May 5, 2016

Bugs and Elegance

Greetings, Crafty Friends!
Donna, here, with a little Dies R Us Inspiration!

Dies R Us  is an on-line store carrying a huge assortment of amazing dies by several manufacturers.
I hope you enjoy today's project.

In the Ellis Household, we are celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary,
so today I'm showing a humorous card for my husband,
who prefers Simple and Silly.
(Noooo, I'm pretty sure that is NOT why he married me, giggle)

That being said...

          Have you ever tried combining... 

                    elegant, ornate elements... 


                                        silly, humorous pieces?

click below for:


My card uses the following Dies R Us Products:

Sue Wilson Spanish Collection Seville CED1203
Darice Dies - hearts (plain and scallop) nesting dies

We live on a mini-farm, and my husband is constantly battling the buggies and ickies around the place here in central, rural Florida. Hence, the characters of my card. Wouldn't this card would be so sweet even without the easel effect?

But I liked the sentiment so much, that an easel card was the only option.

How I hold multi-dies together:

How to make the border for the "stop":

Use the same border to create cohesiveness on the top panel.
Be sure to distress-ink the border for interest!

For all the other information about this card, please visit my blog post here.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration from my teamies!


  1. A perfect easel card for a perfect husband! I love the way you have combined elegant with humorous, it works so well. A super selection of dies used and a great tutorial.
    Happy Anniversary to you both, a wonderful milestone!

  2. This is so whimsical and fun! I love all the yummy layers you've added so perfectly!! Happy anniversary to you both!!!

  3. Only YOU could pull off a title with Bugs & Elegance and have the elegance shine through! I adore your card, the beautiful dies, your wonderful coloring and you can tell it is made with LOVE.....lots and lots of love! Happy 40th Anniversary! WOW! xo~

  4. Congratulations on your Anniversary, Donna. Love your card and the combination of dies you used. They all go great together.

  5. Oh Wow Donna that is just amazing, I love that die for framing and your coloring of these little guys is outstanding, love the use of the bug border dies too, so cool! Sounds like it is just perfect for your hubby, Happy Anniversary to you both!!


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