August NC Demo Blog Hop – To Die For!

Welcome to our NC Demos Monthly Blog Hop! This month’s theme focuses on Dies. Stampin’ UP! has some wonderful bundles that include stamps and coordinating dies, but did you know that they have been adding some amazing stand-alone dies? They are dies that do not coordinate with a specific stamp set, and a lot of times, they get lost when browsing through the catalog. But if you look at pages 162 – 167, you can see all the dies that SU! offers.

If you just hopped here from Jo Anne Hewins‘s blog, and I know she shared a great project. Our blog hoppers are all so talented! For my project, I decided to share what I made for my card classes in June. We made 3 cards, all using dies that did the majority of the work. I’m going to share 2 of those cards with you this month. I do have tutorials to share as well. So instead of seeing all the products used to make the cards at the bottom of this blog, you can just click on the tutorial link and all the info will be provided there.

My first card features two die sets, Gorgeous Garden and Wanted to Say. To create the background, I used Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, and Coastal Cabana and a blender brush. This card is so easy to make multiples! And you can alternate the sentiment with any of those provided in the Wanted to Say die set. I love using die-cut sentiments! I like to cut several of them and store them for later use when making cards, it’s a great way to quickly put together cards when you have a time crunch, which I always seem to have, lol! You can find the tutorial for this card HERE.

I think this card is my favorite out of the 3 we did in class. This card features dies from the Grove set. While this set does coordinate with the Grassy Grove stamp set, it does work well on its own. I did use one stamp from the coordinating set. Be sure to review the tutorial to see how that stamp is used. The background for the card is done using the same technique as the card above, just using 2 colors. I also used the Nested Essential dies which is a great die set for sentiments. You can find the tutorial for this card HERE.

I also wanted to share how I made this card using the retired On The Horizon DSP. If you have any of this left in your stash, it makes great backgrounds for this card! Here are 2 samples for inspiration. I didn’t add a sentiment for the first card, that will be added once I decide what occasion to use it for,

And I will share the 3rd card we made, but I don’t have a tutorial for it. It features the Patchwork Pieces dies. These dies provide a lot of potential for your card-making. I paired it with the Birds Eye View stamp set. While I don’t have a specific tutorial for my card, I can share a video from our CEO, Sara Douglass showing how to use these dies. Click HERE to watch her video.

Just a reminder, there are still a few days left of our Kits Sale. Kits make great gifts for budding paper crafters and seasoned stampers as well. Get some friends together for a kit party and share the fun!

Please be sure to use the August Host Code if you are shopping with me this month.

I hope you enjoyed these projects. Now continue through the hop to see what the rest of the team created. Laurie Meier is up next, and she always has great projects ๐Ÿ™‚

NC Demos

Tina Lesson  
Jo Anne Hewins
Toni Campana 
Laurie Meier
Kelly Taranto
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper  

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12 thoughts on “August NC Demo Blog Hop – To Die For!”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! I had just put Gorgeous Gardens dies on my “wish list” for my next purchase and your gorgeous card makes me know I made a good choice! Love your cards!!

  2. Yay, I’m so glad you received some inspiration from my cards, Cindi! Have fun with those Gorgeous Garden dies, they are so fun to work with! One of the other techniques I did with them was to use our blending brushes right on the cardstock once it was die cut. You have to be a little gentle because of the smaller die-cut areas, but it looks so pretty.

  3. Toni – Your cards are just amazing. Thank you SO much for sharing so many styles that you made focusing on dies. I love them all, cut I think my favorite is the first card that you shared. And, now I need the Gorgeous Garden die!

  4. Wow, Toni! These are all fantastic! I love how different they all are. Thank you for sharing and helping to come up with such a great theme for this month.


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