Apr 24, 2018

HELLO CARD

Hi there.  This is Donna with another treat for you using some fantastic dies from Dies R Us!  This is my Hello card and the instructions are as follows:


Base Card:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, folded in half for A2 card
Blue Layer:  4 x 5-1/2

Using the Secret Garden Flower Set 1, I die cut 10 flowers and five centers.  I used the medium size and the small for this project.  

Layer two flowers together offsetting them slightly and glue together at the head.  Next using a stylus, I created dimension by pulling toward the head of the flower thus raising the petals.  Flip over and run stylus around the heads of the flowers to flatten them a bit.
(pic of stylus)



Apply Distress Oxide ink to the flower centers and glue to the flowers.  I die cut five stems and adhered to each flower and then gathered them in a bouquet and put a dot of glue where the stems meet and overlap.  Apply 3-D Foam Squares to the backs of the flower heads only.  Put aside.





Next, die cut the Big Splash Border and adhere to the right side of the blue layer.  Adhere blue layer to the far right of your card front.  Then adhere your bunch of flowers using 3-D Foam Squares for dimension  Glue stems in place.  I added a simple “hello” sentiment and topped the flower bouquet with a sweet bow.




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Sentiment:  unknown

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Apr 23, 2018

Wine a Bit

Hello and welcome to another Dies R Us Inspiration. 
It's Judy here, and today I have a fun card using the Cheery Lynn Wine a Bit Die.


Here's how I made this card:


I began by cutting the Wine A Bit image on white card stock.

Next I coated it with Versamark and embossed it with Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I did this procedure 3 times to get the embossing powder nice and thick so it looks like metal.


 
I did the same with the Elizabeth Crafts Ribbons and Jewels Die. After I cut the elements I heat embossed them 3 times to look like metal.




I cut a panel with the Penny Black Antique Frames die, scrunched it up and then inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for an antique look.


Finally I used the Impression Obsession Geometric Cut Out on the background panel.


Then it was time to put it all together.

These are the items from Dies R Us that I used:

 Cheery Lynn Designs - Wine A Bit




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Apr 22, 2018

Stretching Your Background Dies with Tutti Designs Garden Background

Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with some inspiration using the Tutti Designs Garden Background Die.  Background dies are great but they come at a much higher price point, so I really try to stretch the uses of mine in as many ways as I can possibly think of.

I love the Tutti Designs Garden Background Die and often use it just as is, cut in white with a colorful background behind it and a word die.  It's a great die for a quick card, but it's also a great die for using just portions of it and using the one die cut to make several cards.  This is also a great technique to use if you want to make a more CAS (clean and simple) card with lots more empty white space showing.  You can also cut just parts of the dies itself, like just the individual flowers or other elements in the design for your cards

Here's how I made my cards:

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and used Lindy's Magicals on the paper with water to make a very vibrant colored background.  The colors I used were "Cat Tail Copper Brown" and "Tibetan Poppy Teal".  I mixed some up on my craft mat and sprayed lots of water on it and on the card stock and mixed the Magicals with a paint brush.  Then I smooshed the watercolor paper into the color to get a messy fun background piece.  I dried it in between the two colors and then I was ready to die cut some words from it.

Here's the background with just the teal on it so far and the Tutti Designs Garden Background Die cut from white card stock.


Next I adhered the large die cut to the background and used another piece of the background to cut "Thanks" using the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks Die.  I also cut Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets "Blessings" die from the watercolored paper.


Next, I took some Dotted Border Dies from Avery Elle and cut the whole piece into 3 pieces.  I also used the dies and cut some extra borders in black and extra words in black too, for layering.


Here I am trying to decide how I want to do my layouts...at first I thought I'd use black thin strips of card stock down each side, but later decided to adhere the whole top panel onto a black panel so there would be black edges on the right and left side of the cards.

You can also see that I used a Zig Two Way glue pen to adhere the 3 layers of word dies together.

After I was happy with my layouts, I adhered everything to the black panel then on top of a white card base.  Lastly I added black Nuvo drops in every little circle cut of the Tutti background die.


Here's my first finished card:


And my second finished card:



I really like using larger die cuts this way because it not only makes more cards out of the one cut, but it helps me make cards that are less busy and feed my need to create in a more clean and simple way! It also stretches those more expensive dies and really ends up making them more economical because you can use so many parts of them for different type cards!

I hope this has inspired you to look at some of your larger dies and see if you can cut parts of them off to use smaller sections on your creations - It's just another way to look at your dies and stretch their uses!

I hope I inspired you in your crafting adventures! 
Remember, Dies R Us store carries much more than just dies so check it out HERE and happy crafting my friends!

Thanks!



                                  

                       





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Apr 21, 2018

Best Wishes using Carta Bella Flora paper pad


Hi .. it's Bev here today. So how are you? This DT project for Dies R Us showcases a Best Wishes card using Carta Bella Flora paper pad to make lots of layers, die cuts and a fabulous finished card.

Supply List:
Glue: ScarPerfect Best Glue Ever
Machine/tools: Big Shot Express, Misti
Other: Cardstock. Ink, Flair Buttons


For this card I pulled lots of papers to mix and match, Die cut accent and sentiment pieces and some stash accents. All the paper edges were inked ready to layer.


Started the layers.. matted some for extra pop of colour and depth and demension too.


Put thing together to create my card using ScraPerfect Best Ever Glue.


Close up for your viewing of all the amazing colours in paper and the fab dies cuts used.



 


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