Stamp-peding My Way Through Life

Dies R Us Birthday Challenge

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Did you know DRU has two challenges every month? That's two chances to win an egift card to the DRU shop! What are you waiting for???? I'm the guest designer for May and here are my designs for the Birthday Challenge!

My first card is a CAS design using Lawn Fawn, Cheery Lynn, Memory Box and Penny Black dies! I started with a basket weave embossed panel that I made using a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. The tag is cut using Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner Dies; I attched brads to the top and the tag was added to my card with foam tape. Other Lawn Fawn dies used are Happy Birthday Borders DieLouie's 123s Dies and Louie's ABCs Dies. 

I cut the "to you" off the Birthday Border Strip and added it to the top edge of a Memory Box Grosgrain Ribbons die cut, LOVE the detail in the die! The strip was added with foam tape. The 2 and U were cut three times each, glued together to create some dimension and added to the card base.

For the top of the tag I made a Sunflower using Cheery Lynn - Sunflower die, added it to my tag along with Penny Black - Leaves.

Have you noticed I love designing with Sue Wilson dies? It just so happens DRU carries a huge selection of Sue Wilson Dies

This birthday card was made for my cousin, Chris, and has made it's way safely to Northern California. Yes, dimensional cards take more packaging and MORE postage but I'm not sending cards like this everyday!!! Plus, Chris is my favorite cousin, ssshhh don't tell the others!

This card is A7 (5" x 7") in size. I adhered a panel onto the front of my card base and then cut a frame using Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection Background die. I added the background panel to the card front using spray adhesive. 

Using the large die, from Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Elements, I cut a frame, left the paper in the die and sponged with Distress Victorian Velvet. The frame was added to the card with foam tape. My sentiment tag was made using Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Zoe and a Waltzingmouse stamp. The tag was added to the card with foam tape.

The floral embellishments were made using Sue Wilson Perfect Peony CompleteLaurel Leaves and Olive Branch die sets. The center of the flowers are Art Glitter Gala Glitz Pink.

Stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for more information and check out the design team members projects! Lots of inspiration...

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Dies R Us...Happy Anniversary!

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It's hard to believe Dies R Us is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary!!! I was on the DRU original design team when they started 2 years ago and was so excited when I was asked to guest design for their anniversary. I have always enjoyed designing with dies and at Dies R Us the selection is almost endless! They really are my go to shop for dies!

My 25th Anniversary card was made using several of Sue Wilson Designs dies! The background is Sue Wilson's Austrian Collection Background and was cut from a matte silver cardstock.

The flowers were made using Sue Wilson Designs Delicate Daisy Complete and Delicate Daisy Open.  The leaves are also from Sue Wilson Design, Orange Blossom Leaves. The daisies and leaves were cut from a pearl white cardstock and then embossed to bring out the texture pattern in the dies.

By using the complete and open sets together you are able to create many different looks for your daisies; the combinations are limitless!

The pretty banner, also cut from the pearl cardstock, is one of the Horizon Fishtail Banners from Cheery Lynn. This set of banners includes three sizes and have many uses! The numbers are from Spellbinders Victorian Numbers set.

I added the three loop silk ribbon bow to my card with hot glue, added the banner and then arranged my leaves and flowers. 

For more anniversary inspiration please visit Team A from the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Barbara  -  Jenny  -  Kathy  -  Maria - Vicki

So, "Happy Anniversary" to Dies R Us and keep up your amazing selection of dies!!!

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Sunflower Happiness Card

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Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! Sadly, today is my last post as a Heartfelt Creations Design Team member, it's been a wonderful 18 months and I will miss that excitement of opening the box when the new release comes to the house. Be sure to check out the newest members of Heartfelt's Design Team, starting next month; I''m sure they will have fresh, new and inspiring ideas for you!  For my last project I thought I would create a card using the first collection I used as a DT member, the Classic Sunflower Collection!

The Classic Sunflower and Botanical Rose stamp and die combos have always been my "go to" favorites from Heartfelt, there are just so many ways to use these flowers! And the sunflower is one of my regulars in the garden, I plant them every Spring.

I love the details in Heartfelt's rubber stamps, just look at the petals and leaves! The Classic Sunflower paper collection includes many patterns and preprinted panels and tags.

Complete instruction for my card are available for you on the Heartfelt Creations Blog

Thanks for stopping by, I hope my designs have inspired you! Check back often to see what I'm up to!!!

Heartfelt Friend Gift Tag

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Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! My project for today is a gift tag using the 'Berry Cafe Collection' from Heartfelt Creations!

The Berry Cafe paper collection features pre-printed or stamped images with dies to match! For this tag I used the pre-printed images and embellished with glitter and Diamond Glaze!

 The bee has it's own die so you can add it easily to your projects.

I created my own sentiment tag by cutting down one of the pre-printed panels! The berries are making me hungry, time to go! 

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Blog for more ideas and tutorials on the 'Berry Cafe' release!

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Heartfelt Berry Cafe Collection!

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Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! Today is the day for the latest release from Heartfelt Creations!

Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

This collection includes beautiful pre-printed panels and fun, super cute images to stamp!

Also in the collection are pretty berry blossoms! Just the perfect, delicate accent for your cards!

I love the cute bee hive with the berries and blossoms! The Heartfelt Design Team have lots of inspiration and ideas on the newest release; so head on over to the HC Blog!

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Heartfelt 'Just for You'

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Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! There is  something about the combination of purple and silver that always seems to work. My card today features the Botanical Roses from Heartfelt Creations and silver embossing paste from Dreamweaver.

I used paper from the Delicate Asters collection for my background and added an embossed silver strip. The Flourish stencil I used is by Tim Holtz. 

The Botanical Rose stamp and die set is one of the most versatile combinations I have used. This stamp set easily goes from a single simple flower to a multi-layered flower.

The details in the stamps really bring these flowers to life!

For complete instructions and supply list for this project and many more, please visit the Heartfelt Blog! Next Wednesday begins another beautiful release from HC! Be sure to stop by and see what the DT has created for you!

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