Friday, April 29, 2016

April 2016 Challenge with Birgit

Hello friends.  It's time once again for BIRGIT and I to do our monthly challenge, and this month we are focusing on die cuts.  I don't know which one of us has more dies, but I think it's safe to say that neither one of us had a problem coming up with a card or two (or 3 or 4 or 5 or......) using a die cut on it!!  Isn't it nice that we can share this addiction together??!!  So let's get to it!

My first card uses the new What the Doodle: Apple from PTI.

 I also used PTI's Enclosed: Apple die to cut out the red frame and clear acetate to make my card into a shaker card.  My sentiment is die cut from PTI's Wet Paint Die Collection III, and the rest of the card is stamped, and accessorized with washi tape, bakers twine, DSP, & sequins.

My 2nd card uses MFT's Gumball Machine die, which my dear friend Birgit shared with me...aren't stamping friends just the BEST?!!!

I die cut all the pieces from retired Pixie Pink (SU!), silver, and white cardstock, and then assembled and layered on top of a part of the Cover Plate: Pretty Frame die that I cut out in sparkly white cardstock, and then layered that on top of a piece of black and white polka dotted DSP.  The gumballs were blended with shades of Pixie Pink ink, and then covered in Glossy Accents.  A tiny tag (PTI) and some bakers twine finished off this fun little card.

My third card also used MFT dies:

This card uses the Blueprints #27 dies and the Hello die.  The flowers and leaves and butterfly are all part of MFT's Build-able Bouquet and Tweet on You stamp sets and were colored with my Zig markers.

My 4th card uses dies from PTI's latest release:

I water colored my background first with Peerless water colors (Blue Sky), and then added the die cut Inspired: Faith and butterflies from the Color Pop Butterflies.  The water colored layer was die cut with a Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle die, and then matted on black and again on a white card base. 

My last project isn't a card, but a die cut pillow box:

My pillow box was cut with SU!'s Square Pillow Box Thinlits die, and then decorated with PTI's Friendship Jar Flowers dies, which I stamped first and then die cut.  I absolutely love how this turned out and am going to have a hard time giving it away!  Thank goodness I have everything to make more if I miss it too much!!  :0)

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I came up with using dies, and make sure you check out what BIRGIT has done using dies too...I just know she's going to blow you away with her crazy good talent!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting us in our crazy addiction and love of stamping!!  :0)


  1. Oh Marcia, you ROCKED this challenge! All of your cards are fabulous!! The apple shaker card is so stunning and I love how perfectly those two sets pair together. I love the color's of your gumball machine card and genius to cover the gumballs with GA! I love the look it gives them. The MFT window card is so darling and so is the butterfly card. And finally, your pillow box is truly as sweet as can be! What a sweet little gift box to give to someone. All of your projects are just amazing!! You stole the show on this months challenge, for sure!

  2. Wow to you both Marcia, I just came from Brigit's blog! I would say you both have tons of dies and know how to showcase them very well! So many wonderful cards here today! I love them all, that Hello card is so pretty with the blooms and I love your fancy pillbox! I enjoyed every single card and die!

  3. OK, I admit it, there's a challenge I hadn't heard of before today, thank you very much, Marcia! How sweet are these, and simply adorbs dies on each one! Your colors are wonderful, especially on the gorgeous box. Love the apple card, need to play with that one.
    So much inspiration here today, need to check out Birgit's blog!

  4. Oh wow Marcia, you are on a roll. What beautiful cards. Love them all...Love your new watermark and signature.

  5. Wow!!! You have been busy. These cards are super. I love everything about them. I need to start playing and quit blog hopping, but I have to go to Birgit's blog and check out what she did.


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