Mar 2, 2021

Spread Your Wings And Soar!

 Happy Tuesday everyone! It's Rosie here today showing you how to create a scene card using all Memory Box Dies! I have a lot of tips and tricks for you throughout this tutorial so I hope it helps you when you are creating with dies.


Let's Get Started!

Step 1: I cut two of the Open Branch Tree dies: one from brown cardstock and one from green.

Step 2: Cut the leaves only off the green tree and glue to the brown tree.

Step 3: Cut several trees from brown chipboard and brown foam. We are going to layer these on top of each other to create a thick tree for dimension. I usually use foam tape, but since these branches and leaves are so thin, it's easier to cut several trees and glue them together than trying to get a thin sliver of foam.

Step 4: Glue all the layers together. I will say the foam was difficult to glue in between the layers because it kept wanting to shift. The next time I will use only chipboard. Look at that thickness though!
 
Step 5: Next cut a spring/floral border from white cardstock. I used the Memory Box Spring Border, but it's not available in the DRU Store. I've linked other borders you can use below.

Step 6: I used Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to color in the grass and leaves. To avoid getting ink on the flowers, you can lay a scrap piece of paper over them or tape over them with painters tape.
 
Step 7: I used Copic Markers to color the flowers in rainbow colors.

 Step 8: I glued the spring border panel down to a piece of blue cardstock that is cut to 5" x 6".

Step 9: To complete my card layers, I cut a piece of black cardstock to 5.25" x 6.25" to go behind the card panel. The white card base is cut to 5.5" x 6.5".

Step 10: I decided I needed some butterflies. I cut the smaller butterfly from the Precious Butterflies set from rainbow colored paper. I realized the top intricate butterfly from the Kensington Border fit over the small precious butterfly almost perfectly. There is also a piece on the Kensington Border (in the middle, next to the flower) that looked like antennas so I cut three Kensington Borders from black cardstock. I also cut another tree from black cardstock so I could use some of the leaves for the butterflies bodies.

Step 11: I decided I needed a smaller butterfly so I cut out the 2nd butterfly from the bottom of the Kensington Border. Then I traced it on patterned paper to form the body. If you have intricate dies like this butterfly, but need a solid base you can always trace around the intricate die-cut to get the shape you need.

Step 12: Assemble the butterflies by gluing the intricate outline to the main body, then the antennas, and finally a leaf on top for the body. Here are the butterflies all put together.

I found a sentiment on the Mama Elephant She's So Lovely Set that fit perfectly with the butterflies on this card so I stamped that along the bottom.


These are the products I used:
Memory Box Spring Border 
(this is sold out, but you can pick from these flower borders HERE)

Mama Elephant She's So Lovely

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Mar 1, 2021

DRU Inspiration DT Call

 Hello Crafters! 

Do you love dies? 
If so, then you might be just who we're looking for!!



We are looking for crafters who love working with die cuts and inspiring others
for our Dies R Us Inspiration Team.  Open only to the US at this time due to long delays in shipping internationally.

If you're not familiar with our Dies R Us Inspiration Blog please pop over and check it out.


What you can expect:

DT members will get a 40% discount off all products in the store.
For PERSONAL USE only.

~ Private Facebook group where we communicate with each other.

~ Personalized DRU Watermark to use on your photos.

~ You will be featured on our social media posts and the DRU Inspiration Blog



What we expect:

DT members must have an active blog and a Facebook account, where you can share your creations and help promote our store. Other social media outlets are a plus.

~ Members will be required to post 2-3 projects per month. 
~ A calendar will be set up in advance, so you can work ahead if you wish. Each team member will have assigned days to post both our blog and the Dies R Us Business Facebook page. Any other groups you would like to post in would be much appreciated, but not required.
~ Projects need to utilize products we sell in our store and linked back to the store.

~ Clear, sharp photos of your projects for your blog posts are a must.  You will also need a photo editing software to add your watermarks. Blog posts should include multiple photos (or a video) of how you created your projects.

Able to work with established schedules, meet deadlines and follow posting guidelines.



To apply:

~ Please email 3 projects where dies are used as the main focus of the project.


~ Please include in your applications (a blog and Facebook account are the only must haves):  Blog Address, Facebook Page, Instagram, any other social media accounts you wish to share, and where you live.

~ Please send your submissions to the DT Coordinator, 
Anne (icinganne@yahoo.com)

~Please include "DRU DT Call" in the subject line.


DT term is for 6 months:  April 1, 2021 through Sept 30, 2021


We will accept submissions until noon (Eastern time), 
March 15, 2021


This Call is open to USA residents only at this time.
(All team members are responsible for shipping costs.)

People who apply need to have a nice collection of current dies, as our store is based on selling dies and inspiring others using them.  We also carry a large selection other products in the store such as papers, inks, stamps, etc., which you can also showcase ... keeping the DIES as your main focus.

Good luck to all who apply! 
We look forward to reviewing all your submissions.

Feb 26, 2021

Lawn Fawn Ocean Themed Shadow Box Card

Hey Friends! Amanda here and today, I have an Ocean themed Shadow Box card using Lawn Fawn products. I just love fun fold cards, don't you? And what I love even more is when I don't have to do a ton of measuring, folding and thinking when I make them! Lawn Fawn products make fun fold and interactive cards so easy!




As usual, I do have a video tutorial for you today. Below the video, I will have a couple more finished product pictures and below that I will have a supply list for you.




Supply List

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Feb 25, 2021

Sweet Tulip Fairy

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a sweet fairy card today.


I started by placing the fairy stamp - Moments Like These - on a stamping platform because I wanted to add different colors to her.



Using the coordinating Fairy Cuts - Tulip Fairy - die cut her. There is just a perfect bit of white cardstock all around the die cut image.



Using Misty Morning background paper, ink Lavinia Fairy Words in VersaFine Clair Morning Mist Ink, stamp on scrap paper first , then stamp along the right side for a subtle effect. 


 Mat the panel with white cardstock, then add it to a blue card.   Place the Tulip Fairy in the left corner.  Using a glue pen, add dots of glue around the panel then pour on Fairy Hugs Silver Lightning Glitter.







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Feb 24, 2021

Floral Fan Congratulations

 Hello Friends,

Diane here to share with you some Dies R Us inspiration.  I have a lovely little floral fan card today.  This beautiful fan die can be used for any occasion including Birthdays, Mother's day, Sympathy, Thinking of you or maybe even a Wedding Invitation.  I used the beautiful "Floral Fan" die from Tutti Designs available now at Dies R Us.


The paper collection I used for this card is Ephemera Queen by Graphic 45 and the pretty little red flowers are from Little Birdie Crafts.  This card measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  This is an A2 sized card. The sentiment "Congratulations" is from a "Lawn Fawn" stamp set available from Dies R Us.  A must have in your crafty stash.

Here is a close up of my card:


This is a quick and simple card to make.  All I did was select some back ground paper, cutting it a little smaller than my card front, glued it to the front of my card. Then I cut the fan die twice and adhered them together. I layered some solid blue cardstock behind the fan die and fussy cut it.  Then I added a border from the designer paper and adhered it to the bottom of the card.  I stamped my sentiment in black ink, cut it out, and added it to the card.  Then I just added some flowers, pearls and a bow.  This was a fun quick card to make.


Floral Fan Die by Tutti designs:  

https://www.diesrus.com/products/tutti-designs-dies-floral-fan?_pos=1&_sid=5b023d659&_ss=r


Scripty Sayings by Lawn Fawn:  

https://www.diesrus.com/products/lawn-fawn-scripty-sayings?_pos=5&_sid=a3f884ad8&_ss=r


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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Be Blessed and Have a Great Day!