Nov 23, 2017

Glitter and Gold

Today is Thanksgiving day and I want to wish you all a happy day with your family and friends.  I hope that you all have something to be thankful for, I know that I do.  
Now on to the card that I have for you all today. 
 Sometimes I like to have a special card that I like to give out at Christmas time that looks like I took tons of time to make.  Our secret, this one didn't take much time at all and only two dies. 
Here is how I did it. 





Nov 22, 2017

Christmas Bauble - 22 NOVEMBRE 2017

Hello Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today for a " Christmas Bauble "  card  !   

Here's my card:










I cut the base of the card and then a full circle
 affixed to the base of the card.
All we have to do is decorate.






















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I hope that my card has pleased you 
and that it will inspire you for your projects,
I loved making this card!

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Nov 21, 2017

Vintage Minnie Mouse Silhouette


Vickie Y sharing one of my favorite Disney characters with you today - Minnie Mouse!

For my card I die cut the Disney Vintage Minnie Mouse using black, green, and red cardstock.

I used the red polka dots and the green scarf pieces to inlay into the black die cut (see completed card for placement).

The Vintage Minnie Mouse image was placed onto a die cut pinpoint rectangle.  The image panel was placed onto a die cut dotted patterned paper.  Other items used for the finished card are lace and a gingham bow with a pearl added to the bow center.

Dies used from the Dies R Us online store:



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Nov 20, 2017

Fabulous Bauble

Hello, and welcome to another Dies R Us Inspiration blog post. It's Judy here with you, and today I have a fabulous bauble for you to make. The die is from Memory Box, and it's called Emma Ornament.


This is how I made the card: 

I started, as always, by preparing the layers for my card base. Here I used Papertrey Ink's Hawaiian Shores card stock, some gold card stock by Gina K Designs, and some patterned paper from the DCWV Summer Dream Stack.


Next I cut out all my elements with gold foil and Hawaiian Shores card stock. I ended up not using those beautiful Impression Obsession snowflakes on my card, but I will include a link below so you can find them in the Dies R Us Store.

Now I was finally ready to put it all together. I decided there needed to be something in that top right corner, so I cut a corner element from Cheery Lynn. As I said, I ended up not using the snowflakes, I didn't think there was room. After my card was all together I used Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops to add little dots all over the bauble. It gives it a lot of dimension.

Here are the dies I used:
Memory Box - Dies - Emma Ornament

Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco E

Cheery Lynn Designs - Mega Flourish Two


Impression Obsession - Dies - Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like these awesome die sets as much as I do!!
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Nov 19, 2017

Shaker Stars of the Season


My favorite part of the winter holiday season is all the lights, sparkle, and bling! Because I have the Fabulous Feline Four, it's been ages since I've put out any decorations; this year I've decided to make my cards extra festive!  This card not only sparkles, it uses nesting dies to make a very easy shaker card.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
White Card 
Authentique Paper, Wintery, 12 x 12, #WIN011
Die-Versions Whispers Stitched Nesting Stars, #DV-571
Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets, Season's Greetings, #DVSW-013
White Glitter Paper
Silver Glitter Paper
Acetate 
Sequins - Darice Clear-Crystal, 5 mm, #10043-8
              Darice Iridescent White, 5 mm, #10043-17
Twinklets Diamond Dust {manufactured by FloraCraft}
Thin Cardboard {if desired}
Krylon Leafing Pen in Silver {if desired}

I had gotten the Authentique paper a while back and I am so glad I did! There are all kinds of frosty patterned papers and I couldn't resist using one of them for this card.  I glued the paper on to my card base and set it under my drying tile for overnight.  


Meanwhile, I set about making the shaker.  I use temporary tape on many of my cutting dies as I don't have the magnetic platform that is supposed to make the dies stay where you put them {do you have one? Does it work? Please leave me a comment!} so I just set the nesting stars up so I'd get a "frame."  The only thing I have to watch is the tape un-sticking which can result in the dies moving.  That can cause an uneven frame, but in this case, even when the I had to line the dies up again, the margin of error is fairly tiny.  Once the die was run through the machine, I used a toothpick to poke out the frame. 

I die cut a bunch of frames out of white card and added a few cardboard frames as well,  to get the frame higher faster. It's not a must, but the cardboard also gives the design a bit more sturdiness than using plain card.  I layered a few of the card frames, then added a cardboard one and repeated the sequence a few times, leaving out one white frame.  Since I did use cardboard, once the frame was dry, I edged the sides with a silver leafing pen to cover up the cardboard.  

Finally, I used the two stars not used in making the frame, {using white glitter
card} cut them out and placed them on the card.  I used silver glitter card to die cut the sentiment.  I cut the window out of some acetate packaging, attached that to the frame tower and adhered the frame of white card I had set aside.  I didn't want the shaker to be too full, so I carefully added some sequins and Twinklets Diamond Dust.  Honestly, that Diamond Dust has got to be 15 years old and I had forgotten I even had it! I was surprised to see they still made it; the cool thing is that the dust is shard shaped {and according to the website has actual glass in it, but I didn't have any issue using my fingers} and that just makes it sparkle like crazy!
Another Look
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and may you find some forgotten goodies in your stash! 


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Fondly,

Nov 18, 2017

Lots of dies used to create this fun Happy Birthday Card


Hi .. How are you today.It's Bev with my DT project for Dies R Us showcases a birthday card made using lots of die cuts... some single and some matted for pop of colour and depth with texture too. The papers are from the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs collection.... the colours were perfect for boarders and flowers.

Supply List:
Machine: Big Shot Express
Paper: Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs
Other: Beacon glue, cardstock, ribbon

So to start this card 


To start this card I die cut all the pieces and just placed them on the base for proposed placement. I moved them around until I got the look I wanted.


I also decided that I wanted a ribbon tied bow for and accent and it was going to have to be below behind everything so I placed it first along with the border edge.


In this finished card you can see I matted the background, matted a few flowers for pop of colour and left the others in single layers. Both single and clustered flowers with leaves and different sizes looks perfect.



In the close up you get a better view of the details.


Mixing and using lots of dies gives your card a rich but elegant look... it's a perfect birthday card for my family and friends.


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Nov 17, 2017

Seasons Greetings

Hello to you all

Doreen here today sharing a Christmas card

I started off with an image I had stamped onto some craft card.,sorting through my dies
I decided to use the Sue Wilson Scallop Lattice frames


After die cutting my my card I tried various ways to position them
I used a twine bow and decided not to use the tree die
I distressed the edges of my image  with Black Soot Distress ink.

The finished card, very simple,mainly matting and layering


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