Sunday, April 5, 2015

Pilin' on the Die Cuts

This week at Pile It On we're challenging you to use your Die cuts and/or Punches.

I used Mad Hatter from Doctor Digi's House of Stamps, along with dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I adore this "Happy Unbirthday" stamp from Rogue Redhead Designs, as I all-too-often want to send a birthday card to someone that I know will arrive late!

I dry-embossed the teapot & cups on a shiny cardstock, fussy-cut them, and heat-embossed them with metallic gold powder. The top layer was cut with the dies from a gold-foiled cardstock. I used the same shiny cardstock to make the little sugar cubes, which I heat-embossed with Holographic powder.

The background is a watercolor paper. I heat-embossed the sentiment directly onto it, and made the tea-stain with a TH stencil and distress inks.

The Mad Hatter was colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and made into a tag. I backed it with a White Rabbit image from a Graphic45 Wonderland-themed paper, and added a scrap ribbon piece that's been floating around my craft table for some time!

Creative Knockouts: Die Cuts/Punches
Dies R Us Challenge #23: One for the Boys
DoubleClick Skittles #18: Punny or Funny Sentiment
The Male Room Challenge #7: Metallic Embossing Powder + Card for a Man
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday (this is technically a birthday card, just a belated one!)
Sister Act Card Challenge #100: Anything Goes
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #212: Sketch (flipped)

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,


  1. Adorable! Sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ONE FOR THE BOYS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. this is SO cute! and so very clever, too! :)

    I hope you and your family have been doing well. Easter Blessings to all of you!

  3. Well hello there CG. Nice to see you again. What a fun take on our sketch challenge.Great thinking. Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  4. Fun, funny birthday card and just full of sparkle and ingenuity!! Love the cool embossed teacups and teapot!! Really fun and great!! Just really fun details on this card - so glad you joined us over at DoubleClick for the Funny/Punny challenge!!
    Taunya Butler( Designer

  5. Love your tea party! Great for Easter today! Thanks for sharing this with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Super use of the sketch.

  6. Love the unbirthday sentiment! The shiny pot and teacups are a great touch! Thank you for joining the Doubleclick Skittles challenge! Guest Designer - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

  7. Hi CG, I love so many things about this card! From the unbirthday sentiment to the embossing and even the modified version on our sketch! Thanks for playing with us this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! Crystal

  8. Fun teapot! Thanks for joining in at TMR~

    ps - Love your "signature" too!

  9. such a fun and playful card!!! thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

  10. Love your card, it's so funny and cheerful it made me smile. Thankyou for joining us over at Try Stampin On Tuesdays and hope to see you again soon Lynda DT xx

  11. What fun mat hatter cards! Love the touch of gold! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  12. What a fun card! Love how you stacked your cups and sugar cubes to follow the design...very creative! Thanks for playing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
    Sara H.

  13. This is such a fun card!! I absolutely love the stacked sugar cubes!! Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!!

  14. Your card is great! I love it! Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Punny/Funny Challenge!
    Beth, GDT
    Beth's Beauties

  15. LOL! I love the sentiment - just perfect with the teapot and cups. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!


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