Jun 23, 2017

Forever Card

Hello Dies R Us friends! 
 Debbie with you today and I'm sharing a new card  for Dies R Us. 

This card is a fun card that features a fun die by Tutti Designs
called the Heart of Hearts.



For this Card I started out by adding patterned paper to the base of the card.
Next die cut your Heart of Hearts die cut with coordinating paper.
Adhere your die cut leaving an opening at the top, like a cone. This will be used to add flowers to, like a Tussie Mussie or flower vase.
Add flowers either hand made or store bought filling the top of the opening of your die cut.
Using the Forever word die by Tutti Designs I cut it from Silver foil card stock and adhered it to the front corner of the card.


Giving cards is one of the most personal, thoughtful and encouraging 
things you can do for a friend or loved one.  All too often 
people send a text or use social media to send
 sentiments to people who sometimes could use a little more 
personal encouragement.

The smile on a friend or family members face is worth it!
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Jun 22, 2017

How Sweet is This!

Barbara here today, and  I am sharing with you something that I love to do on my cards.  That is add a tag. For this card, I was thinking more masculine.   


                                                          Here is how I made with card. 
On a base of Kraft card stock, I used a wood grain embossing folder.  Then sponged some Distress Oxide ink Vintage Photo, on it.  That gave it more definition.
These are the dies that I used to create the tag.  You can see that I used two of the large tags to die cut a frame, and then I also cut the tag out of vellum. The coffee cup is cut from gold foil paper as well as the sentiment, You're so sweet.

       Here is a closer look at the tag. I added a flower decal from my stash as well as a few gold drops and a wooden maple leaf with the brown polka dot ribbon.

Here are the dies that I used for this card.  You can find them at the Dies R Us store.

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Jun 21, 2017

Wedding Cake pop up card

Hi , Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today for a Quick and  Fun Wedding card  !

I choose a Wedding Cake Pop Up card  !

Here's my card:






Here is my card closed :











I used  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Cake Pop Up Die  to realize my card .
I customized it my way by adding a Wedding Silhouette from a cut made with
 Cheery Lynn Designs -Shaker Die Set Wedding Cake

You see below in picture my Tuto to proceed :
Paste the Wedding Silhouette on the central pop up at the top of the cake
 (at the place indicated with a black cross).
( These three pop up are intended to welcome three candles in the basic model . ) 

Caution: Do not stick on both right and left side pop up.

I put a clear silhouette on a gold silhouette to give more depth.

 and Cheery Lynn Designs - Expandable Tiny Borders
 for my decorative borders on the cake and on the card .

The  Tattered Lace Dies - Signature style Oval label  is used on the outside of my card.

TUTORIAL :

















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














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Jun 20, 2017

Bohemian Style!


Vickie Y (a child of the 60's!) sharing a "bohemian style" card with you today!

A bit of Urban Trivia about the word Bohemian!  There is a country called Bohemia and way back in the 15th Century the Bohemians left their country so they become known as wanderers; along the way many of the Bohemians decided to make a little money to exist by creating music, writings, poetry, and art work!  Artists!  Of course, there is more to the story, but for today's trivia the focus is on art, Bohemian Style!

Now, back to my card!  The background paper has a tie-dye look that I associate with the 1960s!  The dies I used with the paper are from Cheery Lynn Designs called Bohemian Words.  

I first die cut the Bohemian Words set using white cardstock and colored the words Love and Hello using Chameleon markers; the word Peace was die cut using a turquoise card stock.


As I arranged the images on the colorful paper I decided to pop-up the Love die cut using dimensionals.

This was a very quick card to create using only one set of dies found in the Dies R Us online store.


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Jun 19, 2017

But first...coffee!

Good morning Dies R Us friends!

Vicki here with your Monday morning "cuppa inspiration".

Starting the day with a cup of coffee is always on my agenda.  It's only that one cup that I need and if I don't have the opportunity to have it, my world is off it's axis all day long.  I also drink decaf, so it's not the energy boost that I need in that cup of coffee but the quiet thinking time about the day that makes me enjoy my morning coffee...pondering what needs done while holding that cuppa  hot comfort.  I also have a travel mug that goes with me when I am off doing errands.  This mug along with the awesome new Heartbeat die are the inspiration for my project today.

I have created sleeves for my travel mug...


Nothing like that morning cuppa to get you motivated for the day's events!



I traced three sleeves using a pattern from one I had saved in my stash of stencils.


The embellishing pieces were cut using the following dies:

EK Success Cutter Bee Borders


Frantic Stamper Heartbeat


Precious Marieke Fantastic Flowers Frame


These dies are currently in stock and available in the Dies R Us Store.

* The Spellbinders Banner die in the background is no larger available at Dies R Us.

Here's one of the finished sleeves.  The edges are inked in chalk ink with the die cut embellishments layered in the center of the sleeve. 

Just a fun way to brighten your day!
Thanks for stopping by to share my "cuppa inspiration".  I hope I have inspired you to create with die cuts on your projects.

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Jun 18, 2017

All Occasion Bunny Card

Hi all, Christi here with a cute little bunny card. This card originally began as an Easter Card, complete with the little bunny holding an Easter basket.  But, as Easter came and went, this little card was still left on my desk.  So I decided to change things up a bit.

What I Used to Make my Card:
Hoppy Easter by Lawn Fawn, stamps, LF1319
Hoppy Easter by Lawn Fawn, die set, LF1320
Die-Versions Stitched Nesting Squares, DV-572
CUTplorations Sweet Spring Wishes Die, CUTPL-070
Small Detail Water Brush
Pastel Cardstock
Clean Color Markers
Watercolor Card
Small white "puff" (for the tail)
Purple Scrap
Small Heart, punched out

First I want to share a picture with you of the original card:
I know it doesn't look too different, but it's different enough!  Notice the basket and the flat (no puff!) bunny tail.

Back to when this was still an Easter card, I had stamped the bunny on watercolor card and used my Zig Clean Color Markers to lightly color the body of the bunny brown, with a slight tint of pink on the ears. I used the same technique to color in the basket as well. It's easy to get a very light wash
when you are using a water brush. Just scribble some marker on your craft sheet and water the color down.  Remember, you can always add more, but you can't take it away and dry your watercolor card thoroughly before adding more color (a mistake I made all the time until I finally got it through my head.  I could never understand why my water color paper was always pilling so badly, no matter the brand, when everyone else's seemed fine.)  I die cut the bunny and the basket and set them aside.

I decided that some pastel papers would look very springy and pretty so I cut out three squares using the DieVersions die set; one of each in blue, peach and yellow.  I stacked the squares together, glued
them and set them to dry under my drying tile.  At this point I still had Easter in my mind, so I attached the basket to the bunny and set the card aside for everything to dry.  While the card was drying it hit me that I had a bunch of "puffs" hiding in a small drawer, that were eons old and would look charming on the bunny.  I attached the puff to the butt of the bunny and put the card aside.

The card stayed aside for entirely too long, but I really like the stamp/die set, so
Another Look
I decided to upgrade to an all occasion card.  I needed to find something that was slightly larger than the basket the bunny was holding, which I did. I punched a heart out of pink cardstock, then carefully removed the basket and attached the heart.  While I was pleased with the look, it needed something more, not bling, but something.  Wracking my brain, I discovered the word die from STAMPlorations hiding under a pile of stuff on my desk.  I die cut the sentiment out of lavender cardstock and used only the "sweet" portion of the cut.  Now my card was ready to go!


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Jun 17, 2017

Father's Day Gift Card Holder

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

I needed a quick but cute gift card holder for Father's Day so I pulled out some dies and got to work.


I used the Lawn Fawn Fancy Box die and cut out my box from some plaid patterned paper. I cut a piece of white cardstock and used some distress inks to create some grass and a sky. I stamped out some of those adorable moose from the Lawn Fawn Dad + Me and colored them up with my copic markers and used the coordinating Lawn Fawn Dad + Me dies to cut them out. I added my greeting onto some white cardstock and flagged the ends. I popped up my image layer onto my box with some foam tape. Since this will be going to my hubby from my kiddos, one of the moose children needed to be a little girl so I added a little bow.


When you open up the box, I added some more of the plaid paper and cut out a oval from the Lawn Fawn Fancy Box die set and stamped my greeting. I popped it up with some foam tape. This box is the perfect size for a gift card!!


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