Dahlias Personified

The stunning color combination of Burmuda Bay and Basic Black make an elegant card.  Dies by Dave gives the Dahlia a unique persona.  Don't forget to stamp your envelope too.

Inspired by:  Beth Rush

Dahlia Personafied

Dahlia Personafied

Non Stampin' UP!

Dies by Dave – Dahlia Framelit


Perfectly Penned





Posted on : Jun 29 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Dies by Dave |

Granny Mac’s Tea Towels

When I saw this card in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog (page 170) it reminded me of the tea towels my Grandma would hang in her bathroom when she was expecting special company.  It was her Sunday School class luncheons that I recall the most.  She got out her special luncheon table clothes and napkins.  She usually served tuna stuffed tomatoes and cucumber salad made using fresh vegetables from my Grandpa's garden.  Dessert was peach cobbler made dirtying only one bowl.  She never measured any ingredients and always had a perfect crust.

On with the card…..I replaced the stitching with paper piercing to make it just a little easier on my customers and used a different framelit.  I used Old Olive cut from the Bitty Banner punch.  I used Naturals White cardstock instead of Crumb Cake.  The Blendabilities worked great by the way.  And I used Basic Black for my card base as I always like my layers.

Now I have to have some tuna salad. Mmm!

Granny Mc's Tea Towels









Posted on : Aug 25 2014
Posted under Blendabilties, Friendshp, Thank You |

Feathers but no Birds

I have been inspired by some of the cards I have seen that use die cuts from Stampin’s UP’s  e-cutter files.  So I purchased an electronic cutting tool and merged the feather from My Digital Studio’s (MDS), Feathered Woodcuts Kit.  This digital image was originally a now retired stamp set.  In the digital environment it can also be used to make a die cut.  The SVG image of the feather was merged into the ecutter's design software.  I then used the trace tool to outline the image that created the cut line.    Next I  filled the page so that I could cut a bunch of them.   I hit the cut button and that was it; they were done.  Then I got cut happy. 

Here’s how I used the die cuts:

Feather Ecutter 

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black & Back to Black Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Stazon Black
Stamp:  Remembering Your Birthday
Tools & Accessories:  Whisper White ⅝ Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
MDS:  Feather Woodcuts Kit

Non Stampin’ UP!:  E-cutter, Black Sharpie

Posted on : Aug 06 2014
Posted under Birthdays, E-Cutter, My Digital Studio |