Nov 19, 2017

Shaker Stars of the Season


My favorite part of the winter holiday season is all the lights, sparkle, and bling! Because I have the Fabulous Feline Four, it's been ages since I've put out any decorations; this year I've decided to make my cards extra festive!  This card not only sparkles, it uses nesting dies to make a very easy shaker card.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
White Card 
Authentique Paper, Wintery, 12 x 12, #WIN011
Die-Versions Whispers Stitched Nesting Stars, #DV-571
Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets, Season's Greetings, #DVSW-013
White Glitter Paper
Silver Glitter Paper
Acetate 
Sequins - Darice Clear-Crystal, 5 mm, #10043-8
              Darice Iridescent White, 5 mm, #10043-17
Twinklets Diamond Dust {manufactured by FloraCraft}
Thin Cardboard {if desired}
Krylon Leafing Pen in Silver {if desired}

I had gotten the Authentique paper a while back and I am so glad I did! There are all kinds of frosty patterned papers and I couldn't resist using one of them for this card.  I glued the paper on to my card base and set it under my drying tile for overnight.  


Meanwhile, I set about making the shaker.  I use temporary tape on many of my cutting dies as I don't have the magnetic platform that is supposed to make the dies stay where you put them {do you have one? Does it work? Please leave me a comment!} so I just set the nesting stars up so I'd get a "frame."  The only thing I have to watch is the tape un-sticking which can result in the dies moving.  That can cause an uneven frame, but in this case, even when the I had to line the dies up again, the margin of error is fairly tiny.  Once the die was run through the machine, I used a toothpick to poke out the frame. 

I die cut a bunch of frames out of white card and added a few cardboard frames as well,  to get the frame higher faster. It's not a must, but the cardboard also gives the design a bit more sturdiness than using plain card.  I layered a few of the card frames, then added a cardboard one and repeated the sequence a few times, leaving out one white frame.  Since I did use cardboard, once the frame was dry, I edged the sides with a silver leafing pen to cover up the cardboard.  

Finally, I used the two stars not used in making the frame, {using white glitter
card} cut them out and placed them on the card.  I used silver glitter card to die cut the sentiment.  I cut the window out of some acetate packaging, attached that to the frame tower and adhered the frame of white card I had set aside.  I didn't want the shaker to be too full, so I carefully added some sequins and Twinklets Diamond Dust.  Honestly, that Diamond Dust has got to be 15 years old and I had forgotten I even had it! I was surprised to see they still made it; the cool thing is that the dust is shard shaped {and according to the website has actual glass in it, but I didn't have any issue using my fingers} and that just makes it sparkle like crazy!
Another Look
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and may you find some forgotten goodies in your stash! 


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Fondly,

Nov 18, 2017

Lots of dies used to create this fun Happy Birthday Card


Hi .. How are you today.It's Bev with my DT project for Dies R Us showcases a birthday card made using lots of die cuts... some single and some matted for pop of colour and depth with texture too. The papers are from the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs collection.... the colours were perfect for boarders and flowers.

Supply List:
Machine: Big Shot Express
Paper: Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs
Other: Beacon glue, cardstock, ribbon

So to start this card 


To start this card I die cut all the pieces and just placed them on the base for proposed placement. I moved them around until I got the look I wanted.


I also decided that I wanted a ribbon tied bow for and accent and it was going to have to be below behind everything so I placed it first along with the border edge.


In this finished card you can see I matted the background, matted a few flowers for pop of colour and left the others in single layers. Both single and clustered flowers with leaves and different sizes looks perfect.



In the close up you get a better view of the details.


Mixing and using lots of dies gives your card a rich but elegant look... it's a perfect birthday card for my family and friends.


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Nov 17, 2017

Seasons Greetings

Hello to you all

Doreen here today sharing a Christmas card

I started off with an image I had stamped onto some craft card.,sorting through my dies
I decided to use the Sue Wilson Scallop Lattice frames


After die cutting my my card I tried various ways to position them
I used a twine bow and decided not to use the tree die
I distressed the edges of my image  with Black Soot Distress ink.

The finished card, very simple,mainly matting and layering


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Nov 16, 2017

Christmas Scene

Today I have a Christmas Card with a scene on it, as inspiration for you.  It's Barbra Campbell with you today and this card was on the easy level as it is made with dies from theDies R Us store.

This scene is easy enough to mass produce.  I would put it on the EASY level.  
Here are some instructions.
Using a standard card base of 8 1/2 X 11, I scord at 4 1/4.  I then placed my die in the front of the card, where I wanted it.  I used a gray cardstock here.
Cut a piece of white card stock just a little smaller than the front of your card.  This will be placed behind the die cut.  I masked off a circle and then sponged the sky with Weatherd Wood Distress Ink. Splatter some white paint on at this time for the snow.  Take off the mask and you can add a little yellow color to your moon.  This finished panel can be placed behind the die cut to show through.  
 These cute little deer and the word Joy were cut from white card stock.  I added a nose and some eyes to the deer and a few spots on their backs.  The word Joy was cut three times for dimension. 
Then just place them on the front of your card how you would like. A little shimmer on the Joy would also be a good thing. 
Happy Christmas Card Making.
Here are the dies used in making this card.

Memory Box - Dies - Stitched Circle Trees
Memory Box Stitched Circle Trees.
 Poppystamps - Dies - Curious Fawn
Poppy Stamps  Curious Fawn

Poppystamps - Dies - Cute Fawn
Poppy Stamps Cute Fawn 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Joy 
Impression Obsession Joy 


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Nov 15, 2017

AMBER MOON FRAME

Hello Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today with a soft Autumn  card !   

I made a Very Romantic card ,  with soft fall colors,


Ideal for a Birthday in the Fall Season .

Here's my card:






I used the beautiful papers 
"Amber Moon" (Prima collection ) ,
and ,in particular , wood paper :
Successive overlays of the cuts,
for the base and the frames ,
lightly tinted with Distress ink,
give a very nice appearance of Marquetry 

The position of the flowered frame on the base is flexible,
as the different pictures show.








The flowers are made with 
Sue Wilson Design-striped Nasturtiums Die ;
The cuts are made in a coordinated paper
and hand-made paper (Inks and acrylic paints)
for the filigree petals.









For the realization of the base, I stuck two cuts
to create this relief effect on the Frame.
The ornate cenral Oval consists of three glued cuts;
Finally the central Rosette consists
of eight cuts assembled:
flower pattern was carved on a similar oval
To the ornate oval of the base















Here the card as it appears when is closed: 





Here are the dies Dies R US used to make this card:ho




I hope that my card has pleased you 
and that it will inspire you for your projects,
I loved making this card!

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Nov 14, 2017

Upcycled Gift Box


Vickie Y sharing a creative way to upcycle a gift box!

I first covered the gift box lid using a scrap of wrapping paper

Then, die cut all the elements to make the box special (dies listed below)

Now the fun begins!  Scrunch up the three die cut doilies

Unfold the scrunched doilies carefully and set aside

Starting with the small end of the die cut posie begin rolling it (I used a quilling tool to roll it)

Rolled Posey

Stack the scrunched doilies together and insert the rolled posie into the center (I used a clear drying liquid glue to hold the stack it together)  Shape the stacked doily flower using your fingers until you are pleased with the result

Adhere the die cut border onto the covered box lid, then the doily flower, then the sentiment to complete your upcycled gift box!

Dies used from the Dies R Us online store:





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