Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Bless This Nest Handmade Card

My daughter asked me to make a few baby cards for her as she has a number of showers she needs to attend.  Papertrey Ink has daily deals where everyday a new stamp/die set is drastically marked down.  You can subscribe to their email service to see these daily deals.  I've purchased several new sets from them and have been anxious to play with them.  I must say, as a stamp and color girl, these new die cuts are a big learning curve for me.  I've been noticing for a while now that stamping/coloring seems to be on the way out and die cutting is what is hot, hot, hot in the paper-crafting world.  I actually find it harder to make a card using die cuts, but since most people probably don't like to color or purchase hundreds of different shades of markers, this is probably easier for them.


Whenever I work with a new set, I first like to just case a card to familiarize myself with the set.  This is the card I cased:



As you see, I changed the colors, the sentiment, and added flowers to the branches,  but the layout and concept remain the same.



I used a tree branch Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background, stamping the sentiment first before running it through the machine.  Everything else you see was just cut with the die cuts provided in the Papertrey Ink set and then stamped.  It's actually a very fussy, time consuming process especially gluing all the little blue dots into the center of the flowers.  I think I'd rather color.  I like the look of coloring better than a die cut/stamped color look.


 So what about you?  Do you prefer stamping/coloring or are you a die cut kind of gal (or guy).  I'd love to hear from you.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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19 comments:

  1. I use photos! Good job feathering the paper nest.

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  2. It's a beautiful card with these wonderful diecuts! Stamps and inks are still my preferred tools, I tried getting more into dies but I don't enjoy working with them as much as with inks and stamps so usually only buy dies to use alongside inks and stamps but still don't use them often. They do make such pretty cards though!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I really enjoy stamping and coloring more. I'm kinda bummed die cutting is more popular.

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  3. This is adorable, I love birds and everything related to them and this is beyond cute! <3


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  4. oh my goodness, this is so sweet and creative, a real keeper (just like the one who made it!)

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  5. I have quite a few die cuts because they are all the rage and I always like to try new techniques and things but I still like the old stamp and color; somehow they seem more "handmade" to me? That said your card is just lovely! I will absolutely pull together cards with die cuts and I think they are fun once you get the hang of them.

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    1. I'm hoping I get the hang of them. They seem kinda tedious to me. I much prefer stamping and coloring.

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  6. Amy, this is such a lovely card! I love how it turned out. Thank you for sharing your post at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #41.

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Amy! I prefer using die cuts, but you've done such a beautiful job incorporating both stamps and die cuts here. Wow. Visiting from the Sweet Tea & Friends linkup.

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    1. Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #40 linkup. I'm glad my readers over there get to see it. :) Hope to see you at linkup #41, too. Have a great week.

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