Aug 31, 2017

Arched Loop

Hello, and welcome today.  It's Barbara and I have a card for your inspiration.  I purchased this lovely border die, but decided to use it as a main focal point on this card.  Here is what I mean.

 I just cut this die twice to make a lattice background for my flowers to be displayed on.
 

 On the base of black card stock, I place a frame from the Frantic Stamper Stitched Rectangle Frame.Then I place the lattice white piece on top of that.  It gave me a nice background to place the flowers that I die cut from Penny Black, Gaiety.  The flowers are colored with copic makers and I added some black detail with my black copic pen.  I thought it need some bling, so I added a few sequins from my stash.

I am really trying to finish the inside of each card that I make, but leave the sentiment for later.  This was easy, as I just die cut another flower and colored it lighter than the ones on the front.

Here are the dies that I used for this card.  You can purchase them at the Dies R Us store.
                               Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #16 - Stitched Rectangle FramesFrantic stamper Stitched Rectangle Frame

                           Frantic Stamper - Dies - Lovely Arched Loop Edger & Lattice InsertFrantic Stamper Arched Loop Edger
                             Penny Black - Dies - GaietyPenny Black Gaiety 

I hope that you have been inspired and find out for yourself how easy it is to make a beautiful card that someone will love and cherish.

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Aug 30, 2017

Dance under the Stars

Hello Dies R US Friends !

Maryvonne  with you today for a Quick and  Elegant Christmas card !   

 I made this  card with Fantastic Jeanine ' s Art Star Frame Die .

Here's my card:





The Skater is a chipboard of my personal stock.
I affixed around my Skater a garland of Stars made with 

The small cut out  of Stars were used to
Decorate my card and inside of it .

  I created a frame using two dies cutting


The Sentiment "Winter Wishes" is a die that I had as a gift with a magazine.



















I reminded on the back of my card the star motifs with 

J'ai rappel√© au dos de ma carte les motifs d'√©toiles avec le die 






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Aug 29, 2017

Flat Shaker Card


Hi Dies R Us friends!  Vickie Y sharing a flat shaker card with you today.

For my card I used a white top fold A2 size cardbase, a layering panel of patterned paper, watercolor paper, pastel watercolors, a piece of vellum, a scrap piece of pink cardstock, small flat confetti, and two dies from the Dies R Us online store.

I first used pastel watercolors to create a panel with which to die cut the Frantic Stamper Heart Rose (panel see below)

Need to also die cut the Heart Rose from the dotted patterned paper so you have the negative of the cut in the patterned paper and set the die cut aside to use another time.  Die cut the PoppyStamps Fancy Thanks die from a scrap of pink cardstock.  Shown above:  watercolored panel with the Heart Rose die cut, the patterned paper layer with the negative of the Heart Rose, the die cut thanks, the A2 size cardbase, and a piece of vellum trimmed 1/8 of an inch small that the patterned paper panel.

Flip the patterned paper over and apply your favorite adhesive to the backside.  I used liquid glue.

Adhere the piece of vellum to the backside of the patterned paper and then apply glue to the patterned paper being sure to outline the cutout with glue so that no confetti can escape once the card is put together.

 This is the small confetti I used.

Next, open the cardbase  and under the fold score place a small pile of the confetti where the patterned paper cutout (with the vellum panel on the back) will be adhered to the cardbase.  Refer to the finished card for placement.

To finish the card, inlay the die cut watercolored Heart Rose over the cutout on the patterned paper layer, and add the die cut thanks (see finished card placement).

Dies used from Dies R Us online store:



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Aug 28, 2017

"Check" this out...

Vicki here to share another Monday morning altered project...an easy, peasy one too! 
My mother's checkbook cover was a little battered looking and she wanted a new one but wasn't able to find any that she liked.   And, that leads us to this fun project...a checkbook cover. 
 

Birds are a favorite of my mom's and she has a lot of items embellished with them. 


Here you can see the original checkbook cover along with the die cuts and papers I used to make and embellish the new one.


I measured and cut the paper to the size of the original cover.  The birdhouse die cut was a little too tall so I had to alter the height.  I also cut out a few birds using another die cut in my stash.


I scored the cover to fold over the checkbook, and inked all of the edges.
 

And, here's the finished cover!  I added a coral heart to the center of the middle bird house.  The clouds are inked with the same blue as the cover edges.  A few branches and birds finish the cover. 

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Aug 26, 2017

Elegant Love

Hey all, it's Christi here today with a romantic, any occasion card.  Honestly, at my age most of my friends and family are already married, but I still get the desire to make some sweet wedding type cards. I've been obsessed with doilies and all things romantic lately and this is certainly reflected in my card.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base, 5 1/2" X 5 1/2", Handmade Gate Fold Style
Vanilla Card
Shimmery Textured Off White Card
Gold Card, Heavy
Cheery Lynn Designs, Border Dies, Heart Chain Border, #B115
Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson, Jewelled Heart, #CED21005
White Pearls, 5 cm, by The Paper Studio, #549543

As I said, I have had this card idea rolling around in my head for a while now.  I splurged on a bunch of goodies from the Dies R Us store and the dies used here are part of that haul.  I made my own gate fold card (for the very first time!) out of sturdy white card and then cut the main heart die out of vanilla card.

There are 7 dies in the Jewelled Heart set, so I used another of the dies to cut out a textured, shimmery, off white heart and placed that in the center heart of the main die cut.  I then cut the love die out of subtle gold.  I glued the sentiment onto the textured heart and set the main die cut aside.


I cut two of the heart chain border out of the same gold card and attached them to the sides of the card.  Since the card was already folded, I came up with an idea on how to keep the "doors" closed and stable while I attached the chains.  Using 2 small bulldog clips (with waxed paper between the clip and the card - I've ruined SO many cards by not taking that type of precaution!) I clipped the doors closed.  That trick helped make attaching the heart chain super easy!  

One of the things that drew me to this die was all the detail and little extras; I added some of my own little extras by attaching some white pearls strategically around the design (the little stitches just make this design look that much more special)!

Finally I attached the main heart die cut to just one side of the card; so the card opens up with a gate fold.
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Thanks A Bushel

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

I thought it would be fun to create a little Fall themed thank you gift box. I know it is still Summer, but I'm ready for Fall lol!

I started out by stamping and cutting out all my pieces.


I used the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box die and cut out two pieces from some wood grain looking paper  to make my box. I also used the Lawn Fawn Thanks A Bushel stamp set to stamp my images and then used the Lawn Fawn Thanks A Bushel Dies to cut them out. I assembled my box and colored my images and this is what the final product looks like:




I added my greeting using the Thanks A Bushel stamp set and tied it to my box with some baker's twine. I think it turned out so cute! 

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