Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hummingbird Box- Lots of Layers

A new Tuesday brings a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week the challenge is to use lots of layers in your project.  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Dreaming Tree and that meant it was time to face a challenge of my own.
When I saw this hummingbird file at Dreaming Tree I really wanted to make it for my daughter, but I was scared of the layers and the gluing and the...all of it actually.  I really wanted to try and in the end it really wasn't so bad at all.
All the pieces cut pretty well. NOTE: Make sure you attach the detail cuts to the main design before cutting.  In Cricut Design Space these show up as a different color layer so you can clearly see how to attach them. I was able to glue the first 2 layers together without much trouble and pop them up on a black background.
The next step was to add the top layers and play around with raising up the different parts of the design - ALL very easy (Highly recommend the video they have on the Dreaming Tree website to help  you put this together.) I also added some pearls and small red gems to my flowers.
I was very pleased and my daughter asked to find a place to hang it up in her room right away. I will use Dreaming Tree files over and over again and highly suggest you check them out this week. I hope you will play along with Die Cuttin' Divas and our layers challenge.  The randomly chosen winner will get a gift card to Dreaming Tree!!

- Dreaming Tree - Paper Sculptures SVG Bundle (Search hummingbird and he pops up)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Circle Up with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday. It is time for a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and this week we want  you to circle up. That is we want you to add a circle to your projects.
For this project I started with....Circles of course! I started with the circles and then choose an additional die cut to go on top.
I selected this rainbow to go with the stamp I found to use and went looking for the colors I wanted for my rainbow and circles.
Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.  Hope you can play along. Our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn and the random winner will get a $25 gift card.
- Wild Card 2 - Rainbow
- Embossing Folders - Large dots, Charlie, Pinstripe, 5x7 polka dots

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Orange You Glad it's Sketch Day

Welcome to a new Tuesday Challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas. It is the 1st Tuesday of the month and that means a new sketch is ready to work with.
I have been trying to use more print and cut images and patterns on my projects and this sketch seemed a perfect chance to use some of those die cuts.
I started with a sentiment and went looking for the right images and found these cute oranges.  I thought they needed party hats so I added those in and changed the pattern on them to match my color palette.
Once everything was printed and cut out the card went together very well.

This week for our sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas we have a fun sponsor: a $25 gift from Casual Friday stamps.  I hope you will be able to join us this week.
- Kate's Kitchen Cricut Collection - oranges
- Yummy Cricut Collection - party hats
- Spring Chic Cricut Collection - patterns in hats & papers
- Sketch by Carson's Creations

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Billy Goats Gruff - A Butterfly Challenge

Hello and Happy new challenge day with Die Cuttin' Divas. This week's challenge is Butterflies!! We want to see your projects featuring these fascinating flying friends. Lucky for me and my quest to catch up in my scrapbooking, my daughter once played a butterfly in a class play, Three Billy Goats Gruff.
This is one of those pages that I am happy to say I spent a ton of time on. I had not made a page in a long time when I sat down to make this so to just enjoy the process from start to finish was so pleasing to me.
I started with 3 photos and found a sketch to work with for the page. Then it was off to find all my papers and embellishments to make it work the way I wanted it.  I spent an enjoyable morning working on the page and listening to music - a perfect calm morning.
I switched out the circle space for an extra photo and extended the flourishes on the sketch with all the added butterflies. The fun stickers I found in my stash worked just right for the page.

Come and play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week and our butterfly challenge. Our sponsor for the week is...
Have a great day and as always I welcome your comments!

- Kate's ABCs Cricut Collection - butterflies
- PageMap by Becky Fleck - sketch
- Papers from various stacks
- Thickers by American Crafts - Eric - burlap  

Friday, June 22, 2018

Welcome Home Banner

Welcome Home is exactly what my Mom and Dad needed to hear after their trip to England.
What was supposed to be a fun vacation turned into mostly a stay in a hospital.  By the time they were able to fly home they were in need of an actual vacation to put the other behind them.  Everyone is okay and on the right track to healing fully, but it was a hard time for all of us so this banner was very needed.
I used some simple banner cuts and a fun font to make the banner pieces and added some embossing to give it a little more detail.  I felt it needed something more and when my daughter said it needed red I knew just what to add.
I am super happy they are home and was happy to welcome with this banner.

Remember this week at Die Cuttin' Divas we have an embossing challenge going on so hopefully you can join in the fun with us.

- Birthday Bash Cricut Collection - Banner Pieces
- Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Collection - Hearts
- Carton Six Font 
- Pinstripe embossing folder
- Red and White twine

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Friends are the Chocolate Chips of Life

Who is ready for a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas? This week we are asking you to play with embossing (dry or heat). I have so many embossing folders that I thought it would be fun to play with several of them to create a card.
I went to my folders and selected ones I liked and embossed the craft brown paper. From there I started thinking about food (it might have been lunch time) and I found a sentiment stamp that inspired the rest of the card. 
I decided to use these print and cut die cuts for this card because the colors worked so well with the embossed pieces.  I was almost all set, but felt the embossing needed more color behind it so I added another layer that I printed using a pattern from my Cricut Collection. 
The final look was just what I wanted.  I popped the cookie dough and cookies up a little bit so they would stand out against the embossing and it was all done. I admit I also went on and embossed a bunch of other things that will be appearing in some of my other projects soon.  Hope you can join int he fun this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

We also have an AMAZING Sponsor for this Challenge!
One of our Awesome Design Team Members is offering
up an Awesome Stamp set from CTMH
Good Tymes! Seasons & Nature

Have a Great Day.

- Kate's Kitchen Cricut Collection (Imagine) - cookie dough and cookies
- The Good Old Days Cricut Collection (Imagine) - filler pattern for back layer
- Embossing Folders - Circut - Decorative Tiles, Spots & Dots, Honeycomb & Charles
- Embossing Folders -  The Paper Studio - medium polka dots & Mesh texture