An Elegant Butterfly Wreath Card for LDRS Creative

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hi friends. I'm up on the LDRS Creative blog today and I can't wait to show you what I've been working on. The first minute I saw the gorgeous Butterfly Wreath die set in the store, I knew I needed to have it in my collection. I love the delicate nature of it and how it can command a card front with little else.

To make my card, I started by creating the background. I used some Yupo paper and alcohol inks to create the gorgeous background. After my panel was dry, I die cut the Butterfly Wreath die with my die cutting machine, making sure to run it through a couple of times in 2 or 3 different directions. This is such an intricate die but by running it through different times, I was able to get perfect results.
I added my die cut Butterfly Wreath die to some gold glitter card stock with lots of foam tape to add some dimension.

I then die cut the Hello Word die once out of a dark green card stock and then 4 times from some gold foil card stock. I adhered all the gold die cuts together. I then adhered the green hello die cut directly to my Butterfly Wreath die cut. I then added the gold die cuts, slightly offset, to add a bit of dimension and to help the die cut word stand out more. This definitely helps the sentiment not get so lost on the background.


My card measures 5.5 square and I have to tell you, I haven't made a square card in so long but I thought this Butterfly Wreath die would be better suited for a square card. I absolutely love how this came out.

TIP: Save the heart pieces from the Butterfly Wreath die. There are a couple sizes of perfect hearts that would be great to save for a future card or you could use them to embellish the current card you are working on.


I hope I've given you some inspiration for pulling out your dies and how you can use them to create a focal point on your card. I absolutely love both of these dies and can't wait to use them again.




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LDRS Creative July Release Day 3

Friday, July 6, 2018

Happy Friday friends. I hope you have had a good week so far. I'm back today with day 3 of the July release for LDRS Creative.



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 on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)! 

We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you're about to die for... FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!





Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 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 July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)


For my card today, I am using the super fun Shore Lucky stamp set. This is my favorite stamp set from the release and it's a smaller set so the price point is great.

I love the images in this set and how easy they make it to create a fun beach or water scene. I am also using the Waves & Clouds dies and the Sun & Cloud dies.

I started my card by creating a panel with some alcohol inks in various shades of blues. I used the Waves & Clouds dies to cut this panel out and then set them aside. I just love how the wave die adds the great pierced detail.

I stamped the palm tree from the Shore Lucky stamp set and used some mini ink cubes to apply various colors to the palm tree. I also stamped the whale tale and added a bit of coloring to it. I love that the stamp set also comes with the water droplets. 

I added a bit of light blue ink shading to  my white panel to mimic the look of sky. I then stamped the seagull images from the Shore Lucky stamp set in various places. I finished off the card by adding in some clouds from the Sun & Clouds die set. I love that this die collection has plain clouds along with stitched clouds. I used a combination of both on my card.

It was at this time that I realized I didn't have a sentiment for my card. I decided to stamp one of the fun sentiments from the Shore Lucky set onto a piece of coordinating blue card stock. I added it onto my wave portion and now this card is complete.

Have you all shopped yet for the new release? Aren't there so many fun products available? All perfect for summer card making and scrapbooking. I've really enjoyed working with these products and I've got a couple more cards to share using them later this month.




Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 

Day 3:


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LDRS Creative July Release Day 2

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hi friends. I'm back today with two cards for the 2nd day of the July release for LDRS Creative. Make sure to read below to see how you can save 25% off your new release order and to win a $100 gift card.



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 on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)! 

We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you're about to die for... FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!





Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 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 July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)


For my first card today, I am using the beautiful A new Beginning set. I stamped the floral images in the set repeatedly onto some light grey card stock. I then die cut my panel using the oval die from the Scalloped Rectangle die collection from this panel.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set onto the card base. I popped up my panel and added the coral card stock behind it. Some Nuvo drops finish off the card.



For my second card today, I used the super fun Lemonade stamp set. I started by stamping the background panel with the fun banner image repeatedly onto my background.

I then stamped and colored some of the images from the stamp set and then fussy cut them out. A stamped sentiment along with some black card stock to make everything pop finish off the card.




Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 


And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!


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LDRS Creative July Release Day 1

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hi friends. I'm thrilled to be hopping along with the DT from LDRS Creative today celebrating their July release. Read below for how you can win a $100 gift card and save 25% on your new release order.



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 on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)! 

We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you're about to die for... FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!





Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 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 July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)



I am so excited to share my card projects with you all over the next 3 days. This release is amazing and perfect for summer crafting. I have so many more ideas. For today, I have two cards to share with you today. For my first card, I used the super fun Sunburst Rectangle die as the focal point.

Hands down, this is my favorite product from the new release. I am itching to do an inlay technique with it and for some reason, I want to cut it out of lots of colors of glitter paper. :) 


I started by die cutting the die using my favorite paper from the new You are my Sunshine paper pack. I adore the stripes and the fun colors.  There are a ton of great designs in the paper pack and the paper is very sturdy. It is much more substantial than most patterned papers.

Tip:  Use a metal shim with your cutting machine to get a great impression with this intricate die.


After I had run it through my machine, I added lots of small pieces of foam tape to the back of the die as I knew I wanted this panel to have some dimension. I'm not going to lie. It was a bit tedious but I love the dimension it gives.

Tip:  Remove the backing off the foam tape to make it easier to adhere, especially around the center circle.


I then took my A2 top folding card base and stamped a sentiment from the super fun Heatwave stamp set using the Raven hybrid ink. I love the mixed font of this sentiment.  This ink is new to me and I have to tell you that I love it. It is so crisp and black and since it's a hybrid formula, will be perfect for all sorts of coloring mediums.


Lastly, I adhered my die cut panel on top of my card base and this super CAS but fun card is complete.



I also have a second card to share with you today featuring the awesome Scallop Rectangle dies. I left my dies connected and each of the white panels you see below is cut from the die collection.

I adhered the outer two frames directly to my card base and then popped up the inner frame with some foam tape.  I then took the Hello Word die and die cut it 5 times for a nice substantial word embellishment.

FYI - as of July 4th, 2018, the Hello Word die is currently on sale for 50% off - just $4.99.  I've used this die twice already and am in love with it and how it has the little flowers as part of the word.


Here's a close up look of all the frames. I should note that the outside stitched line was added with a die from my stash.


And here's a closeup of the sentiment and inner frame with its dimension.


Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 

Alanna Moses {you are here}

And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow! Crafty hugs!


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A die cut only card for LDRS Creative

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hi friends. I fell off the face of the earth again. I'm so sorry for the long breaks I've had in blogging the past few weeks. Life has been so crazy but I think the light is at the end of the tunnel. For now anyway. :)

For today's card, I had fun with a couple of great dies from LDRS Creative - Lovelette and the Hello Word dies.

I absolutely love the Lovelette die and all the wonderful details it has. I love that it also not only comes with the large die that I used on my card today but a smaller heart and another couple accent dies. It's such a great die and I think it would work well for so many occasions. I'm thinking a wedding card with this would be amazing. 
To get started with my card, I first took my white piece of card stock and added some thin adhesive on the back so that when I die cut the die, it would be a sticker and I wouldn't have to mess with any liquid adhesive in any of its intricate details.
I then ran the Lovelette die through my die cutting machine and added it to a piece of black card stock so that the die cut would really pop off the page.
I then die cut the Hello Word die 3 times out of pink card stock and adhered them together for a more substantial and dimensional sentiment.
Here's a peek of the large frame die in the Lovelette die collection. And don't you just love that it's pink? I know I do! 
That's all I have for you today friends. I hope I've inspired you to pull out your dies and let them be the star of the show. Crafty  hugs!

Your Friendship Lifts me Up

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hi friends. I'm back after a couple week hiatus while I attended to things at home. My daughter graduated from high school so between that, her party, company coming into town and then just being generally worn out, it's been quiet around here.

My card today uses fun products from Whimsy Stamps

I started by die cutting a panel of white card stock using the largest of the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle dies. I then added some clouds to my background using a blending tool and a stencil. I stamped the cute little bunny with balloon image which is from the Bunny Balloons set. I colored it real quickly with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I stamped the sentiment which is from the same stamp set. I also added a few stamped hearts.

I finished off the card by adding some grass and a couple die cut clouds and this card is done.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are having a wonderful week. Crafty hugs!



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2 cards for Whimsy Stamps

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Welcome friends. I hope your week is off to a great start. I have two cards to share with you today featuring products from Whimsy Stamps.

For my first card, I did a bit of stamping and masking over an ink blended background with some clouds using the  Fly By stamp set that was released earlier this year. I just adore the font of the sentiments included in the set along with the cute kite strings with the hearts.

I did just a bit of simple Copic coloring, stamped my sentiment and then popped my panel up with some foam tape. Some clear sequins finish off the card.


For my second card, I started by blending some brown ink over the Farmhouse Basket stencil. I lifted the stencil up a couple of times to add some variation to the pattern.

I then stamped one of the wreath images from the Farmhouse Wreaths stamp set and again, did just a bit of simple Copic coloring with various shades of green markers.

I stamped the sentiment onto some Kraft card stock and then rounded the corners and this card is complete.



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