Sunday, April 23, 2017

Another Oval of Flowers

I had another idea for the pretty Simon Says Stamp Oval of Flowers die...to make the oval shape into a rectangle!...
 I cut the die onto my cardstock, then die cut it some more around the four curved edges on the cardstock, to give the die cut some more flowers and dots fit 
for a rectangular frame.  Here are some pics of what I did...
I die cut the oval in first pic.  I die cut the big flowers on two of the curves(notice, I almost hate to admit, they're not perfect...but cool... no worries...it's OK:)!!)
Then...die cut the other two curves, and then what it looks like in the frame...no bare spots of the oval curves showing through a rectangular frame:)!
Here's a close up, after filled in with trio colored shades of paint chips...
FUN...SO MUCH FUN!!  Hope you are having a sensational Sunday!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Oval Framed Oval of Flowers

I made a card for Easter with the Simon Says Stamp die, Oval of Flowers, as the die DOES look kind of like an Easter egg.  I thought...hmmm...would it still look like an easter egg if I framed the die cut??...well...
I layered this die cut, like the card on Easter, from underneath, and used a Spellbinders oval die cut for the frame.  I don't own a stitched oval die, but DID think it looked a little too plain with just the die cut, so I took a .03 thickness Zig marker, and drew my stitched lines around the oval, using the actual die as my guide.  I used some Doodlebug patterned paper to fill in the flowers, leaves and dots, and a Simon sentiment stamp.  Here's a close up...
I've still got ideas for this die...stay tuned:)!!...Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Daisy Mother's Day Card

I used a new stamp and die from the new Simon Says Stamp release, Mothers, Fathers and Florals, to make a Mother's Day card...
I stamped and masked and stamped the daisies from the More Spring Flowers set onto a white card panel...
  I clear embossed and colored with Prismacolor markers.  I used the new Big Mom die from Simon and cut out the "MOM" from those flowers, stacked, then adhered them back into the die cut spaces...hmmm...yes...the first "M" is a little camouflaged, but it shows a bit better from an "off" angle...  
I added a straight striped stamped bottom panel from the Diagonal Stripes Simon stamp, along with some twine and some tiny black stickey dots.
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Golf Ball Filled Birthday Card

I made a birthday card filled with golf balls for a golf lover...
I stamped the golf ball stamp a dozen times with versamark and white embossed.  I used a 1" punch and punched out the golf balls along with 3 layers of white cardstock for each.  I used a Papertrey Ink sentiment and used my t-ruler to make certain my rows were straight.  Here's a close up...
I added a computer generated sentiment on the inside...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter,  the day that gives reason to rejoice!   
I LOVE the new Simon Says Stamp Oval of Flowers die!  It is so pretty...and thought it perfect for an Easter card...
I layered from beneath and used pastel paint chips to fill in the flowers, leaves and dots.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  Here's a close up...
Realizing the name of the die, led me to experiment...more to follow:)...Hope you all have a wonderful day:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Giraffe Trio Four Ways

I had seen the Giraffe Trio die by Poppy Stamps a while ago, out in blogland and fell in love!!  My mom LOVES giraffes...she has an EXTENSIVE collection...no...MASSIVE:):)...and when I saw these dies...well I had some ideas...(please excuse the off-white color of my cards...when I updated my photo editing app, the white balance went whacky, but I tried my manual best!!)
The first one, I used all three of the dies, layered underneath the top die cut, and used a piece of patterned paper that I made with my printer, at the bottom of the layered die cuts.  These dies come all attached and I thought I could use them as they were, but below shows you why I opted not to...
The pic on the right is the original with all the dies still attached and die cut.  Because I wanted to layer from below, the dies had to be die cut the exact same way each time,  and to perfectly position them...hey, and  just to get them to stay put while die cutting, I taped them together with washi tape.  The die cut image on the left is with the taped giraffes.  Below you will see the patterned paper...I purchased a set of digital animal prints for printing on Etsy, the link HERE and used a piece of thinner cardstock to print the giraffe print...
Here's a close up of the layers and print...
The second one I used the leftovers from the first and finished the top layer instead of the bottom, with the patterned paper.  I added a Papertrey Ink sentiment...
Here's a close up...
The third one, I thought of Mother's Day, and took the "dad" away (this one will be for my mom!)...
I used a piece of woodgrain paper behind the giraffes that I sponged with distress inks, a Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp, and added some twine...
The fourth one, my sister's idea, I took the "baby" out, and made an anniversary card...my parents will be celebrating 61 years in June:)!!...
Added the layered giraffes with a glossy accented stack of hearts between them on an extended stitched panel,  to a stenciled heart background that I sponged with versa mark and clear embossed.  Here's a close up...
some twine, and a My Favorite Things sentiment on the inside...
Simple cards for different occasions with three little giraffes:)!!  So much fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa