Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Trying Something New

There were a couple of inspirations for this card. First, and foremost, I discovered the extraordinarily talented Sue's Particraft blog where she does amazing things with intricate die cuts, especially the way she layers them. I have quite a few dies myself and decided to give it a try. Second, I recently won a blog candy that included a set of 8" x 8" cards with matching expandable envelopes to accommodate a 3-D card. I LOVE these envelopes, and even though 8" x 8" is larger than I'm used to, it turned out to be just the right size for the dies. 

I know I keep saying this, but I soooo wish I were a better photographer. This photo doesn't really show the card's intricacies very well, which is what makes it beautiful. So often I make a card that I feel so-so about. I like it, but then when I think of giving it to someone, I hesitate. But I think this is one of my favorites, and I will have no qualms handing it out when Christmas rolls around. If you click on it, you'll be able to see the die cuts better.


My Mind's Eye Lost & Found papers
Recollections deep purple shimmer paper
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punch
Fiskars border punch
Spellbinders In Spades Pendant Die
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant Die
Spellbinders Labels Four die
Inkadinkado Winter Silhouettes acrylic stamp (sentiment)
I'm not sure who makes the poinsettia stamp, but it's acrylic and I purchased it at Michael's last year.
Stampendous transparent embossing powder
Stampendous white opaque embossing powder
Colorbox pigment ink--Chianti
Recolllections rhinestones and pearls


Little Red Wagon--diecut(s)
Ladybug Crafts Inc--anything goes
Oldie But A Goodie--Christmas in September (the sentiment stamp is 9 months old)
Paper Take Weekly--anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenge--anything goes


  1. Beautiful beautiful layer of the die cuts! It looks so elegant. Thanks for joining us at MMCS layer it up challenge, good luck and hope you'll join us again


  2. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  3. Thats just beautiful, it looks so intricate! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

  4. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. This is lovely! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  6. Super card, I haven't seen anything like this before and its fantastic!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie for our challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  8. Wow what an adorable project I just love that image and the layout! Thanks for joining us at Au Sentiments for our latest challenge!

  9. This is fabulous! Love the colours!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


  10. What A great creation for our 1st birthday "christmas in september " Challenge

    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


  11. I love this Card.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


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