Friday, July 27, 2018

Do What Makes You Happy

I have a fun beach themed card to share with you today.  (But if you know me, I wear flip flops pretty much all year round 😀.)

I've used the Flip Flops die from the exclusive line at Cheapo Dies and added red Liquid Applique to the straps.

The sentiment was stamped with red ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.

The frame was created using a variation of the Mitered Frame tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.

Go out today and do more of what makes you happy!!

Friday, July 20, 2018

For Your Wedding Day

It's my day over on the Cheapo Dies Blog and I created a card celebrating a wedding using the Rose, one of the exclusive dies from Cheapo Dies.

To start off, I ran the card front of my card base through my Xyron machine so that the entire area would be covered with adhesive.  (You could have also used a sheet of double sided adhesive.)

I die cut the Rose multiple times and randomly laid them onto my cardbase.   Once I had a pattern that I was happy with, I made sure to burnish the die cuts onto the adhesive using the piece of release paper created from running this through my Xyron.

Next, I covered the entire front with Waterscape glitter and burnished it into the exposed adhesive with my fingertip. 

The sentiment (from the stamp set Ornate Greetings by Sparkle N Sprinkle) was stamped with Distress Oxide (Peacock Feathers) and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.  A strip of coordinating ribbon was adhered to the card front and then the sentiment on top of that.  Since the ribbon itself is dimensional, this gave the sentiment an added lift without having to use pop dots.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Aged to Perfection (Scrapy Land #94)



Happy Wednesday! It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge and the theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

The dies used for this card were:
Card Deco: Frame Card Stamp 4K
Sue Wilson Designs: New York Collection-Madison Square
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Square

I created this birthday card for a friend of mine using the Art Impression stamp set Big Birthday Wishes and colored i with Copic markers and adding touches of sparkle with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.  A few well placed Nuvo Crystal Drops help accent the dots of the birthday cake and the heart on the apron.

The mats for both the front and the inside images were die cut using the Sue Wilson die.  The card base was die cut using the Card Deco die.

Now it's your turn to join us  You have until July 29th to play along for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to Scrapy Land.

Friday, July 13, 2018


Hey everyone, wouldn't you like to go on vacation to some tropical island? Today I've created card depicting this vacation getaway.  It  uses the Palm Trees exclusive dies from Cheapo Dies.

I started out by creating the background using Yupo paper and Nuvo Shimmer Powders (Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade, Catherine Wheel).  The photos don't do justice to these powders - they are SO shimmery in person!  I set that aside to dry and began working on the focal point.

I die cut the Palm Trees three times (in black, dark green, and orange cardstocks) and then paper pieced the colored cardstock back into the silhouette.

The sentiment is from the Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set called Leafy Flourish and  was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with White Detail embossing powder.

The final touch was to add a few Nuvo Jewel Drops (Sea Breeze) to the card base.

This was a quick card to put together but I think it gives quite a punch of color and definitely makes me wish I could take a vacation in the tropics.

Be sure to visit the Cheapo Dies blog daily for more inspiration from the Design Team.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Flying Monkeys

Hey everyone!   I created a fun Halloween card using the Monkey Barrel die from the exclusive line from Cheapo Dies.  I was going through my stamps and thought this would be the perfect sentiment to go along with this die. :-)

I die cut the monkey from this seven piece set multiple times and from various pieces of cardstock.  The rings of the barrel were die cut from some adhesive backed glitter paper I had.

The stamp set I used is Witching Hour by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I stamped the sentiment and the witch using VersaMark and then added Ebony Spark embossing powder to the witch and Clear embossing powder to the sentiment.  The platform allowed me to position the witch perfectly between the barrel and the monkeys (all of which I had already adhered to my card.  Normally I stamp first and then add my die cuts, but because I wanted the spacing just so, I did it opposite of what I normally do 😊).

Be sure to visit the Cheapo Dies Blog for daily inspiration, all using the exclusive line.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!

It's also the first Wednesday of the month and time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always anything goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

As you can tell, I went with a Patriotic theme and used the following dies:
Die-Versions: Fireworks (other patriotic choices are here)
Memory Box: Rectangle Basics set

Start off by die cutting a solid piece of cardstock with the larger rectangle die.  Then go down a couple sizes and die cut a piece of acetate (or recycled packaging material like I did) and use a corner rounder to round the corners.

Next I added the sentiment to the acetate by stamping in Archival ink (Manganese Blue).

I die cut the Fireworks die cut twice, once from fun foam and once from white cardstock.  I colored the cardstock using Copic markers and then added Clear embossing powder over the whole thing for a shiny look.  After this was completed, I adhered this to the fun foam for added dimension.

As a final step, I added more texture by adhering Scarlet Fragments (by Stampendous) randomly around the background.

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun.  There are two winners and both will receive a $10 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.  You have until July 15 to upload your projects.