Category Archives: Die Cutting

Season’s Givings, New Year’s Card and Giveaway!

seasonsgivingsimageIf you are hopping in order you just come from my sweet, long-time friend Meagan Hoeoppner. LOVE.HER. A warm welcome to my blog…. a big thank you to all who are visiting. I’d like to do my part to add to the “post” holiday cheer that so many others are putting out there into the creative world. I hope to start creating and blogging more, so please take a moment to add me to your reader list and subscribe in the upper right corner of my blog. In hopes of inspiring myself to create more I’d like to give away a little something:
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Stampin’ Up’s Just Sayin’ Wood Mount Stamp set, this is new and unused. A retired favorite of mine. In addition I’m throwing in two of my favorite colors of Hero Arts Inks Tide Pool and Orange Soda.

For a little New Year’s fun I created a card using one of Stampin’ Up’s new sets, It’s a Celebration:
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A crazy watercolor wash serves as the base to my bright white fireworks, while some subtly embossed fireworks pull the white background into the framework of the eye catching centerpiece.

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Let’s continue the celebration by going on to each and every blog on the list below where there are giveaways galore and inspiration beyond your expectations. Go on…. take some time for yourself and see what is going on with the rest of the Season’s Givings Blog Hop!

Lawn Fawn
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Reverse Confetti
Taylored Expressions
Paper Smooches
Neat & Tangled
Technique Tuesday
Clear & Simple Stamps
Richard Garay
My Sweet Petunia
JustNick
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Sunny Studio Stamps
Inchie Arts llc
Scrapbook Update
Buttons Galore
Latisha Yoast
Julia Stainton
ChariMoss
Cristina Nunez
Wanda Guess
Vera Yates
Amy Tsuruta
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Lori Craig
Lydia Fiedler
Jenn Shurkus
Lisa Henke
Dina Kowal
Libby Hickson
Emily Leiphart
Cindy Lawrence
Kelly Klapstein
Erica Houtghton
Elise Constable
Julee Tillman
Lee Murphy
Lisa Arana
Giovana Smith
Karen Baker
Lindsay Amrhein
Dana Joy
Marcie Sharp
Megan Hoeppner
Alicia Thelin  >>>>>> you are here!
Asia King
Debbie Seyer
Yvonne Van De Grijp
Tenia Nelson
Michelle Woerner
Christina Griffiths
Lori McAree
Barbara Anders
Jill Hawkins
Veronica Zalis
Leigh Penner
Margie Higuchi
Amy Coose
Melody Rupple
Karen Letchworth
Heidi Ramsey
Blankenship
Jennie Harper
Jodi Collins
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Gracie Chavez
Stephanie Klauck
Savannah O’Gwynn
Terre Fry
Neva Cole
Maria Levine
Misti Oblander

gift & card. together at last.

I put my crafty Mcgyver skills to good use by combining the earrings (the gift) and the thank you card in one. I’m quite pleased with myself on this one.ThanksEarRingCard (6 of 6) This time I actually die cut out the word “thanks” then watercolored it, post cutting. I like this look a little better than trying to watercolor a guesstimate of placement then die cutting. Who knew?ThanksEarRingCard (5 of 6) I made the earrings from darling glass beads that I ran across at the craft store. All I know is that I’d be happy as a clam to get this little goodie as a thanks. In fact, I may just like it too much to give it away. 🙂ThanksEarRingCard (2 of 6)Happy creating my friends,
SiggyCat

Tassels and birthdays.

Why do I wait until the last moment to make birthday cards? Not sure, but I know I usually have to have them out the door before I can photograph them. This is a rarity people, and actual birthday card, photographed and posted before it’s sent out. wow. 😛

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I used Hero Arts Tassels set, which I love. Pretty simple, stamped the string then stamped the little tassels. not much to it.BirthdayTasselCard (3 of 3)

I did curve the greeting to mimic the shape of the string. Also, I tied actual string to the ends of the stamped string to make it look a little more 3-D-ish.BirthdayTasselCard (2 of 3)

Happy creating friends,

SiggyCat

Some Birdie Loves You.

I’ve been waiting for this little cutie, Some Birdie Loves You stamp set from Clearly Besotted, to come back in stock at Simon Says Stamp. Believe me, as soon as I saw it, I grabbed it and checked-out. Isn’t it the cutest little bird ever? and there are several more in the set.

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On a funnier note… I totally finished coloring this sweetie and I decided to add some blue to the eye. Big mistake. It made it look like a killer bird, super scary. So out came the googly-eye and I think it looks awesome. Sometimes mistakes make for the best cards, right?

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The little hearts were punched from white card stock scrap that I tossed a little coordinating watercolor onto. I layered them on the center of the “O” from Bold Statements by MFT and then pulled out that favorite of mine, Crackle Accents, applied and let dry.
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Happy creating my friends,

SiggyCat

Cards. I like ’em.

I did some light watercoloring with my new Zig Clean Color markers, then die cut out “thanks” and two hearts. Using some fun heart dies from Lil’ Inker I created a negative space for the greeting and smaller hearts. I then applied Crackle Accents to the two smaller hearts and let it dry for a few hours. It’s kinda like magic when it’s all done.

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Happy creating my friends,

SiggyCat

all that white stuff.

We are FULL of snow here in Utah. That’s the way I like it. If the weather is going to bother to be cold I’d like there to be white stuff all around. January can be darned depressing with dry dead grass and trees as far as the eye can see. That pretty white stuff makes for gorgeous covering until spring arrives with it’s fresh greens. White is the inspiration for me today.

White card stock, and embossing folder, my handy Hello die and some cheery sky blue ink were all I needed to create this fast card.
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After layering all the pieces I simply sponged some blue ink onto the card front.
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Happy creating my friends.

SiggyCat

XOXOXO. Duh.

This card started out as my first attempt at the My Favorite Things Color Challenge. As I finished and studied it for a moment, I knew something was wrongMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_38. But what? DUH. I totally forgot one of the colors. How in the heck does that happen? — I’d like to say it was something other than old age, but I can’t. Regardless, I like the card, so I thought I’d share it foible and all.
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SiggyCat

I Adore You.

I seem to have love on the mind lately. Of Course Valentine’s Day is coming up, in addition to that I will be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary on February 9th. Before that my baby boy will be turning 16 on February 5th. Lot’s of love in my heart right now. Gratitude. Joy. Love.
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Today’s card is pulled from a color challenge that is right up my ally. Kinda odd. Just like me. 🙂
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It started with a kiss, stamp that is. lol. I picked up this little image from the local crafts store for $1.50. It is just the perfect lipstick kiss. For the card I stamped the “swishes” one at a time, then the lips. I used my Misti again to get tons of color saturation. The little heart and twine give the card a little “umph”. The twine was black and white originally, I ran it over a yellow stamp pad to color the white portion yellow.
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Next I placed the greeting, but before I stamped the image I matched the curve of the swish that It sits atop of. Again the Clear Wink of Stella is brushed across the lips to add some sparkle.
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Happy creating my friends!
SiggyCat

Celebrate Love.

oh the challenges… this sketch has so many possibilities. Once I stared at it for a while with a few of my MFT stamps close by the layers started to unfold. First came the woodgrain, next the word CELEBRATE. Of course I had to shadow it with some gray ink before stamping it in black. Then the greeting below. I actually sampled quite a few different choices, finally landing on a die cut word LOVE. The hearts mirror the tiny dots on the sketch, complimented by a swish or two with my Wink of Stella pen. Done. Happy with it? yes. 🙂 Well, almost. I cut around the letters of the word that came off the edges of the woodgrain before I mounded it on the card front with foam tape. Done now? Yes. For sure.

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Try your hand at the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #265, leave a link in my comments so I can come by and see what you made.

SiggyCat