Sep 22, 2017

Congratulations

Hello to you all
Doreen here I have a New Baby card for you today using more Sue Wilson dies
along with some from Crafters Companion

 


 I first got my papers and dies ready that I wanted to use.
The pram was die-cut  twice
and glued together to make it stronger.


I distressed and glued my papers down and added some cheesecloth
to create a little softness before  adhering the pram and butterflies with
foam pads.xxx


Dies I Have used

Sue Wilson Designs - Striplet - Butterflies In Flight


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Sep 21, 2017

Happy Fall!

Hello and Welcome!  Barbara Campbell here today  with this fall card.  I just love the colors of fall.  Not just the colors, but the feel of the cool air and the smell of home cooked foods that go along with it.  
I decided to make this card with all of the delicious colors and leaves.  
I pictured the leaves blowing and tried to show that on this card.  
I used water color paper and die cut the Leafy Breeze die from Memory Box in white.  I left the leaves in the die and colored them.  This worked much faster, as I didn't need to be careful  about my coloring. Sorry for the out of focus picture.

 Next I cut the die again and trimmed the sides like this. 
Then I channeled my best Jennifer McGuire and placed each leaf back into the die that you see here.  
It took a bit of time, but I think the finished card was worth it. 
Along the right side of the die that I trimmed, I glued some gold cord and then heat embossed the sentiment in gold, from a set by Power Poppy. I then added more leaves and vines to the upper left and lower right corners. The are from Poppy stamps Stitched Pumpkin Leaves. 
Here is a tip.  After heat embossing the sentiment, my card was warped.  To make it better, I sprayed lightly with water and put the card under a heavy book.  That fixed that.  
Here are the dies that I used for this card. 
Poppystamps - Dies - Leafy Breeze (NEW)Leafy Breeze by Poppy Stamps
Poppystamps - Dies - Stitched Pumpkin Leaves (NEW)Stitched Pumpkin Leaves by Poppy Stamps


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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Sep 20, 2017

Victorian Skaters

Hello Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today for a Very Vintage Christmas card !     



 I made this  card with several Fabulous  Dies R US Dies 

Here's my card:











I cut the Skaters in black cardstock 
and then in Red,for more depth.
The wooden chipboard was inked with Distress Inks 
and I affixed  a vintage clock charm of my personal stock.
The skates was cut a first time in white glitter cardstock .
Then I overlapped a Silver hollowed cut.













Inside of my card :





Here are the dies Dies R US used to make this card:

















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Sep 19, 2017

Lots of Layers!


Vickie Y sharing an elegant sunflower card with you.

I enjoy creating with die sets that can be layered together such as the Frantic Stamper Elements #19 - Petal Frames.  I like the elegant look of this classy die set to create a layered background for my card.


I love sunflowers so I chose to embellish my card using the Cheery Lynn Sunflower die.  I die cut using watercolor paper and layered three of the flowers together to give it dimension.  Each die cut was colored using Zig Real Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.  After coloring each flower I used a flower shaping tool to curl the petals before layering together.

Here is a closeup of the sunflower.  The leaves were die cut from the Frantic Stamper Assorted Foliage die set.

Dies used to create this card from the Dies R Us online store:




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Sep 18, 2017

Chinese Lantern Sympathy Card

Vicki here...It's my day up on the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog and I'm sharing a card using a  very unique die from Poppystamps, the Chinese Lantern Stem and Tutti Designs Sympathy Word Set.

The Chinese Lantern plant has always fascinated me with its delicate and paper thin fruit.  The bright orange color makes it a favored fall decoration this time of year.  They're typically used in dry floral and other ornamental arrangements. This die cut is perfect for the upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.


I used the Chinese Lantern die cut along with a "Sympathy" word die to create a simple, but elegant design on my card.
 
Here's my Chinese Lantern Stem inspiration for you...

  "Sympathy"

Trying to photograph a creation that has metallic on it is so hard!  It has to be shown at every angle in order to catch the true color of the paper.  Getting the lighting just right is next to impossible!  I took so...many...pictures of this card, and hope you are able to see the beauty and elegance of this simple design. 


I double cut the die using metallic gold and orange glitter cardstock.


I kept the gold metallic die cut to use as the outline for the stem and lantern.  The orange glitter insets from the second cut became the lantern itself.

 
The sentiment is also cut from the gold metallic paper.


Here's a front view of the card. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope my card has inspired you to use die cuts on your cards and projects. 
 
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Vicki

Sep 16, 2017

It's getting close to Halloween!

Hello All!  Christi with you today and it's close enough for me to begin decorating and creating!  I got these really cool "salad grabbers" at the Dollar Tree - they are made from a skeleton arm and hand, and you get 2 of them! I just HAD to grab them and I have been painting them with glow in the dark paint; my goal is to stick them on the lawn so they appear to be coming up from the dirt, BWAHAHHAHHH!! 

As soon as I spied the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card die set I knew I had to have it.  Once I had the set, I watched the Lawn Fawn Video on how to assemble the card and saw fabulous ideas from their design team.  I can see holiday ornaments in my recipients futures!  Anyway, since the video tells you how to assemble the card I won't be going into that detail, however, please be aware that sticky tape DOES go bad.  Apparently, you cannot keep it for 20 years, find it, and try to use it to make something.  Also, mono-adhesive leaves a strip wider than where you want the adhesive to go, lastly, wet glue doesn't work AT ALL.  Yes, I made a HUGE mess, swore like a sailor and scared the fur babies (in my defense, they are SO cute when they puff up!) and finally got my adhesive nightmare under control.  Needless to say there is an order for more 1/8" wide tape on it's way to my door.  So, back to the card:



This is What I Used to Make my Card:
Black Card (for shadow box)
Light Brown Card (for hills)
Orange Card (for pumpkins)
Watercolor Card 
Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card, LF1486
Lawn Fawn Costume Party Stamps, LF1458
Lawn Fawn Costume Party Dies, LF1459
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Paper Smooches Wise Dies Streamers, KFBD029 (here is a nice substitute)
Stampin' Up! Blender Pens
Circle Punch
Yellow Card
Pop Dot

I made the Shadow Box and attached the hills as instructed on the video.  Then came the fun part.  As some of you may know, I get on these coloring kicks
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where I color & color & cut and then, days, sometimes months later, I use the items I colored.  Well, I did the same with all the cute costumed folks in the Costume Party set.  I colored and cut like a madwoman.  I even have candy corn, chocolate bars and adorable individually wrapped candies ready to use.  I picked out a witch and a mummy to you in this card.  I gave the mummy a cute little pumpkin candy catcher and set a plain pumpkin near my witch.  Once I was happy with the placement, I stuck all the elements down.  I also used a nice bright yellow card, punched a moon out and pop dotted that to the upper right corner.  For the grand finale, I made a Happy Halloween banner as a sentiment. 

A2 Envie - ooops!

This scrumptious little shadow box will close to fit into a standard A2 envelope so it requires NO EXTRA POSTAGE! That is a huge selling point to me!  As you can see from my pictures below, mine did not fit in an A2 envie, due to the placement of the banner.  However, it fit like a charm in an A7 envelope, and assuming you haven't stuffed the envelope full of rocks, it should also be able to go out to the USA with one "forever" stamp. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll get inspired to make some screamingly cool Halloween goodies! Christi


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It's a Mickey Christmas

Hello and welcome back DRU friends.
Lena here today to share a Christmas card I made with Mickey Mouse, my favourite character of all time!



I started by cutting Mickey and Minnie in black as the base to build up my characters.

Then I cut them again in red, white and green.

Here is a quick pic showing you how I cut out the pieces and paper pieced them together. 


Now, if you have a steady hand and enjoy colouring, you can just cut one layer in white and then colour the various sections of the die. I tried, but I much prefer the die paper pieced version.  You could also cut out the little pieces, colour them and paper piece them, but I figured, if I was to do that then I would just cut out additional layers in the different colours :-)  I took the left over white pieces of his face and shoes and coloured them using E00 for his face and Y17 and Y38 for his shoes.

Here is Minnie Mouse to give you an idea of the paper pieced version, on the left, and the coloured version which is on the right. I feel that the version on the left is a lot sharper.  I again used E00 copic marker to colour Minnie's face.  I'm planning on using Minnie on another card with this same background die.

Now to tell you about the background of this card.  I used Jeanine's Art Christmas Tree Frame die and cut it out in white.

 I wanted a little green behind my tree, so taking a pencil I traced the outer openings onto a piece of green cardstock.  I then took my cutterbees and trimmed it just on the outside of the markings and adhered it to the back of the base die.


I also wanted to add a little colour to the top right hand corner, so I used YG63 and coloured the little cutout flourishes and then paper pieced them back using glassy accents as my glue.

 I adhered red sequins and little yellow stars to the tree and using some flower soft I gave Mickey's had some texture.  Now he looks more like Santa :-). I used Wink of Stella pen on all the stars and the ribbons of the presents to give it a little Christmas sparkle.

I also stitched the circle for a little extra interest. I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx ink.
I then adhered the whole thing to a 5.5" x 5.5" white card.


On the inside I stamped my sentiment and added a few extra yellow stars for good measure :-)

Now for a recap of the dies I used:

Character World - Vintage Mickey

Character World - Vintage Minnie


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