Sep 25, 2017

Halloween "Slots of Tags"!

It's my last Monday up on the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog as my Design Team term comes to an end.  I've had a wonderful time working with the Dies R Us Store and a great group of fellow team members.  Many thanks for having me the past six months! Best wishes to the new team members about to embark on their terms.

With Halloween not far away, I decided to make my last project a Halloween card.  I hope you like my "Slots of Tags" using the Memory Box Straight Slider Grooves and Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags die cuts.


"Happy Halloween"

This 6 inch square "Slots of Tags" card even has a tag for personalized greetings!


I kept the slider grooves attached to one another and turned them to a vertical position.


The green matting shows the areas cut using the Straight Slider Groove dies.




I used one size of the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags for all 3 of the tags.


The staggered tags before the final embellishing!


A chipboard ghost with a little glitter, a skeleton, and a tag for personalizing complete the card!

Featured Product

Memory Box Straight Slider Grooves

Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags

Thanks so much for stopping by to share my "Slots of Tags" inspiration!
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Vicki

Sep 24, 2017

Trick or Treat

Hi, everyone! Halloween is on the way and I am creating like crazy!  It was only in the low 50's today, dreary and rainy, so it was a perfect day to hang out and create; after the football game, of course!  I paired one of those crazy birds with a brand new die. I hope this inspires you to get started on your Halloween crafts! And I do hope you are having better weather.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Square Card Base (5 1/2" x 5 1/2")
White, Black, Purple and Orange Card Stock
Tutti Designs Spiderweb Window, #TUTTI-376
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps, #CMS212
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bird Crazy Dies, #660954
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk Stamps, #CMS236
Googly Eyes
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Embossing Powder, White, #WhiteEP2
Embossing Ink
Distress Ink in Carved Pumpkin
Derwent Inktense Pencils

I began this card thinking my window would be orange, but changed my mind.  Instead, I die cut the window out of black card and inserted it into the negative space left from the orange cut.  I then used carved pumpkin to edge the design.  I then cut a piece of white card with the intention of layering it behind the window, but I set that aside. I needed to choose a character to peek out of the window first!

I have quite a stash of images I've already colored in and I chose this crazy bird out of that pile.  I did use Inktense Pencils to color him; I'm getting smarter, I wrote it on the back of the image what medium I used to color it.  After that, I added the googly eyes (mostly because this is what I look like when I see a spider!) and positioned the bird where I wanted him to be.  I glued him in place and trimmed the rest of the image.  Then I added the white card to the back of the window.  

Lastly, I chose a pretty purple card out of my card stock, stamped the phrase with embossing ink and heat embossed the sentiment with fine detail white embossing powder.  I assembled the entire card and there you go! I am thrilled that I got this die. Even though it is geared toward Halloween, I can see no reason why I can't cut the webs out of it and use it all year round! Thanks for reading and please visit some of the Dies R Us blogs (enabler alert - the store is having some awesome sales!) and don't forget to enter the challenge, there is a new one on the first and the fifteenth of every month! ~ Fondly, Christi

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Sep 23, 2017

Candy Corn Halloween Card

Hi crafty friends!
Stacey back with you today to share a project that I created using some fabulous dies and stamps that can be found in the Dies R Us Store

I'm really looking forward to Halloween so I felt the need to make a Halloween themed card. It's my favorite holiday to craft for. What's yours? I also really love all the candy involved with Halloween if I'm being honest haha! It's a definite bonus!! We typically buy candy pretty early here and then are so tired of it by the time the big day arrives that one lucky trick or treater normally ends up with whatever is left in our bowl at the end of the night. 

When I saw these cute Candy Corn Add On's for the How You Bean set from Lawn Fawn, I knew they needed a special place in my house. Here is the card that I created to share with you today:


This was so super simple to put together and really quite easy which would make it pretty great if you had to mass produce them. I created my A2 card base with some black cardstock and added some fun orange polka dot paper on top. I used the Stitched Journaling Card die from Lawn Fawn and cut out a piece from white and black cardstock, cut off a strip of the black and adhered it to the white to give the illusion of a shelf/counter. I stamped out that fun little mason jar from the How You Bean? stamp set and added the candy corns from the How You Bean Candy Corn Add On to the center. I wrapped some baker's twine around my jar and added it to my card front. I used the Scalloped Treat Box Haunted House Add On to cut out a couple of bats to add to my card. I heat embossed my greeting in white onto some black cardstock, notched the end and popped it up with some foam tape. I added an enamel dot to finish it off. I love how it turned out!! Candy corn with no guilt or calories?? Win!

Here is a look at the products (with links) that I used on my card:








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I hope you have a great crafty day!




Sep 22, 2017

Congratulations

Hello to you all
Doreen here I have a New Baby card for you today using more Sue Wilson dies
along with some from Crafters Companion

 


 I first got my papers and dies ready that I wanted to use.
The pram was die-cut  twice
and glued together to make it stronger.


I distressed and glued my papers down and added some cheesecloth
to create a little softness before  adhering the pram and butterflies with
foam pads.xxx


Dies I Have used

Sue Wilson Designs - Striplet - Butterflies In Flight


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Sep 21, 2017

Happy Fall!

Hello and Welcome!  Barbara Campbell here today  with this fall card.  I just love the colors of fall.  Not just the colors, but the feel of the cool air and the smell of home cooked foods that go along with it.  
I decided to make this card with all of the delicious colors and leaves.  
I pictured the leaves blowing and tried to show that on this card.  
I used water color paper and die cut the Leafy Breeze die from Memory Box in white.  I left the leaves in the die and colored them.  This worked much faster, as I didn't need to be careful  about my coloring. Sorry for the out of focus picture.

 Next I cut the die again and trimmed the sides like this. 
Then I channeled my best Jennifer McGuire and placed each leaf back into the die that you see here.  
It took a bit of time, but I think the finished card was worth it. 
Along the right side of the die that I trimmed, I glued some gold cord and then heat embossed the sentiment in gold, from a set by Power Poppy. I then added more leaves and vines to the upper left and lower right corners. The are from Poppy stamps Stitched Pumpkin Leaves. 
Here is a tip.  After heat embossing the sentiment, my card was warped.  To make it better, I sprayed lightly with water and put the card under a heavy book.  That fixed that.  
Here are the dies that I used for this card. 
Poppystamps - Dies - Leafy Breeze (NEW)Leafy Breeze by Poppy Stamps
Poppystamps - Dies - Stitched Pumpkin Leaves (NEW)Stitched Pumpkin Leaves by Poppy Stamps


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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Sep 20, 2017

Victorian Skaters

Hello Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today for a Very Vintage Christmas card !     



 I made this  card with several Fabulous  Dies R US Dies 

Here's my card:











I cut the Skaters in black cardstock 
and then in Red,for more depth.
The wooden chipboard was inked with Distress Inks 
and I affixed  a vintage clock charm of my personal stock.
The skates was cut a first time in white glitter cardstock .
Then I overlapped a Silver hollowed cut.













Inside of my card :





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

















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Sep 19, 2017

Lots of Layers!


Vickie Y sharing an elegant sunflower card with you.

I enjoy creating with die sets that can be layered together such as the Frantic Stamper Elements #19 - Petal Frames.  I like the elegant look of this classy die set to create a layered background for my card.


I love sunflowers so I chose to embellish my card using the Cheery Lynn Sunflower die.  I die cut using watercolor paper and layered three of the flowers together to give it dimension.  Each die cut was colored using Zig Real Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.  After coloring each flower I used a flower shaping tool to curl the petals before layering together.

Here is a closeup of the sunflower.  The leaves were die cut from the Frantic Stamper Assorted Foliage die set.

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




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