Aug 18, 2017

It's written in the Stars

Good morning!  Alicia with you today.  I have wanted to play more with this die since I purchased it and I finally got a chance.  When I first experimented with it, I was trying different papers and piecing it back together, however, I was not really happy with the results.  This time I sat down and decided to cut my Hippie Heroine out of a vanilla paper and color her.  I am much happier with the results.  I did use paper behind the cut since her hair had some empty space.  I liked the gold paper I used for the stars to give her "golden" highlights.


I stamped and embossed my sentiment then cut it out using the  Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner cut tag dies.


I layered my beauty on some starry paper and added a few of the star die cuts also from the Cheery Lynn Hippie Heroine die set.




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Cheery Lynn Designs - Dies - Hippie Heroine
Cheery Lynn Hippie Heroine dies
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Corner-cut Tags
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner cut tag



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Alicia 

Aug 17, 2017

A Jar of Thanks ~ Beach Style

Good morning Dies R Us fans.  Today's card was inspired by a trip to Florida that we took a number of years ago where I had brought home some beach sand, starfish and shells.  I put them into a mason jar and set a votive candle on top and gifted it to my daughter.  It was a fun way to make a pretty memento of our trip and it was functional as well.  


Here's a snapshot of the dies I used to create this:


I started by cutting the largest jar from the Poppystamps Jar Collection and blending in some color while it was still in the die.  This gives the jar a clean border and adds definition to the jar.


I  cut the Frantic Stamp Tall Palm Tree with Fronds and the Memory Box Seaside Treasures out of Elizabeth Craft Designs White Soft Finish Cardstock and added color using distress inks and a blending tool.  If you haven't tried using the Soft Finish Cardstock yet, you really must.  The colors blend so smooth and easy and I love the texture!  I wish you could see it in the photo. 


Once the pieces were all colored, I assembled the contents inside the jar, popping a couple of the palm tree fronds up using foam squares for added dimension.


I cut the Marianne Designs Fishing Net out of kraft and adhered it to an A2 card front and trimmed the edges.


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Once the card was assembled, I added a layered tag and some bakers twine to finish it off.  What a fun way to say "thanks" to someone special and preserve those precious summer memories!

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Tall Palm Tree w/ Fronds  Poppystamps - Dies - Jar CollectionImage result for memory box seaside treasuresImage result for Marianne designs net

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Aug 16, 2017

Shimmery Thank You

Hi, Joyce with you today showing an Autumn thank you card. I simply colored with some shimmery metallic paints. I used the gold set from Gansi Kuretake.



This is what the diecut looks like. I cut then embossed. You can't see the embossing in the photo.


All I did was paint with all the shades of gold metallic Gansai Kuretake paints I had. I wet the paint a little, not to runny. This is regular cardstock but it is heavy 80# from Gina K. It holds up fine if not too wet. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold.


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Aug 15, 2017

Walking in a Winter Wonderland . . .

OMG I don't even want to think about this yet!  LOL

Hello Dies R Us friends!
Darlene with you today and I have a fun wintertime creation.
I know summer is flying by quickly but I'm going to try to stretch it out as long as I can!  But, as we all know, those snowy days will be here before we know it ... hopefully it will wait until December ... Christmas snow is okay!!


This was a fun and easy card to create and I love the end result.
The dies I have used today are:

Memory Box - Dies - Simple Evergreen Frame

Memory Box - Dies - Evergreen Trio
Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection -  Winter Wonderland


I began by cutting out my Memory Box Simple Evergreen Frame then thought it would be so easy to simply sponge the background (popped out portion) blue and reinsert the frame ... half the work is DONE!!


Next I die cut 6 of the Evergreen Trio die and stacked them in two rows in front of the larger trees in the frame ... to add depth.    On the middle row, I actually off set the 3rd trio die cut for yet another depth of dimension.


I added the sentiment die words, used Nuvo white crystal drops for 'dotting' the I's and dabs of Diamond Stickles for my snowflakes.  Viola!

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Oops ... nearly forgot to mention!
Don't forget to use both the POSITIVE and the NEGATIVE of your word dies when possible!  It's always fabulous to get a Two for One!!!   Here I've adhered my negative sentiment die cut to a piece of red card stock and simply cut around.  Now it's all ready for another wintertime creation.
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Aug 14, 2017

Garden Flowers

Hi, it's Marsha here with another card using Elizabeth Craft Design dies of roses and jasmine.

I love the Susan's Garden collection of dies.  Each time I purchase one, I think "this is my favorite".  So my new favorite is the Rose 3.  Cutting out all the pieces is a snap because you can cut quite a few of the petals at one time. You can see in the picture below how many petals you can cut at the same time.  For these roses I used a different color of cardstock for each rose.  For me, taking the time to sponge a bit of ink on the edges of each petal and then assembling them is relaxing and therapeutic.

The other set of dies I used was Jasmine.   I really like to use these as fillers for a bouquet.


After assembling all the flowers, I attached those and the leaves onto my "go to " Stitched Oval" also by Elizabeth Crafts Designs.
Of course, it is always fun to find a pieces of designer paper the the same theme as the die cuts, so the oval full of flowers went on top of one of my last pieces of this tablet of beautiful papers. 

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Aug 13, 2017

Garden Watering Can

Hello and Welcome back Dies R Us Friends.  I am Barbara Campbell, your host today!  I have a fun shaker card to inspire you for your card making.  You can make this a shaker card as I did, or just a card with out the shaker window.  It's your choice and your creation.

To make this card I started with a Swiss Dot embossing folder on white card stock.  Then I die cut the watering can and the mushrooms and leaves.  After I figured out where I wanted the watering can to be on my card, I used my exact o knife to cut a triangle in the panel, just under the spout.  I put two layers on fun foam on the back of this panel and then added my sequins and beads for my shaker.  The whole panel was then added to the base card.  Next I arranged the mushrooms and leaves that I had die cut and colored previously.  I think mushrooms need water too!  Anyway, they look like they do.  I drew in some green grass for the mushrooms to rest in and anchor them in the scene.
Here are the dies that I used.
                                           Frantic Stamper - Dies - Mushroom TrioFrantic Stamper Mushroom Trio
 

                                             Impression Obsession Foliage
                                       Frantic Stamper Watering Can

I used a die for the watering can that I had, it is similar to this one from Frantic Stamper

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