Jan 21, 2020

Happy Hearts Card

H, fellow craft fanatics, It's Julie with you today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.

I've been making Valentine's cards, and have one to share with you today:



I used a set of nesting hearts dies to create this card.  These happen to be by Spellbinders, but the Dies R Us Store has several great options you could use including these by Tutti Designs, and these by Card Deco Essentials.

I wanted an element of surprise when the recipient took the card out of the envelope, so I positioned my hearts at a bit of a rakish angle, then continued that surprise with lots of glitter and foil papers.

Here's a photo of all the supplies I used:

I wanted to make sure all those layers stuck together really well, and I sometimes have trouble with glitter paper adhering, so I used Stick It Sheets on the back of all the foil and glitter papers --and the sentiment.

Here's everything after I got it die cut:

The sentiment is from a great set by Creative Expressions.  I use it often.
And, one more view of my sparkly card:

I wanted to make sure you've heard the exciting news!  Dies R Us now has a sister store located in Canada called Didi Crafts.  With warehouses in both the US and Canada, it will ship to both countries.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as Dies R Us, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to pay huge taxes or large shipping costs.  How great is that?!?!

I hope you check this blog every day for wonderful inspiration!  The design team is so creative, you don't want to miss anything.  Then, join in the challenges at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Here's one last link to the Dies R Us Store for you, too! 

Jan 20, 2020

LLama tell you ...

Hello Dies R Us friends.  Lena here today sharing a Llama Valentine card.
Did you catch the wonderful sales that Dies R Us recently had on international dies? If you know me, then you know that I bought more than my fair share :-)


So here is my cute little llama.  I used Eline's Alpaca die set from Marianne Design, to create my cute llama.  And yes, this is actually an Alpaca and yes, there is a difference between an Alpaca and a Llama. In case you're interested, the main differences are Llamas have more of an elongated face, longer ears and they are quite a bit larger.  But for my Valentine card, I decided that this would be a llama, otherwise, I would not be able to use the sentiment I wanted. 😀


I used Anja's Vertical Fold Oval to create the base of the card.


Even though there are several layers on this 5.5" x 5.5" card, and the llama is foam dotted onto the oval, it is still a pretty flat card and easy to put in the mail without having to use extra postage.

Let me show you how quickly this card came together.


First I die cut all pieces in the alpaca die set, out of white card stock.


Next I used copic markers to colour in all the bits and pieces.


Once the llama was put together, I worked on the card.  I used an 11" x 5.5" piece of white card stock and scored it at 5.5".  Next I divided the front of the card in half.  In my case, since my card is 5.5" x 5.5", my halfway mark was at 2.75".  Please remember that this needs to be done on the inside of the card on the front panel.  I marked the top and bottom and drew a faint line in pencil to help me align the oval fold die.  To ensure that it was really straight and centre, I used the grid on the mat to help me position the die.  I then secured it with two pieces of washi tape and sent it through the die cutting machine.


In order to make the llama stand out more, I used Memento's Rose Bud ink to shade the edge of the oval mat, which is included in the Vertical Fold Oval die.
All that was left to do was to use some pretty papers, use foam squares to adhere the llama to the oval mat, and voila first Valentine card of 2020 is done :-)  I almost forgot to tell you that when I was taking the pics, I didn't like all the empty space around the llama, so I added a few little hearts that I die cut using the Confetti Heart Plate by Poppystamps.



Before I write the list of the supplies I used, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  Dies R Us now has a sister store called Didi Crafts, which has warehouses located in the USA and Canada.  Didi Crafts carries some of the same products as Dies R Us, but most are different and you will be able to purchase a huge variety of crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Having this sister store means that our Canadian crafting friends won't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees.  Isn't that great?!  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Now for the list of supplies I used,
 each linked to the Dies R Us store, for your convenience.











I'm sure you know by now, but for all the newbies to Dies R Us, I would like to mention that  every so often, Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies. It's during these special sales that you will find dies from companies such as Marianne Designs, Lea'bilities, and Joy Crafts among others. The best way to know about these fabulous sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter.  However, if you want to replicate this card, and you don't want to wait for the next "Special Orders Sale",  take a look at the Dies Section of the store.  You'll be able to find many substitutes that will work just as well :-)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that I was able to inspired 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.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that I inspired 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.


Jan 17, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day from DRU and Lawn Fawn

Hi there friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my final post with Dies R Us.
I had so much fun making this card, as Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite companies and I used a lot of their product on this. 
I used the Butterfly Pop Up die set to cut out the main frame from silver mirror cardstock, and the wings from pink pastel cardstock. 
I used the Hillside dies from the Shadowbox set, and then I used images from the Oh Gnome stamp set, along with the Happy Valentines Day from the Happy Happy Happy add on stamp set. The background blue paper is Lawn Fawn Watercolor cardstock. 
I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using Spectrum Noir Markers. The sentiment is stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.


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Jan 16, 2020

Be Mine

Hey there!
It's Judy here with my inspiration project for this week.

Valentine's Day will be here before we know it,
so the card I made was created with that in mind.


 I started by making a 5.5 x 5.5 inch card base with red card stock.
I layered a piece of 5 x 5 inch pink card and 4.75 x 4.75 inch piece of white card.

Next I cut my die cut pieces,
2 rectangles, 3 banners, a set of hearts and a sentiment.


I adhered the largest rectangle, in red, to the center of the card base.
Then I added a white rectangle.
The banners were tucked behind the red rectangle.
I added the hearts (the 2 largest hearts were left over die cuts from last week's project).
The sentiment die cut was positioned 
and I added a few flat back pearls.



Dies Used




I hope I've provided some inspiration for you to
 play and create with your dies and we'd love for you 
to come and 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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Also...
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!?!

Jan 15, 2020

Hugs

Hello Dies R Us Fans!  Lori here with you today with a card that could be a Valentine or just a Sending Hugs card.


For this A2 card I started with White card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of patterned paper, inked the edges with Spun Sugar distress ink and added that to the base of the card. 



 I took some Pink patterned paper and the Elizabeth Lace Heart die and cut out the heart and added it to the card.  I took some leftover watercolor paper that I had blended some distress oxides on and the Cheapo Dies Butterfly die and cut out the butterfly and added it to the card.  I took the no longer available Die-Versions Curly Hugs word die and some more of the Pink patterned paper and cut out hugs and added it to the top of the card.  Instead you could use the Impression Obsession Hugs die, the Tutti Designs Hugs word dies, the Poppystamps Luscious Script hugs die or even the Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs die to make this card.  I attached hugs on the card over the Lace Heart.






AND NOW:


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!?!



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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Jan 14, 2020

Have a Magical Day

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



Using rectangle dies, die cut white cardstock.  Then place the coral die in the center and die cut to create a fun card element.


Using a background of choice, die cut it to fit behind the opening.


Using larger rectangle dies, create the layers and adhere to a white card, placing foam adhesives behind the top layers.  Stamp fairies and mushrooms with black ink and place about the panel. 


Use Silver Crystal glitter drops on the wings to make them sparkle.







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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