Technique – inlaid die-cutting

Featuring inlaid die-cutting

Happy Love Day 2019

Sorry for the post overload friends – I have just been inspired to create Valentine’s cards this year!

Anyway, what would you do if you had a layover in Seattle? Head downtown or go to Impress Cards and Crafts? Yep, you’ve guessed it! When I had a layover at SeaTac last year, I hopped on a bus and took the short trip to Tukwila and spent a lovely couple of hours in Impress’s fabulous store there! So many craft goodies there! I bought this sweet heart die and Savvy Stamps sentiment stamp there! Making this CAS card today bought back a lot of happy memories from my little trip there!

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Shining Heart of Gold

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with the latest Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is ‘love’.

Perfect opportunity for my to use all those heart dies I have bought from SSS over the years. I decided to play with the Shining Heart die that I bought last year and used it across a background panel. I inlaid some hearts that I’d cut from a Ken Oliver Color Burst background I had created a while ago! I inlaid one heart cut from gold glitter cardstock and finally added a My Favorite Things sentiment.

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Bold Bright Star

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with the current Poppystamps challenge where the theme is ‘starry night’. Now, I admit I was a little stumped when I first saw the theme as I don’t have many star stamps by Poppystamps and none that lend themselves well to a starry night scene. Then I read the blog post and the team is looking for projects with a star this month. Now, that I can do with my Poppystamps dies!

I used the Stitched Star Cutouts die to cut my base card and then I inlaid some pink and purple stars. I also added a few punched stars and an Open Studio/Memory Box stamped sentiment.

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Hello 2019!

Hello there and Happy 2019!

Seriously, what happened to 2018? Didn’t it just fly by?! Scary!

Anyway, I wanted to share the card I made for my lovely mum! I used the My Favorite Things fireworks die and set about doing some inlaid die-cutting! I totally underestimated the time this would take – it turned into quite a labour of love, I must say!

The sentiment is from a Die-versions die – love the Art Deco feel!

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Sparkle and Shine

Hi everyone!

I’m popping in with a super quick card that I made for the current Memory Box challenge – Holiday Sparkle and Shine.

I chose two Memory Box dies that I bought at Alexandra Palace in September – the older Alpine Snowflake die plus a 2018 sentiment die – the Merry Christmas Cheshire Script die.

All my Christmas cards are made, written and sent but I think I may well be using these designs for some mass-produced cards next year!

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Sending warm winter wishes

Hello again!

This is the second post in today’s series sharing what I made during some much needed downtime in my craft room yesterday. All the cards I made have the same theme (‘wreath’) for this month’s CAS Christmas challenge. As I can’t work out how to use the same link for my three different entries, I’ve decided to do three separate posts – one for each entry.

Anyway, for my second entry I did some more inlaid die cutting with another fabulous Poppystamps die – Ball Wreath! The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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