Hello, and welcome to your next stop on the CardMaker and Sizzix Blog Hop!
I hope you've been following along. The CardMaker and Sizzix blog teams have joined up for more than a week of cardmaking fun. Sizzix is hosting an incredible giveaway on their blog, so you won't want to miss a stop along the way.
I couldn't believe it when this huge box of goodies from Ellison/Sizzix arrived at my door. Thank you, thank you!!! I've been saying those words every day as I use my new Big Shot. And I LOVE that Extended Mulitpurpose Platform. No more hunting around for something to add a little extra thickness to my "sandwich." Everything glides though so easily, I think there's no way it could have cut, but there it is--all the perfect little pieces I need, trimmed beautifully.
We were given our choice of Stephanie Barnard designs to work with. I picked Triplits Spring Birds.
Dusty Pink Card Duo
I made these two cards with basically the same supplies, just switching out the base card color, using a different branch (cut at the same time!) from the Spring Greenery set, etc.
Supplies: brown cardstock from Little Yellow Bicycle; white cardstock from Bazzil Basics; Botanical stack from Prima Marketing Inc.; pink patterned paper from My Mind's Eye; Single Iris stamp from Penny Black; Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap: Quickie glue pen from Sakura; calligraphy pen, fine nib and brown ink from Sheaffer: deckle scissors from Fiskars; Nestabilities classic large ovals and scalloped ovals from Spellbinders; Triplits Spring Birds die set #660136 (die 1) and Jim Holtz Spring Greenery die set from Sizzix
When I opened up this set of dies, first thing I pictured was somehow making a tree with my bird. I tried several different methods, but none of them pleased me. Then suddenly this came to me. I covered the whole card front with the brown patterned paper from my favorite Tattered and Worn stack, and then I cut this Apron Dots paper slightly smaller with an angle on the left side. Pairing it with a die cut branch from the same patterned brown, it looks like the tree I wanted!
Supplies: cardstock from Little Yellow Bicycle; Paper Studio patterned paper from Hobby Lobby; Apron Dots patterned paper from My Mind's Eye; Triplits Spring Birds die set #660136 (die 2) and Jim Holtz Spring Greenery die set from Sizzix; chocolate Zig pen from Kuretake
|Barn Door Bouquet|
You know me. I can't resist doing one of these with my watercolor pencils.
Supplies: cardstock from Little Yellow Bicycle; Paper studio patterned paper and brads from Hobby Lobby; agapanthus cluster stamp from Stampendous; yellow, orange, red and olive green watercolor pencils from Derwent; watercolor paper from Strathmore; Triplits Spring Birds die set #660136 (die 2) and Jim Holtz Spring Greenery die set from Sizzix
I woke up yesterday morning with this idea in my head. I love polka dots!
Supplies: Paper Studio white cardstock and foam adhesive squares from Hobby Lobby; polka dot cardstock and white grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts; Triplits Springs Birds die set #660136 (dies 2,12 and 13) from Sizzix; Stitched Banner duo die set from Pretty Pink Posh
June 7th, hop on over to Aida Haron's blog. Her designs are absolutely mouth-watering!
Thank you so much for stopping by!