Nov 30, 2015

Glitter all the Way

Well, now we enter one of the busiest times of the year.  How about we keep it joyous and fun and not worry too much about the small stuff?  With that in mind I’ve made a batch of simple, but ultra-sparkly Christmas cards.  It seems almost pointless to photograph such splendiferous sparkle because the camera and I can never capture the full spectacle, but I know you’ve seen glitter in real life so I’ll ask you to simply imagine a fantastic twinkling light show.

I’ve used one die and a snowflake embossing folder for each card.  On the first I used a lilac-pink glitter paper on shimmery white cardstock.  Slapped the die cut onto one sticky side of a Scor-tape sheet and sprinkled with clear ultra-fine glitter.  Cut to size, peeled off the back and adhered to cardstock.  The ultra-fine glitter is decidedly softer in appearance than other glitters, but still very sparkly.


The one die I used is Taylored Expressions Jingle All The Way.  There are countless dies that can be used in this manner.  In fact, while window shopping at Dies R Us I spotted quite a few I hope to make mine in the future.  Some will do the entire card front.  How easy is that when you need a lot of cards quickly?  For the cards below I cut in white and used Art Institute glitter.



If you’d like a chance at winning a DRU gift voucher come play along in our twice a month challenge on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  We’d love to have you.  Wishing you a beautiful day!

--- Leslie ---

Nov 27, 2015

Pretty Little Poinsettias

Welcome Back Dies R Us Fans!
Darlene with you today and I have a beautiful holiday card in the traditional Christmas colors of Red, Green and White with a touch of Gold.

The dies I have used today are:
Spellbinder Holiday '5x7 Holly Frame' #S6-040

I am SO SORRY to say that this beautiful Spellbinder Holly Frame is out of stock and I'm not sure it will be back in the store again before the holidays. 
Spellbinders - Holiday Collection - Christmas - Shapeabilities Die - 5 x 7 Holly Frame

I love it when you can pair these type of dies together to create a masterpiece such as this.  I've used dimension tape to pop up the red panel as well as in three locations under the scroll.  The little poinsettias hide the dimensional tape squares quite well!  LOL

On the holly scroll I've colored the holly leaves with a Spectrum Noir 'DG3' alcohol marker and placed gold Stickles in the center of each flower for just a TOUCH of sparkle.

Be sure to pop over to the Dies R Us Store to find all your holiday card making dies.  They have over 40 companies represented and don't forget to use the SEARCH block.  Just type in what you're looking for and it will show you all the dies available for that subject from all the companies represented.  I was amazed at how helpful the SEARCH feature of the store was!  

Be sure to come join in the challenge fun too at the
New themes posted on the 1st and 15th of each month with one lucky winner receiving a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  Who knows ... that lucky winner could be YOU!  But, you have to play to win!!

Till next time . . .

Nov 26, 2015

Trim The Tree

Happy Thanksgiving from the entire
Dies R Us Team!
We all wish you a very blessed and wonderful Holiday!!

I am still creating Christmas cards with all the
many, many dies to choose from at Dies R Us.

I made a background using 
Sue Wilson Designs New York Collection Union Square.
A layer of red card stock and a pretty piece of
Martha Stewart designer paper was added next
with 2 cardinals cut from Impression Obsession Birch Trees,
(these little cardinals come with the tree dies).

The Christmas tree die is a favorite....
wait until I tell you about this die!
The underneath die is Dee's Distinctively Tree Silhouette.
The overlay is Dee's Distinctively Christmas Tree Overlay #4.

Now are you ready for the fun part?
Once you purchase the tree silhouette,
there are 4 'different' overlays to choose from
there is another tree to use
three sets of tree decorations to choose from....
I told you this die is a fun one!!

Now, I am sure you are stuffed from
your turkey dinner,
so why not kick back and look at all the
dies to choose from!!

Visit us here Monday~ Friday for lots of inspiration
using the dies......
Visit our challenge blog and enter for a chance to win!

Have a great day!!

Nov 25, 2015

Quiet winter morning...

Hello, again!

While you are getting ready for your Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow, you can take time to picture yourself in this tranquil winter scene.  You can almost hear the birds singing as they sit on the fence by the water.  This card was made with the following dies: Spellbinders Elegant Ovals (currently out of stock), Memory Box Country Fence Oval Frame, Impression Obsession Small Deer & Impression Obsession Cardinals.  

The Country Fence Oval Frame is beautiful with just sky behind it, but I wanted to add some winter trees to complete the scene & give it more depth. I grabbed an old Stampin Up tree stamp for the background.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!  I won't say not to stuff yourself, as I know we all will! If you are one of the lucky ones who also has Friday off, happy shopping!  I can't think of anywhere better to start Christmas shopping then at the Dies R Us Store!

See you all next week!

Nov 24, 2015

An 'I Love You' Christmas ...

Hello dear friends!
Darlene with you today to share a holiday card I made with someone special in mind!
My granddaughter 'signs' and when I saw this die I just knew I had to have it for her Christmas card this year.  What a fabulous idea by the manufacturer!  She's going to love it I'm sure.  

The dies used today are:

By using the snowflake background die set, I was able to keep the design simple yet festive!  And, I like how the 'signing sentiment' really stands out ... gets the point across immediately!!!

The snowflake embellishments are actually cut from the inside of the Impression Obsession snowflake background.  I had used that particular (and beautiful) die on a different card as an overlay ... so I had cut out the center snowflakes.  I sponged them with a little Tim Holtz distress 'broken china' ink and they made fabulous embellishments for the front of today's card.  
(We NEVER waste anything do we?  lol)


This beautiful sentiment die cut is all that was needed to extend my wishes to this lovely young lady!

There are so many AMAZING dies available at our Dies R Us Store ... you really owe it to yourself to go have a look around.  The product and shipping prices are fabulous!  
And, if you have a particular themed die in mind ... just type it into the search and you'll see ALL the dies available in that category from the various companies represented.  Please ... check it out!

You still have a little time left to join in the current 'Thankful' challenge going on at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Remember, one lucky winner will receive $$$ to the Dies R Us store!  That could be YOU!!

Have a great day and until next time . . .

Nov 23, 2015

Wreath Framed

Hello, there, and happy Monday, friends!  Look how close we are to Christmas!  Do you believe it?  I need to start mailing Christmas cards soon.  Heck, I need to make quite a few more, too.  Not to panic, though.  There’s always the option to buy a box of cards, if necessary, but I’d rather not.

Today’s card was not too time consuming.  I used a pretty wreath and sentiment from Power Poppy’s Wreaths Plain and Fancy set.  I stamped the wreath in a soft green ink so I could do no-line coloring.  The outline completely disappeared and it looks as though I painted the wreath, myself.  Shhhh, don’t tell!


The dies I’ve used today are:
Yes, I’ve enjoyed my IO Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames so much that I picked up a set of square frames.  Love the shape of these little cuties.  They’ve got “stitching”, too.  Everyone’s loving that these days.  Here the three largest frames are held together with foam mounting tape on the back.  I considered coloring the frame, but opted instead to leave it white for a nice, clean look.

The deer and the tree are perfectly sized for card accents, especially when you have a stamped image for a focal point.  I must say of all the deer dies I perused at Dies R Us, this is the one that spoke to me.  As for the tree, I cut it in white, colored part with a YG95 Copic, and applied Frosted Lace Stickles glitter to the snowy parts.


Copic markers used for the wreath:
  • Foliage: E81, YG91, YG95,YG99
  • Ribbon: E21, E23, E25
  • Berries: RV63, RV66
Designer paper is Echo Park The Story of Christmas.

Jump in anytime between now and the 28th with our Thankful Challenge and maybe you’ll be a winner.  Use a die, a thankful theme, and link it up.  Couldn’t be easier!  That about wraps it up, I think.  Thanks so much for coming to visit today!

--- Leslie ---

Nov 20, 2015

For Grandpa ...

Welcome Back Friends!
Darlene here today and I have a 'personalized' creation to share with you today.
I get requests from time to time for a card that's more PERSONAL.  Luckily, Dies R Us Store carries a variety of Cheery Lynn Designs 'word' dies that help me fulfill these requests.  Today's card demonstrates this:

The young lady who requested this card told me her Grandpa is a farmer and loves being outdoors.  So, this is what I came up and happy to say she loved it.

The dies I've used are:

The background panel was easily created by simply using a white piece of card stock and sponge inking the blue (sky), green (grass), brown (roadway) using various dye inks.  To keep the country feel, I used narrow gingham ribbon for the tag.  And of course, I don't know about you, but I can't have a SKY without putting a bird in it!  LOL  (Hubby teases me about that all the time!)

Be sure when you're looking for something in particular to use the SEARCH feature at the Dies R Us Store.  For instance, I typed in "words" and it came up with 90 matches (including the word die I've used today).

Remember to come join in our Dies R Us Challenge.
The current theme is:  Be Thankful / Thanksgiving

YOU could be our next lucky winner ... 
Hope to see you there ...
Till next time ...   

Nov 19, 2015

Mini Christmas Scene

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at
Fabulous Christmas dies to be found there.

I absolutely LOVE this one I purchased.
It is a Sue Wilson Christmas Scene Mini Background die.
This die has five parts.
One of the things I love about it
is the fact, then other then the little Christmas scene,
it can be used year round!

It also can  be used in all the layers
or just a few for a simpler card.
I do recommend using wax paper between the smaller
die and your card stock..just makes it easier to pop out.

I used a not quite navy card stock
to go under the first layer
and a blue glitter paper for the next layer.
I also did a bit of sponging behind the little Santa/Reindeer scene.

I got a bit carried away looking at that cute little die
laying on my creative table
and made 4 quick and cute tags with it.
I have stamped to and from a punched circle and attached to the back!

Visit us here Monday - Friday for fabulous inspiration
and see more of the dies "in use".

Take a trip over to the Challenge Blog to see even more
inspiring designs by our team....
As long as you are there, join in the challenge with us
and you could win some DRU "bucks" to spend!

Thanks for visiting with me!


Nov 18, 2015

A Country Christmas!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I hope your week is going well & life is good in your corner of the world!  If you have looked at the calendar you know that Thanksgiving is next week & I'm sure you are already making plans for your celebration. And by now, you probably have your Thanksgiving cards already done & ready to drop in the mail.  So, with that thought in mind, I am sharing a Christmas card today!  It all started because I fell in love with the Memory Box Pinecone Frame.  I just knew I wanted to make some of my cards with this beautiful die.  After playing around with it for a bit, I decided to add some pine needles using my Impression Obsession Pine Cone & Fir Branches die which is one of my "go to" dies for winter.  Unfortunately, we are out of stock on this one at the moment, but you could easily substitute Memory Box Pine Needle Twigs if you don't want to wait.  To finish it off, I added a sentiment using Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas.  This is also a must have!  You get 2 sizes of the Merry Christmas sentiment and can decide which size looks best on your card.  It's so much easier to use a die for your sentiment than to finish a card & smudge the sentiment you try to stamp on it!

Here is what I came up with!  I thought it needed some of my favorite gingham paper to complete that country look along with a little burlap bow.  I hope you agree!

I know you are getting some wonderful ideas from our daily Dies R Us Inspiration Blog, but don't forget to drop in on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog too!  Share some of those fantastic ideas YOU have and you could be the winner of a gift voucher to our amazing Dies R Us Store!  

Until next week, have a wonderful week!  Take some time out of your busy schedule to create something! Creative people are HAPPY people!  


Nov 17, 2015

Holiday cards . . .

Hello friends!
Darlene with you today!  I'm busy working on some holiday cards using die cuts from the Dies R Us Store.  I have several 'pieces' cut and laying on the work table so let's see what develops!  LOL!
Remember to stop back Monday through Friday for new and fabulous inspiration from the design team.  These ladies have some awesome ideas you won't want to miss.

The dies I have used today are:

I love the background paper ... I purchased this paper pack a couple years ago because I liked the non-traditional holiday colors.  It's by American Crafts and called 'Hot Cocoa'.

I die cut the 'bird' portion of the Corby Ornament die again with red card stock in order to showcase the bird on this pretty ornament.  I'm thinking now that I should have die cut again in green and paper pieced a few of the greenery sprigs also. Oh well ... that's an idea for next time!

Remember to come join in our challenge fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog! YOU could be the next winner of a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store!  New challenges go live on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Only requirements:  Follow the Theme and use Die Cuts on your project! Easy Peasy and a lot of fun!

Well it's back to work for me ... I'm on a roll and don't want to lose momentum!  LOL!
Till next time . . .

Nov 16, 2015

Our House

I felt a bit like a kid at a Playskool desk when I was making this card but, oh, what fun!  It’s good to let the inner kid out once in a while.  Our house is yellow with white trim.  We have trees and dogs and big, fat mustard-brown maple leaves scattered around.  I thought this would make a fun Thanksgiving card for one of our local friends.


Dies used:
I did a little nip/tuck on the vine and the grass to make them fit my needs.  Way more dies than I ordinarily use on a card but, hey, it was a rainy day.  I stamped, too.  The house is an MFT Wood Plank Background stamped in yellow on white.  I stamped a Weathered background (retired Stampin’ Up) on gray for the die cut trees.  And, of course, there’s the sentiment and the doggie in the window.

I meant for the leafy overhang to be a vine of some kind growing along the house, but after I made this I thought how it might work as foliage for these bare trees.  Maybe underneath and on top, slightly offset.  Sprinkle in a few small flowers for springtime.  I tell you these trees are one of my favorite dies ever.  I’ve had dozens of ideas in my head, and this wasn’t even one of them.  It just sort of happened.


Come visit us on the Challenge Blog (two challenges per month with a chance to win Dies R Us $$).  Find all the dies I used today and much, much more in the Dies R Us store.  The other day I typed the word “border” in the search field and came up with 416 matches.  I mean, really!  I’m telling you, huge selection!  Have a happy day!

--- Leslie ---

Nov 13, 2015

Through a Snowflake Window . . .

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today and I'm so excited to share today's card with you!
I saw a similar creation on blogland and immediately went in search of a die that would work for me.  The snowflake die used on the original card I saw was no longer available but I was SURE I would find something at the Dies R Us Store that would do the job ... and I did!! YAY!~!

The snowflake die I used for today's card is Impression Obsession 'Large Snowflake' #DIE093.  Now keep in mind, I have used the NEGATIVE of this die ... here's a picture of the beautiful snowflakes this one die provides.

Aren't they beautiful!  WOW!  
My mind is in a whirl at what I can create with these beauties! 
Here's a closer look at the scene I've created behind the snowflake 'window'.  For more details on how I created this card please pop over to my personal blog.

I hope I've inspired you today to look at your dies in a different way.  The positive die cuts are beautiful to see on your creations ... but now maybe you'll look at that negative panel that you ALMOST threw away.  Can you use it in a manner as I have today??  Hey, give it a try ... what do you have to lose?  

Please be sure to stop back Monday through Friday for some amazing inspiration from my team mates.  From time to time we can all use inspiration and these ladies are always coming up with something new and exciting to share!

I hope you'll also come join in our challenge fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  A new theme is shared on the 1st and 15th of each month and YOU could be the next winner of a Dies R Us Store gift voucher!!  But, you need to PLAY to WIN!!

Till next time ... wishing you a crafty day!!
(OH!  And I've shared step-by-step instructions for this card on my blog if you'd like to try it for yourself!)

Nov 12, 2015


Happy Thursday to you!
Want to make a quick card for Christmas?
You do?
Then this is the die for you!
It is a Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection

Look how pretty it is, and it cuts like a dream!!

All I did was cut it once from a glitter paper and
also from a white craft foam sheet to give it some dimension.
(sorry the glitter isn't showing up well,
I find red card stock as hard to photograph as white)

Adhered the die cut on the foam piece,
then adhered it  on the card front....
added a little red gem and it was done!!

The embossing folder I used
(because I am always asked about this folder)
is Sizzix Hero Art Dot.

Hurry and grab this die before it gone, it is fabulous!!

Visit here Monday - Friday for plenty of inspiration
and see many of the dies in use!

Visit our challenge blog HERE and enter to win...
you will find the details on the blog there...
and you could win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us online store!

Nov 11, 2015

Snowmany Thanks!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I know a lot of you are already working on your beautiful Christmas cards.  I am too!  But I am also working on my Christmas thank you notes.  Yup!  From the time I was small, my mother always taught me that a gift of any kind deserved not only a verbal thank you, but a hand written one as well.  A custom I have passed to my daughter and she has passed to her son.  When I saw this darling digi from Sassy Cheryl, I knew he would be perfect for a thank you note!  He was easy to color and I needed only 3 simple dies:  Poppy Stamps Stitched Holly Leaves & Berries, Memory Box Stitched Star Layers & Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Square Stackables.

For those of you who haven't yet entered the DRU challenges, there is still time left to get in on the current one and a new challenge begins on the 15th!  Head on over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to our fabulous store!

I'll see you again next Wednesday!  Have a fantastic week and don't forget to do something creative!


Nov 10, 2015

Addington Collage Birthday

Hello & Happy Day Friends!
Darlene with you today to share another creation using dies from the Dies R Us Store.
This card was a quick & easy card but also packs that 'WOW' element.
Since I had a lot of birthday cards to create for this past weekends craft fair, I thought this card would be 'easily mailable' so I made a variety of them in various colors.  

The dies I've used on today's card are:

The only additions I made to this card are a few sequins and a ribbon ... VIOLA!
Did you get in on all the amazing Anniversary Sales at the STORE?  If not, then you must have forgotten to sign up for the newsletter notifications.  Be sure to do that so you know when these surprise sales pop up!!  It only takes a minute and can save you a bundle!!

We'd also love to have you come join in the challenge fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  There's a new challenge posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky winner will receive a gift voucher to the store!  That lucky person could be YOU!!!

Gotta go ... Busy!  Busy!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop in any weekday for new inspiration from this awesome team!!
Till next time . . .

Nov 9, 2015

Distressed, Stitched, and Faux Cross Stitched

How about some flowers today?  These gorgeous Power Poppy Camellias are about as far from the current season as you can get, but after doing quite a few fall and Christmas cards I get to longing for my flowers.


I did some distressing, some machine stitching, and some faux cross stitching.  Guess you know I love to stitch.  The Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders have become a real go-to die set for me.  When I cut the cross stitched layer I centered it on a 4” x 5 1/4” panel.  It left a plain narrow frame which I decided to use on the card with the rest of the layers set into it.  I really wanted to use one of my new Paper Smooches Hello Words, too.  I’ve been feeling I “needed” more word dies and “hello” seemed like a good place to start.


The Camellias are one of Power Poppy’s digital stamps.  I printed on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.  Added a few dots of Stickles glitter around the flowers.  I shadowed the “hello” with pink and applied one coat of Diamond Glaze to the word.  These are the markers I used for coloring:


  • Visit us here Monday through Friday for inspiring new samples.
  • While away some time shopping the huge selection at the Dies R Us store.
  • Play to win (or just for fun) on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping in, and have a fabulous week!

--- Leslie ---

Nov 6, 2015

Wishing you a Beautiful Birthday!

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you again today and it just seems I can't keep enough Birthday cards available in my stash.  So, I created a fun (what I call) Picture Window birthday card to share.

The dies I have used are:
Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels 18

By simply cutting a white panel 1/8" small than my card ... die cutting my opening and popping it up with high profile pop dots I have created my Picture Window where I placed my Birthday sentiment.

I love a white on white creation but by adding a couple red sequins, I think it even more striking.  What do you think?

By using these beautiful dies, this card came together in no time at all.
Give it a try and if you want to CASE this creation, just click on the links above to go directly to their location in the Dies R Us store and place your order.  Unfortunately the SB Labels 18 is a very OLD die set and no longer carried in the store.  But, I have NO DOUBT you will find another die set that will work just as well!  
Who knows ... maybe even better!  LOL

Please be sure to join in our challenges at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and YOU could be our next lucky winner.

Till next time . . .

Nov 5, 2015

The Stockings Were Hung

Hi there!
Doesn't it seem like Christmas is sneaking up on us?
It sure does to me, but one good thing is, I am getting
a head start on my Christmas cards!

Some of the easiest cards to create are with the dies!

I used a pretty Bo Bunny background paper 
I stitched onto cream card stock.
Another strip of paper from Crate Paper was added over that.

I cut a gorgeous stocking from Spellbinders Stocking Trio.
Now at the writing of this (which is well in advance...I work ahead)
the stocking was currently out of stock,
however, just type in the name to see if it is back in stock or
type in the search box
the word Stocking or Stockings 
to see all the other beautiful stocking dies
that can be purchased.

I cut a second stocking from craft foam to give it dimension.

Under the stocking I added
which I cut in 3 pieces to tuck in where I wanted it.

I finished by adding a bow and a wooden button.

Make sure and visit us here Monday-Friday for more inspiration
and also join us at our Dies R Us Challenge blog for even more
inspiration and for your chance to win a Dies R Us store gift certificate!

"I" will see you next Thursday!!


Nov 4, 2015

Thanksgiving Greetings!

Hello, friends!

Not only is it Wednesday again & my turn to post a bit of inspiration, but it is only 3 more Wednesdays until Thanksgiving is here!!  Time seems to be flying by at warp speed these days, doesn't it?  For those of you who send Thanksgiving cards, I found this darling digi image from QKR Stampede that just made me smile.  If I were a turkey, I would probably be looking for my musket too!  Lol !  I used three of my favorite dies on this card:  Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers & Tonic Studio Acorn Swirl.  Unfortunately, all three of these are currently out of stock, but should be back soon.   If you don't want to wait, you can find replacement dies by just doing a search at the Dies R Us Store.

These Lawn Fawn stitched leaves are some of my favorites because of the beautiful stitching detail.  I have a closeup of the leaves below so you can see for yourself!  Even with patterned paper, the detail is easy to see!

Be sure you head to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  We just started a new challenge on the first and you could be the winner of a gift voucher to the store!  I can't think of anything more fabulous than that!

Hopefully, this post will have given you some ideas of your own!  I'll see you again next Wednesday.  Happy crafting until then!


Nov 3, 2015

A colorful Merry Christmas

Hello Dies R Us friends!
Darlene with you today and 
I have another holiday card to share that was created
using dies from the Dies R Us Store.

 Okay ... so I confess!
I LOVE the colors created using the Ken Oliver Color Bursts
I just can't help but die cut these colorful panels with gorgeous dies like this one from the Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection'.
Oh My Stars!
What a gorgeous set to create with and they die cut so beautifully!  WOWZA!!
A touch of diamond Stickles was added to the center for a touch of sparkle!
Check out the DETAIL on these die cuts ... just gorgeous isn't it!!

The die set I'm referring to is Sue Wilson 'Snowflake Background' #CED3018.  DARN!  At the time of this post, THIS particular die set is Out of Stock (you gotta grab them fast!!!)
you could create something very similar using this die!

The other dies used on this card creation are 
Frantic Stamper 'Merry Christmas' #FRA-DIE-09619 (also OOS but just type in Merry Christmas in the search box at the store to find several other sentiments that you could use)
 and Poppystamps 'Classic Ribbons' #POPPY-1005 (used under to sentiment dies).

Like I said ... these holiday dies are FLYIN' OFF THE SHELVES!  
So be sure you don't miss out ... place your order today! 

Just a reminder about our Dies R Us Challenges Blog ... 
new challenges go up on the 1st and 15th of each month!
Won't you come join in the fun??  YOU could be our next winner!!

Nov 2, 2015

Be Joyful!

Well, here we are in a brand new week, a brand new month, edging ever closer to Christmas, and all stampers of Christmas cards have probably made at least a few by now.  I counted mine up the other day and then promptly forgot the total.  Close to 20, I think.  Not too bad.  Here’s one more for the pile:


It was easy and quick with no coloring involved.  I designed it in my head while I was doing housework so once I set about the actual crafting it was a piece of cake.  Dies used are:
The frame was cut with a plain circle die inside the scalloped circle die.  I popped up the frame and glued the glitter paper circle in the center to highlight the dove.  Silver-embossed the sentiment and finished off with one little snowflake in the lower corner.

A new challenge is up on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog: Fall.  There are some beautiful samples by the team as well as by the folks participating.  Always fun to check them out.  Why not try your hand at winning a $10 gift voucher from the Dies R Us store?  Use a die cut and make a fall themed card.  Check the Challenge Blog for details.  See you again soon!

--- Leslie ---