DCD Challenge – Sketch

This week’s Die Cuttin’ Divas challenge is to create a card using the sketch below:  Sketch

I created the following card using the sketch.  I had some scrap pieces of paper and some handy die cuts to add to this card.  The hardest part of creating this card for me was taking the picture without getting a reflection on the gold metallic paper.  Let me know what you think.20190804_124835

Happy crafting!

Dell

DCD Challenge – Anything Goes

This week the Die Cuttin’ Divas challenge is an anything goes creation.  So, for my project I cut out these adorable little boxes using patterned paper.  If you notice the papers have a beachy flair to them for those summertime packages!  I used the Fancy Box die by Lawn Fawn to cut the box.  This die comes with adorable cut outs you can choose to use. I used both and the sentiment dies that were included.  I added some acetate to the cut outs so that the box would be complete.  I just adore these cute little boxes!  They are big enough to put candies, gift cards, or other trinkets inside.  If you use double-sided papers they show off the other side of the paper when you open the box.

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These will be so nice to give to someone special!

Happy Crafting!

Dell

DCD Challenge – 3D Projects

This week’s Die Cuttin Divas challenge is to create 3D projects.  I made this set of easel stand-up tag & pocket cards using Graphic 45 papers.  This challenge was a lot of fun!  I plan to put these cards together in a pretty box and gift as a set.  I think they will be much appreciated!3d group

This is a an up close look at one of the cards.  You can see how the tags come out of the pocket to personalize with your own thoughts and sentiments. 3d1.jpg

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Happy Crafting!

Dell

DCD Challenge – Tropical or Summer

The Die Cuttin’ Divas Challenge this week is themed for Tropical or Summer.  I decided to use these lovely tropical images by Hero Arts to create my card.  Looking at this card makes me want to be in that hammock reading a good book with the ocean breeze nearby!  I created the background tropical frame using the Hero Arts Jungle Frame die.  I just love how this card turned out.

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Happy Crafting!

Dell

Let The Adventure Begin!

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With summertime comes adventure!  So, to get in the mood for the sweltering heat I had to make this fun card.  I just adore this tiger image from Hero Arts June Kit of the Month!  I used Jungle Palette watercolors included in the kit and stencil to create the colorful background.  The frame is called Jungle Frame and I cut it with metallic papers.  I added the tiger (I am thinking Amazon Jungle and Bengal) and colored him with Copics.

I hope you have an adventurous summer and do something fun and exciting!

Happy Crafting!

Dell

Half-Hexagon Quilt

A few weeks ago I posted the piecing I was doing for this Half-Hexagon quilt.  Today, I managed to work with my sewing machine, Scarlett (aka Janome Memory Craft 14000) and sew all of the pieces together to create this panel.  Now, I need to trim the sides and cut and sew the borders.  I just thought I would share my progress with you.

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By the way, it takes me much longer to complete my sewing projects since I work during the week and I have limited time on the weekends.  As most of you know, I do a variety of crafts so, it just depends what I am in the mood to do on the weekends.  What kind of things do you do in your spare time?  I would love to hear your comments.

Happy crafting!

Dell

DCD Challenge – Happy Birthday to You!

The Die Cuttin Divas challenge this week is Happy Birthday to You.  This worked out quite well for me because it is also my son’s birthday today!  He loves music so I thought this Turntable Die-namics and For The Record stamp sets by My Favorite Things would be perfect for both the challenge and him!

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To create this card, I followed Anna Lorenzetto’s cutting instructions on how to create a miniature turntable for a card design.  You can see how she created the turntable on her blog by clicking here.

For my turntable, I used heavy duty metallic and glitter cardstock.  I also used designer brads for the center of the records and the top part of the arm of the turntable.

Making this card was rockin’ fun!  I just love how the record can be removed from the top of the card.

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Happy Birthday and Happy Crafting!

Dell