Saturday, January 25, 2014

Poppystamps dies are to die for!

I am a sucker for a background die!  I discovered these dies from and I am in love!

The above card uses the Happy Birthday background die.  These are so easy and make a quick card!

The below card uses the heart lattice background die.  The words are an old die from Provocraft that came with an embossing folder.

The below card also uses the Happy Birthday Background die.  I managed to figure out how to fit the die on an A2 card.  The first card was a 4 X 6 or an A6 sized card. - Heidi

Lil Inker Cards

I received a die and stamp set from Lil Inker when I won the World Cardmaking Contest.  I really like them and I may order more!

These cards are 5 X 7.  They use Calypso Coral and Pool Party cardstock from Stampin' Up. The set is called Spot On and the die is Connected Circles from Lil Inker.

I wanted to make a card that wasn't horizontal also.  I used some More Amore SU DSP along with the Spot On stamp set.  Then I diecut some letters to put inside the circles.  The flower is from Secret Garden by SU. I just pressed it into their Simply Pressed Clay, let it dry, cut it out and "painted" it with reinkers. - Heidi

Farm Girl

When I won the World Cardmaking contest I received some Farm Girl paper and etcetera from October Afternoon.  It is very cute and retro stuff.  I made the following cards using some of their products.

The greetings are from Fiskars and the set is called All Year Greetings.  The flowers are two sets and punches from Stampin' Up called Petite Petals and Flower Shop. The cardstock is Ocean Tides from PTI and More Mustard from Stampin' Up.

Below uses Close to Cocoa cardstock from Stampin' Up.

Have a great day! - Heidi

Monday, January 20, 2014

What's That?

I saw this design in the Silhouette store and loved it instantly.  I don't know what happened after I cut it out! Can you tell what it is supposed to be?  The design is called flower tile, but my 7 year old says it looks like a sponge splattering paint. What do you think? - Heidi

This is a 6 X 6 size card.

Clever little Koi

Oh, I have always loved the Clever Koi die from Memory Box, but was too stuck up on Stampin' Up to ever get it.  Not anymore!  Memory Box and Poppystamps have such awesome dies - you should check them out.

This is an A2 size card.

The above card uses Spellbinders Ovals and Lacey Ovals dies plus the foliage die.  The below card has lines scored onto it with the Scor-Pal. - Heidi

This is an A2 size card.

Silhouette Cameo Cards

I have been trying to use my Silhouette Cameo machine more lately.  The cards that I have done haven't been too complicated and the machine cuts very well. I think that I lack patience when it comes to popping all those pieces out of what I have cut.  Take for instance the rope frame on the card below.  That frame is very intricate and even as big as I cut it there were a lot of little pieces to push out.  All in all I don't think it turned out too bad.

This card is a 5 X 7 size.

The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set.  I couldn't find any stamps that I could fit Happy Birthday on the whole banner so I just went with BIRTHDAY.

This is an A2 size card.
The above card is a swing card that I cut out on my Cameo.  I used some old Stampin' Up Christams paper.  The tree flips open to the inside. It is very cool - one that you have to see in person to really appreciate it. - Heidi

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Positive and negative Gromit

I tried to import a picture of Gromit into my Cameo.  I managed to outline him and come up with a pattern that wasn't the best.  I used the negative area for this first card. I used the resulting inside area to make a pattern that I used to cut out the Gromit you see on card number two.  I definitely need to play around with this feature in my Cameo some more.

This card is an A6 size.

The sentiment is from a Fiskars stamp set, I think.  I have been dying to get a Gromit made and am excited that I finally have one! Have a good night - more to come tomorrow - Heidi

This card is an A2 size.