Sunday, 12 June 2022

My snippets card for Challenge #430

A new challenge (#430) is now open over at The Snippets Playground HERE. To make my own snippets card I raided a favourite paper pad, tipped out the snippets from the envelope 'pouch' stuck inside the back - and this the card I ended up with:

And here's the pile of snippets I tipped out, a few of which I used - the rest were saved for another time:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank - tent style

- a piece of white card, die cut using Ann Melvin's 'Positively Paper Craft' 'Multi Panel' die set - which I love (her prices are so, so reasonable)

- then glued the 'frame' to the card front as well as the inner white parts which I'd cut all in one pass on the Gemini. Must admit, I fell back onto the original Gemini plates and used the magnetic mat for ease when positioning all the smaller insert dies into the main die

- fiddled around with the snippets of patterned papers (from Lawn Fawn's 'Really Rainbow' paper pack) until I thought the colours and patterns worked together OK

- then used my cute little Altenew die cutting machine to die cut all the coloured paper insert shapes before gluing them in place, using a glue pen

- next step was a sentiment and I used a literally 'hot from the mail' die set by Whimsy Stamps called 'Birthday Word and Shadow Die' which I'd spotted over at Sarah's snippets entry just a couple of days earlier!

- die cut the background for the sentiment Birthday word using a snippet of white card

- die cut the sentiment word using a snippet of black card then glued it on top of the background

- stamped 'Happy' onto another snippet of white card, using a stamp from Uniko's 'Simply Said' set of sentiment stamps and Versafine's Clair 'Nocturne' ink pad

- trimmed the word 'Happy' to size and backed it with a further layer of card just to lift it slightly 

 - glued both the stamped and the die cut elements onto the card front to form a two-word sentiment - yay, finally taking the time to use my set square for levelling

- finished!

I already said how much I love the 'Multi Panel' die I used here - brilliant for using up snippets and every bit as good as any other similar die set on the market, at a price that made me smile!

The Birthday sentiment die is brilliant and it comes with a 'stitched' background die as an alternative to the plain one, or you can use the Birthday word without any background - versatile! I stuck to the plain background as the card was already quite busy - and there was no other stitching on the card to tie it all together. I know it's naughty of me but I truly do recommend that you think about adding the sentiment set of three dies to your craft goodies. Mine was from 'Dies to Die For', bought whilst their Jubilee discount promotion was running.

I'd like to enter this card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #39 HERE

So that's my snippets card and all that's left is 'Dudley's Pupdate'. He is a little terror for sitting looking very appealing when there's food around - no matter what you might be eating.

I had a sliced up Jazz apple the other afternoon. Of course, Dudley wanted a taste and he actually liked the little bit he had. A while later I was sitting at my desk, speaking to Len, with Dudley's paws up on the chair beside me - 'little nosy parker' always has to be involved. All of a sudden there was one almighty 'burp' - practically in my face. Dudley looked astonished, Len thought it was me (which amazed me as I never burp) - and I reeled back in shock! Would put some humans to shame for sure and he didn't even excuse himself. ☺  Doggy manners training for him!

Love from Di and Dudley!


  1. A super colourful and bright card served up with some temptation 🙄🙄 and more great doggy tales of Dudley.

  2. Wow - that’s a lovely colourful sunburst of a card which will cheer up anyones birthday.

    Oh how rude of Dudley. Guess Jazz equals Gass for his digestion!!! But fancy him not putting a paw in front of his mouth and pardoning himself! Tut tut!!!! Xxx sniggering at Len thinking it was YOU!!!! That’s both “men” in your household in the doghouse then!!!! Xxx

  3. Beautiful card Di, I love the papers. What a fabulous die, I’m sitting in my hands here…. you are so good at enabling crafters! Do I NEED this one? 🤔

  4. A fabulous die and such love cheerful colours Di. I think I'll have to sit on my hands too. I seemed to have spent too much just lately.

  5. Love this card and die! Splurged and just ordered it!
    Sharon in Toronto (@sharons_playtime)

  6. I just LOVE the bright colors and patterns on this fabulous birthday card! What a gorgeous die that is - I love the white around the dsp bits! Well done! Now you need to teach Dudley to say "pardon me", right? *wink*

  7. Absolutely fabulous! It's like a ray of sunshine in rainbow colours, my little granddaughter would love this card, as do I x

  8. LOVE your card and colors!!!! Dudley and his pal are hilarious! BURPS! And Len thought it was you? TOO FUNNY!

  9. I love the mix of papers in your birthday card. Super fun and a great die to use for them.

  10. What a fun card. Thanks for showing us what to do with dsp pieces. Hug Dudley for me.

  11. Fabulous snippet card, such lovely die you bought! Dudley's story about the "burp" is hilarious!! :D :D

  12. So glad you put it to work right away Di, it looks wonderful layered that way to let the gorgeous papers "shine". Dudley and his appley burp made me smile!! Our two love apple actually, the crisper the better and we love hearing them munching their way through their juicy slices x

    1. Hi Sarah - I did chuckle about Dudley's 'appley burp'. Great description - it whiffed a bit like he'd been drinking cider! And thanks again for enabling me - I do so love that set of sentiment dies! Di xx

  13. This is a great die to use up those snippets Di and I love the mix of patterns and colours, and the white on black stamped/die cut sentiment looks great. I notice there are several of these patchwork type dies over at the site which would work well..definitely on my wish list and they are very reasonably priced too. Putting on my GD hat..thank you so much for joining us over at the NBUS Challenge this month. x

  14. I love this card so much. Just had a sneak peek at the site (which I didn't know of) and I want so many things now! So funny about burpy Dudley. L x

  15. Di your card is gorgeous l love that die and what a great use of all those papers great way to use them up xx

  16. Oooh, this is beautiful, and what a wonderful use of snippets Di! I was recently gifted a sunburst die similar to this one and never thought to attach the frame part, along with the sunburst area, and then fill in with patterns and solids. I can't wait to give it a try myself now. The white card stock frames the inner papers so well, and lets that sentiment stand out perfectly.
    I admit that I ran over here from the Snippets blog to get a closer look, but also to find up what Dudley was up to, ha! Isn't it the funniest thing when dogs are surprised by the sounds that come out of them? Lucky for you that it was just a appley burp and not something else, eek!

  17. Lovely sunny colors you used in your card. My cat burps all the time. Especially when he's real close ;)

  18. I absolutely love your gorgeous colourful card Di, what a great way to use up all your pretty papers.
    Lol, Dudley is so funny. I remember the first time Ruby had a bottom burp - the noise surprised her and she turned and gave me such a withering look as if it was my fault!!

  19. A wonderful, cheerful card Di, and great use of the snippets too :). Oh dear, apple and burps... a bit of a shocker for all but the culprit :)

  20. I had to jump over from the playground to get the deets on this fabulous card. Honestly, what makes it so good is your excellent choice of patterns and their placement. It takes a real eye to get it all arranged perfectly as you have. And you're right, that's a great price for that die. Pat Dudley for me!

  21. Just love the die you used & those papers--fabulous card! Would have taken me hours to figure out what order to put them in! Oh that Dudley!!

  22. Gorgeous happy card, love the vibrant coloursx

  23. What a fabulous card Di and what a fabulous die to use up your snippets with! I had to go and have a nosy around at the link you provided and my goodness, what a gem of a site! Thanks for enabling... AGAIN!! Had to have a chuckle at Dudley's burp. I don't think dogs have the same set of rules as we do! Hugs, Vicky xx

  24. Oh, Di, I LOVE your card! The paper is perfect and the die is to die for! Cute story about Dudley. I'm at the playground for #430 and hope to have a cocktail in the treehouse with you and Sarn.

  25. I LOVE this beautiful snippets card, probably one of the best snippets cards I have seen!!


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