Friday, August 22, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop: Happy for You



It's here!  It's time for the Cutting Edge Blog Hop sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh!  It's going to be a fabulous weekend.  Today, I have the thrill of being a guest designer.  There's much more fun and inspiration at Pretty Pink Posh.  Then tomorrow, all of you get to link up your projects featuring die cuts. Check out this amazing list of sponsors.  There are many, many prizes available if you play along.



On to my card!  I am showcasing three of my favorite die-cut products, and also featuring a few of our wonderful sponsors. Specific details on products used are found at the bottom of this post.

  • I love dies with stitched edges.  It makes the die-cut look so finished.  It gives it a "frame" without adding lots of layers and bulk.  Pretty Pink Posh is new into die-cuts but the four that they have released all feature the stitched edges.  This card uses the Stitched Film Strip and also the rectangle from Stitched Duo 2 but slightly altered (see below).
  • I love word dies.  It makes the sentiment pop from whatever you have in the background.  On my card, I have a lot going on (at least for one of my cards!!).  There are layered dies and bright flowers and 16 sequins.  But even so, you cannot miss the sentiment.  I have my sentiment on a white strip but a die-cut works well even directly on top of other dies or patterns.  The "happy" die is from WPlus9's Happy Trio and works with their Whole Lotta' Happy stamp set.
  • I love dies that match stamps.  I am scissor-impaired so trying to cut around edges of stamps has always been an exercise in frustration.  Coordinating dies keep things neat and tidy, and keeps my frustration level down.  These stamps and dies are the Spring Blooms and coordinating dies from WPlus9.

Happy Film Strip

So I have mentioned two of our sponsor companies, the third company on this card is Simon Says Stamp. They also have a wonderful line of their own dies and I own more than my fair share.  I already had enough die cuts on this card, so I am featuring their inks and cardstock on this card.  I cannot get enough of their Fog cardstock - the light gray - anything I put on top of it looks extra bright.

Also on this card are a variety of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh: 6mm Marigold, 6mm Mossy Green, 4mm Pumpkin and 6mm flat tangerine.  I love the variety of sizes and also flat vs. cupped - it really helps layer them.

The long white stripe behind the sentiment is done by using Pretty Pink Posh even though they don't have this exact shape.  I used the rectangle from Stitched Duo 2 dies and then slide it over for a second cut.  The stitching along the edge is helpful because you can feel it "lock" into place on the stitching for the second cut.


Check out the Cutting Edge Blog Hop starting at the Pretty Pink Posh blog.  Then be sure to link up your own card!  I'm looking forward to seeing what everybody creates and, most likely, adding greatly to my shopping list with dies that I absolutely have to have!
  • Stamps: WPlus9 Spring Blooms and Whole Lotta' Happy ("for you")
  • Paper: Simon Says Stamp Fog, Smoke and Slate
  • Ink: Simon Says Stamp Slate, Sunshine, Orange Peel, Schoolhouse Red, Green Leaf
  • Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Film Strip and Stitched Duo 2 dies, WPlus9 Happy Trio and Spring Blooms die, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins: 6mm Marigold, 6mm Mossy Green, 4mm Pumpkin and 6mm flat tangerine

65 comments:

Kara said...

Beautiful Kim!!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! I love it!

Jenny said...

How fun and clever is this Kim? Love the colors and flowers peeking out!

Hugs,

Jenny

cm said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kim!
~c

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Gorgeous card!

wanda hansen said...

Such a bright, cheerful card. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Sudduth said...

I just love your card. I can't wait to get my filmstrip die! Love the flowers popping out and the multiple filmstrips.

Cassandra Chen said...

Absolutely love this card!! It's so pretty!:D

Deepti said...

Gorgeous design :)

stamper101 said...

I liked the colorful flowers on your design

Sheryl said...

The PPP dies are so versatile! I love the colors and coordinating sequins you used. Gorgeous!

Harriet Skelly said...

Love the flowers sprinkled around - beautifully done!

Lucinde said...

Wow, love the flowers

Vicki said...

Wow! I already have in mind to CASE your card. So perfect. I love that you used 2 film strips and the way you cut out the sentiment piece makes it really special.

Tammy Mohr said...

Wow, this is really a creative use of those elements. Very original and I really really like it.

cghundley said...

What a wonderful
way to use the
film strips!
Carla from Utah

lisa808 said...

Bright, cheerful, and fun!

Lou said...

What a fun, cheerful card! Love the colorful flowers!

Denise Gutshall said...

Love the color scheme and how the flowers peek out from behind the frames!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Awesome awesome card

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love how you combined two film strips and created this wonderful collage, great details on this beauty!

Amy C. said...

This is really beautiful and original!

DoofyJEss2 said...

such a lovely card! love the floral color scheme you used!

Missy said...

Super cute card!

Lisa said...

YAY congrats on guesting with us today Kim!! Your card is beautiful. I love the way you've layered the stitched film strips. FABulous deign!!

Barb said...

Love the arrangement on the card. Very cheery!

Jennie cartier said...

cute

Deeps said...

The colors on the flowers stand out on the neutral card stock. Lovely card.

Melissa F said...

Love the flower color combo and filmstrip stitching detail, thx for hint on making sentiment block! Beautiful card!

Amante del Papel said...

super coloring and beauitful card!

Lin said...

Love your bright summer colors, Kim! So fun!

Marisa said...

Brilliant use of the die to create the strips!! Love the bright colour combo too :)

Pam Sparks said...

love it Kim! all the white space with the gorgeous colors and your designing! Wonderful card!

karen h said...

Love this card!

Fiona Dickinson said...

the bright colours are really lovely, I love how you added the sequins

kimberly said...

Love this!!!

wilson.marie65 said...

Beautiful card, it makes me happy with the pretty colors.... :)

byAnnette said...

Pretty!
Really like the color against the white!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the bright flowers against this lovely base.

Jean Lim said...

Nice card :)

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous colors on your pretty card! Love the flowers mixed in with the Stitched Film Strip die cuts!

Rosemary Bryson said...

Great card! I love this Hop!

francesca said...

beautiful card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

So many gorgeous details! I just love this card Kim!

joycemc57 said...

I love your card and your color choices! I have this die and never thought of using it with flowers.

Parker said...

The flowers peeking out of the filmstrip die-cut is super, and your color combining is truly summery....Great job.

Colleen said...

Great card and I love how you have the flowers out of the boxes!

Gaylynn said...

Lovely film strips with the flowers and leaves in them. :)

Bettina said...

Love this card & the beautiful colors and the way you arranged all the elements.

Ceal said...

Love your card Kim, so fun and pretty!

Theresa Forseth said...

This is just gorgeous! I really love the color palette!!

Cristine said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers peeking through the film strip. So pretty!

Sandi said...

Beautifully done....I love pairing the flowers with the filmstrip.

Sue D said...

Very cheery--love the colors and card design.

Iris said...

Super cute card - love the flowers.
isoscia at aol dot com

Debbie said...

I love the way that you used the filmstrip die
upnurse at aol dot com

Lucy said...

This is so bright and pretty!
I love the fall colors!

Celeste Goff said...

What a bright and pretty card! I love the colors and all of the wonderful layers!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Loving the bright colors of the flowers on your card! I didn't even know that stamp set has coordinating dies. I think my wish list just got a little longer! Also love how you did the die cutting on the greeting panel. I've tried that technique before myself, with mixed results. But you nailed it. I may have to give that another go. Thanks for sharing, and for the inspiration!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So bright fun and summery! LOVE it!!!

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arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic color combo!

Jennifer Loftfield said...

How beautiful! Love the trick about moving the die; thanks!

Annette Allen said...

oh my this is gorgeous.. love how you added the flowers.. great way to use those dies..

Doris said...

Like you, I appreciate the matching stamps and dies. It makes everything so much easier (and faster). The angles used make for a fun card!

Lindsey said...

This is amazing! I love every little thing about this card.