Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Yes, I'm Die Crazy ... and a little Punch Crazy too!

Did the Team at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog say
... well I have to confess that I went Die Crazy and Punch Crazy too!!!

Here is the first card to surface from the mass of sentiments, flowers and leaves.  It stands 5 x 7" tall.  The inside of the card has two matted layers to add some weight and strength to balance against the weight of the embellishments on the front.

Here is a close-up showing the texture of the burlap & cardstock and the dimension of the flowers.  The large flowers have a foam dot between the two layers, the tallest large flower has a huge 1/4" thick foam dot underneath, the others have 1/8".  Three of the small flowers are adhered directly to the card, with the 3rd on popped with a tiny 1/16" foam dot, so there is lots of varied dimension.

I am thrilled to have finished three of these cards today.  I usually make unique cards but I enjoyed this CAS design so much that I made three and with three birthdays in nine days, they will be used pretty fast this week.  ... I'm so glad that SSS made me go die and punch crazy!!!

The challenge was to use at least one die cut or punched shape
I used 3 die cut sentiments and bundles of punched flowers & leaves
Entries close 8am EST Wednesday 23rd Sep-15

Craftin Desert Divas - Craft It Up & Link It Up "Favorite Color Combo" Linky Party
The challenge is to make any project with your favorite color combo with at least 2 colors.  At the moment I am really enjoying white with a pop of yellow and green.
Entries close 12pm Arizona MST Sunday 27th September


  • American Crafts textured cardstock
  • Winnie & Walter In A Word: Happy Cutaway
  • "birthday" is from the Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Regal Stand-Ups Framelits Card Die Set
  • flowers are Fiskars flower lever punches
  • leaves are Fiskars Branching Out squeeze punch, 1 1/2"
  • burlap
  • yellow rhinestones
  • Helmar 450 Quick Dry - to adhere burlap and cardstock layers
  • Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue - to adhere the flowers & leaves
  • foam dots, 1/4" 1/8" and 1/16"


  1. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  2. This is awesome! What die cut machine do you use?

    1. Thank You Donna :)
      I have a Big Shot and LOVE IT!!!


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