Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thank you with flowers...

I am so happy that you had time to stop over today and see what i created with Becca's new dies.  I wanted to make something different this week today to share so i created a Z card that folds out from the center and i used the "Flourished Square" die on the front like you see above to create a frame.  I also used one of my favorite labels called the "Francesca Label" to stamp the sentiment on.

To make my card i did a sample first to get all the sizing right and the folds in the right place on the front of my card.  The i went ahead and cut pieces of a new Simple Stories paper that had lots of pretty colors and flowers in it for the inside and the front.  As you can see the label is only glued down on one side so that you can open it yet it looks really cute closed too.

It was so fun doing something a little bit more country and not so traditional like i normally do.  And the flowers i fussy cut from the paper to tuck in around the edges.  I added a little stickles to them but i think i should have kept it being a clear color to make it pop more.   But as always it's fun to look outside the box and try something new... this would be a great style for a wedding card or graduation too.

Thank you for stopping over and have a great day celebrating your dad today!



Paper:  Simple Stories
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Baby Girl 12 months photo box

Hi everyone-- today and i am sharing a fun box i created for the first 12 months's of my Baby Girls pictures that i have saved.  This is a fun and easy way to save all those pictures you have and you can still have fun using all those papers that you have saved in your stash to do create it with.  Mine is done with the "Trim Organizer Box" and it's the perfect size for photos too and i love how all those tags have such a beautiful shape and make it that much cuter!

With this kit you get 12 tags like you see above and below so i used all my Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl papers and ephemera cards and tags to decorate each of them for the 12 months of the year.  Then inside i also added 5 1/2 inch square cards to add pictures and record all the special memories of that first year.  It's so fun to see all the amazing things your kids learn and do the first year of their lives with you and it's important to save them so when they grow up they can read about it and enjoy the memories that you cherished for them to read about.

I think i am going to go back and add more to my tags but here is just a simple version for you.

Aren't the prints in this paper line so cute... I can't wait to fill it up with pictures.

And here is just a card i did with the papers to go with it.  I was going to give it as a gift but i think i will use it for my daughter and either give it to her for her first daughter or the pictures i saved of her.

These boxes are really easy and fun to make so i hope you get a chance to stop in the GSLCuts store and see what is new and pick up a few for projects you need to make.  

Thanks so much for stopping by......Teresa

Supply List:

Paper: Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl Collection
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Chalk Paint in white, scissors, paper trimmer, twine, ribbons, flowers

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Special Birthday Wish

It's my Saturday die day today and time for another idea using one of Becca Feeken's newest dies from the Romancing the Swirl Collection.  

Today i have another fun and easy card to share using a few of my new favorites that are not as swirly but together they make a really pretty and feminine card for a special someone.  I started with "Hemstitch Rectangles" for the base and used a few prints but I used them under the rectangle bases just to add a pop of design.  This way it's not too overpowering and you can still capture all that beautiful detail in the dies.  

And then i used the new "Curvy Labels Etched die" over the top and did 3 layers of a muted grey patterned paper set.  This gave it a real pretty 3D effect and showed off the dies rather nicely I think.  And i added 3 rows of 1/4 inch silk ribbon under the labels and then tied a pretty bow and added it to the bottom of the top label.  That tiny little swirl is from the smallest die in the Sweetheart Swirl Etched Die set.  It gives it just a pop of pretty without adding a flower to it!

And the stamp is from a Penny Black set and i think it goes really well with the swirls of the designs.
I stamped that in my favorite black Versafine ink.  And now it's ready to send off to a special someone.  Hope you liked my inspiration for the new dies today and be sure and check back next week for more fun ideas with the new dies.

Have a very wonderful day...... Teresa

Spellbinders Dies:

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Best Wishes Card

Hi ... I am so happy that you stopped by today to see what new things i have to share with Becca Feeken's newest die set called Romancing the Swirl!  I used 3 of her dies to create my card today and I am really happy with how they mixed together.  I used country yellows and blues out of my favorite Maja Design paper sets and added crisp white cardstock to cut the dies so that they would really stand out.

For my base i used "Hemstitch Squares" for 2 of the top layers and then on top of that i used a double cut of "Trefoil Crest" die set.  Then I cut out just the center fancy circle from the "Graceful Doily" die set to lay all of it on to the Hemstitch Square pieces.  It's beautiful to see how all those amazing swirls work so fabulously together like this.  And for the sentiment i stamped it in black Versafine and just clipped the edges to fit on the die.  And of course a few rhinestones to make it sparkle.

And to make it stand out more i added 3D foam squares between the layers like you see above.  With all that gorgeous detailing i don't want any of it to not stand up and be noticed.

Hope you all have a fun and crafty weekend!


Papers: Maja Design
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Saturday, May 26, 2018

We have tomorrows for a reason

As promised our team gets to start creating lots of fun projects for you to get inspired by this week and the weeks ahead.  Today i used one of my favorite new dies called "Shapabilites Florished Square Etched Die by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders".  I really wanted to make this feminine and a bit fancy too so i used soft shades of ivory, robins's egg blue and green to make my card.

 For the layers in my card i cut a backround in the darker blue to start as my base on the ivory and then on top of that i layered 2 rows of fancy lace i had in my stash.  Then a layered a lighter blue piece of the fancy swirls part of the die with 3D foam dots.  For the sentiment i cut and embossed the smaller die piece and put it at an angle and then stamped it in black and sponged a light blue ink around the edges of the frame to pop it out.  This really made all the gorgeous angles in the die stand out more I think.

And then just because you all know that i love to add other dies from the collection, i added these gorgeous swirled corners to the corners of my card in the matching light blue.  I really think this made the card that much more feminine and pretty.  All i needed was a simple ivory bow and a flower to finish it.

And that little die i used up on my card came from this adorable tag set so of course i had to make up a few tags with the scraps that i had left over.  The stamps on these are from Stampendous and the tag set is called " Shapabilites Swirl Tag Etched Dies by Becca Feeken".  I adore these little dies and they would be really cute to add to the front of your cards or boxes and bags too.  But that is a whole other post for me I think i will work on for later.... :)  I hope you liked my die cut inspiration for the day and be sure and check the other girls on the team to see what they have to share with you!

Have a wonderful day..... Teresa


Paper: Bazzil Basics Card Stock
Stamps by Penny Black and Stampendous

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Grateful Heart

Hi everyone... i hope that you had the chance to join us for our hop this week to preview Becca Feekens newest line of die called Romancing the Swirl.  Each of us had the chance to use a few of the new dies to create something special to share with all of you, and wow was it ever fun!  And now we all get to mix and match and create even more inspiration for you.  

My die i chose for this week is called "Card Creator A2 Corner Cotillion Etched die set".  In this set you get this beautiful swirled back round die and the center oval and also some brand new flower dies.  I wanted to do something a little different with this one so i used muted tones of ivory and yellow and then added in some tan card stock to match a bit of print that i used for the base of the card behind the sentiment.  This really popped out the colors.

And then for the sentiment i used a matching brown ink to stamp the beautiful sentiment and inked the inside rim of the die ever so slightly with tea stained ink and a sponge dauber to give it more depth.  All the flowers are handmade so the colors for them matched perfectly with all the other gorgeous pieces in the set.  This is one of my favorites and i have lots more to share in the weeks ahead so be sure and check back soon!

Have a wonderful day .....  Teresa


Papers: Bazzill Basics cardstock and Prima 
Stamp: Penny Black
Ribbon: Really Reasonable


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