Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dies & Punches...Oh My!

It's that time of the week again...mid-week throwdown at Operation Write Home. This week our challenge is to make a card using die cuts or punches. This didn't pose any problems for me since I love using dies with my Cuttlebug!

I did two of these banner cards, one masculine and one feminine.

The pennant bits and circles are Nestabilities. On the first one, I used my Scor-Buddy to add some texture. It just didn't look manly enough when I added ribbon. The banner paper is from Graphic 45. On the second card, the background paper is from Bella Press. I used Studio G dollar alphabet sets for the letters. I wanted the "T" to be a "2" but it only came with letters. I think they'll still get the message. I pierced holes for the twine and added ribbon to the girl version. The letter circles are all popped up with dimensional adhesive.

I also worked with a sketch and used some dies. I was on a roll last night! Moving on down the list, sketch 8 was next.

Both of the polka dot papers are Bella Press. I bought them at the DeNami warehouse sale last year. I simply love polka dots! The ribbons are from my stash. I actually used up the last of the dark pink ribbon. Yay! Both pink ribbons are layered on white ribbon. I used, what else, a Nestability to cut out the circles. The sentiment is from Fiskars "Laugh With Me Quotes" embossed with black. The piercing was done at the last minute and helps pull the papers and quote together.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. All of your cards are wonderful! I have to say, your 2 "smile" cards remind me of and ice cream shoppe- so cute. Your banners are great and the scoring on the masculine card is fantastic- it makes the card.

  2. Beauiful cards, Cherie, I want to go to Baskin Robbins and get some ice cream, great colors. Loving the sentiment. Lovely, TFS

  3. Both of your cards really fit the theme well. I like how you embossed the top and bottom of the card and left the middle plain.

  4. All are terrific cards. You made very good use of your dies. The colors are nice,bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is a really nice set of cards! I love the color choices and especially enjoy seeing variations as I tend to do something similar to make multiples but not exact copies.

  6. All of your cards are so cute! Love the way you used your dies. Polka dots rule! Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
    ~Lee Mae
    Operation Write Home
    MWT Assistant


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