Jul 29, 2017

Snail Mail For You!

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

I'm making it my mission to be better about sending more happy mail starting in August. In order to do that, I need to build up my stock a little. lol! 

I started by pulling out some dies that I thought would be perfect for the card I had in mind. They were the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and Lawn Fawn Happy Mail dies. I die cut all my pieces and started assembling. 


Here is a look at the completed card:


The mailbox was so super easy to put together! I decided to put a greeting along the edge of one of the hillside borders and heat emboss it in white. The greeting and the cute little snail came from the Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens stamp set. Once my card was finished, it still didn't look finished to me so I decided to add some fun Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders to the top of my card to complete my little scene that I created. Adorable!

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Jul 28, 2017

Magical Moments

Hello to you all
Doreen here back with another project

I apologise in advance for the poor pictures I couldn't avoid the
glare from the silver card

I have a Christmas card today....yes I said Christmas, 
you can never start to soon.


 As usual I have gathered my bits,die-cut my pieces and distressed
my papers

  I have added some foam tape to the back of my 
deer and tree for some dimension

I have then silver embossed my sentiment

The finished card with some ribbon and gems added

I have used

Memory Box - Dies - Classic Deer

Impression Obsession - Dies - Fir Trees



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Jul 27, 2017

Jelly Bean Shaker

Hello!  It is Barbara today on the Dies R Us Blog  with a super fun shaker card.  I love to make these shaker cards, so different to make a interactive card. I don't think that Hall Mark makes those.  Lol
This one was easy to do with the stamp set from Lawn Fawn and the matching add on Shaker die
Here is my example for you.



These jelly beans seem to be falling out of the jar. I have pasted some outside
 to appear to be spilling out.


These are the dies cuts that you need to make for your shaker card.  One for the jar, stamp again and use the frame die to cut the frame.  I stamped the lid and the cluster of jelly beans and fussy cut them my self.  Next cut the jar from acetate ( can you see it on my picture)?  I didn't waste any paper as the center of the frame was used to die cut more jelly beans.  Then you just color them any way that you like. These are now ready for my next shaker card.  Be sure to add a double row of foam adhesive to the frame.  That way the beans inside will really move. Don't forget to add some shimmer and glossy accents to make those jelly beans look real.
 Here is a peek at the inside, something that is my goal, to finish the inside except for the sentiment, or hand written greeting. I think you can see how the jelly beans sparkle and shine. Love that!
The shaker die also has stars and heats to place inside the jar.  Lots of possibilities here. 
Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:
    Lawn Fawn - How You Bean? Stamps  
Lawn Fawn - How You Bean? Shaker Add-On Dies 
 
Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Rectangles
I used a die that I had for the grass, but I found this die in the Dies R Us Store that would be perfect. 

 

 
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Jul 26, 2017

Madonna

HI Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne with you today  !

Have you seen the new Dies R US Tutti Designs Dies ?

Here is my Card , with Gorgeous Tutti Designs Dies Madonna  :



The Flowers are handmade with Penny Black Dies Burst Of Red.





I used double-sided adhesive sheets to keep my cuts full







Inside of my card :








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






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Jul 25, 2017

Fun With Pinwheels!


Vickie Y sharing with you today!  As a young girl I LOVED pinwheels!  The kind on a stick that when blown on or caught with the wind would whirl round and round....mesmerizing!  When I found the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Pinwheel die in the DRU online store I couldn't resist using it to create a fun pinwheel wreath!

I removed the inside ring from a 7 inch embroidery hoop to create the base for the wreath.  I wrapped the wood hoop using some twill ribbon from my stash.  Hint:  you could paint the hoop, wrap it using floral tape, or leave it natural!

Using double sided designer paper I die cut several pinwheels and used a small brad to fasten the blades to the center of each wheel.  I then adhered each pinwheel to the hoop leaving room on the right side to put the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die cut and a multi-loop bow.

I had a pinwheel left so I created a card to go along with the wreath.

Here are the dies used to create the wreath and card:




It appears that both dies are now out of stock.  Be sure to click on the waiting list box so you will be notified when the dies are back in stock.  Also, try doing a search in the online store for pinwheels and a search for flouishes and some alternative dies will show-up.

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Jul 24, 2017

LET Your Heart WANDER...

It's a beautiful Monday...

Vicki here to share a scrapbook layout with you today.  I'm in the middle of making special Christmas cards, but took a break to create this heartfelt layout of our youngest grandson.  John is such a happy little guy all of the time!  He is named after his two Pop Pops, but nicknamed Jack for less confusion.  This is one of my favorite photos of him and he certainly makes my heart beat!
"LET Your Heart WANDER"
This is a 12 x 12 layout created with MAMBI and Kaisercraft patterned papers.    I can't get enough of this Frantic Stamper Heartbeat die cut!  It was perfect with the sentiment on the patterned paper.  I used red for the heartbeat, matting and added blotches of red micro beads as accents.
Jack's top hat is gray felt so I used some gray velvet along with white cardstock for the banner embellishments on threes sides of the photo.
I used these die cuts on my layout...
You can find these and other fabulous die cuts in the Dies R Us Store!

Thanks for stopping by the DRUS Blog...I hope you are inspired to use die cuts on all your projects!

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Jul 23, 2017

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Hi Dies R Us friends, it's Christi here today to show you a lovely card.  I think you should shower your friends and loved ones with gifts, cards and fun all year round and while this card is perfect for Valentine's, it's also perfect to give as a little reminder about how much you care.

What I Used to Make my Card:
Pearlized Blue Cardstock
White Card Base
Distress Oxide Ink background (pre-made on watercolor paper)
Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans
Ken Oliver Liquid Metals in Pewter
Memory Box Small Fairytale Oval #99172
Hero Arts, You Are My Happy, # CL923 (available everywhere)
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Labels, #660060
Corner Punch
Clear Embossing Powder
Pop Dots
Metal Adapter Plate (I use this with every die cut I make)

When I originally made this card I had made 2 versions.  I had made 2 Oxide Ink backgrounds and wasn't thrilled with either of them.  I had attempted to scratch on this background using a toothpick and Ken Oliver Liquid Metals, but it came out horrid.  Unfortunately, the other card didn't make it to the finals, but I'm really happy with the one that did make it.

So I have this background that I strongly dislike.  But, is it sparkly due to using the Liquid Metals.  I had just gotten the Fairytale Oval and I thought that the delicate shape of that die would, perhaps, bring out the beauty of the background paper.

I cut the Small Fairytale Oval out of the background paper, and I really did like the way the sweet flowers and leaves softened the harshness of the paper.  So I built the rest of the card around that.  I chose a pearlized blue paper I have had in my stash forever, and stamped my sentiment on a piece using Oxide
ink in Faded Jeans, embossing it with clear embossing powder.  Now, it took me a while to find a sentiment that fit inside the oval.  I knew the look I wanted, I could see it in my mind, and all I had to do was make it a reality.  I found the perfect fitting sentiment from Hero Arts.  I cut out the sentiment using the Labels set, layered the Fairytale Oval over the die cut sentiment and then I pop dotted that onto my panel of the same pearlized blue card.  I punched the corners of the panel and set it aside.  I took my white card base and lightly ran the Oxide Ink Faded Jeans ink pad around the outside of the white card, coloring it blue.  I attached the panel onto the card base and I was done!  I adore this card, blue
being one of my very favorite colors, the font that was used in the sentiment, the way the oval compliments the card; just adore the entire card!  I hope you like it as much as I do!  Now, it's your turn to break out your dies, create something you love and enter it in the fortnightly challenge! You can get all the info about Dies R Us from the easy links below.  Thanks!! Christi







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Jul 22, 2017

Love Ya Shaker Card

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

I decided to go with a shaker card for this card and the Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold die was just what I was looking for.


This was really simple to do. I simply used the die to cut out the heart shape from the center of my main cardstock panel.  I placed some acetate on the back of my card and surrounded the back with foam tape to hold all my shaker bits in. I placed a scrap piece of white cardstock onto the back to lock in the shaker pieces and to make it easier to place it onto my black card base. I used the Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold die once again and cut out a piece from some black cardstock to place on top of the window. I wanted the front of my shaker piece to have that fun geometric look to it. For my greeting, I used some white embossing powder and heat embossed this fun saying from the Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words stamp set. I added some doodles around the edge of the card front and attached some sequins for a bit more interest. 


Here is a quick peek (with links) to the products that I used on my card today that can be found in the Dies R Us store:




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