Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I {heart} Die Cuts!

Hello! Funny old day in Melbourne once again  - pouring down buckets this morning, sunshine by school dropoff time and now it's looking a little dismal again! Oh, they do say variety is the spice of life and being kept guessing is kind of interesting...!

Well, I have found a bit of time to craft this week - yay! I've been busy making invitations for parents of a friend who are soon celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary. 50 years - an amazing milestone! The invitations I have designed meet the new challenge set by Scrapbook Boutique. This is their second challenge and requires a project to include two or more die cuts that have been self-created; whether the machine be manual or digital it matters not.

As I have said, I've not been card making for long, but after You Tubing many videos I quickly fell in love with the Cuttlebug and it's capabilities and it was my Christmas gift last year. :) It has served me well to date! This card uses Nestabilities Petite Ovals and the Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron  cutting die. It is a gatefold card, scored using a Scor Pal. I have placed gold brads in the centre of the die cuts on either side of the opening of the card and secured a cord to one so that it can be wrapped around the other to hold the card securely closed. A touch of gold on the card to represent the occasion!
The stamp at the base of the card is Hero Arts Slanted Tree which I heat embossed using Versamark and chocolate embossing powder. I rounded the corners at the top with the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

I love a matching envelope, so I stamped on two corners of the envelope with the Slanted Tree stamp.

Oh - and did anyone notice I said I {heart} die cuts???!

Why don't you join in the fun and enter your own creation for this challenge? The prize is a $25 Scrapbook Boutique Gift Voucher and is open to Australian residents only.

May your day be filled with inspiration,



  1. Love these cards. Subtle and classy. Rebbiep

  2. Beautifully made and love the matching envelope.

  3. this is so beautiful Trixxie! I love your layout and design, will be checking out that hero arts set!! :)


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