Monday, January 14, 2019

Congratulations

Hi!

Today, I'd like to share with you a wedding card.  
It's always nice to have a few of these on hand.

I love the black/white/gold color scheme, 
you could also personalize it by using the wedding party's colors.

Start by layering the lattice over a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 piece of matching cardstock.

Next, layer the circle alternating the colors and finishing with the Mr. & Mrs. on top.
Set this aside for the moment.

Hand cut a fish tail banner measuring 1 3/4 by 4 , cutting straight up the bottom center
and then cut from each bottom corner into where your straight cut ends. this makes a fish tail. 
Layer this banner  like you did the outside of the circle.
Die cut your Congratulations word.
Now assemble the front  and adhere all to a black card base.

Check out the Dies R Us Blog  
for more onfo.

'till next time,
Doni  

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Snowman & friends

Hi!
Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  
This time around it's my turn to pick a topic. Since it's January
and usually snowy in northeastern Ohio where I live,  I chose SNOWMAN.


Here's what I used:
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps - Come play with us 
W plus 9 - Sunshine Layers (Die)
Jane's Doodles - the sentiment
Copic Markers

I even put a little critter ( from My Favorite Things -Fall Friends) on the inside:
The sentiment is also from My Favorite things. I found it on the Woodland Friends stamp set.

I like combining different stamps. I think you get a lot more use from your stash that way.

I hope you find some time to go outside and play in the snow!

'till next time,
Doni



Monday, January 7, 2019

Sweet Birthday

Hi! 
It's my turn to do a tutorial for Dies R Us.
 My daughters birthday is this month, so I'd like to share this "sweet" birthday card that I made for her and her sweet tooth!
I love this  Lawn Fawn Box Card Die. The construction of the box itself is well documented

Once you have your basic box built the fun comes in when you get to decorate it!
For this card I chose the stamp set Baked With Love from Lawn Fawn.

Here's the Copic Marker colors I used for the flour sack, wooden spoon and rolling pin:

Once everything is colored you can either fussy cut the images or make your life really simple and use the matching die cuts.
The next step is to arrange all the cuteness into the box!
A handy way to attach some images is to use clear plastic ( from left over packaging)
 cut into thin strips with a thin strip of double sided tape.
This is how I attach them inside the box:
There is no right or wrong way to decorate. Just have fun with it!
Here's another look:
The best thing about these cards is that they fold flat, fit into a A2 size envelope and go through the US Mail for one stamp!

Below, you'll find the list of the supplies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store for your convenience.
Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Dies 

Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love Stamps  

Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love Dies 

  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.
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'till next time;
Doni


Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy New Year!

Hi!
Today I made a card to send to my sister-in-law. 
Inside I'm going to tell her that making this card is about as much celebrating
 as I'm planning on doing for New Years! 
Lol, I'm feeling really old!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a very Happy New Year!

Linking this to:
and


'till next time,
Doni

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sweet Winter Scene


Hi everyone!
Here's the card I made for the Dies R Us  Inspiration Blog.
 Most all of my Christmas cards are already in the mail, but I just couldn't resist making one more!

I started by die cutting the Memory Box Woodland Bridge Frame from white card stock.
Memory Box - Dies - Woodland Bridge Frame 
I just used the inside frame and did not use the little bridge part or the white deer .
To create the winter background I  cut 3 trees out of dark green card stock placed them on the bottom of a piece of light blue card stock that was cut the perfect size to fit under the frame.
Next I added snow with a white Uni-Ball Signo Pen, putting lots on the branches and just a light dotting of flakes in the sky.

The white deer did not show up so I cut another one from some light tan paper, added him to the bottom right of the frame with foam tape . Then matted the whole thing with black card stock. 
The Merry Christmas was cut from the same dark green as the trees and adhered to the bottom of the card front and wa-la it was done!

Below, you'll find the list of the supplies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store for your convenience.

Memory Box - Dies - Woodland Bridge Frame 

Little B - Dies - Trees 

Card Deco - Dies - Merry Christmas 

Uni-Ball Signo 


  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.

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'till next time;
Doni


Friday, December 14, 2018

Bearing Gifts

Hi!
Here's another special card to hold a Christmas Gift card:


A closer look:

 
 I used My Favorite Things - Polar Bear Pals Stamp Set
 MFT Die-namics - Stitched Dome Frames  
MFT Die-namics - Snowflakes

I'm linking this card to:


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gnome Christmas Shaker

Hi!
Christmas is fast approaching and thankfully, I have all my Christmas shopping done.
It helps that I'm retired and the grandkids are all old enough that all 
they want is gift cards!  LOL!

So today I'm making Christmas cards to hold the gift cards.
Here's what I created this morning:

I love shaker cards...this one was pretty easy. I used The My Favorite Things
Die-Namics Stitched Dome Frames to make the shaker window.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, December 10, 2018

Thanks

Hi everyone!
Today I have a new post for Dies Are Us.

Here's my THANKS shaker card:
 
It's always nice to have a thank you card on hand.  I think this one would work for anyone
 depending on what you put on the inside. 

To start cut 2 of the same size frames. Put foam tape on the back of one.
 On the other frame put double sided sticky tape on the back and then attach it
to a piece of clear acetate, then trim off the excess acetate.
Set these aside for the moment and assemble your card front. 
Select pretty papers and cut the center paper the same size as your frames.
Sprinkle a pile of pretty shaker stuff ( beads, sequins, etc.) directly in the center .
Remember to keep them away from the edges.


Next, take the frames you started with and attach the frame with the clear acetate 
to the top of the other frame with adhesive ( making sure that the foam tape is on the bottom).
Now all you have to do is remove the paper from the foam tape and center your frame over the
center panel and your shaker front is done! ...Well, almost... die cut the word thanks 
and add it to the front.  Here's a closer look:

At the moment, this thanks die is out of stock, but you can type thanks in the DSU search bar and find lots of Dies that will work just as well.
Here's another view:

Below, you'll find the list of the dies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store for your convenience.
Doodlebug - Paper Pad - 6 

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames 

Lawn Fawn - Scripty Thanks Dies 


  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.



 
                                                                         'till next time,
                                                                               Doni

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A child is born

Hi! 
I've got another Christmas card to share with you today.


I think this is one of my favorites this year. I like the neutral colors.

I used assorted papers from my stash 
die cut from Tutti Designs at the Dies R Us Store
and sentiment from Verve Stamps - Unto us

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Non traditional colors

Hi!
Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  
The theme Julie has chosen is Christmas with non traditional colors.
 

I started off by looking through my stash of printed Christmas paper. 
I soon came across this pretty purple paper and I thought the cute little penguins would look cute 
with pink Santa hats. 

Here's  what all I used:
Merry Christmas sentiment stamp from Happy Little Stampers
Versamark stamp pad and Detail White Embossing Powder
Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set and Die set from My Favorite Things
vellum and Stitched Hillside Borders Die from Lawn Fawn
Copic Markers

A quick tip:  To get the sweet cheeks on the penguins,
 I used E 93 and then blended the edges out with Copic 0 ( colorless blender).

Thanks so much for looking!

'till next time,
Doni



Monday, November 26, 2018

Snowflakes

Hi! 
Here's a really quick & easy Christmas card. 
Of course, if you make one like this ...don't tilt your head when you're putting down the letters!
Hey! Nowbody's perfect, what's a little crooked between friends! lol! 
 Here's what I used:
Card Deco Essentials - Merry Christmas Die
Martha Stewart stamps - snowflakes
 VersaMark and detail white embossing powder

Have fun.

'till next time,
Doni


Monday, November 19, 2018

Snow Globe

Hi everyone! It's Doni here bringing you a Snow Globe Christmas card.
 

To start I stamped the images I wanted from the Lawn Fawn Ready- Set- Snow set,
Colored them with Copic markers and cut them out using the matching dies.

As you can see ( on the left side of the picture above), I also cut a mask from some thin white paper.
I used this to sponge the snow globe sky.

Next, just add the  finished stamped images to globe.

Now create a card front to add the globe onto. This is what I did:

 The finished card:

Below, you'll find the list of the dies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store for your convenience.
Lawn Fawn - Ready, Set, Snow Stamps 


Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection -  Twinkle Star Frames 

  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.

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'till next time;
Doni



Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christmas Penguin

Hi!
Still making Christmas cards, here's the latest one:


The inspiration for this one came from Color Throwdown.
This week the colors are red, aqua, and silver.
 

Supplies I used:
Lawn Fawn - Snowfall Backdrop ( landscape)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Merry Christmas Circle Frame
My Favorite Things - Sweet Holiday Penguins
Copic Markers
Foam tape

Glad you could stop by.

'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It Moose be Christmas

Hi! 
 
I'm mixing it up today and using both the colors and the sketch which I have turned sideways.
Here's my card:
I've had this stamp set from Sweet Pea Designs for quite awhile, but it's one of my favorites.

In fact, I used this cute little Moose on this card I made this morning:


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni