Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Happy Birthday, Cuteasaurus

Kim is sharing this card on the Paper Smooches Blog today. It features the new Big Balloons Dies, as well as five other sets. LOL As you know, it's almost impossible for me to stick to one or two sets when creating. ;) My favourite part of the Big Balloons dies is the face!!! I can't stand how cute it is! You could always leave the balloons plain, but why would you when you could die cut a cute face in them? Hee.

This was the card I made for my son's 6th birthday. Even though his party was LEGO-themed, he chose a dinosaur cake from Baskin Robbins and his most treasured stuffie is a diplodocus named Dippy so this card is perfect for him. I customized the sentiment using Birthday Sampler, Halloweenies and Cuteasaurus. The dinosaurs are, of course, from Cuteasaurus and Dinos 1.

I used Quotables to die cut the curve for the floral hill and the patterned papers, including all three balloons were all die cut from Jubilee Sherbet 6x6 patterned papers by My Mind's Eye.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

{Mama Elephant} Designer Series: Cozy Christmas Creative Cuts

I'm on the Mama Elephant Blog to preview the Cozy Christmas Creative Cuts which will be available on September 15th! These dies coordinate with the previously-released Cozy Christmas stamp set, which is one of my absolute favourite holiday stamp sets. With both the stamps and dies, you'll be able to whip up a big batch of cards in no time! And cute little Santa or tree tags? Now the possibilities are endless!

I stamped the tree on vellum and heat embossed it with glitter gold embossing powder before die cutting it. I lined it with white cardstock to help it stand out against the kraft and yet maintain a soft glow. Santa and Mrs. Claus' gifts and mittens are layered with glue dots for a bit of dimension but they themselves are popped up on foam tape against the kraft cardstock.

The patterned paper is from a new collection by Teresa Collins called Tinsel & Company. It's a must-have for your holiday cardmaking!

Thanks so much for stopping by!