You Are The Very Best Sentiment

Good Thursday morning.  My card today was made using the You are the Very Best sentiment from the Rubbernecker Stamps Best Friends set. I rarely use sentiments as the main focal point of my card but when I do I like to embellish them with frames and flowers.  I paired the sentiment with the 5019D Nested Rounded Corner Rectangle with Pierce Die, 5023D Nested Rectangle with Pierce, 5132D Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die, 5112D Mixable Flower Stack and 5110D Small Leaf Group.

You are the very best sentiment is perfect to use for congratulations cards.

The Flowers and Foliage

I cut two sets of flowers.   I formed each flower petal using my needle nose pliers, curling some edges forwards and some edges backwards to create a more natural looking flower.  I attached the flower layers together using glossy accents and finished by adhering a pre made white Nuvo Crystal Drop in each with glossy accents.  The foliage leaves were gently formed using my fingers. 

You are the Very Best Sentiment

I secured the sentiment stamp and cardstock in my MISTI, applied black versafine ink and stamped the sentiment twice to get a perfect image.  I LOVE MY MISTI! Next, I applied clear embossing powder to the sentiment and heat embossed.

You are the very best sentiment is perfect to use on thank you cards.

Building the Layers

I had a few parts and pieces from other projects on my desk so I used them to create different frame layers.  I attached the yellow pierced background layer to the white scalloped layer using ATG adhesive.  Next I used rolled up double stick tape to attached the pierced frame layer.  I attached the pierced rounded sentiment layer to the card base using mounting tape.  I finished by arranging and attaching the foliage leaves and flowers to the corner of the sentiment layer using glossy accents.

 

You are the very best sentiment is perfect to use for thank you cards.

Be sure to check out the  sale going on over at Rubbernecker Stamps.  The dies and stamps that I used today are all 15%. 

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Do you have a favorite sentient or sentiment set?  I love the Best Friends set as it has such a versatile set of sentiments.  I especially like the the You are the Very Best sentiment that I used today.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 
3032 Best Friends Etc
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Pink and Black Die Cut Butterfly

I have a bright pink and black die cut butterfly card to share with you today made using the Rubbernecker 3020 Butterflies Are Free Stamp Set3020 Butterflies Are Free Stamp Set, 3020D Butterflies Are Free Die Set, 947-01B 2 Part Butterfly # 2 Die, 5019D Nested Rounded Corner Rectangle w/ Pierce Die and 5028 Nested Rectangle Scallop Die.  Are you getting tired of my butterfly cards yet?  I just can’t seem to help myself.  I love the delicate decorative butterfly layers.

A pink and black die cut butterfly is pretty on a clean and simple background.

Assembling the Pink and Black Die Cut Butterfly

The butterfly was stamped on retired Stampin’ Up! Regal Rose cardstock with black versafine ink and heat embossed using clear super fine embossing powder.  I secured the coordinating die over the stamped image using Eclipse tape and cut using my Big Shot.  I cut the larger butterfly using black cardstock and attached the two butterflies together using mounting tape.

A pink and black die cut butterfly is pretty on a white clean and simple background.

Assembling the Frame and Scalloped Layer

I used several of the dies from the nested round corner rectangle set to create the frame layers.  The black background layer was attached to the white card base using ATG adhesive.  I attached the white and pink frame layers together using mounting tape. The sentiment was stamped on a white cardstock using black versafine and I heat embossed it with clear super fine embossing powder.  I attached the sentiment layer to the back of the double matted frame using strips of mounting tape and attached it over the black layer using ATG adhesive. 

A pink and black die cut butterfly is pretty on a simple white background.

I attached the butterfly to the frame using a piece of mounting tape and finished by embellishing the butterfly body with small pre made drops  of black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thank you for  coming by today.  I hope you have been inspired to get out your stamps, dies and cardstock to create your own clean and simple, pink and black die cut butterfly card.

 
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Die Cut Bird Houses and Video Tutorial

Spring is in the air and I love creating colorful scene cards with die cut bird houses.   I have a little secret.  I didn’t use a birdhouse die set to create my colorful bird houses.  And, I have a surprise.  I have a short video at the end of my post showing how simple it is to make the houses using nesting rectangle and square sets along with a decorative frame die.  This is the first video I have shared on my blog since I did my three Ribbon Tying tutorials in 2008.   I have lots of project ideas to share with you in the future and I’m sure my video technology skills will improve with practice.  LOL!

The three houses were made using Rubbernecker 5003D Nested Rectangle Die Set, 5001D Nested Square Die Set, 5028D Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Set and 5131D Square Combo #1 OPC Die Set.  The scenery was made using 5126D Tree Panel #1 Die, 5142-05D Birds Die, 5114D Mini Flower Stack, 5118D Leaf Group Die and 5030D Nested Oval Scallop Die Set.

Die cut bird houses.

Assembling the Framed Scene

I created my scene on a 6″ x 6″ card base so I could show off my three spring colored bird houses.  I used a Grand Calibur Square die to cut the 6″ x 6″ square.  I’m sorry I couldn’t find a set anywhere to link for you.  All the images and foliage were cut using retired Stampin’ Up! cardstock from the Soft Subtles color family.  I created a soft blue sky background on the card base using a cloud template, ink blending tool and Tumbled Glass ink. The frame and scalloped ground sections were attached together using double stick tape and then I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.  I cut two tree panel sections and cut each of them apart right down the middle.  I attached both halves of the first panel to the back of the mounting tape on the frame and then attached one trimmed section of the second tree panel to the center back of the frame. I applied double stick tape around the whole frame and attached it to the card base.

Die cut bird houses are fun to make.

Assembling the Die Cut Bird Houses and Scene

I assembled the bird houses and attached a matching piece of cardstock to the backs of each so the scenery wouldn’t show through the circle openings.  I wanted to decorate the holes on each birdhouse so I punched out circles on a piece of white cardstock and trimmed around each of them with my deckle scissors to create a decorative frame and attached them with glossy accents. Each assembled birdhouse was attached to a wood grain post and then attached to the card base using mounting tape.  The foliage sections were tucked in behind the grass and around the bird houses using glossy accents.  The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and I added both the birds and tiny flowers to the scene for the finishing touch.

Die cut bird houses are easy and fun to make.

I made this short video to show how I made the bird houses and also to encourage you to look at the products you have in your supply stash with new eyes.  You never know what you may come up with.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to make your own die cut bird houses into a project and/or  anything else you may come up with after taking stock of your supplies.

 

 
Square Combo #1 OPC Die 5131D
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Nested Square Die Cut Set 5001D
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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Nested Oval Scallop Die Cut 5030D
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Tree Panel #1 Die 5126D
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Mini Flower Stack Die 5114D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Die Cut Scene with Cats

My project today is a fun out of the box die cut scene with cats framed with a large grouping of circles. The scene was made using Rubbernecker 5117D Bubbles Die, 5142-09 Cats, 5140-01D Upper Case Alpha w/ Stitch, 5140-02D Lower Case Alpha w/ Stitch and 5100-14D Heart Outline Stitch.

Die cut scene with cats.

Coloring the Die Cut Cats

I cut out the cats die a couple of times using white cardstock.  I knew I may need to duplicate one or two of the cats for m scene and also that I may mess one or two of them up.  I created several different color cats mainly using distress inks and mini applicators. I created the all black  and black and white cats using a black Copic marker. 

Creating the Die Cut Scene Layout

The bubbles die is quite large so I created a 6″ x 6″ card base.  I laid the bubbles in the center of the card base to get an idea of how much space I needed between the gingham layers.  The gingham layers are each 1.50″ deep and leave a space of 3″ for the bubbles frame.  The gingham layers were attached to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  The bubbles frame was attached using a combination of tiny pieces of mounting tape and rolled glue dots.

A die cut scene with cats makes a great card for children.

Completing the Die Cut Scene

All the cats, heart and alphabet pieces were attached to the care base and gingham layers using pieces of mounting tape.  I thought the bubbles and cats looked a little pale against the all white background so I added a few red negative dots back into the frame and attached them with pieces of mounting tape.

A die cut scene with cats makes a great card for children.

For those of you who have cats you know they can walk around on almost anything in the house so walking around on the bubble frame really isn’t too far fetched.  LOL!  I hope you have enjoyed my crazy card and have been inspired to think out of the box to create your own die cut scene with cats.

 
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Framed Paper Flowers

I love the framed paper flowers on my project today.  The pink flowers and green foliage are so perfectly highlighted with the all white card base and frame. Attaching the white and pink frame mats together with mounting tape creates another element of  dimension and interest to the clean and simple card.  I used the Rubbernecker 5101D Nested Marquee Die, 5109D Mixable Flower Stack, 5118D Leaf Group Die and the tiny dot flowers from the 5114D Mini Flower Stack.

Framed paper flowers makes such an elegant card.

Assembling the Framed Paper Flowers

The two frame layers were attached together using mounting tape and then attached to the card base with another layer of mounting tape.  I did something a little different to form the flower petals.  I used small tipped needle nose pliers instead of using my stylus and molding pad. I curled each petal tightly around the pliers but alternated the direction to create a fluffier looking flower.  The flower layers were attached together using glossy accents.  I cut several sections of the leaf group to create the foliage base for my flowers.

Framed paper flowers makes such a pretty card.

Creating the Framed Paper Flowers Arrangement

The foliage base and flowers were attached to the card base using glossy accents.  Once the flowers were secured in place I tucked several smaller pieces of foliage under and around them with glossy accents to fill in the arrangement.  I finished by adding the tiny cupped circle flowers to the foliage branches with glossy accents to add another element of pink.  I think the double matted frame with the separation between the layers and card base creates the appearance of a shadow box.

Framed paper flowers makes such a lovely card.

Have you noticed that my recent blog posts have been filled with Rubbernecker dies?   Rubbernecker began creating dies last year that coordinate with many of their existing stamp sets.  Now they have begun offering free standing dies as well as gorgeous nesting die sets.  I have been having so much fun playing with their new products.  If you haven’t checked them out recently you will want to hop on over to see all that they have to offer.

I sure appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my clean and simple framed paper flowers project. 

 
Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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Mini Flower Stack Die 5114D
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Die Cut Dogs and Cats

I had so much fun making this die cut dogs and cats scene card.  It was a little time consuming but I love how it turned out.  I challenged myself to make the dog house and grass layers using several nesting die sets.  I wanted to show how to use them in unexpected ways. My project was made using Rubbernecker 5142-08D Puppies, 5142-09 Cats, 5100-12 Small Cloud Stitch, 5114D Mini Flower Stack, 5021D Nested Square w/ Pierce, 5030D Nested Oval Scallop, 5028D Nested Rectangle Scallop5132 Rectangle Combo #2.  The tiny flowers and foliage are both included in the Kittie Kraft Basics Bundle.

Die cut dogs and cats make fun scene cards.

I began by creating the blue sky background using a cloud template, Tumbled Glass ink and an ink blending tool. and attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The dogs and cats were cut from white cardstock and colored using Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey Distress inks, mini applicators and a black Copic marker.  The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and the foliage pieces were cut apart. 

Die cut dogs and cats.

The frame sections were attached together on the back side using double stick tape and the three scalloped grass layers were attached directly to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and layered it over the blue sky background.

I cut a rectangle for the dog house and trimmed the top section to fit behind the dog house roof.  See the photo below for approximate dimensions. I cut a door opening in the dog house using a die from the Nested Square w/ Pierce and then used the next size larger die from the set to create the door frame.  I used a section of the Rectangle Combo die to create the roof section and then attached both the roof and door frame to the dog house using strips of mounting tape.

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The dogs and cat were attached to the scene using pieces of mounting tape.  I then tucked all the foliage and flower stems in behind the grass and around the animals using glossy accents. I finished the project by attaching the cloud in the sky area using mounting tape and added pre made white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.

Die cut dogs and cats make fun cards.

I couldn’t resist adding one cat to my dog house scene and thought it was so appropriate to have it standing on the door frame and ruling over the dogs.  LOL!  Get out your nesting dies and try your hand at making your own dog house and ground layers.  Finding ways to make our dies due double duty helps save our spending. money for new items we just can’t live without.   I hope you have been inspired to create your own scene using die cut dogs and cats.

 
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Nested Oval Scallop Die Cut 5030D
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Nested Square w/ Pierce Die 5021D
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Puppies Die Cut 5142-08D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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Kittie Kraft basics #1
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Mini Flower Stack Die 5114D
[ RBB ]
Small Cloud Stitch 5100-12D
[ RBB ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Wild Honey
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH | MFT ]
Essentials by Ellen, Woodgrain…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Old Olive Cardstock 8.50″ x 11″
[ SUP ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Inky Antics Stencils, Cloud
[ ELH ]
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
[ ELH ]
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
[ SBC | MFT | ELH ]
Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
[ ELZ | ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
[ ELZ ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]