It's been a while since I've sat down to make something... A long while. I recently received a new product from Lifestyle Crafts called Detailz Dies: Doilies and they helped me get back into the groove.
These 2 inch dies are gems, and oh so fun to play with. If I had more time, I could have kept on creating. They cut, emboss and stencil with one pass (or they can just emboss too). In the package there are three designs, each so dainty, detailed and feminine. I ran just one of the dies through my die cutting machine with the luxurious Lifestyle Crafts White Letterpress Paper and slightly inked the edges. I adhered it to a kraft card base, stamped with a sentiment (from Hope Blooms by The Craft's Meow), added a wood veneer bird and tied the card with May Arts Burlap String. I love the pairing of this feminine die with masculine-ish embellishments for this clean and simple sympathy card.