Saturday, March 29, 2014

Die cut Leaves Variations-

Hi Dreamers!
I hope you checked out the Lost Coast Design/Stencil Girl Blog Hop!!  You still have time to leave comments for a chance at the prize (Until March 30) !!  See my post here for the Blog Hop.  Lots of awesome projects by all the team members.

Today I am changing things up a bit with some all occasion cards.  I have been mentioning how I am making all those charity cards...Well today I am going to share a few of those with you.  I kept  a couple for myself too.  It is pretty easy to just make one more card when you are making multiples.

I started out by die cutting and die cutting.....I kept cutting all these leaves in different colors.
Then, I cut lots of slices of decorative papers in these aqua green/blue colors

The four cards below are going to Operation Write Home and Card Care Connection. I made multiples of these that I did not photograph because they were very similar.

I layered the leaves onto decorative paper backgrounds.  I made lots of variations with different sentiments. I tailored the sentiments to the specific charity.


I got tired of making those, so I decided that a doily would look good with the die cut leaves.  I still had a big pile of the leaves and wanted to used them.  So, here is where the design went......

This sentiment is from My Sentiment Exactly (MSE! is back in business now with new owners.)  I am so glad they are back.  I love their sentiments!!


And, then the design changed into this card below.  I had some leftover die cut ovals too.  Don't throw those out.  They always come in handy.   I added a bird frame from Stampin' Up. 

A few fun Challenges for my Die Cut Leaves Cards
Allsorts: use those dies
Alphabet Challenge: D is for Diecuts
Crafty Catz Weekly: anything goes
Cut It Up: anything goes + die cuts
Sister Act: anything goes
Creative Moments: anything goes with optional --wings

I hope you are having a great weekend!!  I will be posting more of the Charity cards so come on back and take a look!  Love ya.


  1. Karen these are all lovely cards with the leaves. You have created a nice variety using the different colours and layouts. Love that doily!

  2. Beautiful variations. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  3. All your cards are stunning! I love the soft colors.

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!

  4. very nice set. love the soft blue tones and the die cuts are so pretty.
    hugs bibiana

  5. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  6. Lovely selection of cards. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  7. A little late commenting Karen, poorly computer so having to beg and borrow till my new one arrives.

    It's lovely to see you at Allsorts this week and with such a stunning card as well, thanks for joining in.

    B x

  8. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  9. Super card, love the design, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x


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