Friday, January 23, 2015

Stretching Your Dies

Hello and welcome. Today's card is inspired by a card set created by the ridiculously talented, Jennifer McGuire. Not only is her work so inspiring, but she is the kindest person you'll ever meet. You can see her card set and video HERE.  Jennifer die-cut all the dies nestled together for her projects and I tried the same technique using THIS Stitched Circle die from Simon Says Stamp...
The die comes connected and I hadn't cut it apart to separate all the circles yet, which worked in my favor because it made cutting several from THIS paper so quick and easy!

I cut all of the circles in half and then nestled them in rainbow order, adhering some down with foam adhesive on to a 4x4 top-folding white note card. I cut the clouds using THIS die from THIS felt by Papertrey Ink. The clouds seemed too large for this image, so I trimmed a bit off to make them work...another great way to stretch your dies!

I cut the Lawn Fawn "thanks" die from black cardstock and covered it with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for some shine. I adhered it below the rainbow, stamping a sentiment from THIS Neat and Tangled stamp set underneath using black ink. Super simple.

I hope this inspires you to look at your stamps in a new way. A big thank you to Jennifer for showcasing me on her blog....so blessed to call her a friend. I'm glad you could stop by and have a great day!

52 comments:

  1. I saw your card on Jennifer's blog and wanted to tell you how cute this is. Thanks for the inspiration. I will be trying this soon. Love this rainbow with the soft clouds.

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  2. I came here from Jennifer's blog, your card is so cute. I think I'm going to go try it right now. Thank you

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  3. I checked your blog from Jennifer's blog. What a good way to stretch your dies.

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  4. Saw your fcard on Jen Mcguire's site and wanted you to know how charming and lovely it is .

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  5. Just came from JM site....love your card.

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  6. That's adorable. I just saw it on Jennifer's blog and I'm off to see more of your work :-)

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  7. What a fun and creative way to use this die set! I got here from Jennifer McGuire's site too and just had to come over and tell you what a cool card you created!

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  8. Saw your card on Jennifer's blog. I love your rainbow and I have the die set still attached so I'm going to cut lots of circles in different colors and make some rainbows. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Saw this on Jennifer's blog!! Great job, it's a beautiful card!!!

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  10. Love your card! I will CASEing this very soon!

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  11. Love the colors. A beautiful card for someone feeling down.

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  12. Love your cheery rainbow card and how u incorporated all the demension!!

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  13. I love the colorful rainbow on your adorable card!

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  14. This is so FUN!! I love the layering of the rainbow. I like that that you used a circle die to make it. You could make two cards in a jiffy. Really awesome design!!

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  15. What a bright and cheery card! Love the different levels of the rainbow!

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  16. This card is so super cute. I love it, it's so sunny and bright and cheerful. Good job and thanks for sharing.

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  17. Cheerful, love the colors...love the die too.

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  18. Great use of the circle dies..loved seeing you on Jennifers blog.

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  19. Oh my word - gorgeous! Just when I was feeling a bit bummed that I didn't have the supplies to make Jennifer's card, here comes yours - and I have circle dies! What a beautiful and creative way to make an adorable card! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  20. Hi Heather! I found your blog through Jennifer. Your card is absolutely adorable. Glad to be your newest follower!

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  21. I saw your card on Jennifer's blog. I am so glad that she introduced me to you. Love your cute rainbow card. Looking forward to more of your creations.

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  22. I saw your card on Jennifer's blog and wanted you to know it brightened my day!! Thanks for the idea!!

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  23. Heather- love, love your card! I, too, came from Jennifer's blog- wanting to see more about this fun card! TFS!

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  24. Saw your card on Jennifer's blog!! Awesome take on the circle dies & making them a rainbow...so creative!! I have so many stacking dies...definitely going to have to try this!!

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  25. I came here by way of Jennifer, too, and so glad I did. Your cute card is filled with great ideas...and I see you have many more! So imaginative; I will definitely be following you!

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  26. I'm thanking Jenn for sending me to ya.This card is simply darling.Two completely different stacked dies.Just beautiful honey.

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  27. Love your card! First saw it on Jennifer's blog. Rainbows are a favorite! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Also saw it first on Jennifer's blog. What a great idea. Well done.

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  29. I like your card. I saw it on Jennifer's blog. Great idea to make a rainbow with the circle dies. It worked out great. Beautiful card. TFS.

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  30. Pretty card! So glad Jennifer put a link for your blog!

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  31. I saw your card on Jennifer's blog, and had to come take a closer look. I love that rainbow with the stitching detail. And the fact that you could get two cards for the price of one, by cutting the circle die cuts in half. The black greeting adds a nice bit of pop and contrast, too. Tfs!

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  32. Great idea! Love the rainbow with stitches, and the clouds. Thank you, and Jennifer, for your link.

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  33. I also saw your card on Jennifer's blog and wanted to tell you how cute it was. TFS!

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  34. Traveled accross blogland from Jennifer's to see what she loved. She's right, you are awesomely talented and I love your take on the stacked dies. So cute!

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  35. Found you on Jennifer's Blog. Love the shine you achieved with the
    Wink Of Stella & Glossy Accents! Super cute card~love the bright colors:)

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  36. Just popped over from Jennifer's blog. This is fabulous! Now I know why I haven't cut my circles dies apart yet. Brilliant!

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  37. Fabulous card and bright cheery feel and look of it.

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  38. Great way to use dies...I have rectangles, stars, circles and other multiple shapes...thanks.

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  39. Saw your card on Jennifer's blog and I can't wait to try it out. I just got circle dies and wanted to get a rainbow die, but now I don't have to. Thank you for saving me money on that die-now I can get another I have been looking at!!

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  40. What a great card. I saw it on Jennifer's blog and had to come here to find out more. Thanks!

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  41. My SSS circle dies are still stuck together, too. I like them that way for the reason you stated here. I love that you raised up every other arc. So pretty!

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  42. Saw your card on Jennifer's blog and had to come over to see the details. It's such a cute and colorful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. very pretty and cheerful card :)

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  44. Hi, Heather! I love your rainbow card - such a great idea using the nested circles to make the rainbow. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. So cute! What a great way to use circle dies.

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