Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lily Pad Card Digital Die Cut Challenge

Welcome to Lily Pad Cards' very first Digital Die Cut Challenge!!  I had a fun time playing with the die-cut file that Vicky has provided us, featuring a gardening theme.  Here it is, isn't it darling?  Vicky has graciously offered it to everyone - just get over to Lily Pad Cards to download it for free!



Though I don't have a Silhouette, since the file is available in jpeg and pdf,  I was still able to use Word to print out the files and cut them out by hand. I used Jen Martakis' "April" digital kit for the papers and flowers (keep reading for a chance to win that kit).  Here are 2 cards I made using them:


This card uses Vicky's picket fence die-cut file (enlarged a bit), Jen Martakis papers and fussy-cut daisies, a few stamps and punched butterflies.

supplies: white and gold cardstock, Jen Martakis papers and daisies, trimmed by hand, fence from Vicky's Gardening set, Hero Arts  CL374 Big and Small Flowers, (flower stems and leaves) versafine onyx black ink, green cardstock, CL184 Thoughtful Messages, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, yellow cardstock, embossed with Swiss Dots folder

And my second card used everything digital, (except for the hand-cut stems and leaves), even the sentiment is part of Jen's kit  The flower pots are shapes from Vicky's cut files.  I just used them as patterns on the back of the papers, and cut out the simple shapes by hand, then distressed the edges with a coordinating distress ink to give them definition.  I did the same with the edges of the flowers.


supplies: blue cardstock for card base, white cardstock to print out files from Jen Martakis "April" kit, scraps of green text dp for leaves and stems, Glossy Accents on centers of daisies, pots from Vicky's kit, sponged on edges with spun sugar and wild honey distress inks, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

I love the pretty pastel papers and the gardening elements in these kits!  I hope I've shown you that you don't need to have a Silhouette or other die-cut machine in order to play with us in our digital challenge this week.  Please give it a try!  For more inspiration, visit the Lily Pad Cards Blog to see some examples from the digital team: Pia, Latrice, and Sarah, and to get your free digital kit!  The challenge will last a whole month, and you can enter as many times as you like, using whatever colors or theme you'd like.  The winner will receive this Jen Martakis "April" kit:


Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Also entering my first card into Verve Stamps "April Showers Bring May Flowers" contest.

24 comments:

  1. Both these cards are soooo full of Spring (sadly we are heading into Winter), I just love all those wonderful colours. Gotta say that picket fence card is my fave!

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  2. Your did a SUPER FABULOUS job incorporating the digie images, Lin! This is simply delightful!
    PS: WHO needs a digital cutting system when you can cut the fence like THIS!!!! WOW!

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  3. VERY cute cards... lots of fun!

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  4. Lovely use of the kit Lin, Jo x

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  5. Many congratulations on your DT place Lin - about time too I say! Richly deserved. What a lot of cutting here but well worth it. Lovely springtime cards. I do hope your Easter holiday is a warm one with NO SNOW!

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  6. Such happy cards :) Hope you have enjoyed a beautiful Easter.

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  7. Fabulous cards, Lin! Great job hand cutting Vicky's shapes!!

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  8. WOW oh WOW Lin!!! Seriously amazing fancy cutting sista!!!! Both cards are so pretty!!! Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!!

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  9. These are fabulous! Love the fence and can't believe you hand cut that! So wonderful!

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  10. Love your sweet cards, Lin! Your fussy cutting is awesome!

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  11. Such fun cards Lin, I am with Suzz I cannot believe you have trimmed that fence by hand..you are one talented gal..sending hugs!

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  12. Cute cards ;) I love the pretty springtimeness in Jen's kit and Vicky's sweet images. Thanks for the inspiration, hugs, Ruth S

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  13. Gorgeous cards, Lin! The first card is so sweet!

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  14. Oh my goodness! What beautiful cards, Lin. I love the digital elements and I do have a Silhouette to cut them with (although I very much admire that you cut yours by hand!)

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  15. Oh Lin! These are perfect designs for you! I can imagine you in your garden right now clipping pretty flowers just like these!!

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  16. OH MY GOSH! Great projects! Love both of them. What a cool idea...thanks for sharing with us.
    :-)

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  17. LOVE that you still played along even with out a die cut machine! LOVE both cards--but that first one is my FAV!! LOVE it:)

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  18. love love your delightful cards, Lin! they make me smile! =)

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  19. These are stunning sista and you are such a natural. Love the bright and happy cards. Hugs,Kathy

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  20. that is some seriously perfect cutting! and the flowers are delightful & so spring!

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  21. These are fabulous! I just love those happy little flowers popping off their stems!

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  22. What darling, cheery cards, Lin! The colors are just beautiful and the picket fence is simply adorable!

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  23. These are so happy and just sweet as can be!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!