Friday, February 17, 2017


Haiku Poems  consist of three lines. The first and last lines have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. Rarely do they rhyme

 This card was so fun to make- a little time consuming- but I love the way it turned out!  I used dies from Frantic Stamper of the little Paper Doll Geisha's and Washi paper. The backing behind that is paper I bought in China a few years ago.
 I used some Graphic 45 Bird Song paper for the background layer. When I worked on my Haiku, I decided to add a little Basic Grey Bird.
  To see my little cheat about using the dies with many little parts, scroll to the end of this post.

 This is the card I received back:

This was made by Laurel S in the About Oriental Art Yahoo Group- I think it is stunning!

 Here is a little look-see on how I use these little dies with ease:
I apply 2" double sided tape to the back of the cardstock before I die cut- if you forget, you can add it after you die cut and roll the die thru the rollers again : )

 You would add more tape if the dies were larger (just add it side by side on the cardstock).
 And, Viola- dies are stick on the back : )

You will just peel off the white tape and viola- your die cut has a sticky back.

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Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly, your card is adorable and a lot goes into this with being exact with the wording. You need to be a literature major not a nurse to do your cards, hehe. You are so creative and put so much detail into each on - I just need to chill and relax.

Maxine D said...

What gorgeous wee girls Shelly - you are so creative! Love your haiku too.
the card you received in return is stunning.
thanks for the tip about cutting lots of small pieces

:: BlueInks :: said...

That first card is so cute - the hair and bow on the girl in green! Your attention to detail shows well!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh those dolls do look so are tempting me to go hunt for those dies
Dr Sonia

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I think paper is a great souvenir to bring back from a trip. You get to reminisce every time you use it. I bet you use it sparingly to make it last! Your card is beautiful and cute all at once! Thanks for joining us for our Bendy/Scene Card challenge at Cut it Up!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your cards are fantastic... and the tape information is so helpful! THANKS!

jimlynn said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. I love that background paper! Thanks for the die cutting tip too. Great!

*Vicki* said...

That is very cool the way you've incorporated this knowledge into your design Shelly!! I love that wonderful poem and such a cute design too!! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! HUGS

Lynn McAuley said...

Such a sweet poem for your lovely ladies!! Thanks for this fabulous tip about Scor-tape on the backs of your die cuts! Genius!! I will certainly be giving this a go!!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the design and the beautiful background paper you used!! The haiku is fabulous!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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MiamiKel said...

These are also beautiful Shelly !

Beth Norman said...

What an awesome tip you shared. I would never have thought of adding the tape prior to cutting. Your card does look like it took a lot of time and is gorgeous. The geishas are just too stinkin' cute. The card you received is lovely as well.

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the background paper you used!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge! Have a great day.

Marilyn said...

So cute and what a great card this is! This looks like it took a bit of time but well worth it because it is cute, cute, cute!

Susan McFeggan said...

Great sticker technique and lovely cards

Cazro said...

So cute. Thanks for joining in the fun at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.