Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Sunday ! - Hi, There!

Just a reminder blogging friends, you have till Sunday at midnight pacific time to participate in the My Little Shoebox blog hop to be entered to win all of the Treats we have for you!! My treat can be found here.  


I must say that tools in my papercrafting are such  gamechangers for me! 
I'm NOW having even more fun than before with my Cuttlebug , 
diecutting with Cottage Cutz's latest , adorable releases.
No project now feels complete unless I add even one little tiny Cottage Cutz diecut ! 
It's that gamechanging for me ! 

For my first card here , I wanted to try out the coordinating Orchid die 
And loving  frames at the moment , I couldn't resist adding half a circle ornate frame 
to "contain" my piecing . ;)  I also glitzed up the Orchid Flower with some Stickles ! 
A little bling is never wrong , huh ?! I also used foam pads to pop up the design as and where I wanted more dimension. 

No matter your cardmaking style , whether it be on the simpler side or otherwise , 
the use of diecuts to me simply gives you a unique finishing  no matter how many times 
you use the same design ! 

For this Thank you card , I have combined the girl silhouette and ribbon diecuts from the Cameo and Oval Frame die  with the ornate circle frame  for a more balanced design with this card orientation. 

I wouldn't say that clean and simple is my go to style usually with cards, 
but it was easy to be inspired to try  to this clean , graphic look for 
a change here ! ;) 

So, don't allow your dies to be in cold storage .
Keep them always in sight on your crafting table and the more you use them ,
the more your creative mind 
will find ways to get more out of them ! ;) 


Sarah Webb said...

That second is stunning! Love everything about it!

BabyBokChoy said...

These are too darling and the cuts are really awesome!

Kim said...

I agree that second one WOWZERS!!!!

Wendy Kwok said...

I love those dies!!! gorgeous

tania said...

What a chirpy card!!love it:)

Mandie said...

love this card, pearl! it is seriously cute!

Helen Tilbury said...

Those Quick-Cutz do seem very awesome :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! SO gorgeous,Pearl! You are really rocking the die cuts! I just adore that silhouette and frame card. Wow, wow, wow!

Susan said...

Marvelous cards, Pearl! I love these die cuts and your inventiveness with them :)