Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Celebratory Card

I retired from a very satisfying teaching career several years ago,
and with that I was blessed to begin a new chapter of my life that continues
to be rewarding and gratifying in so many ways.
I made this card with a retiring friend in mind--
a middle school English teacher, who now will have time
to pursue her passion of making and writing music. 
There's a lot of sequins on this card, and I'm going to add more to 
the envelope because I want her to have a
snail mail celebration!

I was inspired by Dawn McVey's Make It Monday #200 video,
Layering Cover Plate Die Cuts, which you can see here.

I used Papertrey cover plate Making Waves, cutting Hawaiian Shores
and Limeade Ice cardstock then flipping the layers over each other.
A built up Wet Paint die sentiment brushed with Wink of Stella, some stars from cut from
Star Scribbles dies on glitter paper, and an explosion of sequins
finished off this card.

I'll be playing along with the challenge at Papertrey this week,

Many thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Inlaid Die Cuts

I love my little Cuttlebug.  She'll be 7 years old this month-- which has
to be going on 60 in die cutting years-- so
I'm letting her crank and plates take a bit of a rest.  She's on a
comfortable shelf, and she'll be able to watch and critique as sleek, new Ms. Big Shot
takes over most of the cutting and embossing chores.
We took on some serious cutting today, working on some inlaid cards, and 
Ms. Big Shot with her magnetic pad was up to the task and 
seemed to enjoy herself!

The first card uses the Waves die from Papertrey,
with a Paper Smooches sailboat and sentiment:

And the second card features a Memory Box heart
with a Papertrey sentiment:

Fun to have a new toy tool!