Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Take the Leap

Here's another great image from Sherri Baldy today.   This image comes from my favorite stamp line that she creates, Fluffy girl.  This image is called Scan0010.  How cute is she?  She really makes me smile, check her out in the Fluffy section of the www.MyBestiesShop.com.  I love the sentiment "Take the LEAP and build your wings on the way down."  Now, think about that.  Way easier said than done.

I am also using some great Turkish lace on this card and a simple embossed flower as decoration.  I also had someone ask about the lace I used yesterday, it also came from my trip to Turkey.

Question of the day: do you use the matching stamps and die cuts together?  Many sets now come with stamps and dies that match up.   Almost every company now makes dies that match with their stamps.

I personally have such a hard time lining them up properly that I often don't use them, but I know they are hugely popular so I got a lot of them for the giveaway this year.



Have you checked the winner list todayclick here  There's a lot of winner's that I have not heard from!!  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 15th-19th yet

52 comments:

New Creations said...

So girly and cute! Yes, I have some, not many and love to play with them!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the color combo on your card, and that gorgeous lace!
I do like the stamp and die combos! Sometimes when they are offered separately, I opt to get just the stamp set. It depends on the design whether I think I'll get much use out of the dies. But I do like having the option of getting the dies. I've seen some good tips for getting them lined up.

montagnava@aol.com said...

Your card is too cute. Love the lace you used. I do like the stamp and die sets. Often I stamp and die cut off my project, then add them later to my card or project. Right now I am working on making Easter embellishments, but I ran out of light weight cardboard, i.e. cereal boxes.
Virginia Montagna

Sandra said...

Fun card!!!!
I have only one stampset with matching die, so not experienced enough with those, LOL

Cindy Holmes said...

BEEEEEUUUUUUTIFUL card! If I can afford both stamp and die sets then I will definitely use them! I really hate cutting everything out by hand! Unfortunately I most often don't buy the dies because they are usually so darn expensive!

stamping sue said...

About the only stamps/dies I have are from the company Altenew and I do like them.
Fun card for today.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

ionabunny said...

Love the blue lace. I prefer to spend my money on the stamps first, but if I can afford it I get the matching dies. Sometimes it's easier to cut the piece and then stamp it. Lining up can be fiddly. Love stamps and dies. HUgz

Jean said...

A lovely card! I do have some stamps and dies and I love using them. I probably don't use them often enough. They can be pretty expensive so that deters me from getting a lot.

Susan T. said...

This is a gorgeous card and I LOVE the sentiment- words of wisdom for both children and adults. I really like stamps and matching a dies. I line them up as best I can (the magnetic platform helps) and go for it. Love the convenience of not having to fussy cut.

Shelley said...

Beautiful coloring job on that image! I only have 1 set of stamps that have dies that came with them. It's an architectural set and I have only played with it once or twice. It was fun tho'. If it were a different subject/theme it would probably get more use, lol!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Adorable card, Holley. Yes, I use stamps and their matching dies xoxo

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Holley and lace offcourse.

I have 1 ot 2 of them but did not use them.

Gr Karin

jane stillman said...

Another fabulous card Holley. I don't use them because, like you, I had problems lining them up lol xx

Larisa said...

So beautiful card and the lace is good. I like the lace decoration.
About the stamps and dies - I wish I could use them both, but I have not any.. But I like the others do use them in projects..

lora said...

what a wonderful card. Great job!!
I like to use the stamps, but I have not a cutter machine to use the dies. Although it is always noce to see the way another masters do that, and I am glad for them.
Have a nice day, Holley!

sammi said...

Such a fun, colorful card! Love the added flowers. I do enjoy the stamps and matching die cuts - though, I admit, some can be very hard to line up - In those cases, I stick with fuss cutting the stamps

Laura Murphy said...

I don't use dies t all, since I don't have a cutting machine~

Jackie T said...

Hi Holley this is a stunning card I love that image and the lace is gorgeous. I love stamps and dies that match. John Next Door from Crafts Too has some flower stamps and dies that are a dream to line up. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Audrey R said...

Holley- you are so brave and inspiring to us all! I love using stamps and dies together and match them up using a post it note to keep them aligned. In Austin

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

How cute, Holley! Love the lace from Turkey! I have only a couple of stamps with dies sets. I haven't used them a lot, but maybe I should give it a go again! xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and again beautiful lace from your travels to Turkey.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Gaye Valle said...

Such a sweet card. I am really liking your Turkish lace. It reminds me of Turkish Delight from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I do enjoy using my matching dies and stamps. It is so much easier than fussy cutting. Although, I don't mind fussy cutting. I always liked paper dolls.

Dana M said...

What a lovely card! Such a sweet little lady and so beautifully colored. I do us matching dies and almost always purchase them if available.

DJ said...

I don’t have many sets of matching stamps/dies. The few times I’ve tried it has been hard to line everything up. I don’t mind fussy cutting as I have been doing it for many years.

Trish said...

What a lovely card Holley, the image is so cute, but I really like the warm colours.
I have a couple of dies and stamps combos that I play about with
Many hugs, Trish xx

Yvonne Krijgsman said...

What a lovely card Holley also one of my favourites the fluffy's...I dont use them together I make my one scene cards Always in 3D thats what I love to make..XX

Candy Meyers said...

What a cute image. I actually laughed out loud for this one. Great card.
I do use stamps and dies that are coordinated. Sometimes the dies don't line up with the stamp easily and I find that frustrating, but I still use them.

SHartl said...

Oh, what a little cutie on this card! I love the colorful flowers and uplifting sentiment too. Yes, I do use stamps that have matching dies, although I am still learning how to line them up with the images. Thank goodness for washi tape to give a removable bond.

StampNK said...

That blue lace on your card is so beautiful and really highlights the sweet image. I have a few stamps with matching dies and I do like them as I am not very good at fussy cutting.

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. I have quite of few matching stamp/die sets, but have quit buying the dies for many of them and plan to get something like a scan n cut soon.

rachel duong said...

I love your card, this girl is so fun and cute. I have a couple die sets and stamps. I love the option of die cutting stamps for layering and popping up the images.

Mel C said...

I like stamps/dies sets, only have some from SU. Your card is great! I have emailed you but my name is still in bold blue! (I'll re-send).

Frances Freeman said...

I use mostly digital stamps and fussy cutting. That fluffy image is adorable

Lucie Horowitz said...

I use the stamp and cutting dies, but also fussy cut. Cute image. I love your all your lace.

Karenladd said...

I used to fussy cut all the time and not worry about finding stamps with matching dies but once I tried a few I was hooked. I especially like them for making multiples of cards, for a quick and easy process. Your Fluffy card is so adorable and full of fun!

Janet Packer said...

She is such a cutie, and your card is lovely .

Vivian Foo said...

Very sweet card. I do not own any dies yet.

Stacy H-W said...

I do use the matching stamps and die sets. I love them! And I love this Sherri Baldy image on your card too! great job!

monique said...

no dont have that lovely card

Pat said...

That card is sweet, Holley. Isn't she a Fluffy girl? Anyway, I don't havw any matching stamps and dies but I've seen them and some of them are too cute! I wouldn't mind trying them out.

Shabneez said...

Beautiful card Holley - Love that lace and flower embellishment. I definitely use stamp and die sets a lot. Shabneez x

bissecat said...

I love you card colors ,lace and image.I have some dies whit stamps.

Blue Kube said...

This is such a happy, colorful card! I love the blue lace!
The sentiment is very inspiring but I agree, not always easy to do. It's hard to be brave.
I love using stamps with matching dies. Cutting images with scissors hurts my hands so I was thrilled when cutting machines hit the market. LOL.

Fikreta said...

so nice card
no I dont use coordinating dies. to much money for me

cjknick said...

That girl image is darling. I do not use stamps with matching dies regularly. I have very few. The investment is just too much for me.

Scarlett said...

Beautiful lace and love that shade of blue...I don't have any matching stamps and dies as I mainly use digi images, but I would image they would be awesome to use instead of fussy cutting!

DonnaMundinger said...

That is one fabulous quote! It's so not me, though. LOL Gotta have all my ducks lined up before I give it a shot. I rarely purchase the coordinating dies because I don't mind fussy cutting. It's kind of therapeutic. xxD

Amy Martin said...

Such a cute image. And I love the lace you keep using. Its so pretty. I do sometimes use stamps and dies together .but not always. I fussy cut alot still.

Kathy said...

This card is lovely. I love the color combo, the image, and definitely the lace. I don't use the matching stamp/die sets very often. I like the flexibility of being able to use the shape in different ways. The one time I like the set is when the stamp puts finishing touches on the die cut. For example, I've seen many Disney and Harry Potter dies that have a tiny stamp to finish the face.

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

Fluffy girl is very cute!

I have used the stamps and die sets together. I only have 1 set of them though... They are a bit tricky I agree.

Linda Dicks said...

This Bestie is adorable. As far as stamps and dies used together. Yes if I'm going to be cutting the stamped image, I do use the matching die

Jennifer Dillon said...

I love this card and I love Sherri Baldy and yes I love the stamp and dies that match I use them all the time.