Dec 23, 2014

Are you ready???

Hello my friends!
Only a few more days before Santa's arrival ... are you ready?
Well I must admit I'm 'getting closer' to being ready but still NOT QUITE THERE YET!  LOL!

Darlene here and it's my turn today to share some inspiration using dies from the Dies R Us store so I'm kind of 'multi-tasking' at this point in time by creating my inspiration piece for the design team as well as having more cards ready to mail.

I'm afraid some of my friends and family will be receiving their Christmas cards late this year but you know what they say ... "better late than never!"  With that being said, I thought the quickest way to create these last minute (yet beautiful) cards would be by using a printed image and my die cuts.  
What do you think?  

 I found this beautiful, scenic image over on Pinterest and made it the basis for my cards.

Here are the items used on this card:
Paper:  Maja Designs Vintage Frost Basics
Accessories:  Stickles 'diamond', sentiment & stamp from same paper pack


It's so difficult to capture the sparkle on our holiday creations so here's a little closer look at the sparkle on this card.  I just LOVE this poinsettia die ... so quick & easy and looks beautiful every time!  By simply 'conditioning' the back side of the petals with my stylus, the flower really POPS and will still lay flat for mailing purposes.  


Here's a second card using the same image and paper but I've created a totally different scene by utilizing a variety of holiday dies.  Which card is your favorite?

Here are the dies used on this card:
Cottage Cuts #CCE-049 'Winter Wonderland Deer'  (Special Sale Offer not currently in the store.)

As you can see above, Dies R Us does offer SPECIALS from time to time throughout the year for companies that are not always carried in the store on a day to day basis.  YOU can get in on these special offers by signing up to receive our newsletter and opening an account at the Dies R Us Store.

We already handle a LONG LIST of popular die company dies and we are adding more all the time!
Did you get in on the wonderful Holiday Specials??  WOWZA!!
We not only have an amazing selection, but fabulously low shipping rates!
If you haven't already ... please come browse around the STORE ... you won't be disappointed!

REMINDER:
NEW CHALLENGES on the 1st & 15th of each month at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
Our currently running challenge (through 12/28) is:   ANYTHING GOES using your dies.

Now I'd better get these cards in the mailbox before 2015 shows up!  LOL!
Happy Cutting and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

1 comment:

  1. Darlene, Thanks for sharing a couple of the last minute cards you have made for your family and friends. My favorite is the first one. That scene you found on Pinterest was perfect to use behind the window die. Thanks, also for the explanation of how the Dies R Us store operates and how they feature their specials. And yes, I was able to add to my collection of fun dies during their Holiday Specials. I'm always thankful for the savings. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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