Dies and Punches for Cute Card Thursday

*I wanted to take a moment to say to those (and those with loved ones) along the eastern coast threatened by Hurricane Florence that we’re thinking of you and wishing you safety and strength.*

Hello friends!  We are quickly rolling through another month here as we are getting into Fall and I know the “C” word will be here before we know it!! LOL!  I’m trying to sneak in little creations here and there so I’m not overwhelmed.  Sometimes challenges can help with that like our new challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday!  Our new challenge this week is “Dies and/or Punches” which is something that I use ALL the time on my projects, how about you?


This week we are sponsored by “All Dressed Up Stamps” and I have used this adorable image called “Little Skater” on my card.  I’ve colored her up with my Copic markers and then I’ve cut her out with a stitched circle die.  I then used a very old Stampin’ Up! Snowflake stamp from my stash and stamped some snowflakes in the background with blue ink and then sponged around the edges of the circle with the same color.

I also heat embossed the sentiment (From My Favorite Things) with silver EP over a piece of pink cardstock and then cut it out with a banner strip die.  I then sponged around this banner with some white ink.  (This pink cardstock is the same color as my card base.

I had a piece of this pretty snowflake woodgrain paper in my stash a long time, pulled it out for the background.  I’ve also die cut the stitched scallop circle behind the circle image panel with some silver glitter paper and attached it to the background.  I’ve also die cut some additional snowflakes in white cardstock and placed those on my layout and covered the centers of them with some silver Stickles.  I used a strip of foam tape to pop up the heat ebmossed sentiment right underneath the image and then lastly, I’ve added some clear crystal accents to the sides of the sentiment banner as well as on each corner of the background paper.


Here’s a closer view of the image.  I have colored her skate blades with a silver gel pen and then I took a clear gel pen and went over the bow in her hair and her scarf as well as the tiny snowflakes around her.  I’ve used a white gel pen for her cheeks and hightlights on her leggins.

I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!   I’m working VERY heavily on my projects for my up-coming craft shows and I’m hoping that maybe I can take a minute or two to share what I’m working on! 🙂    My time is slowly running out….yikes!


  1.  All Dressed Up Challenge – Anything Goes #84 + All Dressed Up image
  2. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #312
  3. Sweet Stampin’ – sketch

September Sketch-001

4.  Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with DiesHLS AG with Dies Badge

5.  Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes

28 thoughts on “Dies and Punches for Cute Card Thursday

  1. So adorable and gorgeous Vicki..fabulous image and colouring and love your card design and the wood grain papers and I love the silver sparkle scallop circle..FABulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  2. This is so beautiful and so many fabulous details, it is always nice to have some cards made in advance! Looking forward to seeing your craft fair projects!


  3. Got my cuteness fix with this sensational card, Vicki! I love this ice-skating cutie with your wood-grain background and sparkly snowflake embellishments!! Awesome design!!


  4. Loving this especially the wood grain snowflake paper. It just ties everything together. Fabulous coloring and stitched dies. Love following your blog.


  5. This is magnificent, Vicki! Fabulous coloring and I love all the snowflakes. Great use of that sketch and the wood grain background is perfect. I love it all. 😀


  6. Oh this is beautiful Vicki!! I absolutely love that sweet image and your gorgeous coloring, awesome details and I love the woodgrain paper too, it’ matches perfectly!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. Oh wow. Your card is delightful. I love the background, the embellishments and especially your coloring on that adorable image. Love all of it. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy [https://myasperations.blogspot.com]


  8. Totally love this card! Everything about it is perfection, the silver embossing is a lovely compliment to the silver glitter paper die cut, it makes me want to get my embossing out, especially silver and make a start on those ‘C’ cards! I totally love the ‘C’ word, I will be throwing myself into full on very soon! Have a great weekend my friend, hugs Debxx


  9. Isn’t she just the sweetest skater I have even seen. A perfect 10! What a beautiful card you have here Vicki. Amazing layout and how you colour is breathtaking. Sooooooooo gorgeous!


  10. This is so cute! I love the background paper for your cute little ice skater. You colored her beautifully! I love the pink! Love the layered circle with the sparkling scallop! Beautiful!


  11. Oh wow STUNNING just love this card, what a beautiful image and wonderful colouring. Loving your choice of back ground paper, I am just in love with this card thanks for the inspiration.
    Jean xxx


  12. An utterly gorgeous card Vicki, Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin’ & congrats on making the top 3, do pop by & pick up your badge xx


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