May 5, 2015

Good Surprises!

Hello Dies R Us Friends!

Darlene here!  YEP ... We're Excited!  It's Dies R Us First Anniversary and the party has already begun at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  We are having a Month Long Challenge in celebration and at the end of that month we will be drawing FIVE (5) lucky winners to receive a $10 gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  We hope you'll come join in the fun ... easy, peasy!  Create an Anniversary Card using Die Cuts and link up at the challenge blog by May 28th to qualify for a prize!!

You will be seeing some Amazing anniversary cards from Teams A & B over on the challenge blog throughout the month so today I'm sharing a Birthday Card with you.  
Here's the story behind today's card . . .

I've been busy making Tissue Box Covers for my Spring Craft Shows and since I didn't want to waste any of the beautiful designer paper I've been using, I decided to turn all the scraps into a variety of cards.  (You can pop over to my blog HERE to see the coordinating tissue box cover if you'd like.)
By using die cuts with your scrap designer papers, you can create some of the most amazing cards.  I will share more along the way but this is one of my favorites!

 The dies I've used today are:
 Spellbinder Celebrations 'Pierced Rectangles' (#SCD-012)
(sorry, rectangles no longer available but there are squares, circles & ovals!)

"Love, love, love these background die sets!!!"

By making my background panel from the patterned paper then overlaying the background die, it's so easy to hide any imperfections in matching (or not) your patterns.  

Another little tip is:   By cutting a panel of patterned paper that would fit the inside of a card ... THEN cutting the 'Heirloom Legacy' oval panel for the front of my card from that piece.  I was not only able to use the oval background for the sentiment on the front of TODAY'S card creation . . .

  but also the inside sentiment panel for another card (as seen above). The butterfly die used on this inside panel is BoBunny Dies 'Flutter' also available at our Dies R Us Store.

I hope you have found these little tips and tricks helpful and will give them a try on your cards.  There are SO MANY beautiful dies available at the STORE!  More and more new releases are being added all the time so be sure to stop over and have a look at all the DIE CUTTING GOODNESS available in one location.  Over 40 die cutting companies represented!

That's it for me today, be sure to pop over to the PARTY, I'll be looking for you!!

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