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We will be limiting the number of submissions to the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog to 4. Beginning May 1, 2016, the challenges will close at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time instead of midnight. Thank you as always for your wonderful submissions. Arlene and the Die Cut Divas.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Day Photo Inspiration

Our Sponsor is A Day for Daisies

Happy May Day to all... Welcome to our challenge for May.  I've got a Photo inspiration for you this month.  

Photo Credit: Carol Gunn

This month we have an awesome sponsor

A Day for Daisies

 ADFD will provide a $12 gift card to the shop at www.adayfordaisies.com (that's equal to 3 images of  choice) to the winner. 
A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital illustrations and a fast growing line of new clear polymer stamp sets, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!
You can find A Day for Daisies here:
ADFD WEBSITE: www.adayfordaisies.com
ADFD BLOG: http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com
ADFD FACE BOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Day-For Daisies/142905905744876?ref=ts
ADFD ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/shop/adayfordaisies

Here is some inspiration to get  you started.

Arlene thought all the buttons had a vintage flair, so does her lady.  Arlene's Vintage Water Lily Dress is surrounded by lace and some faux vintage buttons (die-cut paper).

You can visit Arlene at A Bit of This and That.to see a few more cards using this fantastic image.

Michelle used this free Garden Chair Gathering to make a card that can be used for many occasions-

You can visit Michelle at Just a Nutter Paper Crafter.

Dawn used Flowers In My Garden for her card - adding a button to her flower

 You can see more at DawnsWorldNZ

Cathie used A Braid in my Hair and added Heart buttons for embellishments.
Diecut Divas, A Day for Daisies braid in my hair
For more info head to her blog at House of Borowski
Dawn & the Divas

Please note our link up will close at 9.00pm May 31st.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thank you to Gina K Designs

The Die Cut Divas thank our Sponsor for the April challenge-
 Gina K. Designs, LLC

Arlene's parting card is an example of creating scenes without a lot of stress.  
See her card and information on making this card at A Bit of This and That.

Cindy went with butterflies and some "very treasured" designer papers.  For her supplies, visit Escape to Stamping.

Michelle used Gina K. Framed Greeting 
to create this Thank You card (for more information, visit Just A Nutter Paper Crafter)-

Monica used Sweet Strawberries, visit monicascraftcorner to see more

Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs
Cathie used Stamp TV kit 
For all the details head over to her blog House of Borowski

Thank you to Gina K Designs and all who participate in our challenges.

Friday, April 29, 2016

A little Inspiration from Gina K

Hi  Dawn here with an inspirational card using Gina K Design stamps

The stamped oval, sentiment and butterfly are all from the Warm Spring Wishes set.  I hand cut the circle and added it over a die cut Spellbinders Fancy Frame.  The butterfly was coloured and then fussy cut.  I finished by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some PP.  Finished with some pearls.

The sentiment is inspiring so this card went to a friend who has been through some hard times and is now coming out the other side.  Just to remind her that she is strong.

thanks to all our entrants this month and a big thanks to Gina K Designs who is our fabulous sponsor this month.

Dawn and the Divas

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tell me a story

Hello Cindy here to share a card to celebrate Tell a Story Day.   I kid you not, check this calendar for destails.

April's challenge theme is April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, Autumn, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com), and today is Tell a Story Day.

For my card I used the Redwood image from Gina K. Design Stamp: The Northwoods 2 clear set, and combined with a couple small images from the Hero Arts I Love Book set.  Let's take a look:


Colouring pencils

Gina K. Design is our sponsor this month.  

There is still time to enter this month's challenge.  You could win a $25 gift voucher to the store.

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Carnation of Cards

Cathie here with another inspiration project using Gina K Design products. My son's kindy was organising a fundraising market so I created a set of 5 cards with envelopes to add to their raffle, and here they are:
Gina K Designs 
Card stock in Cherry Red, Lipstick, Black Onyx, Sweet Mango, Innocent Pink.
Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangle.

To see all the cards individually head over to my blog at 

See you next time.

Saturday, April 23, 2016


CarolG, using the flower stamp

In New Zealand our April holiday is ANZAC day on the 25th.  It is the day we wear a poppy and remember our fallen soldiers.  This versatile flower stamp set by sponsor Gina K here: http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=2185&categoryId=195

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sweet Birthday

Today's card is a simple birthday card. You may notice a theme to my cards for the Diva's this month and that is because I decided to make them all using the same set from Gina K Designs (our fantastic sponsor this month). 
Gina K. Designs, LLC

I'm using the sweet strawberries theme set because I love strawberries and April is the month for the Poteet, Tx strawberry festival (which I loved to go to when we lived there).

I cut down some red cardstock to fit the card base and die cut a triangle out of it. Stamped and colored the strawberries with the sentiment underneath.

Don't forget to join us here and link up for your chance to win a gift card to Gina K Designs!

Have a great day!
Monica and the Die Cut Diva's

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gina K. Designs and Butterflies

Make a project for Aprils Challenge to win a prize from our sponsor-

Gina K. Designs, LLC

April's challenge is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com).

Here is my project:

I used the Gina K. Designs Butterfly stamp (Hope is Faith set), and Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals dies.

For more information on the materials used, please visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 17th

Hello everyone,

Hope you're enjoying the month of April!!   I think by now you know that our April's challenge theme is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, Autumn, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com).  

Today, the 17th is (insert drum roll here) "Blah, blah, blah Day"!  How fun is that!?  So without further ado I present to you:

 I replaced the letter 'a' with a heart.  I hope my card brings you a smile or a chuckle!  :D
There is still plenty time to join in the challenge.

This month's sponsor is Gina K. Designs. You could win a $25 gift voucher to the store.


Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Colouring Pencils
Hero Arts Yes Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut

Cindy and the Die Cut Diva's

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Little Boy with a Flower

Our sponsor this month is Gina K Designs and if you are unfamiliar with her range you will be surprised to know that she doesn't just stock stamps but her own brand of inks, card stock, pattern paper and embellishments as well.
On my project I have highlighted quite a few of these unsung heroes on a card for my nephew.
Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs, CC Designs
Spellbinders Standard Oval Large, Standard Scallop Oval, Lil'Inkers Mini Bow die. 
For more information head over to my blog

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring Swing card

Hi Dawn here to share a card today. Our sponsor this month is Gina K Designs

I decided to try out a Swing card.  

For more details hop of to my blog to see more details.

Dawn and the Divas. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cloudy Skies

Our Sponsor for April is none other than

The challenge for April is 
holidays, rain, spring, IRS, taxes,Easter, Storms

I think my sky says spring and a full stream cursing along the stream bed.  The colors I used for the weeping willows seem to spring. out to you.   I used Copic markers and inked the sky with one of my favorite distress inks, Broken China.  I used a torn piece of paper to sponge on the sky to give it depth.   I swiped Copic marker E31 across YG 61 for the ground and I think that says a brown land turning green.  The card is about 5 inches by 5 inches.  
You can see my blog post at A Bit of This and That.

Gina K Designs The Northwoods 2
Copic markers
QuicKutz Dies - these are large circles 
Die-namics Blueprints 11 - sentiments

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Embossed wax paper background a la Gina....

Hi all.... just popping in to share some cards I made after watching Gina at StampTV 

I couldn't wait to do this technique as it has been a few years since I tried it out... so here's my results of embossed wax background.

  I CASE'd Gina's card for this first one.  I used Mermaid Lagoon distress ink to sponge the background.  Not sure who makes my folder as it has no name on it... But it was a great one to use, being very detailed.  I then used the flowers and leaves from Warm Spring Wishes and coloured with Distress inks and daubers before fussy cutting.  The sentiment is from Frame and Flowers 2. I used a La La land die cut for the corners.  And my flourish was one that came with a magazine so has no name on it.  My mat and the corners and flourish are all dark blue card.

And the other half of the ironed off wax paper

This one was sponged with Dried Marigold distress ink.  The flowers are from Frame and Flowers 2 and were stamped with Hero Arts Apricot ink - first layer stamped off and then the second layer being full strength.  The leaves are die cut with a MFT dienamics leaf die.  I added some Spectrum Noir glitter pen on the roses.

If you haven't checked out Gina K design's Stamp TV, I can totally recommend it..

Dawn & the Divas

Saturday, April 9, 2016


Hello everyone Monica here for the Diva's today to share my first card for out April Challenge. Our wonderful sponsor is Gina K designs, for your chance to win a $25 GC for her shop enter your card here!

My card is for those of you dealing with Taxes, celebrating they got them in already or for anyone who loves a good daiquiri! 

I used the Gina K Sweet Strawberries set, some old Lawn Fawn paper and oval stitched dies. 

Added a bit of stickles to finish it! We can't wait to see what you create for us!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Gina K Designs Questionaire

Today we are talking to the fabulous Gina Krupsky, the company owner of ginakdesigns to get the inside scoop.

How did your company get started?
I started Gina K Designs because I often linked to draw images If I couldn't find one in my collection after the stamp company that I was demonstrating for changed their career plan, I changed mine and started my own company.

How long have been in business?
We have been in business in 9 years

Where can we find you?

What is one of your favourite products and why?
I personally LOVE embossing powder. I use it all the time and the love the variety of techniques you can do with it.I also think it gives cards such a polished look.

Where else can our followers find inspiration on your products? Do you have a design Blog or Facebook page?
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StampTV-170670423601/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ginakdesigns/
Stamp TV - www.stamptv.com