It’s Monday morning, and time for a new challenge at Global Design Project. This week we are casing Kayla McCreadie.


I was immediately attracted to the background, and wanted to give it a try. To mimic Kayla’s use of the globe, I used a circular, Painted Labels Die.

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Die-cut background


First, I cut nine of the fancy circles from Whisper White Cardstock, and positioned them on Whisper White Cardstock, 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. I wanted this layer to be the same size as the card base, so I could cut it down with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. You could trim the edge by hand with scissors, but this is a quick way to give a nice, even border. It was a little tight going through the die cutting machine, because of the double layer of cardstock.

The circles were glued in the solid center, and are secure without glue on the intricate edge.


Before gluing my die-cut layer to the Crumb Cake card base, I tied Linen Thread around it, and added a knot.


My foliage was created with the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing Dies. They can be purchased separately, but you’ll get a 10% discount by purchasing them in a bundle. I stamped three of the plants in three colors of ink: Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, and Garden Green, and used their matching dies for cutting. You can see just a bit of the fourth branch that wasn’t stamped, but simply cut from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. It’s the die at the top of the photo.

I glued the Soft Sea Foam branch to the card front, and attached the others with Dimensionals. They have nice, little stems for gathering behind the sentiment label.


The sentiment, “Thank You,” is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die. I gave it some texture with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, and layered it for sturdiness. There is an Adhesive Foam Strip along the bottom edge of the label to make it the same height as the foliage, and a small amount of glue at the top of the label where it touches the foliage. In case you didn’t know, the Adhesive Foam Strips are twice the thickness of regular Dimensionals.


Creating this die-cut background was a fun challenge. Why don’t you join us by casing Kayla, and sharing your cards in our gallery?


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* 2 folders
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Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!

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