Hey there crafty friends!!! It’s release day for Pixi Dust Designs and I have a SUPER fun slimline card to share with you today using the new Bee Happy die set. These guys are so fun and this die set is packed with lots of options to play around with too.
I started by cutting out all the pieces to my rainbow bees. The wings are cut from vellum and everything else from cardstock. Then I used liquid glue to adhere the cardstock pieces together. I added the wings with glue dots and then covered the glue dot up with a color coordinating gem. I absolutely LOVE how these turned out!
For my background, I cut a slimline stitched panel using the next-to-largest die in the Stitched Rectangle Slimline die set. Then I cut the honeycomb piece in Bee Happy three times. I arranged them different ways and glued them together where they overlapped. This way I had one long piece of honeycomb for my background. I glued that down with liquid glue and then added some of the hexagon pieces that pop out of the frame inside random openings. Next, I splattered the panel with gold watercolor.
While I was doing that I thought it would be cool to paint some of the leftover hexagons with the same paint and insert those too. This turned out so cool. I couldn’t love it more!
The die set also comes with a “Bee Happy” sentiment that is so punny and fun. I cut it from black cardstock three times and glued the layers together with liquid glue. I set it where I thought I wanted it to go while I decided final placement of the bees. Once it was laid out, I glued the sentiment down with liquid glue.
Then I added my cute bees with foam squares one at a time…enjoying that sweet bee rainbow so much! Last, I added the stitched panel to a white card base with foam tape for even more dimension and interest.
Welcome friends. I have another card featuring the April release from Pixi Dust Designs. Today I used the Hot Air Balloon dies without making it a shaker but still included sweet images from Up, Up and Away stamp set.. I love decorating this balloon. There are so many options that one idea just leads to another.
After die cutting all of my hot air balloon parts, I ink blended them with distress oxide inks and splattered them with water. I used liquid glue to adhere the pieces. Then I stamped and colored the bear and bird from Up, Up and Away, colored it with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I adhered him to the balloon with liquid glue as well.
For my background, I used a textured glitter cardstock from my stash, die cut some clouds and added them to the background. Using my balloon as a guide I stamped a sentiment in the lower left corner before popping the balloon up with foam tape.
For finishing touches, I added Touch of Gloss to the bear’s eyes and nose and the bird’s beak. Then I added a little pink clay heart above the bear and some gold baubles on the ribbon on the balloon.
Be sure to check out the sweet April release from Pixi Dust Designs if you haven’t yet. It’s very fun!
Hi there! I have a couple of really adorable gift tags to share with you today featuring the new Tag D die set from Pixi Dust Designs. It just released last week and I love it. It’s a great combo of options to make shaker and regular tags.
Today I created one shaker tag and one regular to show how some of the different dies in the set work with the base tag shape. I couldn’t resist adding the sweet critters from Up, Up and Away to them too.
For my shaker tag, I cut a yellow base and melon frame, lined the back of the frame with acetate and foam strips and chose my favorite Wonka’s Candy Jar embellishments to fill the well with. After sealing it up, I added the monkey floating away and chose to cut a blue hole reinforcer to match the balloon. I added a sentiment strip and finished things off with Touch of Glossy to the balloon and monkey’s eyes and nose.
For my other tag, I cut the base from green cardstock and then a topper and bottom edge from blue. After I glued the layers together, I popped the kitty and puppy up with foam squares and stamped a sentiment. For finishing touches I added Touch of Gloss to the eyes and nose plus that kitty’s cute tongue too. The red clay heart came from the Sweethearts embellishment mix in the Twiddler’s Nook shop.
One little note I thought I would add today – when I create tags like this, I almost always cut another base tag shape from white cardstock so that I have a place to write to and from, plus a message too.
Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m excited to share a card I created with the new release from Pixi Dust Designs which is available in the shop TODAY!!!! This new hot air balloon die set is so much fun to create with! You can make shakers or just gorgeous hot air balloons. There are so many different options to decorate your balloon it’s hard to choose!
Today I chose the shaker frame to make my balloon a shaker but also added the cool stripes over the top because these were the kind of balloons I always loved as a kid when we would go to the night glows.
For my sky, I inked pink and yellow lightly on a white panel and then stamped the cloud images from the Up, Up and Away stamp set. After adhering my balloon shaker, I added a sweet kitty to the balloon basket, a kite flying away in the sky and the adorable bunny floating along with his kitty friend.
My sentiment comes from the Woodland Friends stamp set. Once that was stamped, I adhered my panel to a card base and added glossy accents to the critter eyes and noses. last, I added stardust Stickles to the kite tail and highlights on the heart balloon.
Be sure to pop over to the Pixi Dust Designs shop to see what other adorable and amazing products are available today.