Sunday, December 4, 2016

Antique Poinsettia With Chocolate

I had so much fun making these Hershey Nugget chocolate boxes.  I had to find my Cameo again, so much on my desk.  Once I cleaned my desk, I was ready for December's challenge of "Anything but a Card".  I didn't want to go with a tag, but I wanted to make a some fun little containers and found the perfect thing.  I was able to use an 8 1/2" X 11 inch paper to cut the box and box wrap.  Stamping and sponging came to mind and I really like the way this turned out.  The colors just seem to burst from the paper, lots of watercolor effect without the water.  I tried other papers and added some of the leftovers from my homemade background panel.  Just looking at the chocolate here is giving me a chocolate high.
Trio of closed chocolate boxes
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Close-up of box with box wrap - I hope this gives you some ideas.  
Antique Poinsettia combo

More chocolates in a much larger bag.
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A Close-up of the poinsettia on this bag.
Antique Poinsettia
Supplies:
Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia at a2z Scrapbooking
Hero Arts Paper Layering Antique Poinsettia frame cuts at a2z Scrapbooking
Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Store for last box and Hershey's Nuggests veritcal box
Distress inks Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Shabby Shutters and Twisted Citron

Hershey's Nuggets - I ate some - shhhh - don't tell.

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 Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge of "Anything But A Card" with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Our December Challenge

December First at Die Cut Divas

I created two cards because I need several gift card holders for the holidays. With wonderful dies for outside and inside, I was able to make two wonderful cards.  My kids will receive restaurant gift cards in these wonderful projects.  The large dies create an easy way to decorate the front of a card.   Be sure to join the challenge of layers at Die Cut Divas.



Blue Card

 Inside of Blue Card - some glittery paper for a backdrop

Red Card

Inside of Red Card 

Lots of room to write a nice message.

Supplies
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh Gift Card Holder at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs  Seasons Greetings at Dies R Us
Cuttlebug
Glitter Paper for the sentiment
Designer papers



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thank you to our November Sponsors

Thank You to the Die Cut Divas' sponsors 
Bugaboo and One Happy Cut!


I loved coloring this image.  I think the blue and gray worked out well with the pale blue background panel.The Sun Bonnet series is one of my favorites.  I don't know why, but it is.


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Thank you Stand Up
Bugaboo Sun Bonnet Christmas Tree
Spellbinders scallop squares
Copic markers
Cuttlebug

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Childlike Thanks

Be sure to join Die Cut Divas challenge for November.  
It's Thanks or Be Thankful.

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with sponsors Bugaboo Digi Stamps and One Happy Cut.

I thought a child-like card would be fun, all kinds of distressing on the panel with Deacon, just like someone who is learning to color would do.  Some hearts surely go with this card.


This is my sample for Die Cut Divas.
Supplies:
Bugaboo Digi's Deacon - School Sign It II
Elizabeth Craft Designs (Thanks)
Cuttlebug

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Holiday House Tag with a Ho Ho Ho

Time to embellish a tag.   I like seeing lots of snow ready to fall, but I don't have to live in it.  I can see snow on the mountains in the winter and that's good enough for me.  If I want to get closer, I can take a couple hours drive and bingo.    I guess that's why I loaded this house with snow.  I like to see it.  I really like the new Nesting Tag dies too.  This is the larges and a really great size.  I paired the smallest of the tag set for a HO HO HO.
Be sure to visit the fun stamps and digital sets at A2Z.
Holiday Houses with Nesting Dies
Holiday Houses with Nesting Dies
Supplies:
Hero Arts Nesting Tag DIes at a2z Scrapbooking
Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital Kit at a2z Scrapbooking
Dreamweaver matte white paste
Older Hero Arts sentiment Holiday Sayings - unavailable I think
Cute bow and ribbon.

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Hope you’ll join in our November Challenge of "Embellish It" with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Use Your Stash - new Challenge

It's time for a new Challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld.  What can be easier than using something from your stash?  I mean, just look at your table to find STASH.  Come on and have some fun.

Do you have trouble using your stash?  Sometimes I do, but not too often. Can you guess what was in my stash?

Be sure to visit Fae Entertainment for your images.


It's the brown layer.  That's an up-cycled expandable file folder..  The folder lived a long life and was falling apart, going head first into the trash.  Saved from a despicable end, the folder lives a second life as a thing of beauty.

This image is one of my favorites.  It doesn't matter what color(s) you use, she's still a thing of beauty.  I hope you like her too.
Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld Winter Fae
Die-namics Stitched Rec STAX
Copic markers
Cuttlebug


Monday, November 7, 2016

Thanks

This turtle looks like he's had lots of things to dream about and be thankful for.  I used the Dream die-cut rather than a Thanks die-cut because of the way the swirl looped over the eyes of the turtle.  I thought that was rather fun.  For the multi-colored die-cut, all I did was use Copic markers to color in two tones of brown, red and green.

Be sure to join the challenge at Die Cut Divas.



Supplies:
Bugaboo Digital Stamps  Turtle - Thanksgiving
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dream at One Happy Cut
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Distress ink - Carved Pumpkin - distressed the orange oval pane
Check out One Happy Cut oval dies for the perfect one for you.
Copic markers