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Mon 04


I'm so excited about kicking off the Blog Blitz for this week!  I've been over the moon about the latest dies and stamps which arrived in my mailbox about a week ago.  Today's class at Your Maine Stamper will feature a number of the new dies and we'll also have some time to play with the four new stamps as well. Here's one sample card:

DIE:  98391 Delicate Fern (2X4.8)

I ran the die through my Cuttlebug using Shimmer Grass cardstock. Once I pushed out the fern, I used the rest as a stencil with Distress Shabby Shutters and an ink blending tool on a Meadow notecard. On the finished card, this inked image looks like a shadow of the fern.

I used tiny glue dots to secure the fern leaves just slightly askew from the inked image.  I added a snippet of Flower Cottage paper under the fern as a base for a sentiment I will add later.  I then tied a pretty piece of narrow blue ribbon around the card, ending with a bow near the base of the fern. Another stencil of the fern on the inside of the card and one on the envelope finish this up!  This is a very versatile card by just changing up the sentiment. 

Please be sure to leave a comment on this blog post and the others each day this week.  At the end of each day (11:59 EST), Laura will randomly draw a name from the comments to win one of the new dies.  Also, there will be a flickr card contest.  People will have until Thursday, June 14th (11:59EST) to upload a card to the Memory Box group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/1428888@N20/) using at least one Memory Box die.  Laura will choose two winners to win some new Memory Box dies, and will highlight the winning cards on the OTB blog on Friday, June 15th.

What an exciting week!  I'm sure you can't wait to see what we've all come up with featuring the newest dies and stamps!

Happy Crafting!


Love it! Love it! Love it!

I LOVE your idea of using the negative die-cut as a stencil! Why haven't I thought of that?!! Beautiful card today, ferns are such a pretty image....

Love how delicate this die is. Great card, looking forward to the blitz!

Lovely card, the shadow fern is so delicate and the die makes the fern a great addition.
Love Dave' s dies!!!

Great card. I can't wait to see all the new dies. ;-)

The fern die is so delicate and perfect! I can imagine it being used frequently!! Love the new dies!!

I am one of the lucky folks who will be taking Anne's class at Your Maine Stamper in Winthrop (Maine, of course) this afternoon and can hardly wait. Connie

I love this : ) Simple but so effective. I can see so many uses for this die.

Great technique for a shadow effect. Looking forward to all the new dies.

Beautiful card ...I love all the new dies!!!

love both the die and the stencil made from the negative. looking forward to the new dies!

Love the clean and simple feel of the card and the shadow idea.

What a lovely card! I love this new die, and I'm looking forward to seeing the other new dies.

The new fern die is gorgeous. I really like this new release of dies...can't wait to get mine.

LOVE the stencil idea! The card is beautiful...thank you for sharing.

Oh, that fern is so delicate and lovely, a definite must-have!

I want all of the new releases!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new dies!

I LOVE this die...such a simple but elegant card I had to leave a comment even tho' it's a day late (have not been able to leave my comment for over a month - finally figured out what I needed to do - had to 'allow' Typepad!
Paper Hugs,

I love the new fern! Can't wait to create with it myself!

Just beautiful. So creative!

Love the idea of stamping with the negative die, I love it when you can more mileage out of things.

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