Friday, June 27, 2014

VC's June Blog Hop - Stampin' Up! Punches and Sizzix Dies!

I am so excited to be able to participate in our June Blog Hop! This month we're rockin' our creativity with projects that feature either Stampin' Up punches or dies. I focussed on the framelit dies this time, although I did also use some punches, too.

I had so much fun making these two cards. They were made with my wonderful demo a little while ago and I saved them to share during this hop. We actually made three cards that night; I will share the third one next week. 

The first one is a really cute Stair Step card using the new baby set. I wasn't sure I liked this set at first, but I have fallen in love with it. There are so many versatile baby themed images and I don't have to hand cut any of them! the framelits are wonderful. Now, I know you can tell that a few of mine are not cut perfectly.. that is purely operator error on my part. The table we were using was a tad high for me and I didn't quite realize that I hadn't lined up the ducky correctly. If I had more time I'd have trimmed around them with a pair of scissors to tidy them up. Although I did most of the work with the framelits, you'll notice I also used a few punches too - the oval sentiment, the scallop border punch, and the circle framing one of my ducks (strategically placed to hide a tear in my border)  give this card extra pop. 

My second card, while not nearly as time consuming, is equally effective. It uses Here, I used the Banner Framelits, which debuted in the Spring Occasions catalogue and was then carried over into the current 2014-2015 Idea Book & Catalogue. Love all the new In Colours in this card... I think this designer series paper may be my favourite for the year.  On this night, I was trying to make my own cards, plus do the stamping for a friend of mine who couldn't make the club that night. As a result, I did a few things differently that the 'right' way - in this case, for example, I cut out my white banner before I stamped. I will not do that again! 

Please head over to VC Rocks! to see what the other participants have done! 

Card Details: All Products Stampin Up

Welcome Baby
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Something for Baby, Teeny Tiny Wishes
DSP: Lullaby
Ink: Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Other: Something For Baby Framelits, Scalloped Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Make A Wish
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
DSP: Moonlight Paper Stack
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Other: Banner Framelits, Star punches, ribbon 


Loni said...

Terrific projects Tania! Thx for sharing.

stampershirley said...

I love to make ((and receive) stair step cards - they are all so different! Great work on yours - thanx for sharing.

Brenda said...

Great cards. I love the Something for Baby stamp set and the coordinating Baby's First Framelits Die. TFS

creations by jackie said...

What a lovely card, I have never tried to make a stair step card, I might just try to make this one, since I am about to be a great grandma again!

ghardym said...

Totally support Make-A-Wish so I love seeing new ideas. The paper is very effective with the dies.

Marcy said...

Adorable projects! I need to make more of these cool step cards! :)

Sarah Souza said...

Beautiful cards! Love that Make-a-Wish one. Blackberry Bliss is my new favorite color!

Patrice Herrera said...

Both of your cards are darling! You all are making me want to get those dies! I love the Baby Set and the Stars. Great job!

Winnie said...

Great cards! I am loving the baby step card! I haven't tried making one, and you have me wanting to try. This idea works great with those adorable images!