Thursday, July 24, 2014

Die Cut Trees

Welcome to Week 4 of July...the month to DIE for! 

Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team are featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card.

 Here's mine for this week using DG745 Tree Line Die and  LS96 Hello Stencil:

I masked off the bottom of an A2 card with post it notes and then used my brayer to apply the ink to the card.

When I took the post it notes off, it looked like this.

I used a finger tip sponge to sponge the ink colors through the stencil for the sentiment panel.

Then I adhered the Tree Line die cut to the card and added the sentiment panel.
Quick, easy, and beautiful!

Check out what the rest of the B Team did this week....

And we'd love to see yours too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nativity Scene

I have another new Christmas image from Stampendous to share with you today!  


  • Stamp Barnyard Nativity scene and sentiment on a white cardstock panel with black ink and color with markers.
  • Back panel with a slightly larger black panel.
  • Emboss red cardstock panel with Wicker Weave folder .
  • Adhere image panels to embossed panel.
  • Tie ribbon around panel and adhere to card.
  • Adhere Ochre fragments to card with Zip Dry.

  • Supply List:
    Plus:Copic® Markers (E51-E50-E53-E55-E57-YR21-YR23-YR24-C9-C7-C5-C3-C1-E93-E31-E35-E37-E33-G28-R24-R27-E44-E43-E42-E40-B01-B000-G21-G20-Y000-Y02-Y00)Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
    Wicker Weave Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Hang in There

    It's time for another High Hopes Blog Challenge.

    This week it's a color Challenge...

    Blue, Green and white/cream

    Here is the card that I made for this weeks challenge:

    I used High Hopes Stamps:

    And I colored the image with Copic Markers.

    The design team made some great samples for this weeks challenge.
    You can check them all out and learn more about this weeks challenge on the High Hopes Blog!

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Monday, July 21, 2014

    A Little Christmas in July

    Have you checked out the new stamps from Stampendous?

    There are some awesome Christmas stamps and this adorable penguin is one of my favorites!

    1. Die cut scallops on the bottom of a green panel of card stock and adhere to a red A2 card
    2. Stamp penguin on a white panel and color with markers
    3. Adhere to card
    4. Stamp sentiment on white panels
    5. back panels with black panels and adhere to card
    6. Sprinkle Spoonful of Snow on Card and heat from underneath to melt.
    7. Adhere pearls to scallops

    Supply List:
    From Stampendous:

    Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    Copic® Markers (G12-G14-G17-R21-R22-R24-YR00-YR02-YR04-C5-C3-C1)
    Spellbinder dies
    Recollections® Pearls
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

    The rest of the design team will be sharing more new Christmas images all week so keep your eye out!

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    TRC Seashore Waterfall Card

    Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!

    Today I have a  fun Waterfall card to share with you. 

    I made it with the July Creative Cafe' Kit - Under the Sea and the add on set, Fun in the Sun.

    I started by creating an A2 top folding card out of blue cardstock.  

    I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper and a 4" x 3/4" piece of blue cardstock.

    I addition I cut:
    2-2" square panels of blue cardstock
    2-2" square panels of yellow cardstock
    1-9" x 2" panel of blue cardstock (Starting at end of strip, score 2", 2¾", 3 ½", and 4 ¼" from the end)
    4-7/8" square panels from white cardstock (stamp images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink)
    1-6" x 7/8" panel from white cardstock (stamp images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink)

    Adhere the 9" strip to the thin strip of blue cardstock with Scrap Happy Glue.

    Adhere to the card at the ends of the thin strip so that the 2" x 9" strip will slide when pulled down.

    Start adhering each of the completed 2" panels to the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

    Panel 2

    Here's how it looks when all the panels are adhered.

    Loop a piece of ribbon through the bottom of the slider panel.  Adhere the final larger panel to the panel as shown.

    Here's a closer look at the last panel.

    I hope you like my waterfall card!  It's such a great way to showcase all the cute images in the "Fun in the Sun" stamp set and the recipient will be thrilled when they receive it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today!

    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - July Creative Cafe' kit Under the Sea and add on stamp set, "Fun in the Sun".
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - July Creative Cafe' kit  -Echo Park Walking on Sunshine paper pack
    Ink:  Memento  Tuxedo Black, copic markers
    Adhesives: Scrap Happy Glue
    Embellishments: July Creative Cafe' kit ribbon, stickers

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    C4C245: July Sketch

    It's the third Saturday of the month which means it's sketch time for the Crazy4Chalenges Blog team.

    Here is the card that I made for this weeks sketch:

    I used The Stamps of Life's, MoreStrawberries2stamp and the matching dies for today's card.  The brads are from

    You can learn more about the challenge. see the sketch, and see more design team inspiration on the Crazy4challenges Blog.

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Snowflake Wreath "to die for"

    Stampendous is releasing more of their great dies that match their stamps!

    I made this sparkly wreath with the Cling Delicate Snow Jumbo Stamp Set and matching dies.

    I started with a wooden ring from DIYBangles, which I painted white.
    Then I diecut 10 Tim Holtz Paper Rosettes from patterned paper and adhered them to the painted wreath.

    I stamped  Cling Delicate Snow Jumbo Stamps on white card stock with blue ink and die cut them out with the Snowflake Die Set.

    I added some Spoonfull of Silver to the  die cut snowflakes and heated it till it melted.
    Then I adhered the snowflakes to the wreath.

    I hope you liked my fun decoration.
    There are lots of terrific dies available from Stampendous that coordinate with their beautiful stamps!
    Check them will want them all!

    Thanks for stopping by!