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We are limiting the number of submissions to the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog to 4. The challenges will close at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. Thank you as always for your wonderful submissions. Arlene and the Die Cut Divas.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Guest Artist Hannah



Hello All
If you don't remember me, I used to be an active crafter and part of this very  DCD Design team, but due to my job, and a busy life at home, I took a break from the online community, for what seemed like ages, I still continued to be creative, but just wasn't able to do near as much as I used to. However I'm Excited to be back creatively and happy to visit with the Die Cut Diva's today! I've missed so much of the online and physical crafting world, But now I'm ready to jump back in and with my work to help it along!

I'm now a proud Independent Consultant For Close To My Heart, Selling Scrapbooking and Card making supplies, hosting in home and online parties, and I'm already scheduled for my first vending opportunity in November, This Month has been so much fun as I launched my website out to the Public. https://hannahnicoleart.closetomyheart.com/ and giving prizes on my blog which are up for grabs till the end of this month, I would love to have you stop by and check it out!
I also have a page and group on Facebook now too, https://www.facebook.com/CTMHHannahFoust/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/924199714428035/


For this Months theme; Anything goes, it only took me a moment to decide what I would do, I just felt like celebrating so that is exactly what I did...
I actually have a lot to celebrate this month, my new job doing what I love, getting back into creativity, the return of warm weather and my Dad's Birthday! (this card is for him too )
I pulled out my new favorite CTMH stamp, (actually an old retired stamp) and inked it up with Sapphire Blue, and die cut the word Celebrate, and that is another thing I'm celebrating, as soon as I got back in the "game"  I finally learned how to use deco foil! something I've been wanting to do for some time, I love how it turned out, the foam adhesive I used was so sticky I had a hard time getting it off my hands, but as soon as the foil transferred onto it, it now feels so smooth and silky.

Well that is all for now, Good Luck on the Challenge! Altenew is a great win! I might even enter the challenge myself for a chance to win!







Monday, April 23, 2018

Exploding box

Welcome back to Die Cut Diva's.

Our sponsor this month is Altenew
Altenew

Monika here to share another  "Anything Goes" project. 

I made exploding box for a baptism souvenir


Materials used:

Dies: 
Cottage Cutz: Little Angel CC-020
Nellie's: MFD055
Nellie's: MFD071

 
Papers: 
UHK Gallery: Pastele
Business card paper


Come and join in to fun and make some "Anything Goes" projects!!  
Looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!


Hugs Monika and the Die Cut Diva's

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Layered Medallions

Dawn B here on this wonderful Saturday to share with you some inspiration using products from Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes". 





Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine. 

Here is my project:


I used the Layered Medallions Cover A and B to make this card of pink and teal.......

For more information on this card, please visit me at Dip N Dots Creations......

Dawn B and the Divas



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Yellow Flowers



Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes".





Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.



Here is my project-




First off, I have to say that I love Distress Oxide inks. But when the Squeezed Lemonade came out, I HAD to make yellow flowers with it. The trick with layering the DO inks is to let them thoroughly dry between layers. Altenews Painted Flowers look great in any color!

For more information on this card, please visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Peony Bouquet

Dawn T here today to share my love of Altenew.  I'm so happy that we secured them as our sponsor this month... quite a coup!



Die%20Cutting%20Machine%201.jpgAltenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet.

Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.


 I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Yana Smakula. Yana is a designer for the Altenew team and is extremely talented. I used her design with some changes I used different colours. My big flower is from Peony Bouquet set and the smaller ones are from Beautiful Day set. Altenew have dies that match many of their sets and both the sets I used have them. I used the dies to cut all the flowers and leaves apart of the berries (I lost the die to match them so had to fussy cut) I used a Spellbinders die(Ironworks) to cut my medallion behind my bouquet out of silver mirror card. The sentiment is from a newer Altenew set called Sincere Greetings and has been embossed with some silver powder. 

Loving all your lovely projects. Thanks for joining us this month. 

Dawn and the Divas.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Floral card


The fabulous Altenew is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor for April.

The theme is simply "Anything Goes".  Please enter the challenge here at Die Cut Divas.


For more information on this card, please join me at http://growingcraft.com/floral-card/

Thanks for dropping by and do participate!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Little mermaid

Hi all, 

Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes". 
Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz


Here is my card!!

Do check my complete project at http://growingcraft.com/mermaid-theme-birthday-invites/

Happy Crafting!!

Slices of Lighthouses

The fabulous Altenew is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor for April.

The theme is simply "Anything Goes".  Please enter the challenge here at Die Cut Divas.

I've been playing with this stamp set and wanted to let you see how I used both the new die and the Altenew lighthouse set.  I love lighthouse scenes,

If there seem to be slices out of the card, there are, no fooling.  I used a new die cut from Altenew plus a stamp set I couldn't do without. I could use this stamp set all the time. And YES, the lighthouse is leaning.  oh well.


Close-up

As you can see, it's not perfect, but it works for me.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers to color - I've lost the color #s somewhere
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, April 7, 2018

I'm Playing With Altenew - YEA

Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew.  I know this company is a favorite of so many, so I'm sure you are thrilled to see our Altenew is our Sponsor.

The prize for April is  a $30 gift certificate 

Altenew

Die%20Cutting%20Machine%201.jpgAltenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet.

Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.
I'll show you the cards first and then how I made them




Second card made after

Close-up of second card below.


Shattered Triangle Dies come in two sizes and with several triangles, both with holes and without.  I used the large size and took time to glue them all together.  I started with the inner circle of six (6) triangles, then kept adding.  That's a lot of triangles, but I was determined to see how I could make a template to use for backgrounds.  It works.  I may even build it out more in a vertical way, then the orderly way it is now.  
Close-up of the triangles panel.

I thought I'd share a photo of the template after inking too. Pretty cool, eh?



Supplies:

Altenew Shattered Triangle Die Set
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Sizzix thinlits Friend (hello)
Distress Oxide inks (abandoned coral, fired brick, picked raspberry and candied apple on first card) Fired Brick and some other red oxides on the 2nd card.
Vagabond die cut machine

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Pink Roses



Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes".





Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.



Here is my project-



I just adore Altenews layered flowers, they are so beautiful. I was having trouble with the layering until I watched this video from Jennifer McGuire, and now I breeze through making layered images!

For more information on this card, please join me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Thank you

This month's challenge theme is "Anything Goes" on a card
and our sponsor is Altenew
Altenew

Monika here :)
I made a folder for a class photo of kindergarten children and their signatures. This is thanks to the teacher at the end of the school year. 










Materials used:

Dies:
Marianne Design: LR0310
Marianne Design: LR0343
Sizzix: Photo Corner
Spellbinders: Rose Creations
Cheery Lynn: FLRS-14 Flourish 14
Joy: 6002/0149
Nellie's:  MFD 057

Papers:
UHK Gallery:
UHK Gallery: 

Come and join in to fun and make some "Anything Goes" projects!!  
Looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!


Hugs Monika and the Die Cut Diva's

Monday, April 2, 2018

March 2018 Challenge Winner announcement

The challenge was to submit a project, monochrome in color.  

Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15 gift certificate,
 which goes a long way.

WINNER - Random #56
Helen F - Moments of Crafting
P1070254

DT Favorites below


Arlene loved the texture on the multimedia notebook submitted by Valerija # 73



Michelle loved the different patterns, textures, and die cuts of Lena's card-









Monika loves this white-black card. 
The card is simple but beautiful

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Altenew for April

Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew.  

The prize for April is  a $30 gift certificate 

Altenew

Die%20Cutting%20Machine%201.jpgAltenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet.

Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.



NO FOOLING
The theme is simply "Anything Goes".  

April 1st is April Fool's Day

April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.
Samples for April Fool's Day follow:

Arlene used a lovely flower stamp set.  Check out her blog here for a close-up and supplies.


Michelle used a sentiment set from Altenew called Painted Greetings for this card. You can get a full materials list here.



Dawn used a beautiful flower from Best Mom set and cut with her ScanNCut machine.  Background is some new large sized washi tape from Altenew

The Die Cut Divas