Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas Candle Light

****This is a pre-scheduled post****
I will be away from blogging for a period of time while I deal with the unexpected loss of my dad.  Thanks for your love and prayers. ~ Hugs, Birgit

Good morning~  Elizabeth Craft Designs is having a new designer's challenge starting today and the theme is Christmas.  They have a boat load of wonderful new dies for winter!  I used two of them on my project today.


Let's get started:
I inked the center of a piece of A2 sized white Soft Finish Cardstock with a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
I cut some of the smallest Snowflakes out of white Soft Finish Cardstock and attached them, using glue only in the centers so the flakes would have some movement.
Next I cut this lovely candle called Festive Glow out of white Soft finish cardstock and again, added color using Distress Inks.  The Festive Glow die set has a beautifully detailed overlay.  I covered the Soft Finish Cardstock with Double Sided Adhesive before running it through my die cutting machine.  After removing the negative spaces and the release sheet, I added some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and assembled the candle.  

It's so pretty and sparkly in real life.  

If you haven't seen the new line of Christmas dies, you can find them HERE.  I promise they don't disappoint!

Here's your chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the ECD store.  There's three of them up for grabs!  Pop by the ECD blog to see how the other designers were inspired and leave a comment to win.  It's that easy!



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Two Cards.... Two Challenges

Good morning ~  It's not very often I get to post on a Saturday and I really should be outside painting our house but I'm popping in real quick to post two cards that I made for challenges this week.  If I don't post them now, I'll miss the deadline and that always seems to happen to me. So here I am with two cards for two different challenges.

 The first card is for the Make It Monday Challenge.  Dawn has us creating sentiment windows.  Her cards are always so inspiring and beautiful, I just couldn't let this challenge pass by!

I used Holiday Greens, Spruce & Sprigs and a sentiment from Happiest of Holidays.

My next card is for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge using their sketch and this darling image from Art Impressions Sparkle & Cheer.

I'll also be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!   Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, October 12, 2017

One Die Four Ways

Good morning friends~  I've got 4 cards for you today using just one die.  What a great way to extend the use of your dies!

The Frantic Stamper Dresser Card Panel Die is so dalring used as it's intended.
But here are some other ways to use this die:
I used the die that's used to make the top ledge of the dresser as a clothes line pole and hung those sweet little dresses in the set out to dry.

There are two rectangle dies in the set so I used them to make a frame and added those darling little baby embellishments that are also included in the set to the bottom.  The baby embellishments are colored using copics.  You could also use this frame to create a shaker card and use the little embellishments as shaker elements.  That little peanut in the frame is a picture of my very first grand child, due in May 2018.  Just had to share my joy with you!

For my final card, I used the die elements to create a rolling tool chest.  I cut the chest out using the smaller rectangle and added four of the large drawers and used the trim piece to cut silver metalllic carstock for the trim on the drawers.  I had these old tool stickers from Mrs. Grossman's that fit perfectly in the drawers.

So there you have it!  Four cards using one die!


I hope you're inspired to look at the dies you have and think of different and unique ways to use them.

Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sentimental Succulents

Good morning crafters~  This month at Cut Cardstock they are having a sale on all their Royal Sundance Cardstocks.  Have you seen or tried their Linen cardstock?  It has a wonderful texture and is just perfect to show off your stamping.  I tried to capture the detail of the cardstock in the photo's but my photography skills are very limited but believe me when I say the detail is exquisite and is great for any project from elegant to casual.


Here's a snapshot of products I used today:

I started by cutting an A2 size panel using 80lb. Royal Sundance Linen in Natural.  I also cut a 1" strip of POW Glitter Paper in the color of Cricket and attached it to the left side of the linen panel using Score-Tape.  I adhered the entire panel onto an A2 sized cardbase using 110lb. Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock.  This cardstock is super sturdy and perfect for card bases.

 I stamped the Simply Succulents from Pink Fresh Studio onto the linen and wasn't too fussy about getting full coverage.  I really wanted the linen to show well on this card.   

Be sure to visit Cut Cardstock to find all kinds of great deals on all your card stock needs.    

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Blessings~ Birgit

Hello Pumpkin

Hello friends~  I've got a fun fall card for you today using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and stamps.

Here's how I made it:
Create a large moon and sky background on a piece of A2 sized White Soft Finish Cardstock using distress Inks.  I used a large Stitched Circle to make a mask for the moon.  Splatter with white craft paint and set it aside to dry.

 I die cut the Pumpkins out of white Soft Finish Cardstock and added color using distress inks and then assembled the pumpkins.

I cut the Iron Fence out of Rich Black Soft Finish cardstock and the Ghost out of polka dotted vellum.  I stamped a sentiment from Spooky Sentiments on white Soft Finish Cardstock and cut it using the coordinating Labels 1 die.

A quick and easy Halloween card!

You can find all the products I used linked above or by visiting Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, October 9, 2017

Frantic Stamper Christmas Stockings

Good morning friends ~ Today's card features the adorable Christmas Stocking dies from Frantic Stamper.  The detail options included in this set make an adorable textured stocking.
I paired the stockings with Elegant Merry Christmas sentiment cut out of red glitter paper.

I hope you'll stop by Frantic Stamper to see all their newest products.  While you're there, drop by their facebook page and let them know what you think of my project. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Get Your Craft On. It's World Card Making Day!

Good morning everyone!  It's no secret that today is World Card Making Day.  I'm hoping to find time to play in my crafty space today binging on card making.  To kick the day off, I wanted to share some of my favorite cards that I've never posted on my blog and share some crafty sales with you.




My first card is one that I made using Altenew's Layered Rose set.  This set has been around for a while but it continues to be one of my favorites.  The details in the roses look amazing in any color!
I used the colors included in the KIT which is offered at a discounted bundle price.  PLUS they're also offering an extra 15% off using the code: CARDMAKING as part of World Card Making Day celebration.


My next card uses the Love Scale from Pinkfresh Studio
I filled the scale up with Autumn Pumpkins from PTI.

My last card is made using these adorable snowfolk from Art Impressions Sparkle and Cheer  

These adorable stamps were found at Scrapbook.com where they're offering 20% - 50% of all card making products.
card making day 2017

Sunny Studios is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $20 using code FREESHIP

Honey Bee Stamps 20% OFF your entire regularly-priced purchase today only!
Simply enter coupon code: WCMD20
Newton's Nook is having a Flash Sale today only.  
FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25 
using code:  CARD17
World Cardmaking Day 2017 Sale Graphic
One last tidbit to share:
Visit the Scrapbook & Cards Blog to join in for a day full of fun inspiration and give aways.  

Happy World Card Making Day to all!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit