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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Pinkfresh Hello with a Bouquet Die 2 Ways

I am trending toward using all parts of a die cut or background more than ever before.  I am not sure why this has suddenly appealed to me, but, I am having fun challenging myself, so who cares??  The die featured in this post is perfect for utilizing all the "leftover" pieces and parts and I hope this inspires you to see what you can use your leftovers for. 
 
(you can see the colors much better in the individual photos below)

What I Used to Make my Cards
:
White Card Base
Pre-made Oxide Ink Backgrounds
Pinkfresh Hello with a Bouquet Die
Papertry Ink Thinking of You Die, PTD-1273
MFT/Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, MFT-1125

So not only did I use all the pieces of the die cuts but I used a bunch of backgrounds I had that were too pretty to throw away but didn't quite work for the project I was making them for.  I always have a bunch of  pre-made backgrounds made and ready to go!  To begin both of


these cards,  I die cut the Hello out of three different pre-made backgrounds to have the pieces I'd need.  Be careful, there are many more tiny pieces than I realized and I lost some.  To fix this,  all I did was use the leftover background paper and cut the small spots I needed to fill in.  I attached the white outer cut to the card and then just pieced it together.


The second card is made from all the extra floral and leaves cuts that I didn't use for the first card.  I just trimmed them as I needed and attached them to the white card base, making sure that the fishtail strip was going to cover

all the ends.  I then cut out the sentiment and attached that to the fishtail strip and attached that to the card.  The second card is an absolute departure in colors for me and I actually like that one the best.  Funny how stretching your creativity can end up in the best stuff! 
 
Hope you are all healthy and safe! Trying to keep sane in this insane world that I fear may be our new normal.  Thank you SO much for stopping by :) Fondly, Christi



I am entering my card in the following challenges:
CARDZ TV - #122, Anything Goes
Aud Senitments - #259, Anything Goes & A Sentiment
Sisterhood of Crafters - It's the Thought that Counts (Sentiment as the Focus) 
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 
TTCRD - Anything Goes 
ABMTTC - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

You Are Amazing Rainbow Card

I get so excited when I get new goodies to play with!!  I just could NOT wait to try out these dies so as soon as I got them I whipped up this card.  Be gentle, it's just a quick card - no measuring or fussiness - in fact, I wasn't even sure this was going to be a card!





What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Black Card
Hello Bluebird Rainbow Sky Die Set
Scraps of Card


I really wanted to test the Rainbow Die - I just couldn't wrap my head around how the arches were going to fit together.  I was fairly sure they weren't going to work.  I must of tapped into a few more dead brain cells because they nestled into each other just fine.  Figuring out what sentiment to use {I didn't want to use stamps on this card, I wanted to keep it only dies}, realizing I have a plethora of word dies that I rarely, if ever use, and finally settling on the new Phrase Builder set I just got.  I think the off white clouds, the pink hearts and the black words make this card special {as well as the crooked letter that I can see now, and I am sure you all can see it, too}!  This was a fun card to make and it used up a bunch of scraps I had lying about, so it's a win win!

I hope you enjoy this little burst of color - I realized the last few cards I've posted had animals on them and I wanted to prove I can, and do, play with other stuff, too.  Hope you and yours are safe & happy! Blessings, Christi 

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
{Just a note: My internet went out last night & didn't come back until this afternoon - sorry for linking to the challenges "late"}
Arty Divas, #28 - Anything Goes 
Crafting Happiness, #61 - Anything Goes 
The Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Out of the Box Challenge - Anything Goes 
NBUS Challenge, #17 - Never Before Used Schtuff :)