Friday, February 27, 2015

A Week to Die For | Goldie Trim Cutaways + Lulu Fringe Cutaway


Welcome to the final day of our very first A Week to Die For! Over the last 4 days we have shared dazzling inspiration from our out-of-sight Talent and outstanding guest designers!

Here is a rundown of A Week to Die For:
STOCK UPDATE: We have just restocked The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways + Essentials: Katharine Cutaways + Goldie Trim Cutaways.  

Today we will be focusing upon Goldie Trim Cutaways + Lulu Fringe Cutaway.

Goldie Trim Cutaways
Lulu Fringe Cutaways

Let's get to the fun stuff now!


Wow – this week really has been A Week to Die For, hasn’t it???  The inspiration from our guests and DT Talent has been absolutely incredible.  I am joining in today, continuing with my love of shaker cards, and great big confetti balloons.  You can never have enough birthday cards.


I wanted to use a great big balloon for my focal image, and I created one with vellum and circle dies.  I cut out an extra section for the balloon tie, to keep it authentic *wink*.  I have been enjoying the trend of using tassels on balloons, so I created my own tassel using the Lulu Fringe Cutaway, cutting some crepe paper, separating out the fringe slightly, and winding it up with a little glue.  I tied some bakers twine around it to finish it off.  It’s a fun twist, right? 


The clouds were created using the large scallop design from the Goldie Trim Cutaways and used both the trim and the paper it leaves behind to create a large puffy cloud shape.  This card should probably have a rainbow since the clouds have a delicate silver lining created by painting Wink of Stella on the trim and gluing it next to the rest of the cloud.  It is tough to see behind the balloon, but it is still noticeable, and is a fun feature on the cloud in front.  I added a birthday sentiment from the Bubble Talk stamp set and die cut it with one of the banner strips from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways from vellum colored pink with a Copic marker. Just a few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a sparkling finish.

Now let’s see what Shay has created with these two versatile die sets.


What is better than the big balloon shaker Julie made?  Not much! lol  It is a hard act to follow.

I decided to keep it simple today and concentrate on the Lulu Fringe Cutaway.  I wanted something that really showed off the dimension using plain cardstock you can get from this cutaway.


I cut the fringe 6 times from 6 inch long pieces of white cardstock I then scored each at 1" horizontally and folded them over in half.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in spun sugar, picked raspberry, dried marigold, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, shabby shutters, mowed lawn, tumbled glass, salty ocean, shaded lilac and dusty concord with a water brush and colored each piece a different color using the 2 shades of the color.  I let them dry a bit and glued the halves together and then played with them to give them some shape before adhering them onto a panel of white cardstock.  I folded the edges over and glued them to the back.  

I threaded a piece of gold thread (inspired by yesterday's card by Kelly) through In a Word: Cheers Cutaway cut from white cardstock.  I wrapped the gold thread around the back of the panel and adhered it with washi.  Then I adhered the fringe panel to a white card base with foam dimensional adhesive.  


I hope you like it.  I know you are going to love the projects by our guests and Talent. :-)


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, Debby Hughes

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Special Guest Star, Laura Bassen

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Special Guest Star, Laura Williams

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Special Guest Star, Suzanne Dahlberg

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CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa.

Thank you so much for joining us this week!  We hope you leave inspired to create and cut away!


  1. What a fabulous week of inspiration, wrapping up with a finale of yet-more splendid, inspiring creations. Love the cutaways versatile and stylish! Thank you for sparking ideas!

  2. As soon as I saw this die I thought oh that is SO a flower! I love the other applications as well. :D

  3. Just love what you've done with these new goodies, ladies!! FAB. U. Lous!
    =] Michele

  4. Oh, wow!!!! I LOVE them all!!! I can't wait to get these dies!!!!

  5. Some many fabulous projects!! Great inspiration!!!

  6. I am OVERWHELMED with the amount of awesomeness here!!! SO much inspiration and awe-inducing projects!! Love seeing your products in their glory with your amazing designers doing their thing!! Kudos to all of you for convincing me that I NEED EVERYTHING from Winnie & Walter!!!!!

  7. Oh overload on ideas here!
    Wonderful designs and so
    many different one, great
    Carla from Utah

  8. Every one of these projects are fun and festive. Great work done by all.

  9. Every one of these projects are fun and festive. Great work done by all.

  10. So many fabulous cards and projects! Thanks so much for sharing all of them with us! Thanks for the update on your stock...I ♥ my W&W goodies :)

  11. Love the fringe die and samples.

  12. Loving the dies and the fabulous inspiratioN!!

  13. This is such a fun & fabulous release!

  14. wow!! gorgeous creations!! awesome dies!! thanks for sharing!!

  15. WOW wow WOW

    ANOTHER WORLD OF WONDERFUL shared today!!!
    LOVE the Cutaways featured today and LOVE the EXCITING ways they INSPIRED you ALL to CREATE ... I KNOW that I'm INSPIRED => THANK YOU for sharing :)

  16. Love, love, love these cards/projects! What great stamps and dies to be able to make these lovely cards.

  17. Stunning creations. So many wonderful ways to use the cutaways. Trendy, fun and just plain gorgeous.

  18. The more of these amazing posts and inspirational cards I see, the more delighted I am you created cutaways ... so many wonderful ideas! Anita :)

  19. Awesome inspiration here, wish I'd had more time to spend commenting...

  20. I love them all! Cute dies! Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

  21. Wow, so many ideas, I must get these dies somehow!!!!


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