Tag Archives: Die Cuts with a View

Layered Birthday Card

17 Oct

This weekend afforded me some time to create and I just pulled some favorite colors and started working. I fussed with the layout a while but I like what finally came together. I hope you do too.

And a close-up.

Important Stuff
Papers Green, blue textured cardstocks, glitter flower (Die Cuts with a View)
Stamps/inks Sunny Birthday (Hero Arts); ColorBox cat eye ink (Clearsnap)
Tools Cindy Loo cartridge, Cricut cutting machine (Provo Craft)
Adhesives Pop glue dots (Glue Dots International)

Other Stuff Blue polka dot paper, PVA glue, blue and green brads; gray shaped mat


Welcome Baby!

10 Apr

Some dear just had a baby girl so I got this new digital stamp, Baby Sarah and Toys from by LORi Designs. I used the sketch at Card Positioning System to put together the card. All in good fun, I say!!!

This card will welcome baby Catherine as soon as I can get it in the mail…

I wanted to create something with a modern touch, using the browns, greens and lavender. I think I succeeded.

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Here’s another peak…a little closer.

Important Stuff
Papers Linen Closet Patterned papers (Die Cuts with a View), Neenah Classic Linen cardstock in Solar White (CutCardStock.com)
Stamps/Colorants Baby Sarah and Toys (by LORi Designs); studio g Welcome Baby (Hampton Art); Sketch Markers B00 Frost Blue, E0000 Floral White, YR61Yellowish Skin Pink, Y11 Pale Yellow, BV000 Iridescent Mauve (Copic)

Other Stuff Black dye ink, square brads, purple ribbon, PVA glue

Date and Card Keeper

18 Oct

My roll-a-dex is full…

…says my best friend.

See, when I meet a new person, he or she goes in one side and an old friend or relation falls out the other. The more I learn about the new person, the more that falls out…it’s impossible to keep up. So what to do with all the people that really matter? And what to do with all their special celebrations?

Sometimes we need something remind us of special events in our lives. {I love my ten nieces and nephews but I can’t keep their birthdays straight.} I have created a few different kinds of “Celebration” reminders but my new favorite is the one I just created . Check it out and grab some supplies to create your own using the instructions provided.

I began by using my computer to create monthly calendars with days and blank lines to record special dates such as birthdays {which I mark with a “B”} or anniversaries (yep, they get an “A”}. You can download the celebrations calendar (as a pdf) for free.

Here are more images:


  • After downloading the celebrations calendar and printing it out, trim each month.
  • Cut twelve 6×6″ squares of coordinating patterned paper and adhere them to the 9×6″ envelopes.
  • Cut twelve round tabs from patterned paper, or, as I did, punch out 12 shapes.
  • Put the envelopes in the order you want them to go {January, February, etc.}
  • Use stamps, rub-ons or stickers to label the tabs and adhere to each envelope, overlapping on the way down.
  • Create a front and back cover for the card keeper. Feel free to experiment with this and use fun shaped papers etc. {I added glitter glue to the front for some extra bling.}
  • Bind the keeper in whatever way you choose and add ribbons to keep it shut.
  • Add birthdays and anniversaries and other important dates.

Important Stuff
Paper Textured, scalloped paper (Die Cuts with a View), Patterned Papers (BasicGrey, Me & My BIG Ideas)
Tools Owires, Bind-It-All (Zutter)
Embellishments AtYou Spica Chocolate glitter pen (Copic), Glitter glue (Hobby Lobby)

Other Stuff 9×6″ envelopes, PVA Glue, Month rub-ons, Ribbons

Thanks to Caregivers

4 Oct

Over at “My Blog,” by Carolyn King, there is a most worthy challenge going on to honor those who care for Alzheimer’s Patients. Since my father-in-law in living in the most lovely memory care unit with incredible staff, I thought I’d play along. The deadline to win prizes was yesterday (October 3, 2010) but I’m still playing because it is such an important cause.

I wish I could have given you this inspiration a few days earlier…so you could play and possibly win…but maybe you can go ahead and create a card to send off to someone who cares for terminally Alzheimer’s patients.

Just so you know, a few of my favorite companies helped sponsor this challenge:

JustRite Stampers
I {Heart} Papers
Spellbinders Paper Arts

plus several individuals
Kim Hughes and Theresa Momber

There are many more, just check the link above.

Without further adeau:

I have already signed the card, written the address on the envelope and dropped it in the mail. It’s a good feeling, knowing that the care-givers at Park Place will have a little love in their mailbox in a few days. Maybe you could tell some CARING person that you appreciate them too.

Important Stuff
Paper Latte Matstack Striped cardstock (Die Cuts with a View)
Ink Jet Black (Ranger), ColorBox Watermark ink (Clearsnap)
Tools S4-049 Heart die cut, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts), Inkadinkado Heartfelt Stamp (EK Success)
Embellishments Jackpot embossing powder (PK Glitz)

Other Stuff Black cardstock, PVA Glue, sticky dots

Thanks to “My Blog” for hosting such an inspiring and important challenge.


The Gift of Love (CTD #110)

17 Sep

Today, it worked. Inspired by Color Throwdown #110:

I created this card:

This was so fun to put together. Layers of fun, I would say.  I started with the card back, added a dark patterned pink paper. Then I added a strip of the pink paper stamped with Mint Motif’s Square. Next, I cut gray textured cardstock with S4-239, added the Classic Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite scalloped border to the middle and the outer pieces to the top and bottom of the strips. Finally, I cut/embossed/airbrushed S4-049 medallion (retired). To finish off the card, I added the medallion, ribbon and the stamped sentiment. I hope it inspires you today…

Thanks for looking and hope to see you soon!

Important Stuff
Papers Summer Matstack pink patterned paper (Die Cuts With a View); Treasures Pewter cardstock (WorldWin)
Die Cuts/Tools S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, S4-049 [retired], Wizard™ (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Stamp/Ink/Colorants Mint Motif Very Square stamp (i {heart} papers),  The Gift of Love stamp (Hero Arts), ColorBox Silver ink (ClearSnap), Sketch R39 Garnet, W3 Warm Gray, Air Brush System (Copic)
Embellishments White organza ribbon (Michael’s), Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)

Other Stuff PVA Glue

trick or treat (2S4Y 60)

7 Sep

It’s the beginning of September and Halloween is the end of October but all of a sudden, it’ll be here. I used the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You (#60) to inspire this Pumpkin card. Here is the sketch:

And here is the result:

Making this pumpkin was great fun. Let me share how:

  • Cut S4-227 Pumpkins with two pieces of patterned paper
  • Remove one of the pieces and set aside. Then layer the following for embossing in the Wizard™: Cut mat, Impressabilities® template, Die cut with cut side up and paper in die, embossing mat, cut mat. Keeping the paper in the die will give the shape a flat edge. If you’d like embossing to go all the way to the edge, just take it out of the die.
  • Run it through the Wizard.
  • Then sand the pumpkin to enhance the embossed edges. This piece of patterned paper was a little fragile after all the “working” it. I think it just adds to the character of it. But if you prefer, use a heartier piece or maybe a colored core cardstock.
    Then just put it all together!

Important Stuff
Papers Fun in the Sun Matstack, Latte Matstack (Die Cuts with a View); Natural cardstock for card base (WorldWin)
Die Cuts S4-226 Harvest Borderabilities® Petite, S4-198 Flourish Accent, S4-227 Pumpkins, I2-1009 Flourish Impressabilities™ (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts)
Stamp/Ink Studio G trick or treat stamp (Hampton Arts), ColorBox Watermark ink (Clearsnap)
Embellishments Rust Fizz EP (Sparkle N Sprinkle), Sea Mist Glitter (PK Glitz), Orange safety pin (Creative Impressions)

Other Stuff Olive green cardstock

Rain Cloud card (CPS 182)

5 Sep

When I saw this sketch at Card Positioning System, I immediately thought of a cloud and rain, and imagined the sentiment, “Come rain or shine…” Here is the sketch:

But what I created is only part of what I first saw in my mind.

Important Stuff
Papers Blue Flowers (Die Cuts with a View), Yellow textured (Core’dinations), Striped (Imaginisce)
Inks/Colors Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood Distress Inks, Applicator (Ranger), Sketch R29 Lipstick Red (Copic Markers)
Tools S3-028 Standard Tags (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Flower Brad (Creative Impressions)

Other Stuff White and blue cardstocks, PVA Glue, Dimensional Adhesive

Happy Card (2S4Y 59)

17 Aug

It’s great to be back at 2 Sketches 4 You…it’s been a while since I have had a chance to wander over there to try out a sketch challenge. Here is this week’s challenge by Kazan:

Today, I started with the chipboard tag in the middle and built the card around it. I loved the two polka dot papers and chose cardstock to set the images off. Adding a sticker to the tag and some machine stitching finished it off. It is a happy card, indeed. Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

Important Stuff
Papers Treasures Pure White, ColorMates Medium Hawaiian Blue (WorldWin); Yellow textured/Scalloped (Die Cuts with a View), Polka Dot papers (Making Memories)
Embellishments Heidi Grace Chipboard tag (Fiskars), White Sticker Word (Bo-Bunny Press)
Adhesive Zip Dry Liquid Glue (Beacon)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, blue thread, sewing machine, blue beads

How about one more look, close-up:

Wish card (CPS 173)

29 Jun

After creating a card for the Card Positioning System using the negative space of several die cuts (you can see it here), I couldn’t resist using the die cuts to make a card using the same sketch. It is so fun. Here is the new card:

This came together quickly since I already had the die cuts (stamped, cut and embossed). I chose coordinating papers and put it together with dimensional adhesive and letter stickers. Here are the die cuts that I cut out the other day.

Here is a final, close-up look.

Thank You (2S4Y)

9 Feb

Hello all,

Just a little thank you card inspired by Laura over at 2 Sketches 4 You (Sketch #42). I am really enjoying the tall cards that can fit into a #10 business envelope. It’s different and a nice surprise when a friend pulls out that sized envelope to find it is not a bill.

To create this card, I began with a color wheel, chose the great background yellow and used a triadic color scheme: Golden Yellow, Fuchsia, Aqua Blue. I found patterned papers to match the wheel and put it together, inspired by the sketch.

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-191 Dahlia, S4-241 Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, S5-004 Sunflower Garden; Studio G, Thank You stamp (Hampton Art); Blue patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye); Pink patterned paper (Daisy D’s); Blue Flowered paper (Die Cuts with a View)

Other Stuff: Heart pin, Yellow patterned paper

One more quick look at a close-up

Cheers for a great day. Be inspired and happy creating.