Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Double D Black and White with a POP of Color Challenge!

It's time for the Double D second challenge of the month...

Our theme for this challenge is "Black and White with a Pop of Color"!
You'll find lots of inspiration with our current mood board.  Choice is good and we offer lots of room for you to choose from the photos below.  As always, you can pick one of the four or use them all to inspire your project.  Link it up to the Double D Blog's "Black and White with a POP of Color" post. You could be a
winner!
 

We'll be choosing a Creative Winner along with 3 others to receive our Double D Badge to share on their blogs.  Also, when a prize is offered, we will be choose a winner by random draw to receive the prize.  Today is one of those days and EVERYONE with an entry has a chance to win.  International entries are welcome as well!

You could be the winner of this Faber-Castell Gelato/Stamp Set.


I went with black, white and a POP of red for my card...


It's July, right?  And time for a "Christmas in July" card!  I had this awesome black and white aspen tree paper in my stash and thought it would be great for this challenge.  I chose red as my POP of color, hence the cardinals! 

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Die Cuts - Memory Box, Spellbinders
Ella & Viv Patterned Paper
Jolee's Cardinal Stickers
Just Rite Sentiment Stamp
May Arts Ribbon
Queen & Co. Pearls

Challenges entered:
Christmas Card Challenges #17 - Christmas Card/July 25
Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge #342/July 21
Dragonfly Journeys #96 - Christmas in July/July 22 
Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #10/July 22 
Merry Monday 2nd Annual Christmas in July Summer/August 26 

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope my card has inspired you to play along with our Double D "Black and White with a POP of Color" Challenge.

Don't forget to stop by our other team member blogs for more amazing inspiration.

Please stop back soon!

Vicki

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dies R Us "Joy To The World"

Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome back...
  Today I'm sharing some "Christmas in July" inspiration.  I'm not really wanting the Christmas season yet because we are enjoying a fabulous summer with family and friends.  But, I decided to get a head start on the special cards I make and send every year.  So, that brings me to the first of several "Christmas in July" cards I will be sharing with you.

"Joy to the World"

I created this card using the Precious Marieke Santa's Book.  This die cut is so versatile and can certainly be used year round for all kind of projects.  There are four layers to the book although I used only three of them.  The base is a "leather-like" specialty paper that I thought would make a good book cover.  The next layer and the banner tag are basic cardstock.  The top and background layer for the Nativity Shooting Star is an elegant blue velvet paper from SEI.  I love this paper and have a collection of fifteen different colors.  The Nativity Shooting Star has beautiful details and looks fabulous cut from gold matte glitter paper.


I cut double of three sizes of the book pages.  One layer from each of  the specialty papers and three from cardstock, one of each size.  I adhered the specialty papers to the matching cardstock size with Scor Tape.  This helped give the lighter weight paper more stability.


I added the sentiment banner between the top two pages along with a ribbon book mark down the center.  The sentiment is Verve and stamped with Versafine Ink.


A close up of the Nativity Shooting Star shows the intricate details.
I used the following die cuts on this project:
 

Thanks for stopping by the DRUS Blog...I hope you are inspired to use die cuts on all your projects.


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


Vicki

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Double D Pastel Party Challenge!

It's a new month with new inspiration on the Double D Challenge Blog!  And, we're having a party....a "Pastel Party", that is!  July's inspiration is light and airy with pretty pastels. I love the pastel colors and was especially inspired by the embellished clothespins and rolled trims.  The trim reminded me of  rosette flowers.
 

 We'll be choosing a Creative Winner along with 3 others to receive our Double D Badge to display on your blogs.  In addition, a prize will be offered with the winner being chosen by random draw.  Everyone with an entry has the opportunity to win this prize.  International entries are welcome too.

You could be the winner of this Momenta Cut & Emboss 4 pc. Floral Set.

 
Here's my project using the mood board above as inspiration...


I altered this large, clear clothespin and made it into a desk top photo holder.  The rolled trim, ribbon and clothespins were my inspiration. 


The cute little guy with the hat is our youngest grandson!

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Close To My Heart Patterned Paper
Melissa Frances Ribbon
Memory Box Rosette, Fern Die Cuts
Ranger/Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Ranger/Tim Holtz Glue N' Seal
Other: Clothespin, Seed pearls, Stick pins

Please join our "Pastel Party" at the Double D Challenge Blog!  You'll find the challenge rules located at the top of the blog.  Link your entry using the Inlinkz icon found at the bottom of the current challenge post.

Challenges entered:

I hope this altered clothespin holder has inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping by....come back soon.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Dies R Us..."The Sea"

Good morning fellow die cut crafters!
Today I'm sharing some summertime inspiration with you.  Summer began a few days ago and that means beach time!  I love walking on the beach both in the early morning and late evening. Collecting shells along the way is a favorite pastime and helped inspire my card...
 
 
"The Sea..."

This card was created in my favorite square format of 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I found some very old Worldwin embossed cardstock in my stash that was perfect for the water background.  The net was cut from gold matte paper.  I think this is going to be on my list of favorite die cuts.  It is so awesome!  The seashell border is cut from the same coral cardstock that I used as matting for the background and behind the sentiment. 
 


 
I added some color and sparkle to the seashells with distress inks and clear rock candy glitter.


A few dew drops for water droplets and a pearl dew drop for the clam shell.
 
The following die cuts were used and are available in the DRUS Store...

                                 
Amy Designs Maritime Fishing Net


Yvonne Creations Shell Border
 
Thanks for stopping by to share my "sea" inspiration.  I hope I have inspired you to create with die cuts on your projects.
 
Challenges entered:
 
Visit the Dies R Us Store and browse their amazing inventory of available dies.

 Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


Vicki

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