November 16, 2021

IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE

The purpose of this post is to emphasize just how blissful it can be to work with dies. This card may be somewhat complicated looking, but that's all thanks to this wonderful piece cut with an A2 card sized die that covers up the entire front of a card.

I love the look of lots of foliage, so as soon as I spotted this die, I just had to have it. 

Unfortunately, it is not a Stampin' Up! die. But . . . right now you can get a handful of Stampin' Up! dies for 20% off that would accomplish the same thing. They are Artistic (page 158), Many Layered Blossoms (page 158), Brilliant Wings (page 158), Penned Flowers (page 159), Layering Hugs (page 161), Banner Blooms (page 162), Flower Market (page 163), even Sunflowers, although not A2 card size, would look lovely (page 166). But, hurry, this sale is only November 16-18!


The simple addition of a sentiment on a Stampin' Up! tag, along with a little trim, 
finishes off into a blissfully flat card with lots of personality.


Very simple to do, following is a brief tutorial to make a die cut based card yourself. You can substitute the large die I used with any I've mentioned above.

SUPPLIES:
Mossy Meadow cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock

Through It Together stamp set (page 72, Annual Catalog)

Mossy Meadow ink

Die Cutting Machine
Die of choice
Tailor Made Tags dies (page 166, Annual Catalog) THIS DIE SET IS ALSO ON SALE 20% OFF!
Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim
Stampin' Dimensionals

DIRECTIONS:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Using a die that would fill up the entire front of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card, cut this from Mossy Meadow cardstock. Using small, carefully placed dots of adhesive, adhere this diecut to the card front.

In Mossy Meadow ink, stamp a suitable sentiment onto a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Using a Tailor Made Tags die, cut out the sentiment using one of the square cornered dies from Very Vanilla cardstock. From a small piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, die cut the little piece that surrounds the hole in the tag. Adhere this piece in place.

Slip a 5" piece of Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim through the hole. Trim the ends as needed.

With a couple Stampin' Dimensionals, add this to the lower right corner of the card.


Have fun with all sorts of color combinations with any die you choose to utilize in your card. It is a quick and easy -- but stunning! -- card to make.

Diecut
Smiles.







 

12 comments:

  1. I love your card. The cover-the-whole-thing die is great! Your choice of color and how to finish off your card is wonderful!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card. I pinned your post. Visiting you from Dare to Share, where my post is Convert Anxiety into Relaxation with a Colorful Cloud Visualization. Happy Nov. and stay germ free.

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    1. I am so pleased that you like my card! I will be sure to check out your post on Dare to Share. Thanks for reaching out!

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  3. I love this tropical leafed card!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  4. I love the foliage, too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Lydia! Thanks for allowing me to share each week!

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  5. That's beautiful, what a great use of a lovely die.

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    1. Thank you, Julie! I just fell in love with it and didn't want to cover up too much of it.

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  6. Beautiful card Linda! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you also had a good Thanksgiving weekend!

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