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.

Click below for:
 
'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

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dear Santa


Hi!
Exciting news, I'm a brand new member of the Dies R Us Inspiration Design Team!
This is my first card:

 These are the dies I used:

Lawn Fawn - Snowfall Backdrop: Landscape Die

Impression Obsession - Dies - Santa On Roof

 Penny Black - Dies - Winter Cheer


Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames

I started with the Snowfall Backdrop die which is a landscape die, but I wanted to use it vertically.


So, first I die cut the Snowfall Backdrop, layered it over white card stock, then cut the panel down to the size of the black frame I was using.


I cut the Dear Santa twice, once out of red glitter paper, again out of black card stock and then layered them together for a shadow effect.

I'm entering this over at the Merry Little Christmas Blog.



Thanks for stopping by!
'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Presents

Hi!
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Susan is our hostess and she chose the code word PRESENTS.
 
 
Here's my take on our code word:
 
 
Supplies used:
Digi Stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps on Etsy
Sentiment from Lawn Fawn - Frosty Fairy Friends
printed papers from Sunny Studio- Holiday Cheer 6x6 pack
and My Favorite Things -Merry & Bright Plaid Patterns 6x6 pack
Copic Markers 
Wink of Stella - clear

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Humorous

Hi!
I'm playing along with The Sisterhood Of Crafters .
They would like us to Share A Little Humor , so here's what I have to share:
This cracked me up when I first saw it at a Stamp show, it's a
 Funny Bones stamp # RWD-226By Riley & Company.

The paper was in my stash, so I have no idea where it's from, but it was perfect for this card! 
It's hard to tell from the photo, but the humorous panel is popped up with foam tape. 

I love easy peasy !

'til next time,
Doni

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Anything goes





Hi!
 It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challenge Blog..
November's challenge isAnything Goes with the option of ribbon .
        I chose not to use the option of using ribbon. Here's my card:
I used the really cute stamp from StampingBella
called 'Tiny Townie loves balloons'.

Here's the copics I used to color her:
Skin - E00, E11
Hair - C5, C7, C9
Dress and Balloons - B12, B14, B16....R32, R14, R8
Y13, Y15, Y17...YR 16 
girl was outlined with B000

The clouds were cut using the Lawn Fawn
Lawn Cuts - simple puffy cloud frames
The center panel was popped up with foam tape.

Here's what I did on the inside:
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Messages.

This gives plenty of space to write a Happy Birthday message.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time, 
Doni


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Penguin with presents

Hi! 
Wow, the first of November! Time to get cracking on the Christmas cards!
Here's one I made using  the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I started by by stamping the penguin with the stack of presents on his head. 
Then I made a mask for him by stamping him again on Inkadinkado stamping mask paper.

Then stamped the package on the left and another set of packages
 (from MFT Jingle All The Way set) on the right . I made masks for them too.
Keeping the masks on I taped scrap paper across the bottom of the images and 
sponged on some Distress ink. ( Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed).
When done sponging I removed the scrap paper added the stamped sentiment,removed the masks
and started to color with Copic markers....The fun part!

Here's a closer look:

The finished panel was framed with a Memory Box Die called" Wrapped Stitched Frames"
  cut to size and the mounted on a card front size piece of printed paper from
the Holiday Cheer 6x6 Card Stock pack from Sunny Studio.


 Here's what I put inside:


Thanks for taking a look.

Entering this card in these challenges:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Always anything Christmas

'till next time,
Doni


Saturday, October 27, 2018

One Layer

Hi!
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Barb is our hostess and she chose the code word ONE LAYER
 
Here's my one layer card:
I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set from Happy Little Stampers.
  Join in this challenge with us and you have a chance
to win a  $20. gift card to the store!


Here's how I made this one layer:
Step one 
Tape the edges to create a border 

Step 2
Sponge distress inks. 
I used scattered Straw, Dried marigold and peeled paint.


 Step 3
To do the Bokeh technique I made my own stencils
out of plastic and circle dies of different sizes.
I used Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink to sponge 
inside the circle stencils.


Step 4
Remove the tape and stamp your image in black,
add a sentiment ( also in black)
 and mount the finished panel(5 1/2 by 4 1/4 )
onto a card front. 

Here's what I learned from making this card,
it would be better to let the white pigment ink 
dry completely before you stamp over it.
Take another look at my card and see how crisp
 and bright the sentiment looks as compared to the dandelions.
Live and learn! 

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, October 25, 2018

THANKSGIVING

Hi!
Here's the card I worked on today:
 
 

Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts scalloped box card die
My Favorite Things - Fall Friends stamp set
 Copic markers 

Time for lunch.... 

'till next time, 
Doni