Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cardinal Thanks

I am sure that like me, now that Christmas is over, you need thank you cards.  

I never got around to making a Christmas card with this Cardinal with Holly  that I cut out with a Creative Cutz die from Creative Cuts and More so I thought I would use it for a Christmas Thank you card.

I used a little Pebbles chalk on the bird and popped his wing up with a pop dot.
I used Jellie Dots from the Rubber Cafe for the Holly and his eye.  The sentiment is from The Rubber Cafe too.

I hope the person I send this card too loves it as much as I do.

thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

merry & bright

hi!  i honestly can't believe that it is the weekend before christmas! i have a holiday card to share with you today, as my last post for 2012. i used the elegant reindeer cottage cutz die. then i added a little scrap of white paper to add the effect of snow. wanted a little color so i did a splash of washi tape on the edge of the inside of the card.  stamped some snowflakes and the inside sentiment that says "may your season be merry and bright" with stamps form unity stamp co.

have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty!
and have a very merry holiday season!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What a Cracker!

Today I made some cute little cracker Candy Boxes to match this cute image on this card.

Cracker Candy Boxes by Creative Cuts and More are a fun way to give a little gift.
You can fill them up with candy or money or whatever else you can fit in them.
The Candy Boxes come die cut with the folding lines all pre-scored.
I covered these with patterned paper and then put them together with Killer white Tacky Tape. 
I tied matching ribbon around the ends.

This adorable image is from Strawberry Kisses-"What a Cracker" from Crafter's Companion.

Thanks for stopping by Today!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hanukkah Gift Card Box

Today I have a fun box to share with you that is the perfect size for giving a gift card.

I decorated mine for Hanukkah but you could decorate this box for any occasion!

I started with an Oval Window Box with Acetate Rectangle cut from Wildberry Pie cardstock.

I put the box together with Killer White Tacky Tape

I decorated the box with images that I stamped, colored and cut out.  
The stamps are from the "Celebrating the Festival of Lights" set from The Rubber Cafe.

I added a little shredded paper fill to the box to help hold the gift card in place.
And tied the ribbon around it to hold the box shut.  It slides right off.

"Celebrating the Festival of Lights" set from The Rubber Cafe
Oval Window Box with Acetate Rectangle  
Mohawk smooth white cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black Die Ink
Spectrum Noir markers 
Jellie Dots from The Rubber Cafe
Spellbinders label Die 
Killer White Tacky Tape 
Celebrate It Ribbon 

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, December 8, 2012


hi there!  i have a simple card to share today.  it started out as a christmas card in my mind, but ended up being a "happy new home" kind of card!  i started with four pane a2 window card, then stamped a little living room scene in the background.  added the sentiment and some washi tape and it was complete!  all stamps are by unity.

have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Candy Sleigh

Welcome to the Die Cut Divas Blog!
Today I have a fun Die Cut Sleigh to share with you!

 I started with a die cut 3D Sleigh from Creative Cuts and More cut out of Bazzill Date Swirl cardstock.  I stamped the entire sleigh with Poinsettia Background using VersaMark ink and then I heat embossed with Detail Silver Embossing Powder.
I covered the "blades" with VersaMark ink and embossed them with silver EP too.

The sleigh was put together with killer white Tacky Tape.

I colored Tree Trim Kiddos with Spectrum Noir Markers and then fussy cut the Kiddos out and adhered them to the sleigh.

  I adhered Shaved Ice fragments by Stampendous to the bottom of the sleight to create "snow".

Then I filled it up with candies.  This would look great on your table or would make a fun gift!

I hope you enjoyed my project today!

Have a great rest of your day!  


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Candy Cane Peek-A-View Box

I made this for this weeks Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge to make a Christmas Box or Bag and thought I'd post it over here for our followers too!

Here is the box I made:

I started with a Peek a View Die Cut box from Creative Cuts and More.

I stamped the top and bottom portions with Large Dots Backgrounder from CHF.
Then I punched a strip of red cardstock for the bottom of the box and cut a thin strip of the same cardstock to go around the top portion.

The "sign" stamp is from the Winter Vintage Sign Set from CHF.
I stamped it in red ink and sponged more red ink around the edges.  Then I backed it with a couple of die cut scallop edged panels.

This box would be a great way to display mini candycanes for little visitors to eat or a fun gift for a teacher or friend!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Have you been wanting that amazing Christmas Together Mini Album Kit?

How do you feel about buttons? 
Creative Cuts is sponsoring Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge this week and it is a GOOD one! 
Use 5 or more buttons!  How easy is that?? 
If you win you get this fantastic kit!
The Christmas Together Mini Album Kit contains:
10 chipboard pages (5 pages front and back)
These 10 pages measure: 8-1/2"w x 5-1/2"h
10 Pre-cut 25 Days of Christmas Patterned Paper by Simple Stories
4  4"x6" Chipboard Inserts
2  4"x6" Patterned Paper
2  2-1/2" x 6" Chipboard for Pocket
1  2-1/2" x 6" Garnet Cardstock for Pocket
1  2-1/2" x 6" Forest for Pocket
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Fundamental Cardstock Sticker Sheet (12x12)
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Flash Cards (12x12)
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas 4"x6" Journaling Card Elements #1 (12x12)
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Journaling Card Elements #2 (12x12)
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas 4"x6" Journaling Card Elements-Vertical (12x12)
4  4"x5" Photo Mats in Garnet Cardstock
4  4"x5" Photo Mats in Forest Cardstock
8  3-3/4"x4-3/4" Photo Mats in Cream Puff Cardstock
1  5-1/2"x8-1/2" piece of Chipboard
3  Brads
3  yards of Twine
2  Binding Rings
Instructions and Instruction CD with color photos

Please join us!
You have until noon CST on 12 6 12 to head on over to Frosted Designs and link up your projects!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Purr-fect Couple Square Scallop Card

I have another Square Scallop edge Die Cut Card to share with you today.
I just love these things.  
They come with the scallops all ready cut out so it makes it easy to put together a quick and easy card!

I used a new S.W.A.L.K image from Crafter's Companion for today's card.

I started with a Square Scallop edge Die Cut Card  cut from Kraft Cardstock.  I adhered a strip of patterned paper at the bottom of the card and added some plastic drops to each of the scallops.

Then I just added layers of paper and the colored image and the card was complete!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Criss Cross A7 Coming Soon!!!

This is another Criss Cross A7 Card today.
Soon to be available at Creative Cuts and More......
This was actually created by my friend Melissa
Its such an adorable card love the colors she chose
and the watercolor technique on the Kraft card base is just beautiful. 


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a day to spend with friends and family and reflect on all the things that we are thankful for.  
I am thankful for all the blessings in my life and hope that you get to spend today with the ones you love!
In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I would share a fall themed Thank You card today.
I made this card with a Square Scallop Card from Creative Cuts and More and one of my favorite fall stamps, Fall Harvest,  from The Rubber Cafe.

I colored this image with Spectrum Noir Markers.

 And adhered Jellie Dots to each of the scallops.

The  Square Scallop Card is one of my favorite die cut cards from Creative Cuts and More and I always keep some on hand for a terrific starting point for any card!

Thank You and  Fall Harvest from The Rubber Cafe
DCWV Patterned Paper
Mohawk Smooth White
Bazzill Basic Cardstock 
memento Tuxedo Black Dye ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Jellie Dots from The Rubber Cafe
Spellbinders Dies
Paper Piercer

Have a fabulous day!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Joy Christmas Card - Gate Fold

Today I have a Gate fold card using Acetate.
I recently did a fun Girls Night Out with a mini card class.
It included 2 cards a treat box for the girls to create.
This is one of the fun cards they made.

Used the amazing Carta Bella paper line for this card and a clear stamp from my stash
with Dazzling details to highlight the stars and holly.
Topped it off with a bow and it was complete. Just slide the band off add some writing and this Christmas card is ready to send to your friend or family member.


Saturday, November 17, 2012


howdy! can you believe that next week is thanksgiving? the start of the holiday season. so today i've got a little holiday goodie. i started with a few of the pieces of the cake slice box which i thought it would make a cute little christmas tree! i inked it up with some iced spruce distress ink. then stamped some snowflakes using {ippity} and purple onion stamps with versamark and clear embossing powder. added another layer of distress ink. then i used different elements on each tree including twine, stars, and a little bling.

who knew some cake slices could make a little forest?? 
have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Tag Card

Today I have a fun Christmas Tag Card to share with you.

I started with a die cut Slash Pocket with Tag from Creative Cuts and More. 

I stamped this image from Mulberry Wood-Wish Upon a Star. on a white panel in black Memento Ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers.

Then I trimmed the panel down to fit the front of the card. 

I left the tag blank so I could write on it.

I love this die cut Slash Pocket with Tag from Creative Cuts and More because it allows you to make a unique card that looks like it took a lot of time.  You can find more die cut tag cards HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What are you reading??

Hello, it is Noelle posting today!!
I am listening to Wicked Lies by Lisa Jackson and the reader keeps talking in this creepy voice.  I should have read this one and used  a bookmark to keep my place!!
 This is tag #7 Long with Layer
 This is tag # 8 Long with layer
This is Tag #06 - Long with layer 
All of the stamps are inchies by inkadinkado.  All of the ribbon is from my stash.
I used 5 Square #01 - Mini-- 1-1/4" on each bookmark.
I made these for a craft fair and not one sold LOL  It was not a very successful 2 days.  However a girlfriend bought all of them for her book club so it all worked out in the end!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Being Together is the Best gift of All Christmas Book

Video for the Newest Christmas book!!

Just shot another video with Norah and our newest book....

Due to my cold I talked as little as possible so bear with the narration - Thanks

Criss Cross Card - A7 Coming Soon!!!

Made this fun and easy Thank you card for my girls to have using one of Creative cuts and More's newest card Dies....
Love the simplicity of this card. Its a basic card you fold up has a mat for the front and a tag for the inside.
Decorating was the hardest part....
I used a border strip, some swirls and a daisy set with button to complete the outer layer.

The inside tag I actually cut 2 of the same shape and cut off 1/4 inch and corner rounded the top of the one side and it was perfect mat added a strip of paper and Thank you.  Slipped it in the pocket and I was done.
Plenty of room for writing and a little bit of pizzazz too. 

and there you have it an easy and fun thank you card, done in a snap...

Hope you enjoyed this fun and easy card,

Saturday, November 10, 2012

it's your day

hello!! can believe it's november already? i can't. i should have a cute thanksgiving card for you, but instead i have a cute birthday card. i love this balloon set #01 and have been waiting to make a cute card out of it.  then i realized it would go perfect with the pop up a2 insert horizontal and pop up bar a2 card.

i started with the pop up bar a2 card in tangelo blast with the white insert.  then i added some patterned paper from fancy pants on the outside.  i stamped a couple of the balloons using unity and webster's pages stamps.  added a little baker's twine to the balloons.  the sentiments on the outside and inside are from unity.

when you open the card, it's like the balloons are floating up into the air.  how cute is that??  think of all the possibilities you could make with this pop up card!!

have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Coasters

Kristine here today and I am very excited to share some fun coasters I made with  
Chip Board Coasters from Creative Cuts and More
Stampendous Stamps, and Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage.

The Chip Board Coasters come in packages of ten.

To make these I started by sponging Ranger Old Paper Distress ink on each of the coasters.

I stamped Music Score background (Stampendous) two times with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink on tissue paper.

I tore the tissue into four pieces and adhered it to the coasters with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage. 

For this one I stamped Holly Basket (Stampendous) on tissue and colored it with Prisma Color Pencils.
Then I adhered it to the coaster with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage.

When it was dry (which happened very quickly) I stamped the flourish from Jumbo Cling Poinsettia (Available at Michael's) on the edge with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Aged Silver Embossing Enamel.

I used Jumbo Vintage Santa  for this coaster.
I stamped santa on tissue and colored him with Prisma Pencils.  Then I adhered him to the coaster with Fast Finish Decoupage.  I stamped the banner with Memento Cottage Ivy dye ink on tissue and then added it to the coaster with Fast Finish Decoupage.

When dry I stamped Scrolled Medallion with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.  I also used my VersaMarker to add ink to his hat and embossed with the Shabby White EE here too!.

For the third Coaster I used Jumbo Cling Poinsettia (Available at Michael's). I stamped the poinsettia on tissue paper and colored with Prisma Pencils before adhering it to the coaster with Fast Finish Decoupage.
When dry, I stamped the flourish from the Jumbo Peony Set (Stampendous) with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.

 For the final Coaster I used Stampendous Snow Bird.  I stamped it on tissue and colored with pencils and then adhered it to the coaster with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage.

When dry, I sprinkled Shabby White Embossing Enamel  randomly on the edges of the coaster and heated until it melted.

These coasters are quick and easy to make and make terrific gifts!
I hope you enjoyed my project today!