Wednesday, May 16, 2012

~ Nina.B.Designs blog hop #3 ~ die-cutting non-paper products

* Due to technical issues my post did not go live on time as scheduled; I sincerely apologize! It is up now (obviously) =) *

Welcome to another NinaB Designs blog hop. The NBD team and I have something exciting for you today. The challenge was for us to make something that uses the NinaB Designs Spellbinders die cuts from non-paper products on ourprojects. Did you know that Spellbinders dies can cut all kinds of material? Kim Hupke, the Educational Director of Spellbinders Paper Arts did a video showing all types of products you can cut with the dies that you can find HERE. For my project today, I die cut corrugated cardboard with NinaB Designs' Home Sweet Home dies (heart die).


Something seriously weird is going on with these pictures but ignore them will you?
For the corrugated hearts, I dusted the edges with some white ink and added gargantuan pearls to the centers.


I wish I could say the leaves were cut with dies too, but sadly, they were not. Nina, will you design leaf dies next??! PLEASE!!!!! My thumbs would thank you.


The sentiment is from this lovely, lovely stamp set.

Flower is by Prima, and the patterned papers are some new ones I picked up at the local scrappy store this past week.

I added the border and freckle details with some fine-tipped markers. I find I'm starting to drift back to the paper-piecing, pen-and-ink, scissors-and-glue style that I started out with. Along the way I've dabbled in clean-and-simple, shabby-chic (rather heavily in this one, lol), and even more graphic art styles. But back I am to the way I started. It's where I feel truly comfortable, and I am happy with it. Here's to more explorations in the wild and wonderful world of paper crafting! :)

Here are the dies I used:

Here are the prizes to be won.

Winners will be picked randomly from 5 of the designers' blogs:

Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. Nina will announce the winners on May 22 right here on her blog. Due to the number of prizes being given away on Nina's blog and her dependence on her mom to do the shipping, we have to ask that the winners email (via Contact tab) her with their info within 4 days (till May 26) in order to claim the prize. This will help with organization and avoiding confusion. Thanks for understanding! Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:

I hope we've inspired you all today! Happy hopping!

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