May 13, 2017

Happy 4th of July at Dies R Us

Hello crafting friends and welcome back. Lena here to share a Happy 4th of July card with you.

I began by cutting my card base out of cherry red card stock. This card measures 5.5" x 5.5"

Using the America Frame and the Eagle dies from Amy Designs, I made my cuts out of dark blue card stock. I took the middle cut out piece from the frame die and embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then took my ribbon, wrapped it around this cut out and glued the whole thing back into the middle of the die.

Next I took all the pieces that were left on the eagle die and paper pieced them back into my eagle cut. This makes for a more solid image. While getting all the little pieces, I coloured the beak yellow. I used a piece of tape on the back of the eagle to keep all the little cut outs in place.

I cut out two oval mats using the Spellbinders Large Oval dies, stacked them and used them to frame my eagle.

I kept the inside of the card pretty simple. I just stamped the greeting and added a couple of stars.

Now for a quick recap of the dies I used:

I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


  1. This is just beautiful Lena! Your paper piecing on the Eagle is excellent and very striking! Awesome inspiration! Well done!

  2. What a wonderful patriotic card! Just love this!

  3. Beautifully patriotic! Love it.


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