Dies R Us - Country Summer

Friday, July 13, 2018


Summer is one of my favorite seasons! We've had a lot of rain storms this summer which the flowers and plants have loved -- everything has grown bigger than I've seen at this time of year!

For my card, I used the following products:



To start, I stamped and die cut the Lawn Fawn - How You Bean  jar.  Using the Lawn Fawn - How You Bean dies, I cut a light blue cardstock and made a wavy trim to the top.  I cut a slit in the top and bottom of the rim of the jar to slip in the die cut stems from Impression Obsession - Strawberry Set.

Using the Impression Obsession - Strawberry Set, I cut the strawberries, stems, leaves and flowers.  The darling berry carton is from Impression Obsession - Tomato Carton.



Come join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.



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Kathy

Color Throwdown Challenge #501

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Happy Wednesday and welcome to a new Color Throwdown Challenge!  I'm excited to be guest designing this month and to share this week's card with you for challenge #501...



 My card features several fun images/dies from Honey Bee Stamps!  To start, I cut Reverse Confetti Stormy cardstock with My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle die.  Using Honey Bee Stamps Hexagon Bunches die, I cut Sand cardstock for the outer part of the die cut and Sunshine cardstock for the hexagon shapes.  For the jar and flowers, I used Sweet As Honey stamp set; stamping the jar and word on plaid pattern paper and the top on Stormy cardstock.  The adorable bees and flowers are from the Busy Bees stamp set.

What will YOU create?  Looking forward to seeing your card in the challenge!


I'm submitting my card into these fun challenges, too!








Kathy

Pink & Main July Release - Now Available!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


 Yay - today's THE day!  The Pink & Main July Release is now available in the store!!

 



 My card today is featuring the new Catitude stamp set and coordinating dies!  To start, I layered red cardstock onto the card base then layered two different pattern designs from the Beach Bum 6x6 paper pad.  Using the Stitched Rounded Square dies, I cut a blue, red, kraft and white cardstock and layered/stacked them using pop up dots.  The super cute image and sentiment are found in the Catitude stamp set.


Be sure to stop by the Pink & Main store to see the full July Release!


Kathy

Pink & Main July Release Sneak Peek

Monday, July 9, 2018

 

Welcome, Pink & Main fans!


I’m super excited to be sharing my July Release sneak peek projects with you today and even more excited to be one of the new Pink & Main Design Team members!!  Thank you, Michelle, for this awesome opportunity!

 

What do you think of the new release so far?!  The full new July Release will be available tomorrow, but until then, here’s one more peek.  My cards feature the new Butterfly Background stamp!




For my first project, I layered one of the pattern designs from the Beach Babe paper pad to the card base.  I then gold embossed the Butterfly Background stamp onto white cardstock.  To create the watercolor background, I smeared several distressed oxide ink pad colors onto my media pad, spritzed with water and laid the embossed image over top.  Using one of the Arched Tag Dies, I cut the embossed piece and then layered black cardstock cut from one of the larger Arched Tag Dies.  The sentiment is from the new You Can Fly stamp set.




For my next card, I again layered one of the pattern designs from the Beach Babe paper pad to a 5 ½ x 5 ½ card base.  I stamped white cardstock using the new Butterfly Background stamp,  then sponged blue and green distressed oxide ink over top and cut the piece using one of the Stitched Circle dies.  The sentiment, from the new You Can Fly stamp set, was white embossed onto black cardstock.



Hope you’ve enjoyed my projects.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full Pink & Main July Release and be ready to SHOP!


Kathy

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