Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Divas by Design . . . Die Cuts and Punches

Happy Wednesday! It is time for another challenge from Divas by Design. I am betting everyone can participate in this one, the challenge is to use die cuts and/or punches. I don't know of a stampers who doesn't own a fine collection of these!

Shaped cards are big right now, it seems and I've seen quite a few that call for using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Grands. They ARE quite grand and I like them, but my pocketbook does not, so I try to find ways to use what I have. I do own quite a few of the nestie sets that are regular size and for this card I took the largest die from the Labels 4 set and traced around its outside for the largest layer on the white cardstock. For the green striped layer I cut a strip of paper so that it would just barely slide through the die and fed just one end through the half the die so I would get a cut on one end, but not both . . .I am going to have to post a picture to make it clear I think.

I have punched daisy shaped behind the prima roses, not sure you can see them. And I used a large Martha Stewart edge punch for a floral 'fence' where my little Frieda is picking flowers. (from The Craft's Meow).

I paper pieced Frieda and colored her with copics. Thanks for looking and hope you can play along! The rest of the design team blogs can be found as listed below!

And whooops! I forgot to mention that the Divas are looking for a guest designer! You will find all the deets on the blog link I posted above, so give it a shot!

12 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

This is a stunner! I especially love the card shape!

We are on vacation right now; sorry I have not commented as usual. Internet has been sparse and we are BUSY having FUN! :)

Rebekah said...

This is fab Peggysue! The colours are lovely very vintage style and fab paper piecing hugs Rebekah xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fabulous card PeggySue. I love the colours and shapes you have chosen and your use of nesties to give you a different shaped card.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Becky said...

This is beautiful PeggySue, love the shape and those cute clouds..

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty card Peggysuez. I like your paper piecing and the decorative edge to the card.

Traci M said...

Hi there, friend!! You went and did what I've been wondering about...using the largest nestie dies as a border!! I love the shaped cards, and this one is too sweet, your fence and colors are oh so pretty!! Thanks for sharing as always!

Teresa Kline said...

luv the shaped edge of your card, this is wonderful...such a pretty card...hope your week is fabulous!

enjoy *~*

Chef Mama Lori said...

What a sweet and pretty card! And she has a nose! LOL!

Sharron said...

So sweet--love your little floral fence! The shaped edge and all the marvelous patterns make such a pretty card!

Sarah said...

Hi Peggysuez - what a great idea on how to get a shaped card. I have also looked at the Grand Nestibilites, but only have a Cuttlebug which they won't fit into and I don't have the budget to buy a new machine. I think I will have a go. Beautiful card as well, love the image it's just adorable. Sarah

laney said...

oh Peggysue I absolutely love this card!!the style the paper and the super image!!!perfect!
hugs
laney

Nerina said...

Oh Sweet, oh sweet, oh sweet!! This is totally beautiful! I love the little fence and clouds you've added in - and your colour choices - the whole feeling here is so gentle and pretty!