Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Boys and Bikes Handmade Cards for Guys

Hello friends!  Autumn with you today to share a card idea for the guys in your life featuring our Mountain Bike die

I whipped up a mix up of modern patterned papers and layered our Mountain Bike die in white and black for contrast.  I added a brad and mini banner for detail.

I thought this sentiment was a fun way to finish off the design.  My doodling gives it a frame.  I added some torn washi tape to create a sort of mountain for the design.  This was really fun to make!  I hope you're inspired to show the boys in your life a little cardmaking love today.  Thanks for visiting!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

From Little Acorns...Love

Vicki here...back again!
 I'm here every Monday morning to share my Tutti inspiration with you.
 Today marks a special day for hubby and I, so this "Love" card is just for him.
Happy Anniversary, my love!

The recent August release at Tutti Designs has an amazing array of Fall dies that I couldn't wait to try.  Today's card uses one of my favorite as the frame for this lovely shaker card.


This 6" x 6" card is full of fall colors and texture.  The pumpkin patterned paper is matted with a beautiful rose gold metallic that shines like a mirror in the oval window of the shaker card.  The Acorn Frame is cut from brown velvet and fits perfectly around the window created using the Stitched Nesting Oval.  I down sized a clear envelope to hold the various sizes, shapes, and colors of sequins.  The word "Love" is cut from the rose gold metallic and adhered at the top of the frame.  I seriously love this color of metallic paper!  The bicolor twine bow is topped with a chipboard squirrel that I thought was very appropriate for this Acorn Frame shaker card.  I also added a chipboard oak leaf and corner jewels.

Here's a close up of the Acorn Frame cut from a rich brown velvet along with the "Love" cut from rose gold metallic.

Here are a couple of hints that I'd like to share...

I don't know how you mark where you want to create a window for shaker cards, but this is how I center mine.  I turn the paper over and measure from corner to corner making an "X".  Then I use the meeting point in the X as the center for placing the window.  I usually move it around and eye it, but sometimes I am more focused and measure it from the sides.  However you choose to do it, the X gives you a good starting point.

While I'm punching out the negative areas of die cuts after running them through the machine, I can make a huge mess in a matter of minutes.  The floor looks like a graffiti parade went through the room, so I found an easy solution... when punching out these areas, I do it over my funnel tray and then just dump it in the trash.  Easy and nothing on the floor!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017


Hello Tutti Fans ...
It's Darlene with you today sharing another fun creation using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.  Specifically a die from the August Fall/Halloween Release called Acorn Frame (#390).  This card didn't come together exactly the way I had envisioned, but I'm very happy with the end result.
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Here's how it all began . . .

I spotted this fall variegated paper in my stash and thought it would work perfectly for the leaves around this beautiful frame.

The paper was very light weight so I decided to die cut two more panels out of a heavier, leather look card stock as a base for the fall colored panel.

Then I thought I would die cut just the upper portion of the die from the leather look paper for the acorns so they would stand out.

A bit of fussy cutting and gluing I felt my frame was all set to go ... WRONG!!

Once I chose my background papers I wasn't happy with the fact that my fall colored panel really didn't show the beautiful 'cut lines' in the leaves as much as the brown die cut panel did ... SO ... I decided to use the entire brown upper panel!  Much Better!! 

 The other Tutti Designs dies I used for today's creation are:

 November 2016 Release
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December 2016 Release

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The sentiment die was cut from both the brown card stock and a scrap of orange card stock then glued together with an offset to create a shadow.  I also decided to pop up the frame a bit more by adding small pieces of dimensional tape behind each of the leaves.  

To create a little more definition, I sponged Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' distress ink around the edge of my stitched rectangle frame.   LOL ... NOW I'm happy!!

 Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Clean Color Diecut

Hi crafters! It's Saturday again and today I am sharing a card I made using Zig Clean Color pens.  I punched this gorgeous Happy Birthday Square die onto some watercolor paper and colored in the flowers and vines for a different look. 

 I then diecut the sentiment using silver foil paper to make it pop off the page.  
Tutti Tip: use watercolor paper with your dies and have fun coloring!!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

With Sympathy a Floral Cross.

 Hello and welcome to Friday with Tutti Designs and Samantha Wade.
An Elegant but simple Sympathy card.

Floral Cross
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Cut out with silver satin card. Glue to silver mirror card and cut out.

Using silver peel offs for the words and vine on the side of card.

To give some dimension, add 3D foam pads to the back of the cross and glue to the card.

Always a difficult card to give to someone, but the simplicity is so elegant.
Could also be used at Easter, Christening and Confirmation.
Hope you like the card.
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Created by Samantha Wade for;

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Love Mini Album

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing a mini album using dies by Tutti Designs!  Tutti Designs has been busy creating away so many fabulous new dies so be sure to stop by the store and check out the new 
Today I will be using some older dies that are a must have in any die makers stash. I'll start of by sharing the cover of my album.

The first page was made with the Tutti Designs Triple Flower Edge Die. Each page has several pockets. I adhered it to the main page just on the very edge of the bottom and side of the die cut and pocket. 
There is a journal card in the pocket and I used the Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies to cut a mat and to cutout the journal card. Adhere them together and tuck it in behind the die cut. See the close up below.

 Pages 3 & 4 have similar pockets with tags cut from the Stitched Nested Tag Dies. I adhere the journal card to the front after cutting them out with the Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies. I also cut 2 more tags using the Stitched Nested Circles and the Stitched Nested Squares.  

Pages 5 & 6 are exactly the same.  The page has two flip ups that hold several photos.  The front cover has layered hearts cut from the Stitched Nested Hearts Dies.  For these I made a belly band and tucked the hearts into the band.

The final page has an exploding mat when you untie the ribbon.  It has room enough for several small photos and journal spots. The Mats were cut with the Stitched Nested Squares

The back cover is very simple. Simply adhere The Leaves Corner by adding adhesive to the top and side border of the die cut.  Once it's dry tuck your photo mat under the die cut.

I hope you enjoyed this fun mini and hope you give it a try.  The Stitched Nested die shapes are a must have, they can be used for so many of your cards and projects!  You can always add more embellishments and die cuts to this fun album!!

Tutti Designs dies are just so intricate and beautiful! There is new releases available in the store so keep watching because there is MORE TO COME so keep checking back daily!
Giving cards is one of the most personal, thoughtful and encouraging things you can do for a friend or loved one.  All too often people send a text or use social media to send sentiments to people who sometimes could use a little more personal encouragement.  The smile on a friend or family members face is worth it!

  Tutti Designs has so many fun dies for all occasions, be sure to stop by and check those out too! 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Birthday Flowers

Good Morning!
Donna Phelan back again.
Today I have a lovely Birthday card to share with you, complete with Birthday Flowers!

I used the fantastic Tutti Designs die, Birthday Flowers.  This pot of beautiful Tulips will make any birthday HAPPY!  Here I cut the die from White card stock and then colored it with Copic Markers.  I backed the lone tulip and pot with corresponding card stock.  But you know me, I didn't stop there!  I then covered the entire cut in Versa Mark ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  Heated it.  The sheen and texture of doing this technique is sooooo good! 

If you haven't tried it before, you really should.  NO.....REALLY!!!

Layered it on to White card stock and then Black.  Stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment on my Pink base and layered them all together. 

Quick.  Easy. Clean.  Beautiful.

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Part of the March 2017 Release

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