Oct 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Day card

Hello and Welcome to you crafters, and those that just like to look.  We have a few new team members for this term and you will be so inspired by them and the others on this amazing team.
I though it was time to get a few Thanksgiving cards done and I did this one for you today.
It is a simple wreath on a panel with fall colored accents.  Let me show you how I did this.
Base is Tomato Soup card stock from Gina K designs.  Then a layer of White card stock,  with the Frantic stamper Elements #16 Stitched Rectangle Frames. I have used this die many times, but this time, I embossed it with the soft pad on my Big Shot.  Then I cut down the panel to a 3 3/4 X 5.  That way you can see all of the stitching on the edges.

To make the wreath, I used two of the stitched circles from Tutti Designs to make the right size for my wreath. 
 Then I die cut some white for the leaves on my wreath from IO Leaves.
 I used Elizabeth Craft dies Hydrangea to cut a lot of little flowers to decorate my wreath. I used scraps of paper in fall colors. Green, gold and red.  You get the idea.
Cut apart the leaves into smaller pieces and glued them on the wreath and added the flowers, and some little gold beads in the middle.
Don't forget to put something on the inside too. 
I finished the card with a gold heat embossed sentiment. 
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #16 - Stitched Rectangle FramesFrantic Stamper Rectangle #16
Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched CirclesTutti Designs stitched circles
Impression Obsession - Dies - FoliageIO Leaves
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Hydrangea 2Elizabeth Craft Hydrangea

    I hope you're inspired by today's project. 


 
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Oct 18, 2017

Autumn Lights

Hello Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today with a beautiful Autumn  card !   

 I made this  card with Fantastic   

Memory Box Dies Grand Stag Oval Frame


Here's my card:




I realized my background with Oxide Distress Inks, 
then I cut two black silhouettes of Reindeer, 
which I stuck for a deep effect.







Some detailed views of my card:

































Inside :



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Oct 17, 2017

Web of Cats!


Hello Dies R Us friends!  Vickie Y sharing a fun Halloween card with you in traditional Halloween colors of black sparkle cardstock, white, and orange.

First, die cut the images using dies found in the Dies R Us online store

A very easy card to create by layering the sparkle cardstock onto the white card base then adhering one of the die cut cats, then adhere the die cut web over the cat.  Next, place and adhere the other cat on the outside of the web and the die cut Happy Halloween at the top of the web to complete the card.

Close up of the cat behind the web

Here are the dies I used found in the Dies R Us Online Store






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Oct 16, 2017

Christmas Cardinal

Hello, and welcome to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Judy Woodland here, and I am honored to be one of the newest members of the Inspiration Design Team. I hope you enjoy what I have for you today.

I love Cardinals, and was so happy when I found this fantastic die set from Dee's Distinctively. 

~Here's how I made this card~

I made an A2 card base with red card stock, made a mat with black, and finally added a layer of white. The corners were punched for a more decorative look.

 I die cut the cardinal with red and black card stock.

I painted a little bleach onto the beak and then sponged with a small amount of orange ink. The rest of the body and wings were sponged with red ink.

The Twig Wreath and Pine Boughs were die cut.

And then the whole card was put together.


These are the dies I used:

Dee's Distinctively Dies - Cardinal Left

 Impression Obsession - Dies - Twig Wreath 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like this sweet little cardinal, I know I do!!
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Oct 15, 2017

Lawn Fawn Trick or Treat

I love this time of year! The leaves are so pretty and I love the chill in the air.  There is nothing like sleeping under some nice heavy blankets with three or four cats snuggling up next to you! For this Sunday post on the Dies R Us inspiration Blog, I'm sharing another adorable Lawn Fawn Halloween card.  I hope you like it!


What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Labels, #660060
Red, Brown, Orange, Yellow, Green, Grey and Black Cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Uni Ball Signo White Gel Pen
Blender Pen
Various Gems
MISTI
Pop Dots

When I got the Lawn Fawn Costume Party set, I stamped a bunch of the adorable characters on watercolor paper and colored them in with my Inktense Pencils using a blender pen. I found that using the MISTI is the best way to stamp on watercolor paper since the texture of the paper can inhibit the ink from making a strong stamp.  Once I die cut them, I also decorated them with various gems, Wink of Stella pens, glossy accents, and other goodies.

While the gems and decorations were drying I started to make the actual card.  I started by making the backdrop in grey card, then cutting a tree out of brown card and attaching that over the grey tree.  The leaves on the tree were die cut 
You can see the dimension of the mummy
and the dragon.
from various fall colors and attached to the tree (no matter how many photos I took of the card, nor how I enhanced it, the leaves never came out as brilliant as they are on the actual card.)  I attached the grey frame and the brown tree onto a piece of black card - I felt this would showcase the adorable little costumed kids the best.  Lastly,  I stamped the sentiment on white card and used the Labels die set to cut it out.  

Another Look
Assembling the components was easy - I placed the sentiment and the characters onto the card and attached them.  I pop dotted every other character; both the mummy and the dragon are pop dotted. I loved decorating the costumes after they were colored.  The witch has some clear Wink of Stella on her hat, as does the candy the mummy is holding.  There are green gems on the pumpkin stem, glossy accents on the pumpkin hat, and orange gems were used on the pumpkin's eyes (and the little teeth were colored white with a gel pen.)  Finally, the pink dragon was accented with some pink gems.  
Thank you SO much for reading my post! I'm having a small giveaway on my blog! All you have to do is go to this post and leave me a comment about which costume you like most; the contest ends November 1, 2017 or when I get 75 entries, whichever comes first.  Also, please consider visiting all of the fabulous Dies R Us links; remember, there are TWO chances to play in the Challenge and there is a NEW creation every day on the Inspiration Blog

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Thank you and I hope to see you around Blogland! Hugs, Christi


Oct 14, 2017

Autumn Feast Gift Card

Good morning DiesRUs friends. You know that moment when you open an envelope and out comes a really pretty card that makes you happy, and then you open the card and there is a little something extra for you on the inside? Don't you just love that feeling? :-) Lena here with you today sharing one of those cards.



To make this standard A2 size card, I began by getting all my pieces cut in the papers I wanted to use. 


I stamped my tree trunk first and added some grass using a copic marker.  Once this was done, I created a mask for the tree trunk before sponging in the sky for the background.


Then came the fun part of stamping and colouring all the little bits and pieces.  I added a little dimension to my little guys by using foam dots.  And since this card is going in the mail, I decided to adhere a solid piece of foam to the back.


 To do this, you just trace the image on a piece of craft foam ... 


... and then cut it out a little on the inside of the trace mark. You can use any adhesive to adhere the foam to your image and/or your card.


Once the front of your card is done, it's time to work on the inside. The Gift Card Pop-Up die from Lawn Fawn, makes it real easy to make an insert for your gift card.  I cut another couple of mats and adhered them to the card.  This is what I will use to write my personal message.

That was it. A fun and very easy card to put together :-)


Here is a quick recap of the dies I used, all linked to the DiesRUs store for your convenience.


I hope you enjoyed my card and that I have inspired you to make a card of your own with a little something extra on the inside. Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 


Till next time,