Mar 31, 2017

Hello Home

Morning Peeps, 
Berni here with my last creation for the Dies R Us Inspiration blog!  Sad and happy day. Sad to leave a terrific and talented team. Happy to welcome aboard the New Design Team. The Dies R Us on-line store carries a huge assortment of amazing dies by several manufacturers. . 
Project Instructions:
I love birdhouses and I have them on my patio and in my planters. So What is a girl to do, but make a birdhouse card.  Card base is green cardstock, matted with pattern paper, added the birhouses with the birds on top and along side. To offset, added border at the bottom of the birdhouses around the fence with leaves coming out of the fence.

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Thank you for stopping by. See ya real soon, Berni

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Mar 30, 2017

Gift certificate

Hello, friends! 
Natalya here with a Gift certificate for photography for Dies R Us Inspirational Blog

Here is a photo of the process of creating a certificate

Here's the cute dies that I used: 
Sue Wilson Designs - Gemini Collection - Pavo
Sue Wilson Designs - Gemini Collection - Pavo: Sue Wilson Designs - Spanish Collection - Cordoba:
Hugs, Natalya!

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Mar 29, 2017

Diamond Top Card

Hello, Janice here with you to share my very last card 

I have really enjoyed being part of this wonderful design team for the last year,
which has found me learning so much from the other fabulous ladies
and of course, making new friendships.

Thanks to Dani, the owner of Dies R Us, for giving me this great opportunity and
a big thank you to Darlene, the design team coordinator. She is one amazing team leader!

So, onto my Diamond Top card. I found some very easy instructions to follow on
Christina Griffith's blog HERE, where you will find she has also put together a short video.

Here is my card base after scoring and folding at the required measurements.
Next, using the Large Cross Stitched Square Stackables from Lawn Fawn
I cut a square from blue card and glued it to the diamond top, followed by a smaller
square Nestabilities die from Spellbinders.

I then made up one of the styles of cupcake from the Sizzix Triplets - Cupcakes,
and glued it to the centre of the diamond top.

For the lower part of my card I cut a piece of blue card and a smaller piece of yellow card.

For the embossing of the yellow card, I used a technique I came across on
Jennifer McGuire's blog HERE, using the Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders.
She has used these dies in various ways with such a great effect.
Connie from the Design Team also used this technique for her card HERE

Keeping the four dies connected, I placed them onto the card using low tack tape,
and run it through my die cutting machine.
I continued doing this, until the whole piece was embossed.
 I then glued it to the blue card and glued it to the base card.
Lastly, I stamped my sentiment onto yellow card, used one of the
Then, using the same die, I drew around the outer edge on blue card,
cut with scissors and used as a matt for the sentiment.

I placed it in position with 3D foam pads, and then added the diamantes.

Here are the dies I have used:-

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Mar 28, 2017

Easter Chicks

Good morning friends~  Birgit here with you today with my final card for DRU.   My term with Dies R Us has come to an end so I'd like to thank Dani and Darlene for this wonderful experience of designing for them.  I've really enjoyed working with this amazing company and extremely talented team of designers!!  
 I also wanted to thank all the design team members for their encouragement and support.  I feel as though I've made some lasting friendships.  

With Easter just around the corner I thought I'd give you a cute little chickie card to get you ready for spring.

Ready for some Easter goodness?  I started by cutting a white card stock panel using the beautiful Penny Black Border Edgers to give it that lacy edge.  I mounted it onto a piece of light blue card stock.

Next I created the background scene by cutting two Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill Edges and adhering them to a sky blue scrap of card stock.  I cut them using an Elizabeth Craft Stitched Rectangle.

I cut these adorable little Dies R Us Chicks out of printed paper and rubbed a bit of Mustard Seed Distress ink onto them.

I cut the word "Joy" using Impression Obsession Joy out of silver card stock.  

Once the card front was assembled, I tied some spring green string around the panel to add more interest and texture to the card and adhered it to an A2 sized card front.

Here is a list of products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:

Penny Black - Dies - Border Edgers Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers Elizabeth Craft Designs - Stitched Rectangles Dies R Us - Dies - Chicks Impression Obsession - Dies - Joy

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on our Dies R Us Inspiration Blog using a variety of dies from several different companies.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Mar 27, 2017


Good Monday Morning! 
Donna Phelan back again to share one last card with you all. 
Today is my last post on the DRU Design Team, what a FUN year this has been.  I'd like to thank Dani, the owner of Dies R Us for this wonderful experience!  I would also like to thank our wonderful Design Team Coordinator, Darlene.....she was AMAZING at keeping us in line and focused. Darlene, this has been a pleasure, all because of you.  THANK YOU!
I wanted to create a White on White card, I haven't made many of these in my crafting career.  They are hard to photograph.  And after putting it all together I spritzed it with some Gold Color Shine.   

This card measures 4 1/4 squared.  I started with a Spellbinders Captivating Squares die cut, actually 2 from this set, layered upon each other with a piece of Fun Foam in between.  My flower is a Small Gardenia by Cheery Lynn.  My foliage is by Paper SmoochesFoliage 2 and Foliage 3.  I also added 2 leaves from the Poppies die set by Frantic Stamper.   

Lastly I added the Curly Words - Celebrate die by Die Versions.  A bunch of Adhesive Pearls for accents.  I wish I had taken a photo of this prior to spritzing with the Gold, it might have photographed better. 

Here's what I used:

Cheery Lynn
Small Gardenia

Paper Smooches
Foliage 2

Paper Smooches
Foliage 3

Frantic Stamper

Die Versions
Curly Words - Celebrate

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Mar 26, 2017

Life is better with friends

Alicia with you today with more of the Frantic Stamper doggy dies.  I used Trixie and Spot on this card. I used  Frantic Stamper Dies Stitched Grassy Hills and some Avery Elle Pierced Clouds to finish off the scene.

Instead of coloring the dogs, this time I used paper and chalk to create some shadows.  I did color Spot's spots, the tennis ball and the dog collar.

Dies R Us Product:
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Oscar, Spot, and Trixie
Frantic Stamper Dies Oscar Spot and Trixie

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Doggy Accessories
Frantic Stamper Dies Doggys Accessories

Avery Elle - Pierced Cloud
Avery Elle Pierced Cloud
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers
Frantic Stamper Dies Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers

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