Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Die-Version Blog Hop with Sweet 'n Sassy

Surprise!  Isn't this super exciting...two Sweet 'n Sassy releases in one month!  And oh, my did I have a great time playing along with these new dies...can't wait to share!!  Let's get started!

My first card features the new Shapes dies and wow...think of all of the possibilities with this set!  When I first saw the set, the first shape that popped out was the petal shape and I instantly knew I wanted a flower but what paper to use?  That's when the light bulb went off!  I've been hoarding a boatload of paper towels that are covered with Dylusions Ink Sprays (I use the paper towels to blot off excess ink).  The colors are just amazing and blend so well together that I never wanted to toss the towels; knowing I'd use them eventually.

So I cut out a whole bunch of petals from my paper towels, punched out a circle as a foundation for the petals and started gluing!  The I just added a button to finish the flower.  Then I twisted some ribbon to make a stem and added to more petal shaped die cuts as leaves.  The cherished friend sentiment is from the Long Stem Silhouettes stamp set.  Fun, fun, fun!
My next card features the super fun Small Leaves die set (and a sentiment from the Season of Change stamp set).  I started by spritzing a few Dylusions Ink Sprays onto a piece of plain cardstock (and then created more of that custom paper towel paper...for later...) and attached it to my card base.  Once the leaves were cut out, I ran them all through an embossing folder, and attached them to my card with foam tape.  Easy peasy!  This is a great quick and easy layout for just about any image, die cuts, or design!
My last card features the darling Waves die set and since I love not too far from the beach, I simply had to go all beachy for this creation!  I started by using the Tiny Circles stencil and two different colors of Distress Ink to create a "sand" look.  Then I die cut the waves out of a light and dark blue cardstock and attached them to the top of my beach.  Those pretty shells are from the Beauty by the Sea stamp set and I stamped them on cardstock, cut them out, and edged them with Distress Ink before attaching with foam tape.  I then die cut the clouds (I think I should have added some sun rays behind the clouds, right?) from the Clouds & Raindrops die set and attached them both with foam tape ('cause I love that stuff!)  The sentiment, from the Head in the Clouds stamp set, was stamped on white cardstock and then the words were cut apart before attaching.

That's it for me today!  I hope you enjoyed the cards and now you can take a look at the entire sets, listed below, along with links to the rest of the design team's creations!

Check out these wonderful new dies!
 Small Leaves Dies  $6.25
Largest die measures approximately 3/4" x 1 1/2"

Shape Dies   $19.75
Triangle side measures approximately 1 1/2"

Wave Dies   $8.50
Dies measure approximately 5 1/2" wide

How fun are they?!  Wait till you see what the rest of the DT did with them!!  
Be sure to comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win one of our new die sets!  We will be awarding 3 winners one of the new die sets!

Happy Hopping!!



44 comments:

Tamara D said...

WOW!!! Love how you used the paper towels

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Kim. Your flower is so pretty and creative. Love the textures! I also really like the beach card!

Cathymac said...

Don't you just love those Dylusions sprays, Kim! Fabulous cards with amazing color and creativity. I know when I visit your blog, I will get tons of inspiration! Thanks, my friend! Hugs!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Never thought of using the paper towels for flowers. What a great idea!

Doris said...

Love the dotted swiss leaves..a nice quick card!

Moosisk said...

Great cards! Who knew that paper towels could look so pretty! I love your other cards, too. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Kathy said...

Very clever use of the shapes die on your first card. The leaves die shapes and your sentiment are so perfect together on the second card. Ditto on the beach waves, shells and sentiment.

Bridget said...

Kim, you always use such fabulous techniques on your cards and these are no exception - I love the sentiment on the shell card and your beautiful dimensional flower on the CAS card!

starqueen said...

Hi Kim,
You are one creative crafter! Saving your inky paper towels - love it ( and would so do it too!) Your flower card is lovely and GREEN, too! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful creations.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Love the colors of your paper towel flower, Kim! Lovely cards!

Maria said...

love the cards very pretty

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards and love how you used the paper towels.

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool cards. My favorite is the last one. I especially like how you used the wave die cuts to divide the card.

Nana Rogers said...

LOVE all the cards, beautiful work!

Natasha G.P. said...

The brown dots look very cool on your beach card. I love the waves and shell, too.

sharon g said...

The blended colors look so beautiful and natural. Nice job.

Sabrina said...

SUCH GORGEOUS CARDS!!

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards Kim, thanks for sharing the paper towel idea with us, what a gorgeous flower it makes

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards...i love the embossed leaves one the best.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

That flower is awesome. Fabulous projects. TFS

Pam said...

Love your cards! These dies are fabulous.

Anita said...

These are amazing! I love how you did the flower.

Cards By Betty said...

Oh my how clever with the spray painted paper towels I will have to remember that I love to do flowers on cards

MiamiKel said...

Positively beautiful! The leaves dyed their splendor of color is simply breathtaking,,as is each of your lovely cards! TFS :)

Michele I said...

what a great idea and use of a paper towel. thanks for sharing that idea

merrymstamper said...

Amazing flower card!!!! I love it! The white embossed leaves are so crisp and the waves on the sandy card are refreshing.

Heidi said...

What a clever and useful way to use your paper towels! Love how it turned out!!

Katie said...

All really wonderful cards! I love that flower, so striking and pretty with the paper towels. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

guilinger2 said...

I love what you did with the paper towels and dies!

Kris B said...

Wonderful! What a gorgeous flower, and I never would have thought of keeping the paper towels, so glad you did because your flower turned out amazing! TFS

Angie said...

Wow! Your first card is really amazing! I think I might start using paper towels to wipe up my ink sprays!!! Love the leaves with dots. Makes me think of milk glass! Love the fun way you cut up your sentiment on your 3rd card!

Riette said...

So clever with the paper towels!! Love all your cards.

ajax said...

Isn't it amazing how we notice things differently after we start paper crafting; such as your old paper towel. I do that with napkins, etc. I would never have guessed the flower was made that way. Your falling leaves are also so unique and the beach card is great. Thanks

~ Connie said...

Great cards! The flower is so cool; looks like fun to make; I'm going to try it. thanks for sharing

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The leaves look great.

Janis said...

LOL...I have a hoarded stack of paper towels, too, that have wonderful colors on them. What a terrific way to use them!!!

Gail said...

Love the POP to all of the cards - like the cloud cuts - and the waves - thanks for the hop and for sharing your lovely cards! Enjoy your crafting day! Gail
http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Lynne said...

The paper towel idea is super. Now I wish I had horded mine too.
Beautiful card.

the primitive country bug said...

Love your cards and I never would have thought to use paper towels. Thanks for the inspiration.

Del Marie Riley said...

Stunning cards. Hard to decide which one I like the most.

momandmec said...

What a clever girl you are....never would have thought discarded paper towels could be so pretty!

Sharon Roselli said...

Its so hard to believe that flower came from paper towels! I have a roll all colored from my sprays! now I know how to use them. Thank you. all of your cards are awesome love the leaves one but the sea shells one is so summer. the inspiration is great.

Mary Kruschke said...

Kim, you blew me away with these charming cards. So, so creative!!

StampingJudy said...

Great and varied used of the dies! Interesting cards!