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AAA Cards Game #109 – Die Cuts Only

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Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #109.

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, BUT for this game please feature die cuts as the main and focal point.
  2. For this specific challenge, we will make one exception for the addition of a stamped sentiment only, but not stamped images that have been die cut.
  3. As always and for all of our games our definition of  Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

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Our guest designer for this challenge is Noga Shefer.

Here’s my card using the CUTplorations Lowercase Alphabet Plate Die and “Beautiful” Word Die.

To make this card I used 3 basic techniques:

  1. Paper piecing – putting pieces of paper together to create a larger image or a new background paper.
  2.  Die cutting – using thin metal dies to cut out shapes, words or even holes (negative die cutting).
  3. Dry embossing – using an embossing folding, or in this case the die cut word “beautiful”, and an embossing machine to leave an imprint on the card stock.

To make the rainbow part of the sentiment, I adhered narrow strips of card stock together to sticky label and then die cut the word “beautiful.” Please see the card below for a better idea of how I did this and also how I used the negative part of the die cut.

I die cut another “beautiful” and used that die cut to dry emboss the white panel two times. I die cut 2 more “beautifuls” and adhered them in a stack under the rainbow one. I also die cut the letters for the words “you” and “are” twice each and stacked and glued those together.

I left space in between the two embossed “beautifuls” for the die cut words to fit.

So, my sentiment actually says “beautiful you beautiful are beautiful.” 🙂

 I mounted the white panel on a dark gray, top-fold card.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today. I am always happy to have visitors and to read your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog to enjoy Noga’s and my teammate’s lovely Clean and Simple Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Butterfly Aperture – Seeing Sunshine and Flowers

Hi!  I have another Spring-feeling card to share with you today.

 

 

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STAMPlorations February Challenge – Paint it Red

Hi! I’m here with a special post for STAMPlorations February Challenge.

You’ve probably heard that STAMPlorations owner and designer, Shery Russ, welcomed a daughter named “Winter” to the family in December. In order to give Shery some time to catch her breath we are going to take a little “Winter” break!

There will be just one STAMPlorations challenge for you to join for the months of February, March and April. You’ll find it announced on STAMPlorations blog the 5th of each of those months. The challenge will have a theme and as long as you follow the theme, any type of project is welcome! We’ll return to our regular schedule in May.

I used ARTplorations “Hidden Hearts” stencil to make all 5 of the following cards.

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Here’s my set of cards.

Here’s my sweet parade of cupcake cards.

Card #1 Thanks (SSSMonday)

Card #2 CAS XOXO (FMS322,The Paper Players,WAW)

Card #3 Love (CFC192, JUGS#426)

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card (Fusion Sketch)

Card #5 Sweet (MFT, WAW)

So, our theme for the February challenge is Paint it Red! What does that make you think of? Hearts? How about coffee/tea and sweets? We’d love to see your creations using the color red or having a theme of love.

Take a look at what some of the DT gals created.  

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Card #3 Love

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card

 

 

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TAGplorations – All About Christmas – December 2017

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a super monthly challenge at STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
“All About Christmas”
with an optional twist of GLITTER
Important info:
1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using CUTplorations Manila Tags Nesting Dies.

I stamped the sentiment on the tag in embossing ink and heat embossed.  I also stamped it another time on masking paper. I carefully fussy cut the letters and words out of the masking paper and applied the “stickers” (masks) over the stamped image on the tag.

I also made several tree masks using the same method. Then I stamped the trees over the masked off sentiment and the masked trees. I finished by coloring with Zigs and embellishing with gold gel pen and red glitter glue.

 I also used the STAMPlorations Come Adore HimTypografia Christmas & Sketchy Yule Trees.

I’m happy to be part of this fun Tag challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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FYI:
– Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
– Projects can be anything but it must feature a TAG
– STAMPlorations product is not required

 

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– Comment on the December TAGplorations challenge post and designers’ blogs for a chance to win a $15 GC to the store

– 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win a $20 GC to the store

– 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win her choice of 1 Tag Dies set from the store