Friday, January 22, 2010

Blogger's Challenge - A CASE for Die Cuts!

Oh, I'm so, so glad it's Friday! Aren't you? I don't have a lot of chit chat for you today, other than a shout out to all of you who have prayed for my Dad and my family this week. We feel it - thanks!

So, for today's Blogger's Challenge, we were supposed to use Die-Cuts on our project. First off, I need to tell you that I CASED this card (which means copy and share everything) from my fab Canadian friend, Caroline LeBel. She had posted it on our new Demos ONLY website -Stampin' Connection and I knew my stamp campers would LOVE it as much as I did. I asked her if she would mind me sharing my version of her card and she said "Go for it!" So, with a few modifications, here is mine:

It's one of those cool easel cards that have been popping up everywhere and since I've been wanting to use up this dsp for the longest time, this card seemed to be the perfect place to start.
My supply list is below for you, but here are the measurements for the card base: cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2" then again at 2 3/4". Fold cardstock in half, then fold the remaining scored section into the center fold. (I almost wrote centerfold, but that would be for a different publication now wouldn't it! Ha!)
Anyway, I cut a separate 4 1/4" square of cardstock and it's adhered to the card base section that is folded in towards the center fold - got that? Good! I knew you would!
The dsp pieces are cut at 5 1/4" x 4" for the inside/bottom layer and another piece at 4"square for the easel front piece.

I cut the butterflies out with my Big Shot then ran them thru again with an embossing folder. The color was applied using my CHALKS! Yep, I haven't used them in a hundred years, so it was high time to see if I still could. The ribbon is Whisper White Taffeta and cut at 8" long. It's folded in half, then knotted upon itself - like one of those Girl Scout knots - I gently moved the knot towards the butterfly so the knot would look like its head. The ends were snipped and separated and both butterflies were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The greeting on the bottom was also popped up with dimensionals so the 'easel' would have something to push against.

I hope you have a great weekend and be sure to check out all the other 'cutting' edge projects of the Blogger's Challenge players if you have time. The link to their projects is in my sidebar at right!

Stamped blessings,

Supply List (all SU!):
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Inks: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Flock Together DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Chalks, Big Shot - Beautiful Butterflies Die, Finial Press embossing folder; Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper cutter with scoring blade


  1. The butterflies are beautiful! Love how you texturized them and added color!

  2. Very pretty! Love the embossed butterflies! {SMILES}

  3. Very pretty!! Love the embossed butterflies!

  4. Such a pretty card Robin! We're supposed to get hit with an ice/snow storm this weekend. So, your card reminds me that Spring is just around the corner.

    Hope today is a better day!!!

  5. I simply adore a die cut that is embossed...a wow card for this challenge.
    connie paxman

  6. Gorgeous! Love the butterfly. I've got to try out those Easel cards as they really are cool looking.

  7. Love your easel card! I especially like how you used a ribbon to add the antennae on the butterflies! That was a great idea!

  8. WOW!!! I love this card and those butterflies are awesome!! I love how you embossed them!! Off to check out the card you CASED!!

  9. Love the springy colors!!! So pretty!

  10. Love the butterflies, and the easel card style! Beautiful!

  11. I love using the embossing folders on things that are cut out and popo -- this is such a WOW! Beautiful colors too!

  12. I love the butterflies- such pretty colors! I love the project and can see why you wanted to CASE it!

  13. Gorgeous project - love the springy colors!

  14. Sorry that I missed this Robin. Your email ended up in my spam folder, so I didn't have the link. Your card turned out beautifully! Love those butterflies, and I really must get around to trying one of those easel cards too! Just fabulous! :D


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