Oct 30, 2015

True Friends are like Diamonds!

Darlene with you today! 
Does it look like FALL at your house?  It's been absolutely beautiful around these parts but with the wind & rain the past few days, the leaves are falling FAST!
Today I have a card to share with you using one of my favorite 'Friends' stamps and it's perfect for this time of year!

The dies I've used today are:
 Die Versions 'Wee Petites' FALL #DWP-003
Memory Box 'Pinpoint Square Layers' #30060
Poppystamps 'Frisky Squirrels' #1134

The background panel was created from scraps of fall paper and the
leaves were die cut from a small portion of paper I had left that I created using Ken Oliver's Color Burst.

The 'Diamond' Stickles across the top stands for the True friends mentioned in the sentiment.  And, this time I added the 'optional' squirrels ... LOL!  Aren't they cute!
The squirrels in our back yard have been VERY busy lately ... something tells me the know more of what's coming then we do!!  

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you have a FABULOUS day and here's a couple quick reminders!

1.  Don't forget to come join in our Dies R Us Challenge ... you could be our next winner!
2.  For those of you who follow Daylight Savings Time ... Remember to TURN BACK your clocks tomorrow night.


Oct 29, 2015

Cabin In The Woods

Happy Thursday morning to you!
Seems I have a fondness for cabin dies,
seems I also have a fondness for tree dies.
Put the two together and you can't go wrong.

One of my Design Teammates inspired me to
by Memory Box.
Or should I say "enabled" me...!!

The one she used was the Grand Forest Archway die.
I want that one too.
They seem to intermix and work together.
And guess what?
There is also a Small Forest Archway to add,

I adhered the die cut to a scrap paper I had left over.
Bet you can't tell the backside is all pumpkins, can you?

The cabin and trees are from PoppyStamps.
A unique die called Bodington Cabin.
I cut it from a scrap piece laying on my desk.
I also cut it from white craft foam.
giving it that wonderful 3D look the foam adds.

For a pop of color I added red/white twine
with a newly purchased wood button!

Make sure and join us at our Dies R Us challenge blog.
The is more inspiration there and also a great prize up for grabs!

Thanks for visiting with me today!!


Oct 28, 2015

Silent Night, Holy Night!

Hello again, friends!

Another Wednesday has rolled around and since October is nearly over and November is only days away, I thought I would share a Christmas card today.  If you are buying your cards already made, you can wait until the week before Christmas & still get them there on time.  If you are making them by hand, you all know that is quite another story!  I'm already working on mine, & I know a lot of you are doing the same thing!  I'm really curious.....do you choose one card you have made and make all of them like that one or do you make every card different?  I have to do each one differently!

Today's card was an easy one to put together & reminded me of a quiet little house in the woods being visited by carolers sharing the joy of the season with their voices raised in song.  These are the dies I used:
Memory Box Dancing Snowflake Frame 

Although the Snowflake Frame is currently out of stock, you will want to put it on your must have list! It is really a versatile die and can be used several ways.  I was originally going to use it as it was, but when I realized it was 5 1/2 inches tall, I decided to cut it in half & use it as a top & bottom frame for my square card.

I also included a closeup of this beautiful brick house so you could see the embossed detail on the bricks! There are 7 dies in this set, including 2 versions of the cute "gingerbread" trim.  This is one of the cutest houses out there!

Don't forget to check out the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the amazing store!  A new challenge begins on November 1st!

And when you are thinking about Christmas, remember to think about gift cards to the store for your crafting friends!  Believe me, there is nothing that will bring a bigger smile to their faces!  Especially when they see the selection available! And be sure to tell Santa that YOU would like one too!

Until next week, have a wonderful week!  


Oct 27, 2015

Holiday Card Making Time . . .

Hello Dies R Us friends!
Darlene with you today!
I know, I know ... it's Halloween week and here I am pushing holiday cards on you!  LOL
But as you know ... time does fly and there's no time like the present to get started ... right??
So here's an inspirational, festive card I created 'just for you' using dies from the Dies R Us Store.

I am just LOVIN' all the new holiday dies available at the Dies R Us Store.
Here is just an example of two ...
Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection - Snowflake Mini Striplet' ... #CED3036
(SORRY at the time of write up this die was already out of stock ... 
but be sure to check out all the other amazing Sue Wilson 'striplets' ... i.e. Holly Mini Striplet #CED3039)

I took a few liberties with this design!
As you can see by the image photo, the background (inside) of the ornament 'pops out' creating an outline.
So, I die cut my ornament in one color card stock, 
glued it down to a piece of card stock that would match the background BoBunny design paper
 and 'fussy cut' around the ornament ... 
giving it a solid look vs outline.

I also 'clipped' the top swirl from the left & right ornaments
and reattached them to the middle ornament top.  This gave the ornaments a different look (one from the other) and a little more festive flourish in the center.  Then a dab of light blue Liquid Pearls was added here and there.

It's never too early to get those holiday cards started so be sure to run right over to the Dies R Us Store for all your holiday card making dies.  SO MANY companies are showcased, I'm sure you'll be happy you stopped by!

Don't forget about our Dies R Us Challenge Blog!
New challenges offered on the 1st and 15th of each month.
YOU could be the next lucky winner of a store gift voucher!!
Till next time . . .

Oct 26, 2015

Perk Up!

Hello, Dies R Us friends!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  I ran around a lot last week so I was happy to stay home, which is where I most love to be, anyway -- puttering around and having myself some crafty time.

I made today’s card for one of the gals I worked with before retirement (so lovely to say that).  I chose this Bugaboo digi called “Coffee Time – Perk Up” specifically for her because she was always so tired.  A good employee, but definitely sleep deprived.


I colored with Copic markers on X-Press It Blending Card.  The image is cut with the largest of the Memory Box Stitched Scalloped Circles and then layered onto a Cheery Lynn Cape Cod Doily.  Yes, the pretty doily is all covered up, but I love the dainty scallop it adds to the edge.

I think I’d be happy if I could add some kind of botanical corner treatment to every card.  I have the most fun making these little arrangements, and I’ve noted to myself to add more branches, sprigs, twigs, flowers, leaves, flourishes and whatnot to my future orders.  The only problem I have with that is making a decision.  The selection at Dies R Us is huge.  Today I’ve used:


If anything I used is out of stock as you read this, please know there is lots more to choose from.  The search field at Dies R Us is a fabulous and fun tool.  Type your words in every which way and enjoy what comes up.

Don’t forget to check the the Challenge Blog to see what’s up there.  You might win something if you play along.  Have a happy day!

--- Leslie ---

Oct 23, 2015

Winter Wonderland!

Happy Friday Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today sharing a fun Winter Wonderland Shaker card.  I hope you are enjoying the samples I've created for you using dies from the Dies R Us Store
as much as I've enjoyed creating them!!

The dies I have used on today's creation are:

These Memory Box dies make it so easy to create a shaker card!
Something I've been wanting to do for a very long time!

 My background scene was created with an 'old'  Inkadinkado stamp.
The background design paper is BoBunny 'Altitude Collection' purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I've sponged a bit of Tim Holtz 'Frayed Burlap' distress ink onto my kraft deer and popped up the 'buck' using Recollection pop dots (they pop up a little higher than most).
Here's a peek at the inside of my card using the TAG die from the  Sue Wilson 'New York Collection' Border, Corner & Tag set ... #CED4102.

Please remember to come join in our challenge fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  A new themed challenge goes live on the 1st & 15th of each month and YOU could be the lucky winner of a Dies R Us Store Voucher! 
 Hope to  see you there!

Till next time . . .

Oct 22, 2015

Candy Cane Christmas

I seem to be on a roll with my Christmas card creating,
all the better as you know how busy you are during the holiday season.

I did a similar card layout like this one a week or so ago.
I liked it so much I decided to do another.

I used a designer paper for my background from
Lawn Fawn called Snowday!

I embossed a panel and adhered it to a red card stock
and placed both panels down the center.

first from white craft foam, 
then again from red card stock.
I love using the craft foam under the dies as it adds 
so much dimension!

I now have a quick and easy card perfect for mailing!

I think this die would be gorgeous cut from
glitter paper, too....
I just might have to gave that idea a try myself!

Visit us here on the inspiration blog to see many of 
the dies in use Monday -  Friday.
Visit (and join in too) our Dies R Us challenge blog for a 
chance to win a $10 gift certificate!

"I" will see you next Thursday!

Oct 21, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Can you believe Halloween is next Saturday?  Where did the summer go!  If you are still looking for a great idea for your Halloween cards, I have the perfect dies for you today!  I used Impression Obsession Halloween Landscape Layers, Impression Obsession Happy Halloween & Memory Box Stitched Pumpkins for this card.

When you order the Halloween Landscape Layers die, you actually receive 2 fabulous dies!  I've used both of them on this card.  By sponging a little white ink along the edges of the tombstone die, it was easy to create a spooky graveyard scene perfect enough to scare anyone! You could also use just one of these awesome dies for your card too for a completely different look.  Although the Happy Halloween die is currently out of stock, don't stress!  Just type in "Happy Halloween" in your search & you will find other dies you could substitute until this one comes back in stock.

I hope this has encouraged you to begin (or finish) your Halloween cards!  Be sure to check out the Dies R Us Challenge Blog as there is still time to enter the current challenge & win a gift voucher to the amazing store!

Until next week, have a wonderful week!


Oct 20, 2015

It's Tea Time!

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today! and it's time to share another inspirational card using dies from the fabulous Dies R Us Store. Today I'm working on some cards for the local Tea Shoppe and came up with this simple, yet elegant design.

Another quick & easy using 1 image, 1 die and a touch of sequins.

As you see, I actually made two cards today.
For the one on the left I used colored card stock for my die cutting to pull in the color from my image.  And, for the one on the right I used a colored card stock base card and die cut in white.
A few sequins sprinkled around and VIOLA!

Isn't it elegant?
My bird in a tea cup images came from Etsy.

Please be sure to pop over each weekday to see what my die cutting team mates have to share with you!
I have NO DOUBT you will pick up a few very clever ideas from this group of ladies!

And you'll want to be sure to pop over to the Dies R Us Store to see all the newly released dies available.  Lots and lots of awesome dies for your holiday cards too!

Then, why not come join in the challenges offered at the 
A new theme offered on the 1st & 15th of each month with one lucky winner & TOP 3 for each challenge.
Hope to see you there!
Till next time . . .

Oct 19, 2015

A Cute Little Kitchen Dress

Welcome to Monday, friends!  I found the cutest die set at Dies R Us recently and I wasted no time sitting down and making a card set with it.  These little dresses with their aprons are full A2 size cards and so darn adorable!  I’ve got one for Christmas and one for fall or Thanksgiving:


The next two are with a spring or summer theme.  I don’t know how long this Frantic Stamper Kitchen Dress A2 Card Maker has been around, but it’s new to me and I just love it.


Bake up a batch of Valentine or Christmas cookies, or a pumpkin pie and deliver it with one of these cards.  Maybe make it as a tag rather than a card.  Or send as a thank you, as a Christmas card or a Thanksgiving card.  Dress it up as a little girl’s party dress.  I didn’t even use all the parts.  There’s a “blue ribbon”, a star, and more.  Very fun!

We’ve got something different every day here on the Inspiration Blog, and two challenges per month on the Challenge Blog.  Currently we’ve got a Halloween challenge going on.  Use any dies and a Halloween theme and maybe win a Dies R Us gift voucher.  Good stuff!  See you again soon!

--- Leslie ---

Oct 16, 2015

A Friend . . .

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Today I, Darlene, have a card to share with you that was created on a 'whim'.
Yep, I was playing around with some new background coloring mediums and decided to look through my dies for something 'airy' that would look elegant over my colorful background and VIOLA!

And, talk about a quick & easy creation with a WOW factor ... this is it in my mind!
I've created my background panel with a piece of white card stock and some of the new Ken Oliver 'color burst'. 
The overlay die I used is one of my favorites ... Poppystamps 'Luxe Background' #1081.  Then I added my Inspired by Stamping sentiment onto this beautiful Spellbinder 'Fleur de Elegance' #S4-475 which I'm sorry to say is Out of Stock at the present time ... but there are several other dies available that would work just as well.  Scroll through all the beautiful dies from Spellbinder Nestabilities or Sue Wilson for instance ... I'm sure you'll find something that catches your eye.

 Here's a close up ...

I only adhered the outside edge of my Poppystamp frame so the inside swirls are uplifted from the background colorful panel.  It looks SO AWESOME IRL ... a photo just doesn't do it justice.  I'm sure you've experienced that along the way too!

I used THICK pop dots from Heartfelt Creations to pop up my sentiment panel and left the inside blank for an encouraging message to be added.

Have you been to the Dies R Us Store lately?  WOW you really need to pop over to see all the fabulous new dies available for the upcoming holiday season!

Also, don't forget about our Dies R Us Challenge Blog. A new challenge goes live on the 1st & 15 of each month!  YOU could be our next lucky winner.

Till next time . . .

Oct 15, 2015

Joy To The World

A funny thing happened while I was shopping at the
Dies R Us store!
I was looking for a globe die,
typed in the word "world"
and in among the globes was this gorgeous
"Joy To The World" die by Cheery Lynn Designs!
It literally "fell" into my cart!!

It is absolutely stunning when cut!
I cut the wreath die 3 times,
once from a darker green paper,
the second from a medium green paper
and the third from a light green paper.
I stacked them, each one slightly offset.
A few red "berries" (pearls) were added.

The Joy To The World was cut
first from a white craft foam,
then from red card stock.
One was glued on the other.
I love how it gives the words dimension!

Last I embossed a small snowflake panel
for the wreath to be adhered to.

Visit us here Monday - Friday for beautiful inspiration!
Join in our Dies R Us Challenge where there is even more inspiration
and you could be the random prize winner of a $10 gift certificate to the
Dies R Us store!

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Oct 14, 2015

A beautiful way to say thank you!

Hello, dear friends!

It's Wednesday again & time for my turn to share a bit of inspiration for you.  For that, I am turning to one of my newest dies, Poppy Stamps Cottage Corner. The minute I saw it, I was reminded of a beautiful vintage handkerchief or cut work pillowcase.  My grandmother used to have a lot of this kind of thing & I always loved it.  Since I needed a special thank you card for someone, I knew immediately that I would begin with this die.  I also grabbed Memory Box Thank You Garland for my sentiment. 

Since I wanted the beauty of this die to really show off, I backed the front of my card with some soft pink cardstock & used the same paper for my sentiment.  How beautiful is this!

I know my photography skills leave a lot to be desired at times, but I tried to show you the embossed detail this beautiful cottage corner die gives you.  In person, it is just beautiful!

If you have never entered our Dies R Us Challenges, be sure to head over there to join in on the fun.  If you are the lucky winner, you could win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us store!  Life doesn't get any better than that! 

Have a fantastic week!  I'll see you back here next Wednesday!


Oct 13, 2015

A Church in the Meadow

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Today I, Darlene,  have a 'wintery' scene as my inspiration sample for you!

It all started while I was playing around with the Ken Oliver Color Burst (boy those are addicting) to make some background panels and I wanted to do something a little different so I just started going through my die cuts and this is what I came up with.  Actually ... I'm REALLY happy with the outcome.

The dies I have used on this creation are as follows:
Memory Box Addington Distressed dies #30059

I must tell you at the time of this posting this particular distressed corner die is Out of Stock but there are a few others that would work perfectly well .. in fact, might have even been better!
i.e. Memory Box Distressed Snow Drift Collage  or  Memory Box Distressed Holiday Collage

Impression Obsession 'Small Deer' #DIE117 
(ssshhh ... I cut the antlers off the two lower deer and made them doe... lol)
 Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection - Winter Trees'  #CED3041
Frantic Stamper 'Village Church'  #FRA-DIE 09540

 I'm sorry that some of these dies are currently out of stock ... boy they sure fly off the shelves!
But if you use the 'Search' feature at the store and type in TREES or whatever it is you're looking for, there will a variety of company dies pop up and I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for.

I know I've added more photos than I normally do but I wanted you to get the full affect of how beautiful this card turned out.  You can click on the smaller images to enlarge them to full size to see the detail better.
 On the church ... I didn't want the white/blue background showing through the windows/door so I simply laid my die cut church onto a scrap of orange/yellow card stock ... traced around then cut on the INSIDE of my lines.  A thin bead of white glue and I'm much happier with how it looks popped up on the 'snow'.  Of course I just had to add a touch of Diamond Stickles sparkle to the snowflake corner treatment as well as the left side of my trees.
I hope you've drawn some inspiration from today's project and try your hand at a 'wintery scene'.  While you're creating, why not come check out the challenge going on at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  YOU could be our next winner of a DRU Store gift voucher.

Till next time!

Oct 12, 2015

Autumn Owl

Hello, there!  How about a happy fall card today?  Without a doubt it’s time to get hopping on those Christmas cards to avoid a last minute crunch, but fall is such a lovely season with all the warm colors and CUTE stamps.  I simply will not let it go by without fair tribute this year.  So I picked up a new Bugaboo Autumn Owl digi (along with a few others, but we’ll get to that later), printed it up nice and big…


…and had myself some fun coloring time with my Copics.

I framed it very simply with Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames cut in white.  Turned the two largest frames face down and applied foam mounting tape to the back, which was all that was needed to hold them together.  I colored the frame first in yellow (Y11), then went over that rather loosely with brown (E23) for a somewhat distressed look.  See how some of the yellow shows through?  Finished the frame by dotting around the edges with a darker brown (E29).


The Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies die set includes nine different butterflies, just the right size for card accents.  I cut this one in white and colored to coordinate with the image.  Gee, I didn’t even use any designer paper.  Will wonders never cease!

Don’t forget to check the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Just follow the theme and use a die.  Easy stuff!  See you again soon!

  --  Leslie --

Oct 9, 2015

Another Fall Birthday

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today!  I just don't seem to have enough Fall birthday cards in my stash to cover all the family birthdays over the next few months so I again have a Fall themed birthday creation to share with you.

The dies I've used today are as follows:

How cute are these little pumpkins.  I think they added a nice little 'Fall Touch' to this birthday card.  
If you follow my blog you'll know I'm not a big fan of a lot of white space ... hence the green panel behind the center of my beautiful background frame.  A pretty sentiment, a little doodling and Viola ... card complete.

Have you tried our Dies R Us Challenges?
We have a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and if you need inspiration, WOW!  be sure to check out the amazing creations these two design teams come up with ... always FABULOUS!!!

With the holidays right around the corner you'll want to be sure and sign up for the Dies R Us Newsletter.  
They are always running unadvertised specials and sales!  BUT if you don't get the newsletter you won't know about it!  Just pop over to the Dies R Us Store and a pop up will prompt you.  Take a minute and sign up won't you!

That's it for me today!
Till next time . . .

Oct 8, 2015

Happy Halloween

It won't be long and it will be time for all those
cute little Goblins to appear at our doors.
I hope they are very careful to stay out of the woods 
or they might run into the witch doing her laundry...
NOT a pretty sight to see!

My card today is a creepy woods scene
with the old witches clothes hanging out to dry...
she even washed that old black cat!

I used Cheery Lynn Designs Witches Laundry B334 die,
which I cut first from black craft foam,
then from black card stock,
and then cut the socks and dress from snippets of scraps!

The old black cat has green gems for his eyes!
I distressed my design paper
and adhered it to a piece of purple card stock.

At the time of writing this,
the witches laundry die is out of stock...drat....
but if you type in the word Halloween,
I am sure you can find many more "have to have" dies
before the "big" day arrives!

Visit right here on this blog for week long inspiration
and make sure to visit our Dies R Us challenge blog
to see more inspiration and enter a project
of your own....
we have a random winner for a $10 gift certificate
and a Top 3 is chosen...good luck!

Thanks for visiting with me again...see you next week!

Oct 7, 2015

"Pawsitively Perrrfect!"

Good morning, everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!  I'm also hoping I can add to it by sharing a new die I just got that I am "pawsitively" in love with!  (I know, I say that a lot!)   If you are like me and love anything connected to our four legged fur-people ( cats AND dogs) then you will LOVE the Frantic Stamper Reverse Paw Print Border die!  The minute I saw it, I decided it should come home with me and from the minute I opened the package, I have been having the most fun creating all kinds of cards.  I pulled out my Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die (an absolute MUST have!) and created my first birthday card with it. The cat is a Penny Black stamp and the sentiment is from Great Impressions.

Next, I decided to make a couple of get well cards with a favorite Judith stamp.  I think either of these would bring a smile to anyone under the weather!

And finally, I pulled out another Great Impressions stamp for some additional birthday greetings.
Anyone who loves cats would be thrilled to get these cards.  If you are more in to dogs than cats, you can add your favorite doggie stamps for the same awesome results!

Be sure to hop over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  A new challenge just started on the first and you could be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to the amazing store!  Low, low prices, low shipping and absolute best selection of dies, embossing folders and stamps you can find anywhere!

Be sure to check out the rest of our awesome inspirations as we have a new posting every day Monday through Friday! Our designers are sure to give you lots of ideas!

See you next week!

Oct 6, 2015

A Red, White & Blue Christmas

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
It's time once again for me, Darlene, to share an inspiration sample.
Today I'm doing a Christmas card in hopes of getting ahead of the game on the number of cards I will be needing for my own person use.

I had a little fun today with ink and sponges.
On my base white card I sponged Tim Holtz 'Faded Jeans' ink around the edges.  Next I adhered my Spellbinder '5x7 Reflective Moments' #S6-011 die cut panel.
Then I colored a 4x6 white panel with the same Tim Holtz ink ...
only heavier.  Then die cut my Impression Obsession 'Snowflake Background'  #DIE211 of white card stock and adhered to the blue panel. This panel has been popped up with dimensional tape.

Lastly came a little dimensional decorating.
The Impression Obsession 'Fir Trees'  #DIE084
were die cut from a moss colored card stock then swiped
with white craft ink using a sponge.

I have used Frantic Stamper 'Merry Christmas'  FRA-DIE09619  die cut from red cardstock as my sentiment but I see at the time of this posting it is Out of Stock.  May I recommend Frantic Stamper 'Happy Holidays'  FRA9620 as a substitute.  Or any of the various company sentiment dies available at the Dies R Us Store.

Well, that's about it for me today!
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to come check out the new challenge at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  We'd love to have you join in the fun and who knows, YOU could be our next winner!!

Till next time . . .

Oct 5, 2015

Simple Poinsettia Ribbon

Hello, friends!  There is a lot of focus on Christmas dies at the Dies R Us store long about this time.  Just click on the “New Arrivals” category and select any of the more recent dates to see a fabulous selection from a variety of companies.  I’ve gotten a few new Christmas dies, myself, always with the intention of using them to make simple, mail-friendly cards.  But that frequently doesn’t happen.  Today, however, I did manage it.


I used one die – Memory Box Poinsettia Ribbon – for this card.  I cut it on an angle on the designer paper, then cut it again in red and again in green.  I fit the red die cut into the negative edge of the designer paper and glued the green leaves in place.  That’s three die cuts all mixed up.  I’ll do two additional and similar cards with the leftover parts, if you get my drift.  Stamped a Power Poppy sentiment and I’ve got another Christmas card ready to go.  I figure if I do a few simple cards now and then it will allow me more time to do all that coloring I love so much.

Thanks for your time!  See you soon!

Oct 2, 2015

Fall Birthdays

Hello Dies R Us Friends ...
Do you have as many Fall birthdays to celebrate as I do?
Darlene here, and the card I have created today will be perfect for either my niece or her dad who both celebrate a birthday in the Fall.  So I guess you would call this card a neutral gender creation!  LOL

Inspired by all the beautiful fall colors we have the pleasure of enjoying here in NE Ohio, I've created a fancy yet simple design.
The dies I've used today are:
Memory Box 'Stitched Square Layers'  #30038

The Memory Box die set is Out of Stock at the present time, 
but you could certainly substitute the center panel with a set that is similar ... 
For the color on my fall leaves I quickly created a panel of color using my new Ken Oliver Color Bursts.  I used my heat tool to dry the panel more quickly so I could do my die cutting and creating. 
Please remember to come join in our challenge fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog! A new challenge goes live on the 1st and 15th of each month! YOU could be the next WINNER!

Hope to see you there and don't forget to pop over to the Dies R Us store for all your die cutting needs.  There are new companies and dies added all the time ... CLICK HERE to check it out!

Oct 1, 2015

The Beauty of Fall

Happy Thursday and first day of October to you!!

Today I have a fun fall card to share.

I started with a Daffodil yellow card base.
I topped it with a piece of white card stock,
then designer paper from  Fancy Pants "Park Bench".
Darn that Hobby Lobby with their 50% off paper pads sale...lol.

Now comes the fun part.....the die!!

I used Spellbinders Nature's Window.
What makes this so fun, is that the die cuts an open window.
You can put anything in the window that you desire!
I added a snippet of burlap behind it for texture,
then added a Cheery Lynn Designs Fall Pumpkin.

Perched on the pumpkin is a tiny owl cut from
Cheery Lynn Designs Birch Tree With Critters.
I even added a couple of green gems for the eyes!
I just love this Maple Leaf with it's "peek a boo" window!

I finished off with a sentiment from JustRite.

Visit us here Monday - Friday for great inspiration
and see lots of the "must have" dies in use.

for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store,
plus lots of inspiration there to get your mojo going, too!

See you again soon!