Monday, December 10, 2018


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,

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A child is born

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,

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Non traditional colors

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,