Jan 23, 2018

CAS Butterfly Collage


Vickie Y sharing a CAS (clean and simple) card with you today using one die from the DRU online store.

To begin, I created an A2 size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") folded cardbase using white cardstock, then a layering panel of 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" for the die cut and another panel cut at 4" x 5 1/4" to use for inked panel under the die cut panel.

I used these Distress Oxide inks to sponge the ink onto the inked layering panel.

inked panel

I then adhered the Reverse Butterfly Collage die cut panel over the inked panel and used dimensionals to pop panel up onto the white cardbase.  To complete the card I used a stamp from the Penny Black Happy Snippets stamp set.

Close up of butterfly over the distress oxide inked panel


Supplies used from the DRU Online Store:

Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage

Distress Oxide Inks


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Jan 22, 2018

Cattails

Welcome to another Dies R Us Inspiration blog post.
It's Judy here with you, and today I have another inspiration for you. This time I'm using cattails and copper.


Here's how I made this card.


Before I die cut my piece, I stamped the background panel with a sliced wood background stamp. Then I cut the cattails image with copper and then gold. I saved the "innies" from the gold moon and inlaid it into the copper piece. Then I attached everything together.

Here's a close up of that beautiful gold moon.

This is the die I used.
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Jan 21, 2018

It's Written in the Stars

This is only the second time I've gotten to play with the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card die set, but I've had this card brewing in my mind since I bought the Upon a Star Stamps and matching dies.  I've had this set for a while but I have never used it; I just couldn't get this card out of my mind! Now that it's finally made, I can move on <grin>.  Speaking of moving on, I just placed another order with Dies R Us because not only are their die prices insanely low, but they now stock paper, adhesives, Distress markers, and SO much more.  If you haven't been to the store in a while, you need to GO!  Now let's get back to my card; I truly enjoyed making it and I hope you like it.

What I Used to Make my Card:
Black Card
Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card Die Set, #LF1486
Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings Stamp Set, #LF844
Lawn Fawn Upon a Star Stamp Set, #LF1407  {New}
Lawn Fawn Upon a Star Die Set, #LF1408  {New}
MISTI
Lawn Fawn Starry Skies Die, #LF1377
Star/Night Sky Patterned Paper {stash}
Banner - Silhouette Cameo {but you could use these instead}
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Scor-Tape, 1/8" size
Embossing Ink
Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder
Watercolor Paper
Derwent Inktense Water Color Pencils
Light & Dark Brown Card
Silver Glitter Card
Wink of Stella in Clear
Acetate 


Like all fabulous Lawn Fawn products {the Shadow Box Card is a stand alone die, which means there is no coordinating stamp set}, Kelly has produced an amazing video that you can see here.  However, I changed my card up a bit.  I was inspired by this card that Kelly created {the owner and designer of Lawn Fawn}.  She used a piece of acetate to hold up one of her constellations; she talks about it in the video I referenced above.   Click on the image and you can see where I pointed out the acetate.  Like usual for me, the bunnies I used were already colored with Derwent Watercolor Pencils and cut out.  I actually have a few pairs of the rabbits and the foxes, which come with the Upon a Star set, all colored and cut out, ready to go for when the mood strikes me.

These cards are not complicated, but I took a few photos of how I made the card and how I changed it a bit.  

 On the right hand side, here are the two panels that were cut out from the dies, all the creases and tabs are folded. 

On the left you'll see the two panels attached to each other, but it's not time to do that yet.  

The background paper of the night sky was cut out and attached to the very back panel of the box prior to attaching the hills.

 Here are the panels - I cut out three of them - two I attached as instructed and one I kept separate to cut it down.  The third panel is what I am going to use to attach the acetate components.  This where I changed up the construction of the card.  On most of the shadow box cards made with the kit, there are only two hills.  I needed the third to attach my pieces that will look like they are floating {if it comes out the way I picture it in my mind}.
On the right are all three panels attached to the shadow box on one side.  The left shows the box constructed and how the first two panels {hills} can be seen, but the third one, in the very back, can't be seen.  



I put the box aside and began to construct the banner that I wanted to use. In the photo on the right, I show how I stamped the sentiment on the banner.  I used my MISTI to hold the banner and the stamp in place.  The sides of the banner are folded and I put sticky notes under each side because the stamp is longer than the banner.  This way the over-stamp won't get on the sides of the banner.
The photo on the right shows the banner stamped.  See how there was a bit of over stamping on the sticky note?


Here is a picture of the banner completed: 



Back to the shadow box; here are the three hills attached.  This is the view from the top of the box, the patterned paper is the back and the opening is the front.  On the left are some of the pieces I wanted to use in the shadow box.  I ended up switching them up, which I do quite often when making a card.  I think I want certain things and then I think other things will look better.

As I began to build up the scene, I decided I need a few bare trees to even out the box.  I cut out the small trees with dark brown paper and attached them to the second hill.  Then I cut out the skinny strips of acetate I needed to hold up the heart constellation; at this point I wasn't sure what else I was going to put in the scene.  

I flipped through my dies and came across the Lawn Fawn Starry Skies die set and decided a few glittery stars were just what I needed.  I cut out some of the stars from silver glitter card and attached some to the back of the card {where the patterned paper is} and then I floated some using the acetate strips.  I attached the bunnies and the banner; lastly, I used Clear Wink of Stella around the exterior of the box to give just a bit more sparkle.

On the right you can see a side view of the card.  It was a trial to get a good picture not showing the acetate!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did making it.  Don't forget, the Dies R Us store is carrying more than dies now, check out the new and improved inventory of crafting goodies! Hugs, Christi
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Jan 20, 2018

Easel Valentine Card with Bev


Hi ..it's Bev here today.  How are you? Hope your holding up in this cold spell that has us all colder than normal .... even in Florida? 
 This DT project for Dies R Us showcases an easel Valentines Day card made using lots of die cuts... outside and inside the card.  I am also using one of the newest products in the store.... ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever. It goes further than you think and only needs a little to go a long way. Watch in the store for the fine tip writing tool to compliment this product soon. It allows for fine tip gluing and is amazing.

Supply List:
Machine/ tools: Big Shot Express, Misti
Other: Paper: Pion To My Valentine, Cardstock, Gem stones, stitching


For this card I started by pulling and sizing some papers to the card base. I cut mats for pop of colour and depth and dimension to my projects. I cut lots of die accents... love sentiment, hearts, some corner pieces, then cut a border form the print papers and hand cut some pieces to make a pennant cluster accent.


With all the pieces ready I start to position them to form the card.... I move things around a few time until it is what I like.. This is an easel card so sorting options for the inside also to match the front.


I continue to glue things down. 


I picked another print paper for the inside and add the fabulous die cut corners from cardstock to match the front .. it's perfect.


Here is a side view of my card... it stands up and will be great to share on any table for Valentines Day. 

 


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Jan 19, 2018

Cozy . . .

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today sharing a wintertime card that was great fun to create!


I live in Ohio and we are having a true winter this year!  I have pulled out all my winter sweaters that haven't seen daylight for the past couple of winters due to us having very mild temperatures in comparison to this year.    Guess I should pay more attention to that old Farmer's Almanac ... they predicted this to be a COLD year!!

Anyways, since I was in 'sweater mode', I thought I'd keep it going with a card which was created using the fun Elizabeth Craft 'Sweater' die.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Winter Sweater

One sweater was made using design paper from the Authentique Tradition Collection and the other one was created using the Tim Holtz 'Holiday Knit' Layering Stencil.
The designer paper sweater was easy ... I simply die cut the sweater from the patterned side of the paper and the extra pieces from the flip side of that same paper which happened to be a coordinating solid ... easy peasy.
  To create the 'sweater' pattern on the other one, I used a scrap of white card stock and Tim Holtz 'Faded Jeans' distress ink along with the stencil.  Then die cut my sweater.


I first die cut the collar, bottom band and cuffs from white card stock but didn't think it stood out enough so I quickly used the other end of this scrap of white card stock ... inked it with the same distress ink and die cut the same pieces.  I actually already had the white pieces adhered so simply layered the blue pieces on top of the white.


For the sentiment I used another Elizabeth Craft die ... 'Cozy'.   It was die cut twice from the scrap piece (above) used for the cuff & collar panels ... once in white and once in blue.  Then off set to create dimension.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Cozy


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Here's another peek at the finished card . . .
A hand drawn border and Nuvo white crystal drops were the only embellishments needed to complete my card.

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Jan 18, 2018

Four in one cards

Hello, my crafty friends!  It is the new year and the Christmas decorations have been taken down and the Christmas card list has been updated for next year.  Now it is time to get down to some serious crafting. I'm Barbara, we have been lucky to spend the winters in a warmer climate, Florida. That means I need a second craft room.  I bring with me a lot of stuff that I need and have a lot here too.  What I didn't bring, is my stash of cards that I like to have on hand to mail out to friends and family. 

I set out to make one style card that I can put different sentiments on, to full fill that stash. If you are interested, here is my card.

I cut a bunch of daisies in white card stock with the die from Penny Black called Bashful.

Then I colored them while still in the card stock. It makes it easier to do and is very fast.

Next, I cut several of these Antique Frames by Penny Black in colors that would coordinate with the cards that I am making. 
Add a little ink around the edges to add dimension to the card.  

All of these cards were made pieces that were cut before, now I just adhered the daisy to the front and added a different sentiment to each one.  The sentiments are from the stamp set by Gina K designs called Fabulous Frames. 
Now I have a few cards ready to send out as needed. Makes me feel happy. 
You can find the dies that I used on these cards in the Dies R Us store.
 Penny Black - Dies - Antique FramePenny Black Antique Frame
currently out of stock, but you could use any rectangle frame.  

The Penny Black Bashful die is no longer available.  I think that this one would look great too. 
 Penny Black - Dies - CoyCoy
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