Posts Tagged ‘dies’

Tuesday with Tara {take 83}

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

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Here’s hoping the week to come is full of beautiful things… like this adorable die set by My Favorite Things.  I cut the “beautiful” word from a heavyweight glossy cardstock, which gave the mottled look you see here as I spritzed some metallic paint on it, as well as splattering it on my card base. (You can get a similar look by mixing Liquid Pearls with a bit of water in a Mini Mister.)

I chose a solid floral stamp from my stash (one from this set or this set would work great!) and spritzed it with water before coloring directly on the rubber with distress crayons.  I also added a bit of shimmer with the paint I’d used on the word & card background. My image was a bit damp, which added to the abstract look. Once it was dry (with the help of a heat tool) I added some bling to finish it off.

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I’ll be sending this card to one of my single girlfriends for Valentines Day… because every woman deserves a reminder that she is beautiful!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 51}

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  I realize that the Father’s Day holiday got ahead of me and I didn’t share a masculine card with you in time to help ya out with some inspiration… but I am a firm believer in ‘better late than never’ so here is a simple Father’s Day card idea for you- it’s a versatile one because it shows a simple gift card holder concept that you can use with any edge/border die on a card front!FathersDay

I used a double sided patterned paper (one side was solid black) as the base layer on my card, but you could use cardstock and stamp a design on one side of it to get a similar look.  Select your edge/border die (I used a Tim Holtz On the Edge die) and cut it from a piece that has already been trimmed to the width you want (I tend to leave a 1/4″ edge around my layer, so would trim it 1/2″ narrower than my card is). If you have a sentiment you want to include below the edge, be sure to leave space enough before scoring a fold in your paper.  When you fold this piece forward, you can seal it on both edges to create a pocket.  I used Tim’s Tiny Attatcher here.  Trim your pocket panel to size if needed, and adhere to a card base.  Add a simple stamped image and embellishments to complete the design.  You can see the pocket in action, holding a gift card, in the next photo!

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The stamped images are a combo by Tim Holtz & Stampendous.  Hope you can take some inspiration from this card 🙂  Have a creative week!

Inky hugs,


We’ve Gone Crazy!

Sunday, February 21st, 2016
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Crazy Cats Dies from Tim Holtz

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Mini Bird Crazy and Things

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Here’s something to chirp about! The new Mini Bird Crazy and Things by Tim Holtz are the rarest birds of all – Framelits dies that are specifically designed to complement Stampers Anonymous Mini Bird Crazy and Things Cling Mount Stamps ( CMS250 ), cutting right up to the stamped edge. Fun for layering wings, eyes and beaks. For the cat lovers check out Crazy Cats ( CMS251 ) 6 new characters to steal your heart and they all your Crazy Things stamps will fit them!