Cross Stitched & Dots

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with sneak peeks for Penguin Palace’s new release focused on standalone dies. The sets I’m focused on today are Cross Stitched & Dots Large Rectangle Overlays and Cross Stitched & Dots Small Rectangle Overlays. Combined, these two sets provide you with a variety of sizes for every 0.25.

Because of this fact, I actually trimmed the Cross Stitched & Dots Small Rectangle Overlays and kept the Cross Stitched & Dots Large Rectangle Overlays intact. I used a bit of purple tape on the back of the larger set, and added in the rectangles from the small set.

Using three different colors of paper, I ran all the die cuts through together. This actually helped me create three different backgrounds. The colors I used are: Precious Gem, Princess Decor, and Navy Seal. These papers are lightweight. For sure, I wouldn’t define them as cardstock. They actually feel like tissue paper but definitely don’t tear as easily.

I combined the three sets in alternating colors and created three backgrounds. Since I have three cards to decorate, I kept everything really simple.

For the first one, I used the Congratulations sentiment from the Congratulations stamp set. I stamped it and heat embossed on vellum, backing it on white cardstock and place it right over the background.

The second, I used the dog with balloons images from My Best Pal along withe the Happy Birthday sentiment. For the sentiment, I heat embossed it on the Navy Seal paper and cut it into a banner. I added some white clouds to the card to give it a little more white space.

The third card, I used both the Birthday Unicorn stamp and die set. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment directly on the background, masking off a portion of it. For the rest of the card, I wanted to fill up the space so I used two of the unicorns from the set and die cut a bunch of confetti.

I always love when I can create multiple cards from one project and this came together pretty quickly.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks. Come back again soon for some more inspiration and ideas!

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.
STAMP SET(S): *Cross Stitched & Dots Large Rectangle Overlays, *Cross Stitched & Dots Small Rectangle Overlays, *Birthday Unicorn, *Birthday Unicorn Dies, *My Best Pal, *My Best Pal Dies, *Congratulations
INK: Memento Tuxedo Ink
TOOLS: Sixxiz Big Shot


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