Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2012


Today´s mini card was inspired by a very pretty (quite CAS) card of Kristina Werner - you can check it out HERE.

Here´s my take on Kristina´s idea:

I used the Mini Envelope Die from Papertrey Ink to cut the matching envelope:

I´d like to enter it in these challenges:

Thanks for visiting today!

Samstag, 14. Januar 2012

Playing with cutting dies

Did you know, that a cutting die isn´t just a cutting die - but can also be an embossing tool?!

Though I knew it, I never tried it myself - until now....

1) For today´s project I cut red cirlce-strips with a border die and adhered it to my card. 

2) Then I put my silicone shim UNDER my card so that the die would not cut through the card but only leave an impression... you have to play a little with the correct thickness of your stack of plates and shims depending on what embossing machine you have.

And this is my result:

An aunt of mine will need a surgery in about 2 weeks and I need a card to ensure her, that we think of her and care about her....

She was the one who taught me to sew, when I was a child - so every time I think of her, I have a sewing or seamstress theme in mind...

This is what I came up with:

I´d like to participate in these challenges with my card:

Papertrey Ink´s Make it Monday Challenge (using border dies for creating a background)

Thanks for visiting me today!

Montag, 9. Januar 2012

Embossing in cutting dies

What? Embossing what? In cutting dies? 

Ok, I´ll clear up the mystery: did you notice this detail on my last card?

I used a Spellbinders cutting die and embossed the die cut while it was still in the die. 
Does everybody know how to do this without harming the embossing folder? 
If not, here´s how:

1) die cut any shape you like

2) turn it over and lay it onto the flat side of an embossing folder

3) put a silicone shim and an embossing plate on top - leave the embossing folder OPEN!

4) walk it through the embossing machine - turn it over and voilá!

A perfectly embossed piece with a small frame all around thanks to the cutting die!

As I´m NO fan of wintertime, I decided to use it for a very bright-colored card...
(Linda, thanks again for the very beautiful pin(s)!!!)

I´d like to enter it into these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2012

Published! /4

Published again!

It´s such a nice and funny feeling to see own work in a publication :-)  I encourage you to try it yourself !!

This time a wintry wedding card has been accepted...

I made the rose myself with Fimo and a gorgeous mold from the "Mold Muse" etsy shop:

When I started making these, I coudn´t stop - it´s addictive and relaxing...

You wonder where my card has been published?

On page 40 in my favourite magazine:

Come on, try it too! Submit your work - it´s fun!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!

PS: I´d like to participate in these challenges: 


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