Monday, October 11, 2021
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Friday, October 8, 2021
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Friday, October 1, 2021
Hi, everyone! Wow, September flew right by and now it's time for another new release from Divinity Designs LLC! Before I discovered stamping, my favorite hobby was cross-stitching, so I was super excited to see the new cross stitch dies and sewing theme this month!! To see the entire new release plus some AMAZING samples from the design team, click HERE!
Here are the new products featured in my projects for today:
My first card features the 'Keep Me In Stitches' stamp set, Embroidery Hoop Set Dies, and the Slimline Cross Stitch Background Die. Additional products used: Floral Favorites Paper Pad, Large Alphabet Dies, Slimline Pierced Rectangles Dies, Slimline Rectangles Dies, Slimline Scalloped Rectangles Dies, Slimline Card Base Die. Please note: The cross stitch dies require a shim in order to completely cut out the tiny holes. I used this fact to my advantage with my embroidery hoop design.....the scripture verse was stamped on white cardstock; without an extra shim I used the die so that only the outer edges would cut through. I placed a scratch paper mask over the area with the stamping (between the panel and the die), replaced the die and ran through again. On the back side of the panel, I used scotch tape over the areas with the stamping to keep the partially cut holes in place, then poked out the ones around the edge. Then the rest of the hoop was cut and assembled. For the floral panel, I chose a pretty pattern from the Floral Favorites Paper Pad to be used with the Slimline Cross Stitch Background Die; a pretty pink border was stitched through the cut-out pattern. A second piece of the same paper was used to cut a matching panel for the top layer, cut with the Slimline Rectangles Dies, matted with the Slimline Pierced Rectangles Dies. After cutting and embossing the Large Alphabet letters, a clear glaze pen was used on the embossed areas.
Stay tuned throughout the month for more cards which include stitching!
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
This week's Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast is right up my alley....simple and quick!! I already had this adorable little bee created, so the card did not take any time at all....I love when the designer paper does most of the work for you!! The items used for my card are all from Divinity Designs LLC: 'Bee Mine' stamp set, 'Buzzing Gnomes' Paper/Die Duos, Dies; Busy Bee, Leafy Edged Borders, Pierced Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, and A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Monday, September 6, 2021
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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Hi, everyone! Wow, August flew by and now it's time for another new release from Divinity Designs LLC! This month's release is super fun and I'm having a blast creating with the new papers, dies, and stamps! To see the entire new release and all of the designer samples, click HERE.
Here are the new items featured in my three projects for today:
My first card was super fun to create....I'm in love with this designer paper pattern from the new 'Buzzing Gnomes' Paper/Die Duos pack. The card base and layers were cut with the Accordion Fold with Layers Die set, then decorated with the pre-printed images from the Paper/Die Duos set. The sentiments are from 'Bee Mine' stamp set; the word dies were cut with the 'Bee Happy' Dies. The Belly Band Die set was used to hold the card shut; the 'Busy Bee' Die set was used to cut out the layered bee sections from black, yellow, and vellum. The sentiment on the belly band and the card were framed with the Scalloped Ovals and Ovals Dies. The gnome on the inside of the card is 'sitting' on a ledge cut with the Sentiment Strips 2 Dies.
My next card features the new 'Be Joyful' stamp set which was stamped onto watercolor paper. The quail, chicks, and blue sky were water-colored. A white gel pen added markings to the feathers. The grass was sponged with the paper still in the die in order to keep the white frame. The designer paper layers are from the 'Rustic Christmas' paper pad and the dies used are as follows: Double Stitched Pennant Flags and Pennant Flags (both re-sized to fit the sentiment); Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, and A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer.
My third project is a slimline design created with the new Lattice Slimline Embossing Folder, Bee Happy Dies, Buzzing Gnomes Paper/Die Duos, Slimline Pierced Frame, and Slimline Card Base. (Note: After embossing the lattice pattern on white, the de-bossed squares were sponged in light blue.)
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