Wednesday, May 23, 2018

LDRS Creative May Release and Tutorial Style Post!!

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers! 

We have some awesome new critters with the Candibean Safari and the Polkadoodles Just Because and Sink Or Swim stamp sets, fabulous dies with the Woodland Foliage Frames, Petite Pinafore Build-A-Card, Petal Perfection Accordion and Happy Days Circle sets, and last but not least, a gorgeous Country Friends Sweet Pea Paper Pack for you to use with all your crafting projects!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! 

Each day we are giving away a $25 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on May 29th.

For the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!

Save 20% on EVERYTHING and use code MAY20
(Coupon valid until midnight EST 5/27/18)

Today, I'm showing you the new Safari Stamp and Die Set, the Accordion Die(used in a completely different way than intended) and the Happy Days Die Set.  If you like cuteness, this release is right up your alley!!

I started by stamping almost all the images from the Candibean Safari stamp set using the Raven Hybrid Ink.  When in doubt, just stamp them all!!

I just had to colour the lion pink!! I didn't use it or the monkey on this card but never fear, I kept them in my stash for a future project!!  Before using the co-ordinating dies, I used a craft knife to cut out the inner portions of the tree. The die doesn't do this and doesn't need to be done but I'm a little particular :)

If you decide to this, do it before you use the die. It will make your life easier! These dies leave a little white border around the images, which I personally love!

Oh, the cuteness!!  To create my mini scene, I die cut the stitched circle from the Happy Days die set out of white cardstock and used the Darkwash Jeans ink to add some colour. These inks are super vibrant, juicy and just all around wonderful!

Now, for whatever reason, I'm loving the look of white on ivory. So I die cut the scalloped circle, also from the Happy Days Set out of white and will use an ivory card base.

To give interest and detail to the card, I used the Accordion Die to create a fancy edge.  This is very easy to do with this die because it does not have a cutting edge on the top. This is so you can make the cut as long as you want, if you decide to make a rosette.  I lined up the die at the bottom of the front flap...

And ran it through my die cutting machine.

What a pretty edge!!  It also gives some embossed line detail. This are actually fold lines if you were to use the die as intended.  I ended up trimming both sides of the card base to even up the scallops on each end.  I simply repeated the process on the back flap of the base.

I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner in brown ink. 

After playing with the layout, I decided the front was a bit too plain so I took a small leaf image from the stamp set and stamped a border using the same ink.

All that was left to do was adhere my die cuts and images. I placed the ink blended circle on top of the scalloped circle and using a combination of liquid glue and foam adhesive, arranged the tree, grass and that adorable giraffe!

I always add Glossy Accents to my cards in some way. I thought the spots could use a little shine!

I think this would be a wonderful card for a little boy! Not girly at all!

Thank you for joining me today! I hope I was able to provide a little insight on how to use your dies in different ways!  Please be sure to stop by tomorrow for a look at more new products!!!

Hop along so you can win!!!  Here is a complete list of today's hop!!

LAURIE CASE...(you are here)

See you tomorrow for a look at more awesome goodies!!



  1. Darling card!
    Love the scene.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Beautiful Card today with the wonderful set of Safari animals. TFS

  3. I love this set, your card is adorable.

  4. So cute, lovely card. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Cute as can be!!! Laurie, your instructions are spot on. Thank you for this first!

  6. Love your adorable scene. Your coloring is awesome.

  7. Adorable card! This set is so super sweet! I love how you used the new die to create a card with a border! So creative ❤️

  8. What a darling card! Lovely layout and I love the sweet pierced scalloped edge.

  9. I love this card! I appreciate your step by step directions, I just might need to copy you! Remember imitation is the best form of flattery.

  10. Your coloring is amazing! And I love the scallops! Very cute!

  11. So cute! He's ready for a great adventure!

  12. So adorable. I love the jungle animals. Great for boys and girls.

  13. OMG this scene! Love it!! Dang I thought the zebra was my fav from this set but maybe not.... :)

  14. That’s a adorable card ! Thanks for this great post !


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