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Slay EVERY Day

The Kisses release from Simon Says Stamp is now available. And it sure is fun! I created two projects using the brand new Slay die set.

I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit and created this fun card. To start, I ink blended the following Distress Oxides onto a white, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch panel: Kitsch Flamingo, Carved Pumpkin, and Squeezed Lemonade. The stencil I used was the Dare2BArtzy Sunburst Stencil. Next, I shifted the stencil and put Ranger Stickles Glitter Gel in Nebula onto the paper. I am absolutely in love with how this turned out! And to be honest, I’m not much of a sparkle girl, but this worked beautifully. That glitter gel is gorgeous!

Next, I die cut the shadow for the sentiment out of white cardstock. Then, I die cut the sentiment pieces twice out of bright pink cardstock. I adhered the letters to the shadow piece and then layered on the rest of the die cuts. I added white craft foam to the back of my die cut sentiment to add dimension, and adhered it to my background. Lastly, I adhered it to an A2 cardbase. How fun is this card?

For my second project, I created a full card front shaker. I generally do not have good luck with shaker cards, but this one turned out cute. It was my first time doing this type of shaker.

To create my card, I made the die cut sentiment exactly as I did for my first card. I like the added dimension from stacking additional letters on top of each other. I cut a piece of patterned cardstock (Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine Remix 6×6 Paper Pack) to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Then, I cut acetate with Picket Fence Studio’s Full Card Front Shaker Die. I adhered 3 of the 4 sides to the back of my patterned background. Next, I added Trinity Stamps Rainbow Sherbert Stars and a sprinkle of gold bits from Honey Bee Stamps and sealed the last edge of the shaker. I glued the sentiment to the center of the acetate window and adhered the whole shaker to an A2 cardbase.

I LOVE this shaker combination with this sentiment.

I hope you will go check out the entire new Kisses release from Simon Says Stamp. It’s a lot of fun!

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Slimming Down

No, this isn’t a blog about weight loss tips, but feel free to leave me a comment with some advice (lol!)

Today I am sharing some slimline cards that I created while guest designing for Divinity Designs. I absolutely love ALL of their new slimline dies! These dies make creating slimline cards easy and fun.

Slimline Wedding Card

For this card I started with the slimline card base die. I die cut it out of Hammermill 100# cover stock. I die cut a matting rectangle in a shiny, gold stock. Then I used the slimline flower petal background die. I die cut it out of white Hammermill 100# cover and a matte gold cover weight cardstock as well (not sure who makes this, but it is beautiful!). I knew I wanted to inlay some of the matte gold petals for this wedding card. I also used the DD Bride and Groom die and cut it out of the matte gold 3 times and stacked them together for dimension. I glued the bride and groom diecuts onto a rectangle and adhered it to my card.

Pet Sympathy Card

I needed a pet sympathy card, so I grabbed my go- to sentiment from the stamp set Never Forgotten. I think it is the perfect sentiment for this type of card. I also used the slimline cloud dies along with the slimline rectangles, scalloped rectangles, and card base. Cutting strips of color for the rainbow was super easy!

Slimline Pelican Card

This card was really fun to create! I loved coloring this pelican and the sentiments were so sweet, too. I really liked the sentiment “everything is better by the sea” that comes with the By the Sea Stamp/Die Duo…but I wanted to make the “by the sea” portion a bigger focal point. So I masked off that part of the sentiment and then die cut the letters using the alphabet dies from Divinity Design. This card makes me yearn for the sea!

I hope you will start slimming down and create some slimline cards. Be sure to check out all of the great slimline dies available at Divinity Designs!