Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Guest Designer ~ Die Cuttin' Divas

I have 2 posts for today. My "Try Me Tuesday" post for My Creative Time can be seen by clicking here.

Good morning! I am super excited that Georgiana and Anita have asked me to guest design over at Die Cuttin' Divas. Super sweet and talented bunch of ladies (Divas).


The challenge is Umbrella Month. Just make sure you include an umbrella somewhere on
your project. Super simple right!

For my project I wanted to make a gate fold card but wanted to be able to close it up so the recipient could open it like a present. So I put some slits on the back and threaded the ribbon through the back. I did leave my ribbon a tad longer than I normally would, only because if the recipient wants to tie it back up they had enough ribbon to do it. We all know it can be hard to tie bows. Okay for me it is at least! LOL! I had to use the Stitched Umbrella Die from My Creative Time. It so cute and the perfect size for cards. I also heat embossed my sentiment and image with white embossing powder on vellum. I will list the rest of my materials below.

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI, MME and vellum
Ribbon ~ PTI
MME enamel dots
white embossing powder

I would like to thank these wonderful ladies ( Divas ) for having me as a guest designer! It was an honor, so Thank You!

Click here for all the details to this challenge!


  1. Awesome card design! The papers are so pretty and LOVE that you heat embossed on the vellum! I love the look and wow...look at that adorable umbrella! Such a BEAUTIFUL card Miss Kim!!!
    Congrats on your GD spot over at DCD..how exciting!!!

    Oh, thanks for your sweet comment on FB post of our Anniversary! You are too funny!! We were on 18 and 19 when we got married, yikes! I don't think I would have wanted my kids to get married that young, lol! Although, it is a whole different kind of generation now as to how it was when I was a kid! If I had to do it over, I wouldn't change a thing :) Life is good!
    Have a super day...:)
    Sherrie K

  2. Beautiful card. I really like the vellum and how the embossing looks on it. I like the way the enamel dots kind of carry on a wet feeling for the card. Fabulous job!
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  3. Kim, I just love this gorgeous card ties up like a present! And your little umbrella is too cute!

  4. What a lovely card; the gatefold style looks perfect. So glad you could be our guest Diva this week!

  5. Congrats on your Guest Designer Spot! I am LOVING your beautiful card!!!
    AWESOME job my friend!

  6. Wow two posts in one day, good for you! This is gorgeous! :)

  7. Kim, I just love how this card is wrapped up like a present! The white on vellum is so dainty and pretty, and that umbrella is just adorable! Awesome papers!!!

  8. BEAUTIFUL card!!! I love all the embellishments you added on the card!!! :)

  9. BEAUTIFUL card Kim, it is just GORGEOUS!!!! AWESOME job as a guest designer, Have a SUPER week my friend!!! :)

  10. What a fabulous card!!! I love it!!! Great to have you as our Guest Diva at DCD!!

  11. Oh Kim! This is so cute!! I love everything about this card!! Hugs!!

  12. so cute Kim! Love that little umbrella and the colors are so pretty
    Deb C

  13. I'm stealing the white ink on the vellum idea!!! Such a fresh look! The layout and colors are sure trying to get Spring to show her face, huh? Beautiful card, Kim!

  14. WOW! this is such a gorgeous card my friend! I love how you added the velum on the frame. Have a fantastic weekend.

  15. so need to try stamping on vellum more often. this is so beautiful. Thanks for being our guest designer this week at DCD

  16. Ok Kim, I have a lot of catchin' up to do!!!
    First of all, love your new blog!!!!
    Second, this gate fold card is so sweet! Love the colors, the dies, and the cute stamps you used!!! So darling, as all your cards all my sweet friend!!
    I am so glad to have you as a facebook and blogging friend, you always bring a huge smile to my face and so much joy to my heart!!!!!!

  17. Super cute, Kim! I love the umbrella upside down...great idea. Love the card style, love that vellum window frame! Super cute layout....great card! LOVE the new look too, by the way! Isn't Veronica amazing?!

  18. This is really cute, Love the design of your card my friend.

  19. Love gatefold cards. So many sentiments and embellishments can b added on, especially with mcf products, yeah baby.