2 background strips.  The scalloped oval is a Fiskars punch, which I layered with foam squares.

I put the yellow brads in each corner with small sun circles cut from Accent Essentials.  The card is a 5-1/2" square base.

We hope you'll join in the challenge this week.  Submit your card, layout or altered project following the sketch shown above and using a die-cut.  Be sure to link your post back to the Die Cuttin Divas blog. Check out all the great inspiration from our Diva Design team, and all the ways you can use this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

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