Friday, November 16, 2012

Die Cutting for Paper Crafters blog hop‏

Hi everyone and welcome to Paper Crafts magazine blog hop. Today, we are celebrating the latest special edition from Paper Crafts called Die Cutting for Paper Crafters.


You should have arrived here from the talented Vanessa Menhorn. If you're into using die-cut machine, manual or electronic, then you should definitely check this out! So many cool & fun projects that for sure will get your creative juice going.

For today we were asked to create a card die cutting something other than paper. I for one love this kind of challenge and ended up making 2 cards.

First up is a card I made by die cutting cross-stitch fabric (aida cloth), shimmery translucent vellum, & felt.


I die cut the cross-stitch fabric with  Papertrey Ink spiral note die and then spray it with Studio Calico Mr. Huey spray mist. Then die cut and stamp the shimmery vellum and the bird and put it all  together.

Here's a close up of the flower. Hopefully you can see the beautiful shimmer of the flower. I just love the texture on this card.



I am so happy with the result of the first card that I decided to make another one. This time I switch it around. I used regular vellum paper with the spiral note die and then die cut it again with circle border die and using the cross-stitch fabric with the bird die. For this next card, I colored the cross-stitch fabric with Tattered Angel shimmering glaze. In person, you could see the beautiful sheen on the bird.


I think my favorite cards tend to be the ones with birdie. I just love using bird on my card. 

Now, how would you like to win this special issue? Paper Crafts has generously give me one to giveaway. Simply leave a comment by Tuesday, November 20th, 2012. 

From here, please hop to Paper Crafts blog and leave a comment there, too as Holly is giving away some fantastic goodies. Thank you for stopping by here and I hope you enjoy the hop. Happy Friday! :)

·         Amanda Coleman
·         Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
·         Chunyuan Wu
·         Heather Campbell
·         Chan Vuong
·         Jen del Muro
·         Mary Dawn Quirindongo
·         Meredith MacRitchie
·         Vanessa Menhorn
·         Vera Wirianta Yates <--- you are here

112 comments:

Brenda said...

Love the felt bird!

maria f. said...

Lovely cards Vera.

Jean said...

So cute!

Scrapthat said...

Awesome card! love the mixture of mediums you cut! TFS

Sandra said...

can always use inspiration!
Thanks
Sandra ltb

Judy1223 said...

So tweet! I love the felt bird the most...so soft and pretty!

Sandi said...

I have lots of cross stitch canvas. Love the texture and the color.

Elise C. said...

This is so cute! Both of your cards are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Mandi said...

That little bird is so cute.

judy said...

Cute cards-- I love the use of cross stitch canvas and the felt bird!

pcm said...

cute cards! Now I have another way to use up some leftover aida cloth!

Elizabeta Kushner said...

Sweet :)

Megan Aaron said...

such cute cards!!!

Joyce said...

These cards are both just adorable. It is such fun to see die cut things other than paper.

Marge said...

You've inspired me to get my Aida cloth out of mothballs and use it for my newest craft -- LOVE to die cut many different things too! Thanks so much for a chance to win this must-have issue!!!

Nina Yang said...

Wow! Love the texture on your cards today, Vera! LOVE!

TLady said...

VERA!
What LOVELY CARDS!!!!!!!! CAS! (Something I STRUGGLE WITH! ) Put ink & stamp in hand & I go CRAZY!!!!!!!!! :) Your cards are SOFT & LOOOOVE ALL THE TEXTURE! :) AND the thought of SHIMMER SPRAY???? (sigh!) I LOVE the trend of Birds TOO!!!!!!! :)

Anne said...

I would never would have thought to use cross stitch fabric (which I have a ton of) on a card. I already have an idea of what I am going to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! What fun things you decided to cut! I love them!!!

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Heather Sweet said...

I love how simple, but absolutely adorable your cards are! Thanks for sharing and providing me with inspiration!

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous! I love the soft color on the velum against the great texture of the fabric. Fabulous!

Barbara F said...

Love the bird!! Great creativity!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the idea of using the cross stitch fabric....I even have some of that at home right now!

pamela said...

Oh... cross stitch fabric... genius!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the texture of the Aida cloth.... great idea! And that sweet bird in felt is adorable! Love the card!
DeniseB

TheCraftPad.com said...

What a sweet, sweet card. The colors are so soothing and the little bird is too cute!

PamSpradlin said...

I never would have in a million years to die cut cross stitch fabric. I have loads of that in the house so I know I will be using it for die cuts now. Thanks so much for this idea. Your cards are fabulous.

CraftyGirl Metzler said...

Cute card and I never would have thought to use aida cloth in this way.

CalibyCreations said...

Very imaginative use of the materials. Love the shimmer. I always say put a bird on it.

Natka said...

Very good idea and beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Love the materials you used on your cards.
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Pat said...

These are such cute cards, Vera! Great ideas, too!

Helen F. said...

Such clever die cutting ideas, Vera! Love both card and those sweet little birds :o)

Annette said...

so darn cute.. I just love your amazing creativity..

bzyPTmom said...

Oh, love your cute cards--and I used to x stitch and have tons of Aida cloth I didn't know what to do with--great idea to use them on cards!

Angi Rankin said...

Wow! Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love all the different textures. TFS!!

Virginia L. said...

Aw... this just melt my heart!! You make the most adorable BIRD cards...these are no exceptions!! LOVE them, Vera!

coco said...

Sweet X 2!

Laurel said...

Wonderful creations. Totally digging that felt! I would love to get this mag. Having a new silhouette and an old cuttlebug, would love some inspiration on what I can do with those babies! :)

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty cards!! Love the design!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Chunyuan Wu said...

beautiful cards. love the fabric you used on your card..

Barbara said...

I used to cross stitch a lot and I would never have thought to use the fabric this way! It creates a very nice texture to the cards! Great job!

Inkfanatic said...

Super cute birdies! Well done!

Regina said...

Love the cards! I love the idea of using fabric, it would be awesome to use up some scraps:)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your cards are adorable! I love the little birdies! :)

Deirdre said...

Stunning creations Vera.

coolnana72 said...

Very nice card. I would never in a million years thought to use aida cloth with my dies. Very creative. I am a cross stitcher so have plenty of it around so will have to give it a try.

Amanda Coleman said...

I love the little birds, too! Your cards are so happy and I just love that you die cut a variety of mediums!

cjgusloff57 said...

Such sweet cards! Love the little birds. Thanks for sharing.

Kre8tivK said...

I love that you used Aida cloth. What a clever idea! The birds are sooo cute!

Lezlye said...

Nice idea to use cloth!. Would be delighted to win a copy of this Fabulous magazine!

Ravengirl said...

These are both really cute!

Chris D. said...

OMGee! Aida cloth! That's brilliant! Love both of your cards!

Regina Hamilton said...

Great cards. I really like all the different materials you use, and how wonderful they work together.

Charlene said...

The texture on this card is terrific. I think it is terrific that all of there materials can be diecut.

Betty said...

Your cards are adorable! The textures and colors are great together! Thanks for sharing!

Noreen said...

I love the cute little birds!

calamity jane said...

These are so cute!! I'm learning so much on this blog hop!

Cynthia Rose said...

I never thought of cutting aida cloth - thanks.

Peggy B said...

What a fun use of aida cloth! You are so imaginative - thanks for sharing!

Lucy said...

I have aida cloth lying around, too, as do a lot of other commenters. What a great way to add some texture to a card and use up bits that are too small for cross-stitching. The birds are wonderful and really make the cards exceptional. Thanks for your great ideas and inspiration.

Lindsey said...

Both your cards are utterly sweet! Love the mix of textures and soft colours.

Katie said...

Both cards are awesome but I have to say that I love that green felt bird on the first. Also thanks for the idea to use cross stitch fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Tona said...

I love the texture that the die cut cross stitch material gave you. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan S. said...

I have lots of aida cloth and never would have thought of cutting it for a card. You could even stitch a border or small design on it. Oh, the possibilities!

Frann said...

Your two cards are gentle, have lovely colors and great texture. The way you used aida cloth made me wonder if I can die cut plastic mesh. I'll have to give it a try.

Cissy Prestage said...

Cross stitch fabric! What a great idea! These are such sweet cards! The felt bird goes well with the fabric! Thanks for the hop!
Hugs and sunshine,
Cissy

Kim W said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

Gorgeous CAS cards, love the little birdies and fun textures! Great job on the challenge :)

Indy said...

Fabulous! Will have to get out my aida cloth! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Fabulous cards~luv Vellum:) The birds r super-cute! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Ruth G said...

I love the combination of textures and colors! So cute and fun!!! TFS!

Kathy Mc said...

Vera, both of your birdie cards are adorable. You've just taught me a couple of new things, and I'm so thankful for your talent. Thanks to you I have added aida cloth to my shopping list to the craft store. What a fun blog hop and appreciate the chance to win a copy of Die Cutting for Paper Crafters!

Kim H said...

the textures are beautiful and so soft together, love them. great color combos on both. thank you for sharing them.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

The variety of materials you used in each element in your card makes it very special. I love it. TFS

skeeteror said...

Love both of your cards. You have used such cheery colors and I love how you have used so many different textures! Can't wait to see this issue! ~Bev~

Mary Bridges said...

I love the texture on both cards. Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

Kris in Alaska said...

I didn't know you could cut cross stitch fabric! I love birds on cards too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom@yahoo.com

karenelr said...

I agree--any cards with birds!!! However, Some Odd Girl has been putting out some CUTE critters lately and your use of these stamps and digi stamps are too sweet! Thanks for showing some uses of other textures in this blog today!

SheriE. said...

What a great idea to use Aida cloth. I hadn't thought of that and I have a lot of it.

Stephanie said...

Totally love the birds and your use of Vellum on both cards. Very pretty!

Maryann said...

It looks really cool. I never thought of using Aida with cards, but now I´m sure going to use all my small leftovers for this too. What a great idea.

Lee said...

both carde sweet cards! i love that bird :)

Michelle Pa said...

So simple yet so beautiful. Very classy I love them. :)

Chan said...

Fantastic, Vera! Love the look of the misted cross-stitch fabric, and of course, I love the birds, too! They're so sweet! :o)

Kimberly Rendino said...

So pretty! Love the cute bird and the colors used here!

GabrielaD said...

so cute! Love the birdie.

scrappingnana said...

Adorable cards. I had never thought of die-cutting cross-stitch fabric and I have lots from when I used to do cross-stitching. I will have to get it out and play with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

cheryl (clee') said...

Both cards are so cute - and the combination of textures you've created is exciting!

bjmartin said...

Fun combination of textures! I love your little birdie too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I have to say I am enjoying seeing your creations every time I turn around. GF you are getting out there in blogland for sure! Meanwhile I love that second card's color scheme -- the pop of color against the gray -- LOVE IT!

Carol said...

Lovely card, the little felt bird is so cute!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynn Le5 said...

Sweet! Love both cards...great idea with the velum.

Paulette S said...

Wow, I love the cross stitch fabric, I would have never guessed it. LOL I want that note card die, but my PTI wish list is eternally long. I bought some vellum eons ago and haven't done much with it. I have some snowflake plans. ;) Love the little birds too. What were the eyes?

Lisa Norstrom said...

Beautiful Vera - I love the idea using cross stitch fabric, it cuts so nice and did not fray. (Not to mention cost friendly and a great way to use my color spritzers). Thanks for the great ideas and the chance to win.

Pamela said...

Cute cards and I love the texture and look of the cross stitch fabric.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the use of the cross stitch fabric, how pretty and another thing I've never thought to use!

centralNYscrapper said...

I love both cards. I've used fabric before, but never though to use Aida Cloth. Thanks for the idea.

Emily H said...

Ooh! Gorgeous textures!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! i would never thought to die cut cross-stitching fabric! you are so creative, Vera! love the texture it gives. beautiful work as always! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

Bluegrass Char said...

Beautiful card. I have lots of cross stitch fabric, left from days when that was my craft. Must get out & try. Thanks for sharing.

marylouh said...

Now I have another use for the cross-stitch fabric that I have in my stash. Cute cards. I love the birdies too.

DonnaSue said...

Very pretty cards--love the birds! I have cross stitch fabric too--will have to try this.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

so pretty and soft textured colored card.

Luanne

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so adorable! Thanks for a wonderful hop! sbiswabic@gmail.com

Julie S. said...

How clever! This is really pretty.

Jennifer Hansen said...

Cute project!

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Lori Barnett said...

Beautiful! I have a TON of cross stitch fabric! I never thought about using it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Wow...Very cute project. I love the fabric idea. Why didnt I think of this before..... :)

Agata said...

Lovely ideas for different things to cut with your machine!

The Constant Scrapper said...

I love the mix of Aida cloth, felt and vellum you used here! Great ideas. Thanks for the great inspiration and the giveaway.
Janice

maria mcclure said...

Vera, these are adorable! I have lots of this fabric on hand from my cross stitch experiments. Thanks for the tip!

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