Monday, March 31, 2014

Challenge #129 - Die-cuts

This week's challenge is to use a die cut on your project. Back when I started scrapbooking (14 years ago!!) I bought die cuts by the dozen. Now I have a Silhouette Digital Cutter and can cut pretty much anything I want. However, I don't often take the time to get it set up.

For this page I used some die cut flowers from the Teresa Collins He Said/She Said line and I used  my Silhouette to cut the title.  I really enjoy the titles that are available for purchase in the Silhouette store.

 I don't have any die-cuts embellishments pack, but I love to use my Big Shot to make my owns ! Sometimes, I cut them but they don't fit my layout, so I put them aside in my "everything-and-nothing" box (I can't throw away anything...). But this box was very full... Time to use it !
For my layout, I decided to make a decorative border with only die-cuts from my "everything-and-nothing" box. I chose them in the same color palette than my layout. Some are cut into paper, others into cork, glittered paper, vellum or fun foam. My title is also cut with dies, and I added some Stickles on it.

(The title means "Spring at Granny's home").


I too have not used diecuts in years so this was a stretch for me.  And, to make matters worse, I do not own a die cut machine.  So I scrounged around my stash, and found that wonderful 12 inch musical note border from Queen & Co.  (No clue how old it is).   I added some musical embellishment stickers from Jolee's.  The large photo is from the Internet of The Piano Guys (check them out on their YouTube channel, if you have not heard of them before.)  My daughter and fiance took me to a belated Chanukah present concert this past Friday night.


Since I learnt about Cricut Craft Room I have begun to use my Cricut so much more! I love that I can blend the letters together in Craft Room and it cuts them as a word, rather than individual letters! Makes it so much easier to adhere! I love die cutting my titles because then I never have to worry about having the perfect size or color of letter stickers and I never run out of vowels! For this layout I used the cartridge Jasmine to cut my title and date out and Creative Memories Reminisce Accents for my flowers which I then attached with pop dots to make them stand out.


I am totally in the mood for spring.  With all the snow that we have been having here, I want spring colors and spring symbols, so I created this card with both of those in mind.  I used a Stampin Up butterfly die for this card.

I 've been using die cuts more and more on my pages since I got my Silhouette.  On this page I used stars and note die cuts.


Donna Ellis said...

Is it acceptable to load cards? Or are you strictly scrapbook pages? Thank you. (

Isbaha said...

Any paper project is welcome !

Donna Ellis said...

Thank you for the response, Solange! And thank you for hosting the "use a die cut" challenge! The designers are remarkable - beautiful LOs. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Isbaha said...

Thank you so much, Donna !

Tamie said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration and challenge.

nancyparker55 said...

Great challenge! Thanks!

Tammy said...

Fabulous creations DT!