Cuties Card by Julie Lavalette.

Hello, Thanks for popping over, it's Julie Lavalette here today. This weeks Challenge here at Cheery Lynn is Lots of Layers – how could I resist making a card using this theme.

I adore the versatility of the Cuties strips and decided to make a whole background out of the Cuties 1 today.

Using white cardstock I cut out several strips. I had the idea of giving my background an Ombre effect (light to dark) so after die cutting, I inked them all up with co-ordinating light and darker shades of Distress. Next step, I wove the strips together going forwards and backwards with my paper between the petals and aligning my rows up. Once completed I glued in place onto a layer of cardstock before layering onto my card. I hope you all love the result as much as I do.

You will notice wrapped around my centre image is also the Cuties strip. This time I mounted my inked strip onto the back of my image along with a little brown card to make my image ‘pop’. I then twisted the little petals back round with a pair of tweezers. I love this effect and each Cuties strip gives a different look when you do this.

My flower was cut out again from white cardstock and inked in the co-ordinating shades I had used in my background.

Dies used – B149 Cuties 1
                  B339 Gardenia Strip 
                  B165 Lace Corner Deco E

Have a lovely creative weekend and I’ll see you all next week,

Julie x


  1. Amazing, what a brilliant use of the die. The gradation of the colors is also lovely.

  2. A good idea!
    That is out of the ordinary!

  3. Excellent idea. I have used the cutie strips as borders but never thought to fill a whole card. Love the lacy effect. Hugs

  4. Wonderful idea to create a background from the cuties, Julie, just stunning. And as always, your Gardenia is gorgeous.


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