Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sending Hugs from Noah's Ark

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog on this Saturday in April.
It's already a beautiful day here in Pittsburgh-sunny but on the cool side. But, the temps don't matter to me because Spring is officially here. Our spring flowers are blooming and the trees are budding.
I don't have any special plans for today. Hubby goes to work this afternoon so maybe I will just go into my craft room for a bit. That's always fun for me.
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.  
We just had the cutest release of baby dies. There are 42 different designs. So perfect for creating cards to welcome the new baby, baby birthday cards or even as baby shower invitations. I have several nieces who just got married and now are expecting so I will need baby cards soon. Just not right now and that may be where you are at.

So today for your viewing pleasure, I am showcasing the new Noah's Ark die. But, I am showing another way to use this die that isn't centered around a baby card. I featured this card on Tuesday using the choo choo train dies with the same idea. 

I needed a card of encouragement to send from a group of us. I thought all the ark animals would be perfect for a card of this type. So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Smoky Slate Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Island Indigo Layer Panel: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Designer Paper Image Panel: 5 1/4" x 4"

Step 1: This week I created my card design totally around my designer paper. I found this awesome scenic water and sky designer paper in my stash. It's from the Stampin'-Up "serene scenery" collection.
I thought it would be a great accompaniment to the ark. I really like using designer paper on my cards. So when the card design, dies and paper fit like a glove it's a win-win for me.
Step 2: I cut all the animals and the ark using different color cardstock. The colored picture on the die packaging is always the perfect colors-in my opinion. So I usually use colored cardstock that matches the picture.
 Step 3: I assembled the ark and placed all the animals in their assigned spot. Normally, I would do this right on the patterned paper but I only had 1 sheet of this paper and I didn't want to make a mistake or get glue somewhere it shouldn't be. You know how easily that can happen (lol)!!
 Step 4: I stamped my sentiment on this step. I used 2 different stamps and my MISTI for placement. I forgot to take a photo of this part of the process. Started assembling all the layers. I changed the base color to a light gray instead of the white I was going to use. I thought the smoky slate accented the island indigo panel and the designer paper more than the white.
Well, Blogger friends that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you another idea on how to use these new dies. Until next time..........God bless!!!
Die I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1. Crafty Friends has an anything goes challenge.
2. Brown Sugar Blog has a die cut challenge.  
3. Crafting with friends has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Mary, you did a remarkable job with the Noah's Ark die! The card is gorgeous!!

  2. Hello…. You have made a beautiful childs card with the Ark…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and we would love you to join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  3. This is so cute :) Just love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xx



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