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Friday, February 26, 2021

I love word dies...

 In Love Art Shop sent me a set of word dies (Greeting Wish Words with Border) that are really going to be handy in my cardmaking. The word dies come with a shadow for each of them, which is also very handy. If you're interested in purchasing them, you will find them here

Don't forget to use this discount code if you do place an order:  G-37356

So far, I've only used three of the five dies included in the set, but trust me, I'll be sharing cards with the other words eventually.

This was a very simple thank you card using the Round Leaf Branches Wreath die from In Love Art Shop and one of the word dies. As you can see, the size of the word die is perfect for cardmaking.

Here's a peek from another angle. I've used a Martha Stewart punch for my flowers and a pearlized white Viva Decor pen to make my faux pearls. I have a few Viva Decor pens, but I actually prefer using Nuvo Drops, as I find they hold their shape better.

This card was left blank on the inside to leave space for a lengthier personal note.

This card features one of the word dies with its shadow cut from white CS. My balloons were cut from glitter cardstock, shaded around the edges and popped up on foam squares.

The black sentiment strip was created on my computer using the "Impact Label" font. This is a free font, and I have created an entire sheet of  greetings and partial greetings on a piece of white cardstock. All I have to do is fussy-cut them out, ink the edges with a black marker and pop them up on foam strips.

The inside of this card says "Unwrap a special day" and features three smaller glittery balloons.

For this card, I tried a technique that I've been meaning to try for a long time--creating a flower out of eight small circles. It's called a dahlia fold. If you're interested in how I did this, you can watch a tutorial here.

I used another of the word dies from the set on this card. To make it just a bit different, I cut the shadow from glitter cardstock, and the word from a piece of pink packaging material. I like the way it looks.

This card has a stamped birthday sentiment on the inside.

I've been creating a few St. Patrick's Day cards for the thrift store and have made a good start on my Easter cards. Because I make cards for myself and for the store, it seems I am never caught up!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Lynette said...

Great cards, Cheryl! Love the dainty little flowers on that first one. Funny - I love the Viva Perler Pen much better than my Nuvo Drops! LOL! My Nuvo drops always have a peak and I can't seem to make the peaks go away! I like that font, too. I have installed it, but I haven't used it yet. Seems I haven't been in my stamping room much lately. Your dahlia folded flower is great. I'm pretty sure I've done that before, but I'm not certain. It's cool. Yes, I can imagine that you are never caught up! I should go through my cards again, and maybe we can meet up soon.

designbydonna said...

Your cards are all great. I like the fonts on those word dies. So many possibilities.. That Dahlia fold is impressive. I haven't seen that before. I'll watch that video. All that glitter! Did you have to stop and clean your workspace after making these?

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Three great cards! That dahlia card is spectacular and the one with the balloons is a very "happy" card!

Patti J said...

Very pretty cards! Each is so unique, and you colors make me want to go start crafting! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

Glittered Paws said...

You have been a busy crafter, I love all the cards this time - I have never tried the dahlia fold, seen it used but have just never tried. There are so so many things I want to try - just not enough time. You are such an inspiration. Have a great day.