Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Happiest of Birthdays

Hello there!

After days and days of making heart/love/friendship cards, it felt good to pull out some different supplies today.

For this card, I used image dies from Simply Graphic plus a sentiment stamp from My Favorite Things which I stuck to a kraft tag cut with a Penny Black tag die.

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (add a die cut).

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Happy Heart Day 2018

Hello and ‘Happy Heart Day’ people! I love that phrase, but haven’t found it on many stamps at all, sadly. The one on today’s card is from an older Stampendous set that I’ve had for many years. Probably a decade!!

I’m playing along with the current Penny Black and More challenge (Love, Hearts and/or flowers), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (add a die cut) and the Work Your Stash Wednesday challenge over on Instagram – the theme is red and pink. Perfect for a heart card!

In addition to my lovely sentiment stamp, I used dies from Penny Black – I bought the heart dies just after Valentine’s Day last year, can’t believe I am only getting round to using them now!

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Spring Bouquet and liquid watercolours

Hi everyone!

I was able to play with the Avery Elle liquid watercolours today. I only got a couple to try but I will be getting more!

For this card, I used Avery Elle Stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.

Looking at it now, I wonder if I should have used grey cardstock as a base, rather than kraft…. Hmmm. What do you think?

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Love You

Happy Friyay everyone!


Ah… embossing folders. I love them. I can’t stop buying them. I just don’t use them enough! So one of my crafty goals this year is to use all of my embossing folders – even my old cuttlebug ones!


I used a relatively new addition to my embossing folder mountain – a heart embossing folder from Carabelle Studio. I created the background using ink from My Favorite Things and then swiped some Altenew grey ink over the raised image.

The sentiment and banner dies are from Simon Says Stamp. I embossed the ‘love’ die cut with clear embossing powder a couple of time – love that glossy effect!

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge (red, pink, grey), the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (love is in the air), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (it must be love) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (love/hearts).

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You have a heart of gold

Hello everyone!

Busy week this week, with limited craft time, but I did find a little time tonight to play with this beautiful ribbon heart die from Poppystamps. Super simple card – just a die cut and a stamped/embossed sentiment from My Favorite Things. This wasn’t ANYTHING like I’d originally planned for this die, but I like the simplicity of this card. Think I’ll be playing more with this die before Valentines!

I’m entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge – ‘My Heart’.

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Wonderful Friend

Hi there!

So today’s card is a bit different for me – I broke into my vast supply of Prima paper flowers that I’ve had for MANY years! They are so pretty, but not very ‘trendy’ at the moment. Maybe they’ll make a comeback at some point?

Anyway, I created this card using the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Unfortunately, I am posting this too late to submit it, but I still wanted to share it here as I am also entering it into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge, which had a theme of ‘friendship’.

The dies and stamp are by Simon Says Stamp and the embossing folder is from Spellbinders.

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