Friday, 27 February 2015

Winnie & Walter A Week To Die For - Goldie Trim Cutaways + Lulu Fringe Cutaway

Hey everyone!

Welcome back!! I'm so excited to bring you today's post!

This week there's a very special feature happening over at the Winnie & Walter blog as the dies from the January Release are given a showcase all their own!! And I am more than thrilled and delighted that Julie & Shay invited me back to participate!




 
The January Release was CHOCK FULL of *amazing* dies!! Wait 'til you see what everyone's done with them!

Today I'm helping to showcase Goldie Trim Cutaways and Lulu Fringe Cutaway!! Fringe is *so* in at the moment, and the fringe die from Winnie & Walter is probably the most versatile and fun version of this type of die I've seen! And the trims from Goldie are so fun and versatile and make such great embellishments for your projects!

Here's what I came up with:



I can't lie. I love this project so much it's probably unhealthy. I mean, just look at it!!



I started by die cutting the fringe trim several times from some pastel vellum from my stash using the Lulu Fringe Cutaway. The die is open-ended so you can make fringe as long as you want!! I used some thin Scor-Tape on one of the long edges and folded the other edge over to adhere them together, then used my scissors to trim the fringe loops in half. Instant double fringe trim per piece!!




I adhered the fringe to a tag cut from Vintage Cream cardstock die cut using the larger tag die from the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways set. I adhered each layer at a slight angle (one could even call it jaunty, *wink*!) then adhered some gold ribbon over it. I adhered another tag to the reverse to keep everything nice and neat.



I adhered some die cut accents to the fringe next - the large confetti swirl is die cut from Shimmer Raspberry cardstock using the The Party Confetti Cutaways, and the scallops die cut from SU! Coastal Cabana cardstock using the Goldie Trim Cutaways. I added some smaller die cuts from the Big Bang Confetti Cutaways die cut from POW! Silver Glitter Paper too. All of these were adhered using Multi Matte Medium. As a little tip: to create those scallop die cuts but at a shorter length just die cut once, then move the cardstock in the die to cut shorter lengths from it, all whilst keeping that nice die cut edge you don't get with scissors!



To finish off the tag I added a fun clothes pin which clipped on some longer thin pieces of the vellum (scraps from die cutting the fringe!), another smaller piece of the scallop die cut and a small strip of Gelly Gems, as well as a kooky ring which I die cut using the Big Bang Confetti Cutaways again. I love how festive this tag is!!


So, I wanted to photograph the tag with a brown paper bag, but I didn't have one. So I made one. Using the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. Oh yeah. Very simple it was too - I die cut two of the larger rectangles from brown paper, used the pinking die from the set to cut the top, scored the pieces and used Scor-Tape to adhere them! Simple! And so much fun and rewarding to make!! See how versatile these dies are?!



There's a ton of inspiration on show on the Winnie & Walter blog, you really must check out their post here to see more!!

Before I go, I just want to once again thank Julie and Shay for inviting me to work with them again. They are seriously some of the most amazing ladies in the industry and their company one of my favourites too. I just love them so much! Thank you for having me!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Winnie & Walter A Week To Die For - The Party Confetti + Big Bang Confetti

Hey everyone!

Welcome back!! I'm so excited to bring you today's post!

This week there's a very special feature happening over at the Winnie & Walter blog as the dies from the January Release are given a showcase all their own!! And I am more than thrilled and delighted that Julie & Shay invited me back to participate!




 
The January Release was CHOCK FULL of *amazing* dies!! Wait 'til you see what everyone's done with them!

Today I'm helping to showcase The Party Confetti Cutaways and Big Bang Confetti Cutaways - two super-fun die sets with great shapes that are perfect for confetti and/or accents for your projects!

Here's what I came up with:



Super fun!!



I started with a panel of Rustic White cardstock and, to be different, decided to impress the dies into the panel. I really like how this added a pattern and a bit of texture!




I then die cut the shapes from Shimmer cardstock and POW! Glitter Paper, then adhered them to my panel. I added a sentiment from The Party, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then adhered to a layer of patterned paper from the Glitz Hello Friend colection then adhered to my base and I was all done!



There's a ton of inspiration on show on the Winnie & Walter blog, you really must check out thei post here to see more!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Winnie & Walter A Week To Die For - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways + In a Word Cutaways

Hey everyone!

Welcome back!! I'm so excited to bring you today's post!

This week there's a very special feature happening over at the Winnie & Walter blog as the dies from the January Release are given a showcase all their own!! And I am more than thrilled and delighted that Julie & Shay invited me back to participate!




 
The January Release was CHOCK FULL of *amazing* dies!! Wait 'til you see what everyone's done with them!

Today I'm helping to showcase The Big, the Bold and Party CutawaysEssentials: Katharine Cutaways - an *amazing* compilation of versatile and useful dies, and In A Word: Happy Cutaway - one of three different bold words in a fun font!

Here's what I came up with:



So completely in love with this!!



I started with a panel of Pure White cardstock and, don't be traumatised now, peeled away the top layer of it to leave a roughened texture. I then dampened my panel with a little water and painted it with Distress Paints in Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Tarnished Brass, Black Soot and Picket Fence. I painted some of it wet, some damp and some dry brushing, sometimes adding a little water to help the colours blend a bit more. I smeared on a little glue and applied some Martha Stewart glitter, and stamped the chevrons from Scenery: V For CheVron using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I was heavily inspired by the uber-amazing Ashley Goldberg - I love her work so so much!!




Once dry I adhered the panel to a card base and then added a vellum frame with I'd die cut using the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. The two rectangles are wired together perfectly to use as a frame if you don't separate them! I used the series of circles/dotted line die to cut the circles in, then adhered the frame with Multi Matte Medium.



I die cut the 'happy' from True Black cardstock using the In A Word: Happy Cutaway and adhered it the same way. Finally, I partially inked up one of the sentiments from Happy
Christmas
 and stamped that to compete the card!!



There's a ton of inspiration on show on the Winnie & Walter blog, you really must check out thei post here to see more!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!

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