Jan 4, 2018

Winter Time Thanks

Good morning friends of Dies R Us and Happy New Year!  
Birgit here with you today with some cute critters to say "Thank You".


 First let me say that these little critters from Marianne Designs Collectables are all too cute for words!  
These dies are frequently offered on Special Order for a short period of time at the Dies R Us online shop.  I've been adding to my collection of critters ever since I started designing for DRU and each one is a delight to put together.

Here's what I did:

I started by heat embossing some snowflakes onto white cardstock using silver embossing powder.  I blended in Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral.

Next I cut Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes  and added a bit of Distress Oxide Ink to the edges.  This particular die is currrently out of stock but you can find many landscape dies in the store including a Memory Box Gentle Stitched Landscapes.  

I cut several Poppystamps Stitched Pine Trees  out of green and white cardstock and assembled them using Glossy Accents.

This is the Dachshund from Marianne Designs.  All the Marianne Designs Collectables critters are so easy to assemble.  I added some white stitching to his scarf using a white gel pen.  Doesn't he look handsome??

Here's the finished card:

This is the Deer from Marianne Designs.  It comes with dies to make him stand up or lay down.  So cute!!  Here's a link to another project I made using this darling deer:  Oh Deer!

And last but not least, this is the snugly Polar Bear.  He even comes with a Santa hat!

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I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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  1. These are FABULOUS Birgit ... so cute! I too started a 'pet collection' and I just think they are so adorable and can be used for so many occasions! Awesome inspiration you have shared today ... thanks! What fun!

  2. these cards are so cute!!! I love the stitching on the scarf and those trees! love all your cute animals


  3. Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds. I agree, Marianne's critters are adorable. I pretty much love all of Marianne's dies though :-)

  4. Oh My Goodness! Beyond CUTE! They are all so adorable! Great dies! I just looooooove how that Polar Bear is looking at me! Well done!


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