CutCardstock Project: Sending Smiles

Creating a scene on the front of a card is fun and easy to do when you have die cuts to help you out.  For today’s project, featured on the CutCardstock blog, I thought there would be no better way to showcase the Pop Tone card stock than with this method.

For my scene, I used these sun ray and hillside dies along with Lemon Drop and Gumdrop Green Pop Tone card stock.  Everything was adhered with foam tape onto a note card I created using Banana Split card stock–I love those names!


For the animals, I stamped them all together with my stamp platform on to some Cougar White Super Smooth card stock.  I colored them with Copics, then cut them out using their coordinating dies.



I wanted to frame two of the animals with a heart, so I created a frame using two nesting heart dies along with some Orange Fizz Pop Tone card stock.


Lots of bright color and texture make this card a cheerful greeting to send to a friend.

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Thanks for joining me today and be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to see the huge variety of colors in the Pop Tone collection–on sale this month!


CutCardstock Pop Tone Cardstock: Lemon Drop, Gumdrop Green, Banana Split, Orange Fizz

Taylored Expressions Woodsy Wishes stamp set and dies

Paper Smooches Power Rays die

Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Creative Cuts

My Favorite Things Heart Stax

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Creating a Floral Background

For this month’s release of the new Stitched Scalloped dies, I wanted to showcase all the ways you can use these dies to create wonderful layers on a card front.  To break it up a bit, I added a layer of background stamping in a unique way……


I started off with a white card stock panel and stamped the floral layer from Hero Arts’ Color Layering Hydrangea stamp set right in the middle.  I followed up by stamping it again right next to the first flower, kind of fitting it in like a puzzle piece.  A stamp platform works really well for this.  I used my new favorite summer-y ink pad from Lawn Fawn–Forget Me Not.  I continued to stamp the flower all around until I filled the panel.



When I was finished, I took one of the Stitched Scalloped Square dies and used it to cut out the center of the stamped panel.


I backed that panel with a piece of gray card stock I cut using one of the Never Ending Square dies.


I layered everything over a note card I made using woodgrain cardstock and added another white scalloped square over the top layers.  A sentiment strip and some sequins finished it off.

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Those bright blue hydrangeas remind me of summer at the sea and those layers add such great texture.


Thanks for joining me today.  I have the products from the shop linked below.  Feel free to use my code HEIDI10 to receive 10% off your purchase in the Kat Scrappiness shop.


Stitched Scalloped Square dies

Never Ending Square dies

Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangea stamp set

Technique Tuesday Besties clear stamp set

Lawn Fawn Ink–Forget Me Not

Fluffy Clouds sequin mix

Mint Sprinkles sequin mix

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

**Kat has a couple of options to create a woodgrain look on your card fronts–here, here, and here.

CutCardstock Design Team Project: Lot’s of Hello’s

How many “hello” dies does one card maker need?  I say, you can’t have too many!  For my project today, first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I’m utilizing a few of my favorite “hello” dies for a clean and simple, colorful card.  Pop Tone card stock, on sale at the CutCardstock shop this month, adds the perfect “pop” of color.


I started off by running a large “hello” die through my Sizzix machine using Cougar White Super Smooth Cardstock–I like the 100lb.  Then, I took the letters and ran them through again in a dotted embossing folder.


You want to choose an embossing folder that has a pattern that’s close together like dots or stripes so it shows well on the letters.


I felt like the card was going need a little bit of a flat layer underneath my die cuts for interest, so I added a stenciled flower layer to the upper left corner of a white notecard.


I adhered my large “hello” with small foam squares to the front of the card along with a “hey” and “hi”.  These were cut using Grape Jelly and Blue Raspberry Pop Tone Cardstock.  A sentiment tucked in the corner of the die cuts finished the card.


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 I’ll confess, I have way more “hello” dies than this, LOL!  If you are the same, you could try this project with every color in the Pop Tone rainbow!  Thanks for joining me today.

Other Supplies Used:

Pretty Pink Posh: Thoughtful Greetings

The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Daisy Cluster

MFT: Happy Hellos

MFT: Big Hello

Studio Calico:  Hey

Distress Oxide ink–Squeezed Lemonade

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Dress Up

Next to cute food and floral stamps, fashion stamps are my favorites.  For today’s project, I used Technique Tuesday’s Sassy Fashion stamp set along with Kat’s new Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies.

dress 2I decided to do a clean and simple layered look to showcase the adorable scallops.  I love their small size, and the stitching is the perfect compliment.  A layer of felt ties in the theme of clothing/textiles.  I have a video HERE where you can watch my process.  Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop to check out all the new die sets released this month.  Feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Thanks for watching!  Supplies are linked below.

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Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies

Sassy Fashion stamp set

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Triple-Layered Word Die Cuts

Father’s Day is coming up soon and Kat has some great options for masculine cards in the shop including the new Happy Father’s Day word die.  I love that this die is all one piece so you can easily pop it on the front of a card with some embellishments and have a quick and easy handmade greeting.  Today, I did a little bit of layering with this die and I really like the way it turned out.

To start, I die cut the word die into some black card stock and trimmed the panel at an angle.  I adhered a piece of white card stock behind the panel so my next die layer would have a shadow and a place to adhere.


Next, I adhered another layer of the Father’s Day die in black using my Zig 2-Way glue pen.  I offset it a bit to create the shadow with the white.


I added yet another layer in white and offset that.


To complete the look, I popped back in the little piece of black that was cut out when I first die cut the panel.  The Crystal Katana is helpful when working with these tiny parts.


I kept it simple by dry embossing a kraft colored card and adhering the entire word panel to the bottom corner with foam tape.


Here’s a close-up of the “triple-layering”.  I added some Midnight Blue Nuvo Crystal drops around the sentiment for a little bit of simple embellishment.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to head over the the Kat Scrappiness shop to see all that’s new for the month of June.  Feel free to use my coupon code: heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.


Happy Father’s Day word die

Zig 2-Way glue pen

Midnight Blue Nuvo Crystal drops

Crystal Katana