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Strawberry Card and Tag Set featuring Magnolia Doohickeys

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Today I have a strawberry-themed birthday card and tag set featuring dies by Magnolia Doohickeys.  I love the Magnolia dies — the little details add so much to whatever project you’re creating.  My project features two different sets, “Strawberry Flowers and Leaf” and “Strawberry Tag“.  They work very well together, or separately.

card and tag

I began by cutting and assembling the strawberries.  I chose some metallic cardstock for this — both for the berry and the green top.  For the tag, I also cut a piece for the back (out of cardstock that you can write on) and a second top for the reverse side to give a more completed look.  I assembled the strawberries using Scor-Tape.  I used some “watermelon” Baker’s Twine by Maya Road as a hanger for the tag.   With the “cute” detail already in place on the Doohickeys dies, you really don’t need to do anything else to embellish the tag.  Here is a picture of the front and back of the finished tag.

tag front   tag back

For the card, I began by cutting the base layer 4.25″ x 5.5″.  For this I used the same red metallic cardstock as I used for the strawberry.  I also cut a piece of patterned paper 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  The one I used is a small strawberry print by Doodlebug Designs.  I cut the strawberry leaves out of a dark green cardstock, and the flowers from white and golden-yellow cardstock.  I wanted to add a little dimension to these pieces, but didn’t want to do too much to detract from the fun design of the dies.  For the leaves, I enhanced the center “vein” in each leaf by defining it a little more with one of the tools from the Sizzix flower tool set  It is such a little thing, but adds so much “life” to the leaf set.  This picture shows a leaf set as cut on the right, and with the enhanced vein on the left.

focus on leaf

For the flowers, I added some easy dimension by using a stylus to push the petals (flower right side down) into a flower molding mat, and then turned the flower over and pushed down in the center of the flower with the stylus.  For the flower center, I just used the stylus to push into the center.  I used a little glue (I prefer the Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive) to attach the center to the flower base, and added a yellow rhinestone in the center.  Please see the short video for additional information on how to add simple dimension to the flowers and leaves.

To assemble the card, I attached the two layers using Scor-Tape.  I added a doily on the left side of the card.  I arranged two leaf sets and three flowers on the doily, and placed the strawberry.  I attached each with Scor-Tape, being careful to not lose the dimension that I just put into the flowers and leaves (so attach primarily in the center, allowing the dimension to remain).  I added a bow from sheer white ribbon to the top of the strawberry, and a sentiment in the corner.  The “Have a Sweet Day” sentiment can be appropriate for any occasion.  On the inside of the card I placed a “Happy Birthday” sentiment.

card

This was a very quick and easy project — a fun summer birthday card and tag.

 

Supply List

Magnolia Doohickeys Strawberry Tag and Strawberry Flower and Leaf dies

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

assorted cardstock

ribbon

yellow rhinestones

adhesives — I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

doily

sheer white ribbon

Baker’s Twine — I used Maya Road “watermelon”

Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool kit

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

What Does A Fox Say Birthday Card Idea

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Today I have a fun birthday card for you — for the young or the young at heart.  It features the cutest ever fox playing in a pile of leaves, with a wobble spring for a little action.

The fox featured on this card is made from a die set by Marianne Designs Collectables.  It includes the dies needed for the fox, and a clear stamp sentiment, “You’re special”.   Every time I look at this die set, “that song” comes to mind and lingers for a while.  Of course it inspired the sentiment that I used.   (If you have children, you no doubt know what song I’m referring to; if not, here’s a link.  But beware, the song is addictive!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE).

fox card

It is very easy to create the fox — you just need a couple of colors of cardstock — rust, white, black and pink.  Note that the pieces cut from black (eyes and nose) and pink (ear lining) are quite small and can be difficult to attach to the finished fox.  When working with little pieces like this, I often put a small piece of Scor-Tape on the back of the cardstock.  When I cut the small pieces, I leave the die intact on the cardstock until I’m ready for the piece.  This way the adhesive is already there, and all you have to do is to place the piece where it belongs.  I leave the dies in place because often the liner for the Scor-Tape stays behind, and so rather than having sticky pieces flying around, it just makes sense to me to keep the pieces together on the cardstock until ready for use.  I used Scor-Tape to attach the rest of the fox too.

I wanted the card to be fun and to have some movement, and so I used a wobble spring with it.  When using a wobble spring, you first assemble the piece that is to go on top of the spring.  Here, the fox was not wide enough to support the wobble spring.  See the pictures below.  The first is the fox assembled, and the second shows the wobble spring sticking out behind the fox.

fox   fox w spring

Some think it is okay to trim the wobble spring so that it won’t show from behind (it also has adhesive on it, so the “sticky” part could be problematic).  I think that a better approach is to add to the figure so that the wobble spring can stay intact, but will no longer show through.  So for my fox, I cut a piece of background paper (the one that I used for the card) that was slightly larger than the fox.  I used the background paper to back it because I wanted the fox to remain the focal point — I hoped that the extra background paper would just blend in.  I used a Spellbinders die for this, one that was just a little larger than the fox.  There is no “magic” to what I chose, so anything you have in your stash will work.  Once I mounted the fox on the patterned paper, I trimmed it a little at the top so that the top shape was the fox’s head.  At the bottom and part way up the side, I added some leaves for cover.  The leaves and the label shape I used to mount the fox are from a set of dies called “Orchard Harvest  Tags and Accents“.  Again there is no magic to this set — your favorites will work just fine.

I prepared the card front by cutting a dark brown piece of cardstock 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I cut a rust layer (the same as used for the fox) 4″ x 5.25″, and a layer of patterned paper 3.75″ x 5″.  I attached the three layers with Scor-Tape.

I cut the leaves from three different colors of cardstock to add some dimension and interest.  I added them to the label that the fox is mounted on and to the card base beneath (you’ll have to wait to add these until the spring and fox have been mounted).  Instead of adding the leaves one at a time, I added them in groups of three — one of each color.  Once the leaves were in place on the piece with the fox, I added the wobble spring.  When using the springs, be sure to check the instructions on the inside (on the outside of some) that indicate which part of the spring is the top versus the bottom.  Using the adhesive already a part of the wobble spring, I attached the spring first to the piece with the fox and the leaves, and then to the card front. I tried to match the patterned paper still showing behind the fox to the background to make it blend in as best as I could.   The next step was to fill in with the leaves on the card front.  You don’t need a lot of leaves here, just enough to cover a little when the fox is in motion.

My final step was to add the sentiment.  I didn’t have a stamp with the sentiment I wanted, so I used word processing software on my computer and printer to make it.  I trimmed it to an appropriate size, and added a brown piece of paper as a backer.  Inside the card, the fox says “Happy Birthday”.

fox card

This fox is so cute, and so easy to assemble.  I know that you’ll find this die set to be as much fun as I did.

 

Supply List

Fox die set by Marianne Design Collectables

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Background label and leaf dies — I used Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents by Spellbinders

assorted cardstock including a patterned paper

wobble spring

Scor-Tape

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Three Cards Featuring Triple Circle Flip-its Dies by Sizzix

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

 

Today I have three cards for you that feature the Triple Circle Flip-its dies by Sizzix.  This die set is so much fun — and is so very easy to use.  I love the simple style that can be dressed up or dressed down.  The finished card fits into an A-2 sized envelope.  Here is a quick look at my three samples

april  June

November

The Sizzix  Triple Circle Flip-its Dies are a very complete set.  There is a die that cuts out the main piece of the card, and then dies to cut out the patterned paper inserts for the left and right sides.  There is a scalloped edge die if you choose to do a scalloped edge somewhere, and there are three different sets of small and large circles (straight circles, scalloped circles and pierced circles).  There is no measuring, no mess, and really not much thinking required.  They are thin dies, and so you can use them with almost any die cutting machine.

To begin, I cut the base card from a heavier ivory cardstock.  The base doesn’t have to be extremely heavy, but a heavier weight cardstock will hold up better to the opening and closing, standing open, etc.  Then I needed to select my patterned papers and how I would decorate the cards.  I immediately thought of the Place in Time cut-apart papers from Graphic 45.  They are a couple of years old now, and so are getting a little hard to find.  If you’re like me, you either have a good source or have a couple of favorite sheets tucked away for future use.

Before I could cut the patterned paper pieces, I needed to select the elements that I wanted to feature on the Graphic 45 sheet.  I liked the three elements grouped together at the bottom of the page, and selected those as my “inner” circles.  For the outside circle, I thought it made sense to use a matching or complementary word cut from the cardstock.  I also chose an element to place on the larger patterned paper panel in lieu of a sticker (Sizzix recommends use of a sticker in that location).  Using my ivory cardstock, I cut three of the largest scalloped circles and three of the smaller pierced circle to go with the decorative elements.  I cut the three decorative pieces using a scalloped circle that I had from another die set.  That die is the same size as the large pierced circle.  It isn’t always necessary to use another set of dies, here it was a matter of preference.

To assemble the card, I first folded the base piece along the scored lines.  Once folded, I carefully attached the patterned paper panels.  In placing these, be sure to use a sufficient amount of a strong adhesive (like Scor-Tape).  Next I added the front circles to the piece.  I attached the word to the circle using Scor-Tape, and then used Scor-Tape to center the circle in the appropriate location.  Then I added a piece of Scor-Tape to the reverse side of each of the circles.  Beginning at the top, I carefully placed the large scalloped circles so that they appear centered from the front (they will be larger than the circle opening that is created.  Once all three circles are in place, I used a piece of Scor-Tape to add the decorative elements to the circles.

To finish the card, I added a decorative element on the side with the large patterned paper.  I also added a plain paper (or a plain paper with a sentiment) that will provide an area where the card can be signed by the giver.  If desired, you can also add a bow or a small decoration to the front flap of the card (the one with the small patterned paper).   To keep the card closed in transit and other times, as desired, I made either a ribbon bow or a belly band.  I kept these a little loose so they could be easily removed and/or replaced as needed.  The belly band on the Thanksgiving card was made using a border found on the November Place in Time cut-apart sheet and the Spellbinder Belly Bands 2 die set.   Please see the short video for additional information on assembly of the cards.

I made three different cards — one using the April Place in Time paper (a Thinking of You card); one using the June Place in Time paper  (a wedding card); and one using the November Place in Time paper (a Thanksgiving card).   Pictures of each follow –

april  april inside

June  June 2

June 3

November   November 2

November 3   belly band

I know that you will have as much fun as I did with these quick and easy cards.

 

Supply list

Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its Die Set

Die cutting machine – I used my Sizzix Big Shot

ivory cardstock (a little heavier weight will work better)

assorted patterned papers — I used several sheets of the Place in Time cut-apart sheets by Graphic 45

Small scalloped circle dies (optional)

Assorted ribbon and embellishments

Spellbinders Belly Band 2 die set (optional)

Scor-Tape by Scor Pal

appropriate sentiment, as needed

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

Holiday Angel Card Featuring Heartfelt Creations Dies

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

My project today is a beautiful holiday angel featuring several sets of Heartfelt Creations dies.  This project appears to be much more difficult than it is — with the right dies and the right paints, etc. it really comes together quite easily.

christmas angel

I recently purchased some of the Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paints, and was searching for instructions on how to best use them, etc.  While doing that, I came across the Vintage Angel Card project on the Heartfelt Creations website. I was instantly drawn to the project, but wanted a few changes to make it my own.   Click on the following link to go to the original project on the Heartfelt website: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/?project=4492&product=3073.

I began by cutting the main pieces using the appropriate Heartfelt Creations dies.  So I cut a piece of lace from ivory cardstock using the Decorative Lace Boarder die, and the angel wings from green cardstock using the Decorative Lattice Swirl die.  I wanted my angel to be a Christmas angel, so I selected the 3D paint colors that I thought were best to give a holiday feel — carmine red, moss green, gold and walnut brown.  To do this, it is best to work on a non-porous surface (I used a sheet of craft plastic).  I cut an art sponge into four pieces, and dipped each piece into a different paint color and placed that color on the plastic sheet.  From there I sponged the colors randomly on the skirt piece and then on the two angel wings.   For the skirt, I wanted more of the red to show through; for the angel wings, I wanted more of the green to show through.  On each, I added quite a lot of the gold paint to make it appear more festive and cohesive.  The walnut brown was used sparingly — just enough to add some depth or dimension where needed.  There is a video link on the Heartfelt site that gives more information on how to “distress” or paint the lace and then how to shape it.

The 3D stamp paints dry almost instantly.  When the lace piece is dry, it is time to shape it.  To do this, you’ll spray the piece with water — enough to make it pliable to work with, but not so much that it falls to pieces.  I found it easiest to accordion fold the lace, and then pinch the top together forming a skirt.  You’ll need to be careful with the wet paper — it is very easy to  tear it.  It will take a while to dry (2-3 hours), and while you’re waiting for this to happen, check back periodically to make sure that the skirt keeps the desired shape.

I prepared a face for the angel by using the largest oval die in the Spellbinders Media Mixage ovals 1 die set to cut an oval from ivory cardstock.  I added the features using my E35 Copic marker, R20 for the cheeks, and the hair using the Walnut Brown paint.  Once dry, I trimmed the oval to shape a face — don’t worry about whether or not it is perfect.  It is the imperfections that give faces character, and draws people to handmade projects.  I made a halo for the angel by cutting the middle circle in the Media Mixage circles 3 set, ivory paper paint painted with the gold 3D paint.  I attached these two together using Scor-Tape.

For the flower garland, I made some beautiful small roses using the Vintage Floret dies.  Since I needed fairly small flowers, I used only the smallest three rose dies along with the cap.  I chose a bright Christmas red cardstock — a heavyweight smooth cardstock will work best.  To create a full flower, I cut two of each of the flower shapes.  I tipped each of the petal sets with the gold 3D paint, and shaped them as shown in the Heartfelt video (the link above to the Angel Card provides a link to a video giving great instructions on how to shape and assemble the flowers).  I used a hot glue gun to assemble the flowers, and it worked very well — I just needed to spend a little time removing the glue strings that always seem to happen with glue guns.

In addition to the flowers, some sort of foliage is needed to help to cover the joining of the lace “skirt” and the wings.  For my Christmas angel I chose some short pine branches by Impression Obsession.  I cut lots (about 65 pieces total) so that I would have plenty to cover as needed.  I tipped each of the pieces with a little of the gold 3D paint.

With all of the pieces complete, it is time to assemble the project.  I began by attaching the angel wings to a piece of 5″ x 7″ cardstock.  When placing the wings, watch for a heart shape that forms in the space between the two.  This is an element that adds a lot to the finished piece — when the wings are placed correctly, the heart shape will remain as a focal point.  Place the face and halo at the lower part of the heart, and the skirt below the face.  I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to glue down the wings, and Scor-Tape to attach the face.  For the skirt, I used Scor-Tape to attach the top pleats (pushing them as flat as possible), and then a little of the Scotch glue at the base of the skirt to tack it in place.  I used the hot glue gun to add the five flowers, one at a time, beginning with the center flower.  I tucked the pine branches underneath the flowers, in groups of 3 branches, and held them in place with either the hot glue or with the Scotch Quick Dry adhesive — whichever I thought would work best.   I went back and filled in where needed with individual pine branches.  The goal was to cover the areas where the skirt joined the wings (especially the lumpy part).  I added a bow at the bottom of the rose garland to further decorate the piece, and to continue to hide the joined pieces.  To finish, add some small pearls or rhinestones to the heart shape that formed when placing the angel wings.  Please see the short video for tips on assembling the angel.

I love how quickly and easily this project came together.  I used this project for a demonstration at a Christmas in July Open House at my local paper crafting shop.   My original project is on display there, and a copy was given to an attendee.  I also created a third angel — one for those who either don’t like to make the small flowers or who don’t have time to.  For this version I used pre-made ribbon roses that I purchased at a local fabric store.  They are approximately 1″ in diameter, similar to the ones I created with the Vintage Floret dies.  I also needed some foliage to add cover with those, and I selected a set of rose leaves from an Elizabeth Craft Designs rose die set.  These provided the needed cover.  This version of the angel is featured in the video above.

purple angel

Although this project turns out a bit large for most card makers (with the addition of the face, it needs at least a 5″x7″ base), it could easily be a project to send in lieu of a card.  I would add a small tag to the back with a sentiment, and place the finished project on a small easel cut from matching cardstock (the Cheery Lynn Angel Wing easel would work for this, or you could use the Tim Holtz Bigz Small Easel die).  Because of the dimension on the piece, it would be best sent in a bubble wrap mailer.

This was a beautiful project and, although some parts took a little time, it was a simple project to make (even the flowers!).  Be sure to check out the Viva Décor 3D paints — you’ll love the shimmer and dimension that they add to your projects.  Of course you can’t go wrong with the Heartfelt Creations dies and stamp sets!

 

Supply List

Heartfelt Creations dies — Decorative Lace Border (HCD 713), Decorative Lattice Swirl (HCD 733), and Vintage Floret (HCD 727)

Oval and round dies to create face and halo — I used Spellbinders Media Mixage Ovals 1 and Circles 3

Foliage dies — I used Impression Obsession pine branches (DIE097-M) for the Christmas angel, and the rose leaves from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Rose die (799) for the purple angel

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Cardstock — ivory, green, red and assorted matching/coordinating cardstock for the layers behind the angel

Adhesives — hot glue gun, Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and Scotch Quick Dry glue

Viva Décor 3D stamp paints — for the Christmas angel I used carmine red, moss green, gold and walnut brown; for the purple angel I used silver, moss green, violet and walnut brown

Assorted sponges, paint daubers, etc. to add the paint (these will clean up easily with soap and water after you’ve finished — keep them wet to make it easier to clean them later)

Copic markers E35, R20

ribbon

small pearls or rhinestones

optional – purchased ribbon roses (or other pre-made flowers) – approximately 1″ in diameter  (5)

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

Pirate Ship Card featuring Nautical Dies by Docrafts

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Ahoy Matey!  Today I have a fun pirate ship card featuring the Nautical Build-A-Scene dies by Docrafts.  These dies are just so much fun and so versatile.  To give my card even more dimension and movement, I added an Action Wobble Spring.  You’ve got to love a pirate ship that really sails the ocean!

pirate ship card

I love the Docrafts Build-A-Scene Nautical dies.  There are a lot of different pieces that you can use to build numerous nautical scenes.  The packaging for the dies suggests at least four ideas –

package picture

The dies are versatile enough for card making as well as scrapbooking.  I love the choices, and the ease in creating a fun scene.

I wanted to have quite a bit of dimension and movement for my card.  I began with a light blue base, cut 5″ x 7″.  I also selected four other colors of blue paper to form the waves — varying from dark to light.  I cut 2″ x 5″ strips of each color, and then used the classic wave die (the upside down scallop die) to cut two pieces of waves from the cardstock.  I began attaching these to my card base using Scor-Tape, until I reached the medium blue (the next to the lightest color) — this is where I wanted my ship to ride the waves, and I needed to do something a little different.  I attached the bottom layer of medium blue using Scor-Tape, and then the next layer was tucked underneath and I used a pop dot cut in half and placed half at each end of the wave.  This is to pop it up a little and allow for movement of the ship.

To give the ship additional dimension and movement, I decided to mount it on a wobble spring.  If you haven’t used them, the Action Wobble Springs are easy to use and add a lot of “fun” to a card.  This is a picture of one –

wobble

They are very easy to use — each one is marked so that you can easily determine the top from the bottom, etc. so it will work properly.  Any time that you are using a wobble spring, you’ll need to build the image that will wobble separately from the card itself.  (Normally I would build the ship onto the front of the card.)  I cut out the ship image and a variety of sails.  The ship’s masts are fairly thin, so I wondered if they would handle the wobble spring.  In order to determine that, I needed to continue assembling it by attaching the sails to each of the masts.  I was sure to keep each sail and each mast separate in order to give the appearance of more dimension, and to allow the ship to move about freely.  There was a gap in the middle where I wanted to put the wobble spring (I didn’t want it to show), and I thought that the mast could use a little support so I cut a piece of cardstock the size of the wobble spring as a reinforcement for that area (I used the same color as I did for the sails).  I attached it to the back of the middle mast with some Scor-Tape.  That is also where I attached the wobble spring to the completed ship.  The wobble spring incorporates a strong adhesive on both sides, so no need for anything further.  I cut the words “ahoy there” using one of the dies in the Docrafts set, and attached them using Sticky Dots.   I finished the project by adding a sun and a few clouds in the sky.  Please see the short video for  a further description of how I assembled the card, and to see how much fun and movement the wobble spring adds.

I’m looking forward to using the Nautical Build-A-Scene dies by Docrafts for other projects.   I think the octopus is calling to me . . .

You can also view my tutorial on the Cut@Home YouTube Channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tts6Qt7WhpU&list=UU_J_Rav4J9_6V2ULdAgbMpw

 

Supply List:

Docrafts Nautical Build-A-Scene dies

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Assorted cardstock

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Sticky Dots by Therm-o-Web

Action Wobble Spring

Sun and cloud dies — I used the small sun and the rainbow and clouds sets by Lil’ Inkers

Pop dot or other dimensional adhesive

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

Card Making: Aster Flower Dies

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

I thought it might be fun to compare the detailed flower dies that Sizzix Susan’s Garden and Spellbinders Die D-Lites offer, specifically the aster flower dies.  Each die set produces a beautiful bloom, and each aster is fun/simple to assemble.  To make it easier to identify, I made the Sizzix aster in purple, and the Spellbinders aster in blue.

sizz aster  spellie aster

If you want to purchase a detailed flower die, it can be difficult to decide which brand to choose.  There are a number of things that you can look at — size, appearance, etc.  As you can see the finished appearance of the flowers  is different — the petal shapes differ and the Spellbinders flower is larger and fuller than the Sizzix flower (fullness is something that can be varied in the assembly process for both).  That might be enough information to help you choose, but you may also want to look at the die set and the assembly instructions.  The dies for each flower are pictured below

sizz die  sizz aster

spellie die  spellie aster

You can tell a little by looking at the dies.  The Sizzix flower is already formed (although there are several steps needed to prepare the cut shape for use), while the Spellbinders flower has individual petals that must be attached to the flower base.  The Sizzix set gives you multiples of the same die so that you only need to cut one of each die to complete your flower.  It is necessary to do several cuts with most of the Spellbinders dies (each petal is cut individually, and you need two sets of petals for each layer of the flower — up to 5 layers).  But that still isn’t sufficient information to make a good decision.  You really need to go to the Sizzix and Spellbinders websites to download instructions for completion of the flowers.  That will give you the most complete information on what it takes to assemble the flowers.  Because the techniques involved differ, you may find that one die versus the other is easier or more appealing to you.  Both are easy to complete following the detailed instructions.  For me, assembly time was nearly the same for each flower — the detail was in different parts of the assembly.  For the Spellbinders die set, the detail was in coloring and attaching all of the little petals to create five layers; for the Sizzix die set, the detail was in shaping and pinching, etc. each individual petal to achieve the desired look.  It would be very difficult for me to choose between them, so thankfully I have both and don’t have to.  Please see the short video for additional information on how to select a detailed flower die set that is right for you.

I completed each of the asters following the detailed instructions from the Sizzix and Spellbinders websites.  (On each website, search to find the specific product, for example, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create An Aster.  You’ll find a link to a pdf file within the product description  This file gives you the detail on how to assemble the flower, and often there is a video available too.)  To finish the cards, I cut a base layer from ivory cardstock 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I edged each with a little Memento ink, Summer Sky for the blue version, and Lulu Lavender for the purple.  I cut a Polka Dots Card Creator layer for each (using the largest die — note that I didn’t emboss it for this project), and attached it to the base using Scor-Tape.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment, and then added the ribbon and flower.

spellie aster  sizz aster

No matter which die set you choose, I am confident that you will be happy with the finished result.

 

Supplies used

Sizzix Susan’s Garden Aster die set

Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create an Aster die set

die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

assorted cardstock

adhesive — I used Scotch Quik-Dry glue and Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

ribbon

Spellbinders Polka Dot Card Creator die set

Woodlands Scenics Pollen - Yellow

Pan Pastels - 100.5 titanium white, 680.5 bright yellow green, 560.8 phthalo blue tint, 560.5 phthalo blue

sentiment – this is from the “Friendship” stamps by Inkadinkado

embossing ink — I used Top Boss by Color Box

embossing powder — I used Gilded Gold by Ranger

heat tool

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

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