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Cards created with the Diamond Press

April 29, 2016 Comments off

Recently I was lucky enough to win a Diamond Press and two Xyron products from a Xyron Design Team member’s blog. To thank the companies for sponsoring the giveaway I created these thank you cards to send to each.

Diamond Press Xyron Thank You 01

Diamond Press Xyron Thank You 02

Supplies used to create each card: the Crafter’s Companion Diamond Press Machine Bundle (including dies/stamps/ink pad bundled with the machine), one of the dies from the Diamond Press Basic Shapes Nested Dies, one of the embossing folders from the Diamond Press 18-piece Embossing Folder set and Whimsical Letters (I was lucky enough to win this on the Diamond Press Facebook page).

The top card started with a card base from My Mind’s Eye. I added cardstock and twine from my stash. The bottom card started with a plain white card and I added cardstock from my stash. I used both the embossed and debossed sides of the dark blue cardstock.

I know winning a giveaway is a long-shot, but I encourage you to try. Who knows when a good kind of lightening will strike and you will be the lucky winner? I hope you like my mostly simple cards. Thanks for visiting today.

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Another Card using DS4J Arum Lilly Border

April 12, 2016 5 comments

I had another print of the Arum Lilly Border digistamp so I created this card. I hope you like it.

Lapp DS4J Arum Lilly border - 2

I used the following materials to create the card: Arum Lilly Border from Digistamps4Joy printed on white cardstock. The image was colored using Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils (Light Chrome, Light Violet, Dark Violet, Sap Green, Apple Green) then I used a craft knife and glass mat to cut around the image.

I created the card base from a letter size sheet of white cardstock which I trimmed so the height is 7½”. I covered the card with light purple cardstock from my stash then added the Arum Lilly Border layer using foam tape. The background image was cut using Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Cut & Emboss Dies – Fretwork from two shades of green then the two colors were layered to create a shadow-like effect. The butterfly was cut using Tattered Lace Radiant Butterfly from purple cardstock, was lightly scored down the middle and only attached at the center to allow the wings to be loose. The ribbon is from my stash (purchased at Michaels).

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:
Challenge #123 – Anything Goes (twist = add a butterfly)

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I love to read comments, so if you have a moment please let me know what you think of my card. Thanks for stopping by today.

DS4J Arum Lilly Border

April 9, 2016 Comments off

Hello again!

This card was created for the Digistamps4Joy stamping progressive freebie challenge (PFC) hosted in their Facebook Group.

Lapp DS4J Arum Lilly border

The flower border, named Arum Lilly Border, was the freebie we received if we participated in the March challenge. The image is available in the Digistamps4Joy online store if you would like join us. Just create something with the image, join the Facebook Group and post your file to the April ’16 PG Challenge folder.

I used the following materials to create the card: Arum Lilly Border from Digistamps4Joy printed on white cardstock. The image was colored using Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils (Zinc Yellow, Lemon, Scarlet Lake, Moss Green, Apple Green).

The I created the card base from a letter size sheet of white cardstock then I trimmed it so the height is 7⅛”. I covered the card with brown cardstock from my stash then added the Arum Lilly Border layer. The cross is the Topper die from the Create and Craft Couture Faith, Hope and Happiness Collection and the ribbon is from my stash (purchased at Michaels).

I am going to put this card away for Easter 2017. If you have a moment, I would love to read what you think of my card. Thanks for stopping by today.