Apr 3, 2020

Thinking of You

Hello crafty friends, 

Mary Moisan here today with my first project for the Dies R Us Design Team.  I'm so happy to join this wonderful team of talented designers, especially during this time when something as simple as sitting down with dies, stamps and paper gives my mind a much needed break from the outside world.

I'm starting my term with a "thinking of you" card...



I started by picking some pattern papers (Jen Hadfield, my bright life by American Crafts) and the dies I wanted to work with.  From a gold paper (DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack) I die cut the "Thinking of You" from the IO DIE174 Greetings die set and several of the leaves from the Spellbinders Cuppa Love die set... this set is not currently in stock, but the IO Tea Cocoa would work nicely for making the cup stack.  For a different look, the ECD Summer Drink set would also be a great option.

Alternative design idea... glue several "Thinking of You" sentiment onto card stock strips and stick them into the cup stacks instead of the leaves.




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 gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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Apr 2, 2020

To all my crafty people....



It is time....

Hi, this is Alycia from Let's Be Creative and I'm so excited to share that I have been designing cards for a new company. Dies R Us. This company is so incredible and they also have a Canadian website: Dies R Us Canada.
I have links below showing you where you can find these beautiful dies. I really hope you join us in our blog challenge at Dies R Us . We would love to see what amazing projects you have created.
This is a new card in which I used the Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Triangle Die. I love the 3D affect these dies have.
Using Lawn Fawn Inks with a stencil to create a colorful background in matching colors with the die.
Lawn Fawn Inks used are Lemonade, Grape soda, Sage Leaf and Fish tank.

I used the Picket fence studio blender brushes to have a smooth finish to my stenciled background.






I used the Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Triangle die to create the fan for the background. Although these are unavailable right now, here are some other choices that would work.



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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Apr 1, 2020

Happy Easter!

Hello, everyone!

It's Nancy from The Nickel Nook here with you today!
I'm so excited to be sharing my first project as a DT member of Dies R Us!

Today I'm sharing an Easter Card.
Easter will be so strange this year.
We won't have the opportunity to attend church, 
or celebrate the occasion with our loved ones.
Perhaps this Easter we should all send cards to those that we can't be with.
They might arrive late but I don't think that ever matters.

Here's my card:


Here's what I used:


The dies I'm using are both from Tutti Designs:

I started with an A2 tent fold card base in white cardstock.
Then I chose some lovely soft green papers.
This is a double-sided paper: damask on one side, polka dot on the other side.


I began by die-cutting an oval from the center of the front of the card.
I die-cut the frame die from the green damask print paper.
I cut a piece of the green polka dot paper to measure 4" x 5 1/4".
I adhered this paper to the back side of the card front. 


I stamped the "Happy Easter" in place through the oval.
I then adhered the frame in place on the card front.


I then die-cut a second Easter Frame.
From this piece, I fussy cut some of the little butterflies and flowers.
I curled/folded these up, and adhered them in place onto the first Easter Frame.
It adds such nice dimension to the card.
to finish it off, I added white crystal drops to the frame.


Inside the card, I added a rectangle of the polka dot paper.
then I stamped a wonderful Scripture verse from the same stamp set,
onto the oval that I cut out of the card front,
before adhering it onto the rectangle strip.
Finally, I added a double looped bow to the top of the card.
Isn't that a fabulous verse for this time?
It's a wonderful reminder that God is still on His throne!


I hope you enjoyed my first project share!
I'll be back next Wednesday to share some more die inspiration!

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Dies R Us Products Used:





Other Materials Used:
Altair Art - Ever & Always II 6" Paper Pack;
CC Designs - Amy R - Easter Blessings Stamp Set;
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink;
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Simply White;
Celebrate It Ribbon. 

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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 gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  
For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Thanks for stopping by!


Mar 31, 2020

Welcome and Thanks

Anne here and I'd like to thank our current Design Team members whose term has ended today. They have inspired us with their wonderful creations over the last several months and we wish them all the best (and hopefully, they will be returning to inspire you even more in the future).

Wishing you ALL the BEST:




THANKS so much for everything!

On a happier note, please welcome our new team members for the next several months.  


  
We can't wait to see what you create using dies and other products from Dies R Us!



Thanks for your friendship

Hi everyone Steph back with another project for Dies R Us.


Cut 3 shades of blue cardstock to fit the card front.  Place the Thanks die in the center and die cut through all layers.  For contrast, die cut Thanks from orange cardstock.

Emboss the light blue layer with a dotted background, then assemble all 3 layers on the card.  In the open space add Thanks with Best Glue Ever.


Stamp a sentiment with black ink, punch out and add to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.




Thermoweb - 3D Foam Squares - White .5" 88/Pkg

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 gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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We have some exciting news to share with you. Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in USA & Canada called Didi Crafts ((https://www.didicrafts.com/).
It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Thanks for visiting... hope to see you again soon, Have a great day.






Mar 29, 2020

D&D Inspired Card

Hello all, Samantha here!

I hope you take a second and stop by the Dies R Us store because there are SO MANY GOODIES! 

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my brother, who is an avid D&D player.




I know I've said it a few times but Karen Burniston's items are SO MUCH fun to play with. This was created with her Surprise Ball Pop Up & The Flap and Closure set. 

The other thing I really love about Karen's dies, is that she includes tutorials on how to put these magical things together. For this one you can see it here. 

I chose to use my Memento Ink to darken up the embossed lines from the brick. I used Rich Cocoa,  just to give it a bit of depth.



Thanks so much for checking out my card today! I hope you have a great day!
hope that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us 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 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.

Mar 27, 2020

Deer Happy Holidays

Hi there, Shona here today with my last card for Dies R Us, at least for a while. I had fun creating a little Holiday scene with three dies that can be found over at Dies R Us. This is what I came up with:


This was so much fun to create. I picked out the dies I was going to use - and of course, the card evolved into something a little different from what I had originally had in mind! Here are the dies I used today:



Impression Obsession Deer Trio:



Tutti Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles:



I started die cutting the birch trees and sponged on a little Memento Peanut Brittle.



For the deer trio I added a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to a piece of beige cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine.



The protective backing was taken off the deer and Buff Flocking was applied to the sticky surfaces, to produce three cute little fuzzy deer!



The cardinals were cut out of red cardstock.



The deer antlers were sponged over the Buff flocking with Memento Rich Cocoa. 




Each of the deer and the cardinals were given eyes and the deer also got noses using a Copic Black marker.




I then sponged a piece of white cardstock with a jumbo dauber and some Distress Oxide Broken China. This was then spritzed with water using a mister.


I then started putting the scene together. I put a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet on to a piece of white cardstock and ripped it diagonally. The first piece was stuck down near the bottom of the background. I then tucked the male deer behind that and removed the backing of the tape. The tree on the left was attached to the base. Another piece of the taped cardstock was ripped and applied on top of the first. The protective backing was removed from that piece and then the three tree other trunks with the little deer and doe were then stuck down. A third "snowbank" was adhered covering the bases of the trees and deer legs. Here you can see the layers:



After removing the third backing, Twinkling Clouds Flocking was then added to the sticky surfaces. 



I sprayed the back of the tops of the trees and stag with Pixie Spray. These were then stuck down to the background.



An older Stampin' Up sentiment from Vertical Greetings set was stamped in Versafine Clair Tulip Red and this was then heat embossed with Clear Detail. The cardinals were then added to the branches with Scraperfect Best Glue Ever.



I made a frame using the negative part of the largest Tutti Cross Stitched Frame. A little red bow was added around the top right corner and then mounting foam was added around the frame.



This was then layered over the scene and then the entire piece was taped on to the white card base with the sentiment. I added another little cardinal to the bottom of the sentiment to finish it off!



The following are the products that I used for my card today.

Vertical Greetings (Stampin’ Up)
Pixie Spray
Super Adhesive Sheets
Twinkling Snow Flocking (FL207)
Buff Flocking (FL109)
Clear Detail (EP280)
Memento Peanut Brittle
Memento Rich Cocoa
Jumbo Dauber
Mist Sprayer
Black Copic 100 marker
Red Organdy Ribbon
Foam Tape

Hope you've enjoyed my share today! I hope to be back on the team
in a few months.


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 gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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We have some exciting news to share with you. Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses located in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts ((https://www.didicrafts.com/).
It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!