Sunday, August 30, 2015

Die Cut Kissing Card

Tonight I tried something new! I often watch the "Make It Monday" segments on Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink blog, but I have never entered the challenge before. This is partly due to not having many Papertrey Ink products yet, and partly due to the fact that I just started blogging in July, so I am new to the whole linking up for challenges process. This week, however, I decided to give "die cut kissing" a try. The process involves using a stamp to stamp on a detailed die cut and then stamp on paper after having picked up the details of the die cut. I had some trouble finding a good stamp, the right ink, and a good die cut at first. After experimenting a bit, I found that my Memento ink (dew drop size pad) worked the best. I used a Close to My Heart stamp and a die cut of the Spellbinders Flourish Trim die. I inked the stamp, stamped it on the die cut, then stamped it on some paper. I had originally thought I would use the stamp shape as a cloud for my card and just fussy cut a few of them, but they seemed too big for the card, so I wound up cutting out clouds from the die cut kissed stamps with my "Sunshine Layers" die set from W Plus 9 Designs. I also cut out the raindrops with that die set.
My first few attempts at the die cut kissing technique:

Some inks definitely worked better than others!
This is the stamp and die cut I worked with:
For the "envelope" on the bottom of the card, I used Papertrey Ink's envelope zipper die. First I grabbed a blank yellow DCWV A2 card and die cut 3 sides of it with the frame from the Sunshine Layers die set. Then I opened it up and put the zipper die on just the front. I taped the die in place with removable tape and ran it through my Cuttlebug. Then I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink's "Movers and Shakers Sentiments" into the front of the "envelope" and adhered a rainbow inside where the envelope will lift up. The rainbow was also from the "Sunshine Layers" set by W Plus 9 Designs. I stamped the "Pull Here" sentiment just below where the recipient needs to pull to open the envelope. That stamp also came from Papertrey Ink's "Movers and Shakers" Sentiment set. I had to cut the frame out again around the yellow envelope because the first time I made this card, I put the raindrops on upside down!! My 12-year-old looked at the card and asked me why the raindrops were upside down. I looked at it again and realized she was right! Perhaps I shouldn't do my crafting at night! Anyway, I remade the blue card behind everything and thankfully my clouds were able to be moved from one card to the next, but there was no way my envelope was going to move after I used Scor-Tape to adhere it! So I die cut it and then popped it up with foam tape onto the new card. Whew! This was getting complicated!
This is the inside of the envelope. You can see the die cut the Papertrey Ink envelope zipper made on the front. Then I just adhered my rainbow to the inside where the flap will open and expose it.
I decided to add a ribbon to the side to brighten it up a bit, along with the sun die cut from the Sunshine Layers W Plus 9 Design die set.
This card was a lot of work, but now that I've tried the die cut kissing stamping technique and experimented with what inks, stamps and dies work well with it, I will probably use it again. I think it makes for an interesting background. I like how the effect looks on my clouds.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge: Die Cut Kissing Technique

613 Avenue Create: ATG

Amusing Challenge: ATG

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine: ATG

Come and Get It: Get Well Wishes

Cupcake Inspirations: Layers

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: ATG

Pile It On: Friends/Friendly Hello

Scrapbook Blessings Club: ATG

We Love 2 Create: ATG

Crafty Friends Challenge: Use a Sentiment

Digidesign Challenge: Add a Sentiment

Hiding in My Craftroom: Freestyle

Alphabet Challenge: N is for No Designer Papers

Art By Miran: ATG

Brown Sugar: Make the Sentiment Big

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Use a Sentiment

Crafts 4 Eternity: Weather

Crafting with Friends: ATG

Creative Fingers: ATG

Colouring Crazy Challenge: ATG

Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG

Kitty Bee Designs: In the Sky

Simply Papercraft: ATG

Creative Knockouts: ATG

Crafting with an Attitude: ATG

Crafty Girls Creations: ATG

DRS Designs Rubber Stamping Challenge: Sentiment as Main Focus○%20Challenges

Crafty Gals Corner: Lots of Layers

Creative Moments: ATG

Crop Stop: ATG with product Crop Stop sells: I used W Plus 9 Design Sunshine Layers Die

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Simon Says Blog: ATG

Word Art Wednesday: ATG

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge: Just Because

Crafty-Dee BowZ: ATG with a handmade bow


  1. Nice dies that you used on your card, Carrie. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

  2. cool this thanks for sharing at pile it on

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Very fun. Even though it is rainy...LOL! Great dimension on the clouds. Thanks for joining us at SBC this month.

  5. It's fun to learn new techniques! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Word Art Wednesday!

  6. Must try this technique , looks interesting!
    Glad you could join in our "use a sentiment" challenge at Crafty Friends, hope to see you soon, hugs Blankina

  7. such a fun technique - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

  8. Gorgeous card Carrie! So cute and such a great technique.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  9. An interesting technique I've not heard of yet. Will have to attempt it! Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #39.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  10. Cute card and I enjoyed reading your blog post!!Thank you for sharing your Art with ust at Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 198!! Ginny DT WAW

  11. I always enjoy learning a new technique- great blog post- very informative. I adore the clouds too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  12. Great card, wonderful color combo and I really like the clouds. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  13. Me again- Adorable and fun card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts and good luck with your entry.

  14. great techniques thank you for sharing. Thank you so much for playing in our neighbourhood 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope you stop by to play again next week.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  15. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, you Creation is stunning and a joy to look at
    ... Good luck hugs Tracy

  16. What an awesome technique!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  17. Beautiful card Carrie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  18. Fantastic card! Love the technique you used as well! I have never tried this technique but you have inspired me to give it a try :) Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  19. Great project! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!

  20. Great use of those dies...Thanks for sharing it with us over at Crafty Friends Challenge~

  21. Super cute card!!! Love the clouds and the fun colors. Cool technique you showed too. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge.

  22. This card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

  23. How sweet.. certainly looks very carefully made. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT. xx

  24. Love this! The shadows are awesome.
    Thanks for joining us at

  25. Lovely card. Unique. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  26. Way too cute, loving this gorgeous card....thanks sharing and hope to see you next challenge...♥
     {aNNie Lacy Sunshine DT member}

  27. So cute. Nice idea! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Stamps Challenge.

  28. Great new technique and love the dies--Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  29. Such a cute card and fun technique. So glad you were inspired by Cupcake Inspirations' layers challenge! Hope to see you again!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  30. Fab technique! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love to Create for our 'Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes' Challenge
    Claire xx

  31. Back for another look at this lovely card! Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything goes/backgrounds' challenge at
    Claire xx

  32. Thank you for sharing your cute card with us at Simply Papercraft good luck
    Lyn - DT

  33. Thank you for joining into the fun at the We Love To Create Challenge BLog, love it xxx Hugs Terry and good luck

  34. Super fun card. Thank you so much for joining us over at Kitty Bee Designs, Aloha Friday challenge.
    Naz xx

  35. GREAT Card!! I too LOVE the PTI MIM series.. just need to make time to play along!! :)
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Hope to see you again soon!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  36. Sorry for taking so long to come and see your work.
    Great card! Lovely effect from the clouds, that's a great technique!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, I do hope you can join us again!


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