Saturday, September 3, 2022

Stamping With Friends Stand Alone Dies Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Stand Alone Dies Blog Hop as we showcase the wonderful dies that Stampin' Up! offers in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. These dies are not bundled with a particular stamp set and offer you the freedom to explore creating your projects by combining them with other wonderful products. Our creative Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to step outside your comfort zone.
On this hot Summer day, I thought it would be fun to share a cool Winter Birthday card featuring the Dots & Spots Die as my stand alone die, to create this fun background. I paired it with the Yeti To Party Bundle, which is part of the Perfect Partners Promotion and is only available while supplies last during September. I love how the polka dot die cut background gives the look of falling snow for our birthday yeti. To complete the design, I used another stand alone die set, the Tailor Made Tags Dies, for my sentiment tag. This die set is one of my favorites and I love how versatile these dies are. 
Products Used:
Dots & Spots Die (item #159164)
Tailor Made Tags Dies (item #155563)
Yeti To Party Bundle (item #162529)
2022-2024 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #159253)
Starry Sky Cardstock (item #159263)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock (item #159267)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Tahitian Tide Classic Ink Pad (item #159261
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154882)
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154894)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack (item #159195)
White 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon (item #156408)
Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels (item #158130)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Starry Sky Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Orchid Oasis Cardstock 
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4" die cut with the Dots & Spots Die
Basic White Cardstock
Layer 1- 5 1/4" x 4"
Sentiment Tag die cut with the Tailor Made Tags Dies
Yeti & ice cream cone stamped and die cut with the Yeti To Party Bundle
2022-2024 In Color Designer Series Paper
Scarf (Tahitian Tide) die cut with Yeti Dies
Present (Sweet Sorbet) stamped and die cut with the Yeti To Party Bundle
This sweet birthday card is so much fun to create and I love the wonderful texture that the Dots & Spots Die adds to the background. With the Basic White cardstock layer showing through the polka dots, it adds a wonderful contrast with the die cut Orchid Oasis cardstock layer. To help make my yeti stand out a little, added a little Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends around the edge of the image and colored his face to bring him to life. I also colored the ice cream cone using the Light Pool Party and the Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack to add a little color to the image. The scarf has been die cut from a scrap of Tahitian Tide Designer Series Paper and I stamped the present image with Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper before die cutting it with the coordinating die. There is a die in the Yeti Die set that allows you to die cut a slit between the yeti's arm and body so that you can slide the present behind the arm. For the sentiment tag, I stamped the image with Tahitian Tide Classic ink to coordinate with the scarf and add a pop of color. To dress up the tag, I added a piece of the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon through the hole and then tied a piece of Tahitian Tide Baker's Twine around it and tied a bow to finish it off. For a touch of bling, I added two small Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels to the tag and added some Clear Wink of Stella to the yeti and the ice cream to finish off the card. I love how this card design turned out and I am so happy with how the Dots & Spots Die created this beautiful background to bring my card to life. I can see so many wonderful possibilities for creating future projects with this die.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore creating with these wonderful stand alone dies to create your own beautiful projects. Don't forget to check out the wonderful exclusive dies available during the Perfect Partners promotion available only during September (while supplies last).
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Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Cute card Tricia and one of my favourite stand alone dies x

  2. So glad I have this die on its way to me. It was a perfect one to use for your wintry card!

  3. Great use of that die especially with the Yeti set. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Innovative way to use that die. Lovely!

  5. I love this! Great way to make both the die and the stamp set really stand out!