Thursday, July 17, 2014


I'm sharing a very flat and simple card today.  I used the Lawn Fawn paper and the quinn's ABCs dies.  I got the new louie's ABC dies but have not yet used them.  Oh well, I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities.

Inlay die-cutting usually involves some sort of overlapping of the dies.  However, I didn't do that for my card.  I die cut the banner out from the blue plaid paper, then cut a circle out from it.  I used the same circle die to cut a red piece of paper, out of which I cut "hi!".  Finally I cut "hi!" again from the yellow polka dots paper.

The next step is to put them together.  I put the yellow polka dots "hi!" into the red circle, then put this red circle into the blue banner.  Because there is actually no connection between the die cuts except for the edges, I put quite a lot of glue on the background patterned paper "Oh Happy Day" and I made sure that each of the die cuts stay put.

I made this card for my friend who lives far away.  I know she will appreciate the simple lines flatness of the card.  She once complained that the heavy handling has ripped off part of the card, despite the bubble envelope I've used.

I saw a rather new challenge called Virginia's View Challenge, which was started by Virginia Lu, the star crafter!  I checked out the challenge and found that Virginia has shared a lot of tutorials and samples related to die cutting for us.  How can we not appreciate her efforts?

I'm also linking my card to:
A girl who crafts - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - patterned paper
Just for Fun - Anything Goes
Reves 2 Scrap - Anything Goes
Sister of Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Moo-Mania and More - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is such a sweet card thankyouyy

  2. fabulous design! Thank you for joining

  3. I am so glad that you discovered Virginia's View Challenge! Your use of colors and die cut are SUPERB!! Isn't inlaid die cutting the best for mailing? Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

  4. A wonderful card.

    Thank you for taking part at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. Super cute entry, thanks for taking part in the Sisters Of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  7. Thank you so much for entering into the sisters of craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x