Winnie & Walter July Leading Lady | Take 1

04.07.2015

Woohoo!!! Today I can finally share these exciting news! I will be Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady for this month! When I got the mail from Julie & Shay almost one year ago, I at first thought of a mistake ;-) I couldn’t believe they really wanted me *lol*. Since then, it felt like a wonderful dream from which I did not want to wake up

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Now, here I am! It still feels a bit unreal but I'm so thrilled and honored to share my projects with you on every Saturday in July showcasing Winnie & Walter’s amazing products!

But first let me tell you a bit about me.


My name is Anja and I’m originally from Germany but now live in Switzerland. I’m a proud mom to a handsome boy and a sweet little girl. I work part-time as a Media Designer for a printing company. 

In 2008, I discovered Card Making and Stamping. This is my creative outlet and I really enjoy it ever since. Since 2011, I've been blogging over here: Little Butterfly Creations.
 

When Winnie & Walter started their company more than one year ago, I immediately fell in love with their unique products. My very first crush were the versatile sentiment stamps from The Big, The Bold and … series and they are still one of my favorites ;-)

Winnie & Walter's latest big April/May release was packed with not only the most beautiful stamps but also really awesome dies. I'm so thankful that I had the chance to play with these fabulous products!

So today, it’s all about Creative Die-Cutting!

Double/Layered Die-Cutting



For this card I used the awesome Multifaceted Cutaway die. I love this geometric pattern and there are lot of fun things you can do with it. At first I cut it from white cardstock taking care that most of the pieces remained in place. Then I glued it onto my A2 card base and inserted the couple ones which fell off though. I also cut it a second time from gold foil cardstock. I put a piece of masking paper over it to secure all the pieces while running it again through my die cutting machine with a heart shaped die. All the gold pieces were glued down over the white cardstock. From the same gold foil cardstock I die-cut the word «love» from The Big, the Bold and the Happy Cutaways.


Negative Die-Cuts



My second card shows how you can also use the negative when die-cutting. I blended some summery Distress Inks together with water on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Then I let it completely dry before using the In a Word: Happy Cutaway die. I popped up my panel and the little letter pieces with foam tape and added the white embossed word «birthday» from The Big, the Bold and the Happy stamp set.


Inlaid Die-Cutting



I really love these In a Word Cutaway dies – they are just perfect for Clean and Simple cards. On this one I created my own striped pattern by arranging Navy and Coral strips of cardstock. Then I die-cut the In a Word: Hello Cutaway from my stripes and also from white cardstock. After that I inlaid the white «hello» in the negative space of the stripes.


Partial Die-Cutting



On my last card for today, I arranged the flowers and leaves from the In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways on a piece of purple cardstock. To create this border I did some Partial Die-Cutting – this means I didn't cut them completely by letting a part hang off my cutting plates while die-cutting. The butterflies are from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set. For the white embossed sentiment I used one of my favorite stamp sets: The Big, the Bold and the Happy.


I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies in a different way! Here's a little something for you that would help to invest in some fun Winnie & Walter supplies *hehe*:


Julie & Shay have generously given me a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store to give away! For your chance to win please leave a comment on the Leading Lady posts on my personal blog. I will draw a random winner at the end of the month.

Glad you joined my Leading Lady debut and I really hope you liked it! I’m looking forward to see you again next week!

Huge thanks to Julie & Shay for giving me this incredible opportunity! 
It truly means the world to me!

Thank you so much for stopping by!



Kommentare :

Chel Micheline hat gesagt…

I LOVE your amazing, graphic style!

Kristie Goulet hat gesagt…

Gorgeous cards! Congratulations!!!

Hussena hat gesagt…

Wow !! congrats on your Leading lady spot at Winnie and Walter ...Your card are absolutely Fabulous ..Love them :)

conil hat gesagt…

Congrats on your Leading Lady assignment. You've done such excellent work. All your cards are lovely and the designs are meticulously executed. Gorgeous.

conil hat gesagt…

Congrats on your Leading Lady assignment. You've done such excellent work. All your cards are lovely and the designs are meticulously executed. Gorgeous.

Francine hat gesagt…

Endlich darfst du es ALLEN sagen!!!! *LACH* Wie toll! Ich freue mich RIESIG für dich! Und deine Karten sind alle wunderschön geworden. Hatte mich auf die Regenbogenkarten gefreut und bin nicht enttäuscht! Sie ist genial!
Deine "stolze" BS
Francine

pcm hat gesagt…

These cards are all AMAZING! congrats on leading lady!

Mary-Anne V hat gesagt…

Saw your cards at W&W and loved the variety! The distressed rainbow is my favourite.

Miriam Prantner hat gesagt…

Wonderful cards! Love your bold, graphic CAS style, these are lovely! Congrats on the Leading Lady gig!

Anja Curvers hat gesagt…

Awesome news Anja congrats your designs are always amazing love to see you as leading lady. Have fun. These first cards are great, great I love the W&W dies they are so versatile.

Teresa Kline hat gesagt…

congrats, what an amazing opportunity.....luvin your cards and the different ideas and inspiration! hope you have a fabulous weekend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Nandini hat gesagt…

Congrats! Love the cards! Especially the rainbow happy card!

Vicki hat gesagt…

Oh my what beautiful cards. I don't think I could pick a favorite. However, I do love the navy and coral colors and how they look with the bold word die. Thanks for the nice inspiration!

Diane Jaquay hat gesagt…

Congratulations on your leading lady role, Anja, your cards are all so beautiful, very CAS which I just LOVE!

Анна Изотова hat gesagt…

Anja, your cards are amazing!!! So vivid and elegant!

Sue D hat gesagt…

Thanks for sharing your creative die cutting ideas.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Margaret R hat gesagt…

Fabulous techniques! I'm in awe of the multifaceted/heart card - looks amazing!

Aileen (mum) hat gesagt…

Congrats Anja, well deserved. You are very talented and now you can highlight their stamps and dies to perfection. Never thought to do the partial cut on the flower die before, off to give that a go. Again congratulations.

Sandi hat gesagt…

Congratulations....you are very talented and I look forward to seeing your creations every Saturday this month. My favorite card today is the card with the navy and coral strips.

Sharbogast hat gesagt…

These cards are so beautiful, but I really love the last one, with the partial die cut. So pretty and elegant. Thank you for sharing.

Melissa Friedrich hat gesagt…

Wow, such beautiful and different cards, love all the die cutting texhniques and those W&W dies are awesome. Putting these on the top of my wish list!

Anita in France hat gesagt…

Congratulations, Anja ... what a fantastic selection of cards ... your style and W&W goodies are made for each other ... crisp, clean and gorgeous! I'm particularly taken with the rainbow hello ... yum ... delicious! Anita :)

Michele Henderson hat gesagt…

All of your cards are absolutely amazing! Thanks for showing us so many terrific techniques!

mandalj hat gesagt…

Congratulations! Lovely cards, especially the second one with the beautiful watercolouring!

Stephanie Klein hat gesagt…

Wow Anja, ich gratuliere von Herzen!! Ich finde die Produkte auch ganz toll und deine Umsetzungen sind wunderschön! Ich freue mich bereits auf deine weiteren Werke :-)
Alles Liebe und herzliche Grüsse
Stéphanie

Denise Bryant hat gesagt…

Beautiful cards! I love the negative die cut ideas!

Lisa's Creative Niche hat gesagt…

Wow! These are amazing! That first card just blows me away!

Amanda hat gesagt…

I am so glad that I discovered your blog today! Your cards are amazing. I have really gained a lot of inspiration from your work!

D.Ann C hat gesagt…

Such a lovely batch of cards! Love all the different styles of die cutting!

cm hat gesagt…

Anja your array of cards here are nothing short of outstanding! You've selected some of my favourite products - especially the word cutaways - which has me jumping for joy! ! I'm in awe that you've designed four beauties for us...each so unique and pleasing to the eye. Wow! Leading Lady: YES!! You more than deserve this opportunity - and we're soooo fortunate to see your creativity in action! Thank you for all the inspiration!
~c

Ruth hat gesagt…

These cards are wonderful! I love the way you clearly explain the technique you've used in them, too.

metoadtoo hat gesagt…

I adore the partial die cutting.

metoadtoo hat gesagt…

I adore the partial die cutting.

metoadtoo hat gesagt…

I adore the partial die cutting.

TracyM #6773 hat gesagt…

CONGRATULATIONS Anja!!!
I can see why Julie & Shay chose you to be a Leading Lady - WOW!!!
LOVE your STYLE and how you have shared cards with completely different ways of using the W&W Cutaways!!! THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and reminding me that I have LOTS of techniques to learn & try with die cutting :)

Tracy hat gesagt…

I'm so excited for you. The W&W products are so perfect for your crafting style. These cards prove it. I've always thought you were a leading lady. :-) Congratulations!!!!!

Karen Lai hat gesagt…

Such beautiful cards! Loved the various techniques of your cards. Great inspiration

Jennifer L. hat gesagt…

Congrats on being the Leading Lady. Your work is so beautiful. I like the watercolor and the bold stripes.

Crystal hat gesagt…

Gorgeous work. I can see why you were picked as Leading Lady!

Crystal hat gesagt…

Gorgeous work. I can see why you were picked as Leading Lady!

Crystal hat gesagt…

Gorgeous work. I can see why you were picked as Leading Lady!

Rosali hat gesagt…

Oh, Du sprichst ja deutsch!! :) Herzlichen Glückwunsch erstmal! Es ist bestimmt verdient, denn Deine Karten sind ganz wundervoll!!

Melissa Friedrich hat gesagt…

Oh my goodness, I love the graphic design of these cards, such beautiful cards with large sentiments!

 
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