Friday, October 5, 2018

Make It Monday #338 - Incorporating Packaging Dies Into Your Cards

Hello friends.  Lizzie is up this week for the Make It Monday challenge and would like us to incorporate packaging dies into our cards.

I have a couple cards to share today, and my 1st card is a CASE of Kim Heggins card that I just absolutely fell in LOVE with using the die from the Quilted: Winter set.


I can't seem to get enough of the Aqua/Red color combo lately, so I used Aqua Mist cs for my card base and then the die was cut with Pure Poppy Bitty Big DSP.  I was going to use the mug from the new Merry Mug set, but it was too large with the mouse when I put the tag over it, so went back to my all time favorite Fancy Tea Cup die and it worked perfectly!


And who can resist a mouse (Christmas Critters) in a tea cup??!!  I used several of the snowflake stamps from Snowfall Style with Aqua Mist ink to stamp my background and card base before assembling the shaker part of the card.  I used a little bit of baker's twine for the top of the tag and then put my sentiment on the inside as the outside was busy enough for a smaller card.

My 2nd card is more in keeping with the current season, and I used the center of the Shape Shifters: Circle 3 die along with the Tag Sale #4 die to come up with this card:


I kept my color palette pretty simple using Honey Nut and Rustic Cream cs along with the Honey Nut Bitty Big DSP.  I also used Dawn's Scallop Stackers: Medium Die for the background and the Words To Live By: Gratitude stamp and die set for my sentiment.  The little die cut banner is from the Just A Little Something set.  a few sequins and some lace, twine, and seam binding ribbon finished off my card.

You can find Lizzies CUTE card and video right HERE to play along.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


13 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Polka dots and a sweet little mouse...it doesn't get much cuter than that! Love your fall card too. I haven't used my die yet, you've inspired me!

Birgit said...

These are so sweet Marcia! I'm in love with the cute little mouse in a tea cup. Love the colors and of course the mouse in the cup. You're so incredibly clever!!

artful-notions said...

Seriously sweetness overload with the darling teacup mouse! what a darling way to incorporate your dies into a shaker! Beautiful autumn card. I'm loving that Honey Nut color more and more!

Susan Watanabe said...

Totally adorable, Marcia! And a perfect combination of stamps and dies to pull your card(s) off! Yes, I love aqua and red for Christmas too. 😁

Vikki H said...

Two opposites in color moods but each beautiful, Marcia! Your crafting continues to grow in its techniques and designs. It's always fun to drop by your blog.

Linda said...

Marcia, two fabulous cards. The little mouse is just so adorable in the aqua and red and the second is very elegant.

Patti said...

SUPER SWEET!! I also loved Kim's take on the challenge : ) you CASED her proud my friend!! And your second card is stunning! so elegant and festive : )

Have a great weekend!

Patti

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Marcia, Your packaged dies cards are both so beautiful and creative. Perfect for Fall and Christmas. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Ros Crawford said...

Eeek! What a cute mouse! Both cards are fabulous!

Bonnie said...

What wonderful tag cards, Marcia! Love the aqua and poppy color combination and the cute mouse! The tea cup die is awesome! I also love the more neutral tones and pretty leaves of the second card! Looks like you've had fun!

Sharron said...

Oh my, love that sweet mouse in a teacup, even more adorable with the polka dot paper! I ordered just the die and had such fun coloring him for Christmas cards last year. Gorgeous fall design too!

Vikki H said...

So much cuteness and sweetness in these two cards! Love the textures too! Might have to completely case that first one.

Kim Heggins said...

Marcia...you are just so sweet! Love both of your cards but your sweet mouse in the tea cup is as cute as it gets!