Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Die Cut Cards

 In case you were here earlier today or you saw a different post in your news feed, I pulled it until the links are up and running.  So you will see it again soon.  In the meantime...

Two staff members at the office are leaving this month.  I was asked to make them cards as a thank you, good-bye and best wishes.  I decided to make two the same, yet different and, and while I was at it, enter them in some challenges.

The August challenge at the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo group is using die cuts (and at least one Wendy stamp of course!)  both versions, inside and out

One of the August themes at Card A Day is using die cuts.  I linked up HERE 
There are four themes each month.  You may submit one card for each theme.  I'm pleased to announce I won the July challenge prize.  the green version
All Sorts Challenge:   Week 218 Photo Inspiration 
I chose the color palette and tried to duplicate the 3-D through lots of texture with embossing folders
I linked the green version although the blue version would work as well.

Photo Inspiration  - 3rd AugustAre you one of our winners ?

Paper Craft Crew:  Ive done a combo of sketch 052 and sketch 053 and two Stampin' Up Products  I liked both sketches so much, in my mind they just got combined into one layout.
The blue card has two panels (horizontal) by using 2 different embossing folders; I used the label idea and ribbon bow (along with butterfly instead of the circle)  idea from sketch 53 and the banner panels from sketch 52 .   The thank you banner is my version of the ribbon.  This may not qualify me for sketch 53 but I used a lot of Stampin' Up products, so I hope I'm included.   the blue version Craft Crew Card Sketch #53

The Craft Room Challenge:  BINGO
left side down:  blue, rubber stamping and butterfly--the blue card version

Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits (mini die cuts)
Stampin' Up card stock from the In Color Paper Pack: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, and Summer Starfruit
Stampin' Up card stock:  Whisper White
Stampin' Up Gumball Green Ink
Memento Ink: Danube Blue:
Stampin' Up rubber stamp:  Itty Bitty Banners: Thank You
Stampin' Up Framelits: Bitty Banners (die cuts)
Stampin' Up Framelits:  Hearts A Flutter (banner die)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 18 (die cuts)
Provo Craft Swiss Dot embossing folder
Provo Craft Twigs embossing folder
Stampin' Up Embossing Folder: Honeycomb
Stampin' Up Embossing Folder: Cloudy Day
Stampin' Up Embossing Folder: Square Lattice
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamp set Lower Case Art: background stamp on primrose strip
Ranger Distress Ink:  Worn Lipstick
Studio G Self Adhesive Gems
Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon

Inside sentiments:
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamp set Dimensional Rose Art
Tim Holtz Clear Stamps set:  The Journey


Pam Staples said...

Hi Helene,

Love both of your cards! At first I was a bit puzzled as to how you were using the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #53 but after reading your post, well, I'm THRILLED with your creativity and use of TWO sketches to make cards that work for you. So glad you were able to play along with the Paper Craft Crew. We love it when our readers participate and use their own creative genius to find the right mix for their cards.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Avril Ann said...

Helene, these are fab, love all the embossing and the cheery colours you have used, I am sure they will be greatly received xxx

Kelly L said...

Love both of these, the colours are so striking. Thank you for sharing with us on the Crafty Bloggers Network Facebook page.

Kelly x

Sharon said...

Great cards Helene!

catherine said...

These are fabulous Helene and thanks for joining in with our photo inspiration challenge at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the colours and designs. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Photo Inspiration challenge x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Helene, beautiful cards, lovely sketch!
Thank you for playing bingo with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fabulous pair of card I love all the different embossed work. Great take on Mervi's Bingo Grid thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Debi said...

lovely SU cards Helene, :-) thanks for playing Bingo with us at the Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Heather said...

What great layers on these cards - I love how you played with the textures! Great color combos, too these really pop together! Thanks for joining us at Paper Craft Crew!

Dreamtime Designs said...

Hi Helene,
Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Allsorts Challenge :) I wanted to come & see your designs, which btw are wonderful. I am sure that your two staff members will love them :) I love the colours & all the layers. Really cool that you were able to combine the two sketches together :) Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like. Why not enter the DT Call? :)

Dreamtime Designs:
Blog: (Blog Candy)
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge: (DT Call)

hazel said...

Wonderful cards Helene, thank you for sharing them with us at the Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

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