Tuesday, May 16, 2017

~ Hummingbird Hugs ~

Hello Blogger friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
This week our Preschool year is coming to an end. Thursday we have a fun day planned for the kids. We have a bouncy house, face painting and a fun art project. We also are going to serve ice cream cones for snack. They will love these especially because we will roll them in sprinkles.
I will really miss this group of kiddos. They were by far the best class of 3 year olds we have had. They all worked their way into my heart. But, we can't keep them little forever. I have certainly learned that lesson with my own grandkids.
Before, I get all emotional let's move on to my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog. There is another great release of new dies over in the online store. The Expressions Plus (word dies) with 35 designs are currently on promotional pricing and are 25% off. The font is so beautiful and you will definitely want these in your collection.

For your viewing pleasure today, I am featuring one of the new dies. It's the hugs phrase along with the hummingbird die.  So let's get started with some details on this card.

I started my card this week with the card colors. I am using the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #636. They are Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral and Always Artichoke. Once that was decided, I started thinking about my layout. I am using the MojoMonday #497 sketch.
peekaboo peach, calypso coral, always artichoke

 Card Sizes:Card base: 4 3/8" x 5 5/8"
Calypso Coral Layer: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Coral Designer Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Vanilla Rectangle Layer: 2 1/4" x 4 3/4"
Calypso Coral Flower Paper: 2 1/8" x 4 5/8"
Image Layer: 2 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Calypso Coral Layering Panel: 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Step 1: I first figured out all the card panel sizes. Since I had the card colors, I looked through my patterned papers and found these ones in the coral shade. I decided I would go after a more monochrome look. I liked the gradient look on the background panel. I ended up putting the lighter shade at the top.
Step 2: I cut the flowers in peach and coral cardstocks and the leaves in artichoke. The hummingbird I cut in white cardstock and then sponged in coral, peach and a bit of artichoke.
Step 3:  I am now ready to start the card assembly. I wanted to show how I did my angled panel. I attached it onto the patterned paper panel at an angle with double sided tape . I used my craft knife and trimmed off the excess.
Step 4: The Hugs Phrase is cut with both artichoke and coral cardstocks. I did a slight offset for added interest. Here is a close-up shot of the hugs phrase as well as the hummingbird.

Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time........God bless.

Dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Crafting From the Heart has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Crafty Cardmakers has an add a sentiment challenge.
3A Bit More Time to Craft has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Classic Design Team Open Challenge is anything goes.


  1. Looks absolutely fantastic. I love how you have created your background behind the image. Love the Bird and Flowers, looks amazing. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. Love this it is gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  3. This is a gorgeous and colourful card. Your colouring for the bird is top class

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers 'Add A Sentiment' Blog Challenge

    June x

  4. Beautiful card, your die cuts are fabulous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

  5. Beautiful dies and a gorgeous card Mary...
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  6. A gorgeous card. I love your humming bird and your colour choice is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.



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