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My schedule over the weekend was so packed and I haven’t had a chance to¬† do any card project ūüė¶¬† I’ll be on holiday beginning 1st June so there’s a long list of things to do before I go.

Anyhow, I’m not used to not do any card in the weekend¬†so today, I’m sharing a card that uses¬†a die cut sentiment using cork.

The letter die is from Papertrey Ink and the stamped butterfly is from a previous stamp set from Amy Butler.

Note that I’m also hosting a die cut challenge until end of May¬†so there’s still time to play if you’re in the groove for die cut project.

I’m entering this card to Fusion Card Challenge # 7 using Jackie’s sketch.

And also to Paper Issues Lifestyles To “Die” For challenge.

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Diecut challenge

Happy Saturday!

I am just thrilled to share my projects today ūüôā¬†If you came from the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, I‚Äôm so glad that you visit me in my small nook.

May is a birthday month for Sketch-N-Scrap and the celebration continuous until end of May. There are challenges and inspirations plus a lot of amazing prizes in store for the month-long celebration so be sure to check Sketch-N-Scrap  everyday to see what’s being offered on the day.

So now, I’m here to share with you the way I use and combine die cuts into a card. This is the first time I tried doing a shaped card using my Spellbinder Nestabilities, circle and labels 19 dies. I used both shapes as the card base then later added a selection of dies that are mostly from Papertrey Ink.

For my circle card, I cut a label die and arranged an ‘I (heart) you’ dies over it to cut again. I put a different colored paper behind¬†the cut letters & shape for contrast. Noticed that I cut the heart shape only by half? I did partial die cutting, a technique I saw online.

This circle card is not too big so I did minimal embellishment so even if I put this to mail, it will not be too bulky either. I used die cut cork + heart and finished it off with buttons and ribbon. Faux stitching too on top and below the card base.

For the Labels shaped card, I did random die cut elements using different materials. This is just to show you how other materials would work well on your dies and not just only¬†paper. I used most dies¬†from Papertrey Ink. The word¬†‘i heart you’ was from the negative of my circle die.

I did minimal stamping in my card base too, see the musical stamped background? My die cut materials are a mix of paper, cork and felt. I added some texture in my felt heart by stitching along the same heart shape, then added ribbon and a button. I love buttons too!

Faux stitching it is to finish off the card.

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I would also love to see how you use your dies.¬†As part of Sketch-N-Scrap’s birthday bash, I’m giving away a pack of embellishments to one lucky winner ūüôā who will join in the challenge . The pack will include¬†die cut piece embellishments, birthday stamp, rub-on, stickers and ribbons.

So grab your die cuts now and create one to enter the challenge. You can add your project using the inLinkz below. This is my first time using the InLinkz tool so if you happen to encounter any problem linking your project in, please let me know immediately so I can look into it.

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The challenge is open until 31st May and I will be announcing the winner by the first week of June.

Please note of some simple guidelines though

The rules:

1. Be a follower of my blog (if you are not yet one)

2. A project must be made after this challenge on the time this challenge went live

3. You must have a working text link to Heart for Handmade Die-cut challenge to be in your blog to be eligible for a win. You can also link to Flickr or other online gallery if you do not have a blog.

4. And the most important one, you must have FUN!

Thanks for stopping by!



Diecuts challenge Sneak Peek

How time flies.. It’s already Thursday and tomorrow will be a weekend here in Qatar.

I will be hosting a blog challenge on Saturday, 11th May for Sketch-N-Scrap month-long birthday celebration ūüôā so before my scheduled challenge goes live, I’m sharing here a sneak peek of what you will see on Saturday’s post.

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You can always go back to Sketch-N-Scrap blog for more blog candies, challenges and prizes that are given away!

 

Bingo Grid Challenge

I found this Bingo grid challenge at the Inky Chicks blog and decided to play along.

The challenge is to use the bingo grid to create your card. I chose diecut, pin and ribbon to my card.

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I used a diecut from My Favorite Things to create the felt flowers, a green ribbon as leaf and of course the felt pink pin. I find the cork as a perfect complement to the pastel colored flowers.

For added texture, my pink card base has a woodgrain impression from Papertreyink impression plate. Then run another strip of ribbon with another flower prints for added color.

Now off to my card.

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I’m entering the same card at The Pink¬†Elephant Challenge – TPE183