Welcome to our very first A Week to Die For! For the next 4 days we are going to keep you inspired to pull out your cutaways and craft away! Along with our boundless Talent we've brought you a slew of sensational designers to spark your die-cutting obsession.
Today we will be focusing upon The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways (we should be able to restock this sometime this week) + The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways, but you will certainly see so much more than that too! :-)
|The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways|
|The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways|
I am excited for this event not only because of the Cutaways (they are pretty fantastic), but also because we have amazing guests and our Talent always knock my socks off (thankfully not literally as I need my socks with the cold front that blew in today).
Anyway I feel honored to be playing along with this grand group of creatives. I took on a masculine type birthday card today because frankly I need one as March is a big birthday month in my family.
Strangely my inspiration point today is an amazingly glittery In a Word: Happy Cutaway that Stephanie Klauck posted on Instagram (follow us Instagram and you will see what I mean!). I have a stash of Pow glitter paper by American Crafts that needed to be cut into. I chose jade as it is a bright, happy and gender neutral color. I then went into one of my full embellishment containers and pulled out the Crate Paper's Boys Rules vellum shapes. Although they can be used for younger boys, there are quite a few elements that work well for a boy of any age...even an uncle who is nearly 60 or a cousin in his 20's.
I cut "birthday" from The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways in the jade glitter paper. From white cardstock I cut the smaller rectangle layer from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. After playing a little with placement (including putting birthday at an angle), I cut the circle border/line from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways out of the panel. I cut the smaller banner out of a yellow-orange cardstock and stamped the small "wishes" from The Big, the Bold and Party in navy Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I used my tiny attacher on the vellum.
To add some more interest I created layered embellishments made using Big Bang Confetti Cutaways with the glitter paper, navy cardstock and patterned paper from the Soho Garden 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts. I also sprinkled a few of the stars around the card.
I adhered the entire white panel onto a piece of patterned paper from the Printshop 6x6 paper pad by Studio Calico with dimensional foam adhesive. Last, I adhered the layers to a white A2 card base.
Now it is on to the really amazing inspiration. :-)
Our Playdate No. 4 Winner, Tenia Nelson
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January Leading Lady, Taheerah Atchia
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February Leading Lady, Kate Capper
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Special Guest Star, Laura Williams
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Make sure to come back tomorrow for more to-die for projects! ;-)