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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AAA Cards Game #106 – Quote

I’m very happy to be back again with AAA Cards Game #106 – Quote.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Our super sponsor for this game is:

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Here’s my card.

After ink-blending a bit of heavy weight white card stock, I used a “never been used” word die before. I like it a lot!

I also used some much loved snowflake dies too.

I used some Smooch Spritz to add a little depth and sparkle to the “peace, love, joy.”

This sentiment die expresses my heart’s desire for myself and for my family and friends as we mark the beginning of a new year.

I hope that you are inspired to play along.

Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #105 – Sparkle

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #105.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

I’d like to welcome our guest designer, Guest Designer, Bharati.

Our sponsor for this game:

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with a $20 gift certificate.

Here is my card using some retired HLS sentiments.

I used some patterned paper, did some die cutting, stamping with embossing ink, heat embossing with glitter embossing powder.

I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #104 – Christmas

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #104 – Christmas.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

I’d like to welcome our Guest Designer – Cathy – cathyscardspot.blogspot.co.uk

Our lovely sponsor for this game is:Uniko

Here’s my Clean and Simple Christmas Card.

I cut the “Merry Christmas” out of vellum.

I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

 

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

 

 

 

AAA Cards Game #103 – Celebrate

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #103.

 

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

I’d like to welcome our guest designer, Ros of ros-mikeysmom.blogspot.co.uk.

Our sponsor for this game:

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with a $20 gift certificate.

Here is my card. I used the smallest “Happy Birthday” sentiment from Happy Little Stampers’ Mix Mash.

I also used a tiny flower from HLS’ retired Bold Birthday Sentiments.

Bold Birthday Sentiments

I masked off a frame and stamped the tiny flowers in red and blue.

I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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