Jun 29, 2017

Easy Bird House Garden



If you need a quick card and want it to look like you spend a lot of time on it, take a look at this one.
 Just using one die from Tutti Designs, I made this colorful and dimensional card.

This die is so intricate and cuts so easily that I cut it twice.  First out of white, and then again out of brown card stock.  Just as you see here.  I used some markers to color up the flowers and the grass the way that I liked them.  Then I adhered the bird houses in place on the white layer.  After that, I put on a nice coat of Glossy accents.  You should let that dry nicely before adding it to any card base that you like.  I used some foam tape to pop them out.  This was all so easy to do and I love how this looks.  It can be used for any occasion too. I cut a few more bird houses and left them in the package to use in the future.  I am sure that will happen soon.
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Jun 27, 2017

Sweet Baby Boy

Hi , Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today for a Quick Baby  card  !



Here's my card:




I used the two dies : Poppystamps Dies - Grand Stick Frame
Poppystamps Dies - Stick Frames to frame my central image.

The picture below shows how I destructured the cut made with
Poppystamps Dies - Stick Frames  to recall, in the corners, 
the motif of the central framing.












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Framed Honeyblossom!


Hello Dies R Us friends!  Vickie Y with you today sharing an elegant framed blossom.

The intricate frame was die cut from ultra smooth white cardstock using Frantic Stamper Oval and Filagree Frame.

I used the Spellbinders Tool in One to remove the chads from the frame.

I then die cut from watercolor paper the Memory Box Honeyblossom Sprig and die cut one of the dies from the Cheery Lynn Designs Small Exotic Butterflies #1.

I used an aquabrush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color the Honeyblossom Sprig and Butterfly.

I used black cardstock as the cardbase and adhered the die cut frame to the base.  
Tip:  Use a glue pen to dab glue onto the intricate lines of the die cut to insure it will adhere to the cardstock.

Next, I placed the Honeyblossom Sprig and Butterfly onto the card front overlapping the frame with the sprig.

Here is a close up of the Honeyblossom Sprig:

This was a very easy and quick card to create and can be used for many occasions.

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Jun 26, 2017

By the beautiful sea...

Good morning fellow die cut crafters!

Vicki here to share some summertime inspiration with you.  Summer began a few days ago and that means beach time!  I love walking on the beach both in the early morning and late evening. 
Collecting shells along the way is a favorite pastime and helped inspire my card...
 
"The Sea..."

This card was created in my favorite square format of 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I found some very old Worldwin embossed cardstock in my stash that was perfect for the water background.  The net was cut from gold matte paper.  I think this is going to be on my list of favorite die cuts.  It is so awesome!  The seashell border is cut from the same coral cardstock that I used as matting for the background and behind the sentiment. 
 



I added some color and sparkle to the seashells with distress inks and clear rock candy glitter.


A few dew drops for water droplets and a pearl dew drop for the clam shell.
 
The following die cuts were used and are available in the DRUS Store...

                                 
Amy Designs Maritime Fishing Net


Yvonne Creations Shell Border

Thanks for stopping by to share my "sea" inspiration.  I hope I have inspired you to create with die cuts on your projects.

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Jun 25, 2017

Sweet Silver Shaker Card

Hi everyone, Christi here with a cute shaker card. I have loved Shaker Cards ever since I saw the first one - I believe it was in a local stamp store and I ended up going home and searching like crazy for directions on how to make one.  I eventually learned, but getting all the pieces together can be an issue in itself! I was thrilled when I saw Dies R Us carried Shaker Card Kits!  I grabbed the Cheery Lynn Heart Shaker kit as soon as I could. And this is the first card I've made from the kit:

Sorry this is so dark - it is SO hard to photograph sparkle!
What I Used to Make my Card:
Cheery Lynn Shaker Card Kit - Heart (you can see ALL the kits here, plus extras)
White Card Base, Square, 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Silver Glitter Card
Silver Card
Shaker Fill (I used sequins, punched hearts & small beads)
Lawn Fawn Celebrate Border Die, LF-1429
Sequins - Darice Crystal Cup Sequins 5mm, 10043-8 

I was impressed with the amount of items in the kit, The contents are all laid out here AND on the same page you will find 2 videos, put out by Cheery Lynn, explaining these cards. It just could NOT get any easier if they made them for you! I'm already thinking about which kit I'm going to get next.  Since I like to stretch my supplies,  I'm leaning toward the birthday cake kit, I think it'd be fine as a wedding cake; all you'd have to do is lop off those candles and you could make it any kind of cake you wanted! And they are calorie free!

I started my card with a square white card base; I knew I wanted to use silver as my other color so when I found a nice piece of silver card I attached that to break up the endless white.  That also helped me figure out where I was going to add my shaker element.

Anyway, I had reservations about the foam cutting through and exactly what sandwich combination to use with my Big Shot (I have old base plates - they rarely show up on instructions anymore, but they work fine, so why spend money on them when I can get more dies?) but I ran the foam  through my machine like I normally would; I even used the Tutti metal adapter plate and the foam went through just fine.  I have to say, if you are a serious die cutter you absolutely need one of these plates!  I've seen lots of different ways to ensure your die cut will cut properly and cleanly and I haven't had to ever use anything else once I purchased my metal plate.  It's glorious! OK, back to the card.  I basically followed the directions on the package, which just explained, step by step, how to make the card.


I cut my shaker heart out of silver glitter paper, then cut the acetate (the acetate in the kit has blue protection paper on both sides that must be removed prior to cutting; I cut a shape out of the acetate unused portion of the sheet open to marking.) So I had my foam, my heart shaped front and my acetate.
acetate.  You decide on your card where you want the shaker portion to be and stick your foam cut out there.  Next was filling the shaker before you seal it up.  The kit comes with 2 shaker filler options called "Shaker Mini's", they are essentially teeny little die cuts that you make using special little embossing pads that come with the kit (or, there are many you can buy separately as well to make your shaker confetti).  You might have noticed I didn't use the product of the Shaker Mini in my card, basically because when I attempted to die cut the little hearts the entire thing broke apart and was useless.  Now, I have emailed the company and explained what I did, I'm sure it was something I did wrong, and I am waiting for them to reply.  My point is, be careful with those Shaker Mini's, they are somewhat fragile! I just punched some teeny hearts out using a hand punch, then  added a few small beads and sequins.  

Once my heart was filled, I removed the protector from the sticky foam (both side of the foam are sticky, by the way) and attached my acetate heart,  I glued on my glitter heart cut out paper on the
very top.  I had leftover "inside" foam and glitter paper cut out, so I popped that together and added it to my card.  I die cut the sentiment from white glitter paper, placed it over the silver paper and trimmed the tail so the word would fix properly.  Lastly, I scattered some of the sequins I used in the shaker mix around on the left corner and at the end of the sentiment.

I hope you had as much fun reading this as I had making the card and writing about it.  I try to write my posts as if we are having a cup of coffee (or whatever) and we are face to face.  My tutorials may not be the most technical, but I write them they way I like to read them.  I'd rather feel comfortable when reading a post; that helps me feel as if I accomplish the technique as well! I hope you know you can do that and give Shaker Card kits a try! Don't forget to enter your die cut creations in the Dies R Us Challenge, which runs every two weeks.  Pop by this Inspiration Blog  every day to get a new dose of die cut goodness from me or my marvelous teamies! To make things easier, here are all the Dies R Us places to be: 

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Jun 24, 2017

Embroidered Hello

Hi crafty friends!
Stacey back with you today to share a card that I created using some fabulous dies that can be found in the Dies R Us Store

I love sending happy mail but needed to stock up on some Hello cards. When I saw the Lawn Fawn Embroidered Hello die, I knew it would be perfect and make a unique card.


I ran the die through my big kick and was left with a bunch of holes. These holes are where you do your stitching. I picked out some embroidery thread (DMC Floss) that would coordinate with my card, taped the thread to the back of the panel and started stitching. It was so super easy! I also stamped some flowers from the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers stamp set and die cut them out with the coordinating Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers Dies and arranged them around my stitched hello.

Here is a look at my finished card:


I popped up my floral panel onto a light pink A2 pink cardstock with some foam tape. I finished off my card with some doodling.

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Jun 23, 2017

Forever Card

Hello Dies R Us friends! 
 Debbie with you today and I'm sharing a new card  for Dies R Us. 

This card is a fun card that features a fun die by Tutti Designs
called the Heart of Hearts.




For this Card I started out by adding patterned paper to the base of the card.
Next die cut your Heart of Hearts die cut with coordinating paper.
Adhere your die cut leaving an opening at the top, like a cone. This will be used to add flowers to, like a Tussie Mussie or flower vase.
Add flowers either hand made or store bought filling the top of the opening of your die cut.
Using the Forever word die by Tutti Designs I cut it from Silver foil card stock and adhered it to the front corner of the card.


Giving cards is one of the most personal, thoughtful and encouraging 
things you can do for a friend or loved one.  All too often 
people send a text or use social media to send
 sentiments to people who sometimes could use a little more 
personal encouragement.

The smile on a friend or family members face is worth it!
Dies R Us has so many fun dies for all occasions, be sure to stop by 
and check those out too! 

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Jun 22, 2017

How Sweet is This!

Barbara here today, and  I am sharing with you something that I love to do on my cards.  That is add a tag. For this card, I was thinking more masculine.   


                                                          Here is how I made with card. 
On a base of Kraft card stock, I used a wood grain embossing folder.  Then sponged some Distress Oxide ink Vintage Photo, on it.  That gave it more definition.
These are the dies that I used to create the tag.  You can see that I used two of the large tags to die cut a frame, and then I also cut the tag out of vellum. The coffee cup is cut from gold foil paper as well as the sentiment, You're so sweet.

       Here is a closer look at the tag. I added a flower decal from my stash as well as a few gold drops and a wooden maple leaf with the brown polka dot ribbon.

Here are the dies that I used for this card.  You can find them at the Dies R Us store.

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Jun 21, 2017

Wedding Cake pop up card

Hi , Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today for a Quick and  Fun Wedding card  !

I choose a Wedding Cake Pop Up card  !

Here's my card:






Here is my card closed :











I used  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Cake Pop Up Die  to realize my card .
I customized it my way by adding a Wedding Silhouette from a cut made with
 Cheery Lynn Designs -Shaker Die Set Wedding Cake

You see below in picture my Tuto to proceed :
Paste the Wedding Silhouette on the central pop up at the top of the cake
 (at the place indicated with a black cross).
( These three pop up are intended to welcome three candles in the basic model . ) 

Caution: Do not stick on both right and left side pop up.

I put a clear silhouette on a gold silhouette to give more depth.

 and Cheery Lynn Designs - Expandable Tiny Borders
 for my decorative borders on the cake and on the card .

The  Tattered Lace Dies - Signature style Oval label  is used on the outside of my card.

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