Monday, February 20, 2012

Dies and Punches

This week's Less is More challenge is to use
Punches or Die Cuts


Hearts aren't just for Valentine's Day are they?  This stamp is just too precious to use once a year.

The lovely scene is stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with black.  I used a Framelits Heart die to cut it out and the Pinking Hearts punch for the strip.


I had so much fun making Valentines with this color combination, that I made an any occasion card using the layout and colors.  I had just received the Triple Treat Flower A la Carte stamp free (with a $50.00 order during Sale-a-bration). The beautiful brad, ribbon and Designer Series Paper are also Sale-a-bration choices. 

I spy a glaring mistake.  I'll have to put something on the inside about a friend overlooking our mistakes and loving us anyway.

I used one of the Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies to cut the fancy edge and the matching Embossing Folder. I also used  the Fancy Flower and Five-Petal Flower punches.


I bought this window die Saturday when my friend and I went to visit The Enchanted Cottage in Lewisville, NC.  We had such a good time and I think they thought we were never going to leave!  I need to play some more with this die.  I stamped the scene and put it behind because of the flowering tree we can see from our window (with snow on it this morning).  Then I realized I couldn't use the window box I'd die cut because this was definitely a scene looking out.  I can't wait to get time to play some more with this and hopefully you'll be seeing something with a little more pizzazz.


As I said earlier, we got the snow I'd been wishing for.  It all fell after dark but we spent lots of time looking out the window and seeing it covering the ground and falling under the street light.  And as NC snow usually is, it didn't last long.  It was sunny today and nearly all, if not all of it has melted.  It was pretty though when the sun came up this morning.


I hope you found some beauty today.


Thanks for the visit.  And thanks for all the comments on yesterday's card.  I'm so glad you liked it.


Enjoy!

18 comments:

Aileen said...

Super cards Bonnie. Love them all. x

Susie said...

All are very beautiful. That first one is just stunning.

smittenstamper said...

Beautiful cards!love the window box card!xx

Cynthia said...

Great cards, Bonnie!! I LOVE that window die. That's awesome!

Joyce said...

All your cards are really wonderful. I really like the first one--I've been noticing silhouettes a lot lately, and really like that look.

jimlynn said...

Beauty everywhere! Love all three of these. Love the black and white on that first card with such a pretty framed heart. The flower and colors on the second are gorgeous and the third one is WOW! Love that window die and the scene you created.
Lynn

Bea said...

love the monochrome card and hey another swiss dots fan lol!

Chrissie said...

These all look fabulous Bonnie, super stamps and great dies... the triple treat flower looks super... I don't think that stamp is available in the UK!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

maryr917 said...

love all 3 of these cards Bonnie-my fave is the silhouette heart-I just love that stamp-and when you mentioned that its too cute to just use for Valentines day-I decided I should buy it-you're rightiit's just way too cute

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Terrific and they are by you too LOL Love them all, especially the middle one in red and white, glorious! xxx

Viv said...

Such pretty cards Bonnie, well done :) Viv xx

Carol said...

All gorgeous cards, Bonnie! LOVE that window die...you and your friend sound like my friend Colleen and I...when we go into a stamp store (which is rare) together, it is HOURS before we leave. We have sooooo much fun looking at and getting ideas from everything.

Benzi said...

I love all the cards, Bonnie. I just made a card with the window die today...won't be uploaded for probably a couple weeks, though. I love black and white cards and the middle one is using awesome colors.

Lisa A. said...

These are beautiful, Bonnie!! I especially love the first one, black and white is one of my favorite color combo(I know...NOT colors:)!!). Love the silhouetted image, too...you have been busy...lovely;)!!

Fiona said...

All three are great but especially like the first two. Very stylish and lovely texture too.

Colleen said...

Three gorgeous cards! Great job on this challenge.

Susan said...

Three fabulous cards, Bonnie! The black and white is beautiful...it's hard to go wrong with b/w, isn't it!? Love the second one...no one would have noticed the boo boo if you hadn't pointed it out! lOL! And that third card...just WOW! I have been trying to get that window die for months now and everywhere I look it's sold out! Lucky you!!

Mandi said...

Terrific cards Binnie
That first is adorable

Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"