Thursday, 23 March 2017

Southern Girls - Challenge #156 - Use A Die Cut with Team Lou

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are ...

KennyK Stamps FREEBIE blinkie

Today I have used the fun "Elfie Selfie" digital stamp by KennyK Stamps, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.

I placed the image panel on my Silhouette Studio mat and adjusted the film strip cut file to fit perfectly.  I cut the film strip out of black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.

I coloured the image panels with Copic markers, adding Stickles to the trims on Santa's hat and clothes, then smothered them with "Snow" glitter.

I die cut a bundle of alphas using my Sizzix Big Shot and Kaisercraft Uppercase Alphabet dies, so that I could make a variety of hashtag sentiments from #ELFIESELFIE and #HOHOHO to #SANTA and #SANTASELFIE 

The patterned paper panels are from the Kaisercraft Holly Jolly 6 1/2" paper pad, so I made my card bases 6 3/4" square to fit the sheets perfectly.  The size worked perfectly with the 1" alphas I used to make the hashtag sentiments too.


KennyK Stamps - digital stamp - Elfie Selfie
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin / bodies - E50 E51 E01 E04 E93 E0000 E000 E00
Copic markers - eyes - B23 B26
Copic markers - hair - "0" C00 C0 C1 C3
Copic markers - hair - YR 24 YR27
Copic markers - hair - E30 E31
Copic markers - hair - E23 E25
Copic markers - clothes - R24 R27 G46
Copic markers - presents - Y06 Y08 YR07 YR09 B23 B26 BV02 BV04
Copic markers - background - B0000 B000 B00
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Alphabet Uppercase
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" Paper Pad - Holly Jolly
Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Design ID #12558 - Film Strip by Jamie Koay
Frosted Lace Stickles - added to the trims on Santa's hat & outfit
WOW! - glitter - Snow - added on top of the Stickles to give a solid white finish
Martha Stewart Scoreboad -  to score the back panel to make the top fold
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue - to adhere the top "fold"
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue - to adhere the sentiment
and adhere the image panel to the film strip


Sending a big Thank You to KennyK and Krafter's Cart for sponsoring
Challenge #156 - Use Die Cuts with Team Lou with us at the Southern Girls.

I hope I have inspired you to create something with die cuts and look forward to seeing your project shared in the challenge gallery.

Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. Oh my gosh how fun is this. Elfie selfie indeed. Love it. Karen xo

  2. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes with optional Christmas Angels’ challenge. Your Christmas cards are wonderful… think I am going to have to go shopping as I would love this digi stamp :o) Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge Blog]

    1. Thank You Diane :)
      Hope you have heaps of fun colouring and creating with Elfie Selfie!

  3. What perfectly witty and wonderful cards you've created here! I love the clean look of them, yet they are still full of warmth and holiday cheer. The hashtag and selfie references are so timely and it was a clever idea to combine them with an iconic santa scene! Well done and thanks for helping me to remember not to procrastinate my Christmas cards this year! Thank you also for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Thank You Andrea :)
      Good luck on getting your Christmas cards started. It really does help getting a variety of designs and having them prepared in advance.

  4. Very fun cards, Tracy. Great digi stamp and super coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  5. What a fun pair of festive cards and I love those film strip edges! Great colouring too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 321, Hazel DT - and also for my CHNC challenge 325 – hope to see you again soon x

  7. Adorable cards! Such a cute image! Fun designs!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. I love these super fun cards!! The image is brilliant!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!!

  9. Wow, fun cards, Tracy. Love them. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  10. What a fun and cute card! Love this image!! Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge! --Gail

  11. Haha this card really makes me smile. Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards!

  12. Fabulous cards!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  13. So cute!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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