Monday, December 28, 2009

Easy Cards with Big Shot Dies

Hello! Wow, what a busy Christmas season that was! I have been tired for days! Of course this dismal, cold cloudy Ohio winter weather doesn't help much. The fact that my daughter is off school until next Monday doesn't help much either. Whoever thinks that having only one child is easy, is seriously wrong. Only children seem to require alooooooooooooooooooooot of attention. If I hear......"I'm bored" one more time this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yet, she just got brand new toys and Nintendo DS games for Christmas. Go figure...

Anyways, you have absolutely no idea how glad that I am to be back to paper crafting and blogging! I am a hopeless addict, I admit it! Today I am showing you some cards that were inspired by a card that I saw on Jana Millen's blog. The particular post can be found by clicking here, and here, and here. You get the point! To check out her other posts, click on her blog header from one of those links that I just provided. The first one below was made with Stampin Up's /Sizzix Bigz die cut called "Beautiful Butterflies". I ran the butterfly through my cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots Embossing folder, then I used my SU 2-way glue pen on the edges so that I could apply some of Stampin Up's pretty glitter. I think I chose one from the Cosmo Glitter Stack in the main catalog. I added some sticky pearls from Michael's and hand drew some antennas, stamped a greeting and voila, all done. The nice thing about that beautiful butterflies die cut, is that there are four different sized and shaped butterflies on it. When I get some cards made with the other shapes, I will post them.

Supplies: Card stock ~ SU Kraft, Bashful Blue; Ink ~ SU Basic Black

The next card is the same layout, but I used a different die-cut. I used The SU/Sizzix Daisies #2 die-cut, and the Buttons #5 Sizzlet die-cut for the flower center. There are three different sizes on the Daisies #2 die, the one on my card is the medium sized flower. I decided these cards would be a great way to use up some of the patterned paper that I have had laying around for years. I have daisy and butterfly craziness all over my craft table. If you do the same, save the cute little circles that get cut out from the center of the daisies, I am going to show you what you can do with those on another day.
Supplies: Card stock ~ SU Kraft, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry; Ink ~ SU Basic Black; Stamps ~ Sentiment is from SU Sincere Salutations set The last photo is of my sweet mini dachshund, Brandy. She was sleeping, when I took the photo, I hate waking her. My mother-in-law got her that cute bandanna thing that is on her collar for Christmas at a craft show. She looks so sporty in it that I just had to show it. Sorry I couldn't catch her awake. She is 15 1/2 years old, so she sleeps alot! It was made with material with my college almamater on it...The University of Cincinnati Bearcats! Is she cute sleeping under those blankets or what?

Ok, now that I have bored you to sleep, I shall sign off and go do some more crafting.
Until next time...................................Blessings, Lisa


Jana said...

Beautiful job! I LOVE these! Thanks for sharing them.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are both gorgeous, luv the butterfly one....have a wonderful evening!

enjoy *~*