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Congrats!!!

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Hello everyone!! Laurie here to share a "Congrats" card with you.  This idea has been in my head for quite some time,  I just wasn't sure exactly how to execute it.  The Tag It stamp set is a great set to make tags, obviously.  But there is one particular image in that set that I thought I could do something "different" with.

I wanted to create a background pattern.  I picked some spring colors..yellow, pink, blue and orange.
This is the pattern I came up with...


After stamping my background, I used the largest scallop die from the Fancy Frames Die set to cut this panel.  This is where I got a little stuck with my design.  I really liked how this turned out, but it was far too plain!!  I used the Party Dies set and die cut the ribbon image from cardstock that matched the inks.  I adhered the ribbons to the inside of each "tag" image.

Of course, I didn't actually plan for a sentiment...for some reason it's always an afterthought :) I lucked out…

Shake It Up Linky Party!!!

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Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Shake It Up"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.
Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over  at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget  about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3!  The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!
Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

Here is what I made..


I do not make a lot of shaker cards.  I love them, I just have a hard time making them!!  I don't own a fuse tool or even have extra acetate packaging kicking around...that's how often I make them :).  So I had to think outside the box for this card.  I ended up using a CD storage pocket for my shaker, as I do have A LOT of those.  I trimmed a white piece of cardstock to 4.25 X 4.25 an…

Craftin' Desert Divas April Release

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Welcome to the CDD AprilProduct Release Blog Hop.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.









Melon Drop

Moonlit Kisses
Violet Flicker



Here's what I've created for you...

My first card uses the new Flowers In Bloom stamp set.  I wanted to try something a bit different, so I got out some felt that I've had in my stash forever!  I stamped the images using StazOn Ink then fussy cut them out. I arranged the flowers and leaves around a die cut circle frame (using the Stitched in Circles Dies).
I added small clear rhinestones to the centre of the flowers to add a little sparkle.

The sentiment is from Be Inspired. Everything was adhered to a white panel cut from Fancy Frames dies, then adhered to a white card base.
For my second project I used the new Picture Frame Dies, Wishful Thoughts Stamp Set and Wishful Thoughts Dies and Botanical Layers.

I started by colouring three of the same flower in a shade of fuchsia, pink and purple.  I used watercolor paper …

Black and White with a Splash of Color Linky Party

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Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Black & White With A Splash of Color"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.
Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over  at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget  about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3!  The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!
Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

Here is what I made..


I love this theme!!  Black and white can be so elegant but dressed up with a splash of color it can become fun and cheerful!!  I stamped and die cut 7 clouds and the sun from The Sky is the Limit stamp and die set.  I used the Fancy Frames dies set as a starting point.  I adhered some of the clouds straight to the base and some I popped up with foam adhesive.  I em…

Paper Smooches Black/White with A Pop of Color Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!! It is currently snowing where I live, certainly not very spring-like :(  So I headed to my craft room to make a project for the new April Paper Smooches Challenge.  The Challenge?? Black/White with a Pop of Color!!  I love challenges like these!



Here is what I've thought up...


I started by stamping one of the glasses images from Incognito in VersaFine Black Onyx ink. I die cut  a frame from the Fancy Frame Icon Dies.  I then die cut several glasses from the Glasses Die Set in black cardstock and once in silver glitter paper. I adhered them all together to create a nice thick die cut.  I inlaid the fancy frame back onto the glasses panel after I stamped the sentiment from Fun And Flirty.  I adhered my die cut glasses on top of the frame and under the sentiment.
I first added Glossy Accents to the "lenses" of the glitter glasses...which I think looks great.  But then I got carried away and decided to add G.A to all th…

OH, Baby!!

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Hello friends!!  I realize today is April Fools Day and believe me, I tried to think of a clever card to play a joke, but I in the end I decided on a cutesy baby card.  I am not really in any need of baby cards but I went through my CDD stamps and dies and picked out a few critter images and this is what I came up with!!



I chose a panda, a mouse and a giraffe.  I colored each image with my Spectrum Noir markers.  For some reason, I really wanted a pink giraffe!!  I die cut the banner from the Party Dies set from grey cardstock and some yellow polka dot patterned paper.  
I started by adhering the banner and the inner pieces. I adhered the giraffe directly to the panel and popped up the mouse and the bear.  I thought it was missing something, so I die cut a balloon and string (also from the Party Dies set) and made it look like the mouse was holding it. And to finish it off, I stamped the sentiment from Bitty Blessings.
And of course, no card is complete without a little bit of glitter…