Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas #219 Ocean Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you all are well. I am so sorry I haven't been writing as much in my posts lately. With the kids being home, my upcoming surgery and preparations(just a couple more weeks), buying a house and packing and cleaning to move into said house(also a couple more weeks), I am burning my candle at both ends. Just a little more of the

short and sweet posts and I will be back, I promise! (hopefully with a new blog design too)

This week at the Die Cuttin' Divas we are having an ocean challenge. I was walking through Hobby Lobby the other day, (very dangerous for me to walk through there kidless) and I saw this really adorable canvas of just an octopus silhouette. I knew I wanted to make a card like that, but you know... I have to use some bright paper! I think Hobby Lobby did it better, but it's still pretty cute. I used an Octopus die cut from Miss Kate Cuttables. I embossed the backing paper. I'm really trying to use my giant collection of embossing folders. The paper is from the Simple Stories "I Heart Summer" collection. I miss that collection a lot! The banner and stamp are from a die/stamp combo from Doodlebug and Sizzix. I was hoping to add something about an 8th birthday, but I thought that may be trying too hard. haha. 

I really like the color combination. What do you all think? Do you have any craft supplies you never use, but are trying to now? Or a favorite paper pack they don't make anymore? Probably too many questions at once. :) There is no question that you all should join this challenge with us at the Die Cuttin' Divas. Don't forget the die cut! I hope to see you all there! Thanks for reading you all!!

~Dusty Rae


  1. This is such a CUTE card! Have a Creative Day! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. very fun. Love the embossing of the blue octupus

  3. Super cute card!! Have a great day.

  4. I would have loved this card as an 8 year old. great job

  5. I think that this combination turned out excellent! I love what you've done with the octopus!