Jul 23, 2017

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Hi Dies R Us friends, it's Christi here today to show you a lovely card.  I think you should shower your friends and loved ones with gifts, cards and fun all year round and while this card is perfect for Valentine's, it's also perfect to give as a little reminder about how much you care.

What I Used to Make my Card:
Pearlized Blue Cardstock
White Card Base
Distress Oxide Ink background (pre-made on watercolor paper)
Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans
Ken Oliver Liquid Metals in Pewter
Memory Box Small Fairytale Oval #99172
Hero Arts, You Are My Happy, # CL923 (available everywhere)
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Labels, #660060
Corner Punch
Clear Embossing Powder
Pop Dots
Metal Adapter Plate (I use this with every die cut I make)

When I originally made this card I had made 2 versions.  I had made 2 Oxide Ink backgrounds and wasn't thrilled with either of them.  I had attempted to scratch on this background using a toothpick and Ken Oliver Liquid Metals, but it came out horrid.  Unfortunately, the other card didn't make it to the finals, but I'm really happy with the one that did make it.

So I have this background that I strongly dislike.  But, is it sparkly due to using the Liquid Metals.  I had just gotten the Fairytale Oval and I thought that the delicate shape of that die would, perhaps, bring out the beauty of the background paper.

I cut the Small Fairytale Oval out of the background paper, and I really did like the way the sweet flowers and leaves softened the harshness of the paper.  So I built the rest of the card around that.  I chose a pearlized blue paper I have had in my stash forever, and stamped my sentiment on a piece using Oxide
ink in Faded Jeans, embossing it with clear embossing powder.  Now, it took me a while to find a sentiment that fit inside the oval.  I knew the look I wanted, I could see it in my mind, and all I had to do was make it a reality.  I found the perfect fitting sentiment from Hero Arts.  I cut out the sentiment using the Labels set, layered the Fairytale Oval over the die cut sentiment and then I pop dotted that onto my panel of the same pearlized blue card.  I punched the corners of the panel and set it aside.  I took my white card base and lightly ran the Oxide Ink Faded Jeans ink pad around the outside of the white card, coloring it blue.  I attached the panel onto the card base and I was done!  I adore this card, blue
being one of my very favorite colors, the font that was used in the sentiment, the way the oval compliments the card; just adore the entire card!  I hope you like it as much as I do!  Now, it's your turn to break out your dies, create something you love and enter it in the fortnightly challenge! You can get all the info about Dies R Us from the easy links below.  Thanks!! Christi







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Jul 22, 2017

Love Ya Shaker Card

Hi crafty friends!
Stacey back with you today to share a card that I created using a fabulous die that can be found in the Dies R Us Store

I decided to go with a shaker card for this card and the Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold die was just what I was looking for.


This was really simple to do. I simply used the die to cut out the heart shape from the center of my main cardstock panel.  I placed some acetate on the back of my card and surrounded the back with foam tape to hold all my shaker bits in. I placed a scrap piece of white cardstock onto the back to lock in the shaker pieces and to make it easier to place it onto my black card base. I used the Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold die once again and cut out a piece from some black cardstock to place on top of the window. I wanted the front of my shaker piece to have that fun geometric look to it. For my greeting, I used some white embossing powder and heat embossed this fun saying from the Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words stamp set. I added some doodles around the edge of the card front and attached some sequins for a bit more interest. 


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Jul 21, 2017

Never Regret


Hello

Doreen here today with my first project 
I have used a couple of Sue Wilson dies for this card


I first cut and distressed my papers, before die-cutting the
striplet into my designer paper

I then adhered a piece of dark blue card behind the die-cut aperture, 
laid out my other pieces and stamped my sentiment before gluing down, I always have a dummy 
run before gluing just to make sure I am happy with the layout.

Once glued I then added the finishing touches of gems and a twine bow

The finished card

Thank you


Here are the dies I have used

Sue Wilson Designs - Striplet - Butterflies In Flight





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Jul 20, 2017

Singing Kittens

Hello, and good morning all you crafters.  It's Barbara, and I am sharing a card that I made for your inspiration.  This is a birthday card that could be used for a male or female.  It is just cute. I hope that I will motivate you to give it a try.

 Using dies makes it very easy to create a cute and different card with dimension. I simply die cut these dies and had fun coloring them.  I just added some whiskers to the cats, and that was all.  the musical score was cut from black card stock, and I stamped some notes for the background. Really easy. 

 I think that these kittens are so cute and I am sure that I will find more uses for them on my cards.
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                   Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Musical Score 


Frantic Stamper - Dies - Cute Kitten 


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Jul 19, 2017

By the Sea

HI Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne with you today for a trip " By the Sea  " !

Here is my Card :






I affixed on my background a black cut made with 

Then I cut and pasted two black cuts made with 
Before working with different Metallic Gilding Polish.

Superimposed cuts give a relief and shade effect
To the frame so created.































Inside of the card :





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Jul 18, 2017

Happy Wedding


Vickie Y sharing with you today an elegant wedding card that only took minutes to create using dies from the Dies R Us online store!

I first created the cardbase using white cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.  I foled the base in half and centered the Frantic Stamper Ornate Edger die on the edge of the front panel to die cut the intricate base of the card.
tip:  be sure to open the cardbase before die cutting.

I then cut a strip of designer paper at 1 1/4 x 12 inches to create a belly-band to go around the card.

Wrap the strip of paper around the card and adhere the ends together, with the seam on the back of the card.  (tip:  the seam could be located on the front of the card with the die cut embellishment adhered over the seam)

Next, die cut the Cheery Lynn Small Lace Faerie Queen Buttefly and the Angel Wing die that is included in the die package.  For the Angel Wing die, I folded a piece of scrap paper and placed the edge of the angel wing on the fold to die cut; once die cut, when the fold is opened the wing is fully cut the same size of the body of the butterfly die.

Next, adhere the die cut butterfly to the angel wing and then adhere the butterfly with angel wing to the band.

To complete the card, I stamped a sentiment and small image using the wedding theme. Then wrapped the band around the right side of the card.  Here is a close-up of the delicate butterfly.



Dies from the Dies R Us online store used to create this elegant wedding card:




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