Friday, July 19, 2019

Welcome to Our New DTs, LeeAnn and Kristina






We Divas are glad to add LeeAnn McKinney and Kristina Beagle to the Die Cut Divas team.  You've all met them through their individual posts now and we know you've been inspired to enter our challenges each and every month.

If you missed LeeAnn's post, be sure to check here for LeeAnn's first post on her own.  LeeAnn went with a patriotic theme and nailed it.  Welcome to the team.  LeeAnn will be posting again on July 31st, so be sure to check out her next post.  Here's LeeAnn's first card, so you can be inspired.


Now, if you missed Kristin's first individual post, be sure to check here for the wonderful CAS card Kristin made.  Kristina posted on July 1st with this beautiful card for kicking off July with a bang.


This is Arlene and I don't always have time to tell everyone what our fab DTs do every month to inspire everyone and do the best they can every time they post.  

What a team!   

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Forget Your Trebles Hand Made Card with CAS-ual Friday Stamps


Hi Everyone! Kristina here with my first solo post. Happy to be in such great company with the rest of the Die Cut Divas. 

My card today uses this fun die and musical stamp set from our sponsor CAS-ual Friday Stamps.



The Process

  • I started with an a2 sized card panel and stenciled on a watercolor stripe background.
  • I used the avery elle wonky stitches die to cut the panel down smaller and add the wonky stitching accent around the border
  • I adhered the finished background panel onto an a2 sized card base and added my stamped sentiment strip. 
  • From there I die cut two colors of treble clefs, and layered them together, slightly off set for a shadow effect. I used a strong liquid adhesive to adhere these down to my card front. 
  • To finish, I embellished the card with some black nuvo drops
I love that this card is both simple and quick to make, but looks very detailed and complex. To add a bonus layer of interest, I kept my ink blending heavier on one end than the other for a slight ombre effect.


Supplies



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CAS-ual Fridays Big Treble Stamp
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CAS-ual Fridays Treble Clef Die
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Art Institute Glitter Glue
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SA 3L Tape Runner
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Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes
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Wagner Heat Gun
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Cutterpillar Pro
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Scor Pal
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MISTI
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Spellbinders Platinum
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Altenew Watercolor Stencil
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Thermoweb PIxie Spray
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Using a Negative to Make a Positive

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps


I used the negative of the Treble clef die here.  First, I die-cut the small photo cut, distressed with distress inks and then die-cut the treble clef, so only the negative of the clef was on the photo cut.  Next I adhered  the photo cut panel to the white card and used a corner rounder to round the bottom of the white card.  I really like how this turned out.

My last card of the month will use the actual die-cut from this card.  I was able to make two cards from this one cut.  Yeah for me.


Supplies:
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Big Treble 
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps die Treble Clef Fri-Die
Poppy Stamps die (Photo Cuts)
Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire & Fired Brick
White card stock
Corner Rounder
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Time for Coffee

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps


Cas-ual Fridays Stamps is our marvelous sponsor for July.   Check out Pinterest for some fantastic Cas-Ual Fridays' projects.

The challenge is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Patriotic.  You can be patriotic and let us know with the colors you use or create an Anything Goes project.

PRIZE:  $20.00 gift code to winner.

Here is my project-


 Did you know that CAS-ual Fridays has stencils? I love this one to make wallpaper! For more information, please visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A Real Friend... CAS-ual Fridays and DCD

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. It's LeeAnn with my first post here at Die Cut Diva's. 
CAS-ual Friday's is our sponsor this month, so I have used a sentiment from their Big Treble stamp set, and the Treble Clef die. And went with the optional twist of using Patriotic Colors.

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps is our marvelous sponsor for July.   Check out Pinterest for some fantastic Cas-Ual Fridays' projects.

The challenge is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Patriotic.  You can be patriotic and let us know with the colors you use or create an Anything Goes project. Be sure to play along and link up your project HERE

PRIZE:  $20.00 gift code to winner.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Continuing with our July challenge sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays


As the July challenge continues with our sponsor CAS-ual Fridays the theme is
Anything Goes (optional Patriotic twist)

CAS-ual Fridays is offering a $20.00 gift code to the winner of the challenge.

Lucille made this card adding a patriotic twist using the colors Red, White & Blue:


We love seeing your creations for this challenge :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Winner and DT Picks from June's Birthday Challenge




Cheapo Dies has increased their inventory with the addition of well known die brands like Elizabeth Craft Designs, Memory Box, Sizzix, Hero Arts, PoppyStamps, Lawn Fawn and a whole lot more.  Be sure to check Cheapo Dies out here.

Cheapo Dies offers a $15 gift certificate as the prize for our winner of the June challenge.

The winner of the June Challenge is # 51, Made by Meghan K.


The DT picks follow:

Monika chose a beautiful mermaid #3 Made By Meghan

Arlene  loved #95, Glitz and Glamour's card, that cute dotted dress and cute image did it for her.



Monday, July 1, 2019

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Sponsors Die Cut Divas' Challenge for July

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps


Cas-ual Fridays Stamps is our marvelous sponsor for July.   Check out Pinterest for some fantastic Cas-Ual Fridays' projects.

The challenge is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Patriotic.  You can be patriotic and let us know with the colors you use or create an Anything Goes project.

PRIZE:  $20.00 gift code to winner.

On with the inspiration of our fantastic DTs.

Arlene went a bit patriotic with the Red, White and Blue motif of the U.S. flag of red, white and blue.  You can see the materials Arlene used at A Bit of This and That.



Michelle also went Patriotic with her coffee card-


Kristina is also sporting the red, white and blue


  Dawn has gone for a floral card using Pretty Posies


Lucille has created a lighthouse card with a patriotic twist




Inlinkz Link Party

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Thank you to Cheapo Dies for Sponsoring Die Cut Divas

Cheapo Dies


 Cheapo Dies offers a $15 gift certificate to the winner of this month's challenge.  This is the last day of the challenge which ends at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time.  Get your cards in before then. to qualify for the June challenge.


Arlene made a masculine birthday card






Have a wonderful end of June.  

The Die Cut Divas

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Welcome to Kristina Beagle and LeeAnn McKinney, our New Design Team Divas

Welcome our two new DTs to Die Cut Divas.  We'll have their photos up on the blog next week.  I think you may know their names from their work on other challenge blogs.

Welcome to Kristina Beagle and LeeAnn McKinney.  We are going to have fun in July!

The Die Cut Divas

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

It's Birthday time at Die Cut Divas

Hi all... Dawn T here.  June is birthday month here at Die Cut Divas... and June is my birthday month.  My birthday was 14th and it's one of my friend's birthday today (25th) so what better than to share her birthday card here.





Our sponsor this month has a HUGE variety of dies that would be perfect for a birthday card.  I used an Elizabeth Craft Design's large Happy Birthday die that can be purchased from Cheapo Dies


This was such a quick card to make.  I used some marbled Patterned paper and add some glittered contact vinyl to card stock before die cutting the sentiment.  As it is such a big die, it take pride of place on the card.  A few sequins and some layering and it was done.

Do come and join us at Die Cut Divas with your Birthday projects.  Just remember you must use your die cut machine... dies, or embossing.... somewhere on your card.

Dawn T and the Divas

Friday, June 21, 2019

Happy Birthday

This month's challenge theme is
"Celebrate the Birthdays!".
 So help us celebrate all the Birthdays

and our sponsor is Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies
Monika here :)
I made birthday card. 
We celebrate Auntie's 50th birthday.

Come and join in to fun and make some
 "Birthdays" projects!!  
Looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!





Hugs Monika and the Die Cut Diva's






Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dawn Bennett's Last Date for Die Cut Divas

Dawn Bennett has stepped down from Die Cut Divas and we will certainly miss her.  She has contributed so much.  I wanted to showcase a few of her cards to show her versatility and creativity. 

Have fun in everything you do!

Check out this cute little elephant.


Aren't these flowers so beautiful?


An all-time favorite


You can always catch Dawn at DipsNDots Creations with wonderful creations!




Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy Birthday


We are celebrating Birthdays this month with our sponsor Cheapo Dies,

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15.00 gift certificate to the challenge winner.


Here's my card:


More details can be found on my blog DipNDots Creations.

Please join us for the challenge, we love to see your cards :)

Dawn B.




Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pipes, pipes, and more pipes!

Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies offers a $15 gift certificate as the prize for our winner of the June challenge at Die Cut Divas, so help us celebrate all the Birthdays!

Did you also know that they carry other brands, such as Frantic Stamper, Memory Box, Cheery Lynn, Concord & 9th,  Lawn Fawn, Sue Wilson, and more?

Here is my project-




My husband works with boilers to make power at a local mill. So when Frantic Stamper came out with the pipes I immediately knew I wanted to make this card! For more information on the materials I used, please visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.