Mar 31, 2018


Welcome back crafting friends. Lena here today to share a birthday card with you.
It's my last post as DT member for Dies R Us, and although I already miss this team, I'm happy to know that you will have many wonderful projects to look forward to from the new DT members.
It's also my birthday today, so I thought today's post should be all about celebrations :-) 

Let's begin with a nice cosmopolitan cocktail to kick it off, shall we? :-)
 Friends, this awesome die set is from Sue Wilson and it's called 3D Cosmopolitan Cocktail.

 This set comes with a die that allows you to turn the glass into a 3D cut. I cut mine out of vellum to give it a frosted look.  Since my card is going to be mailed overseas, I flattened my glass a little, but the 3D effect is still somewhat visible! This allows you to place the straw and the olive inside the "glass".  Doesn't it look realistic?

I began with a card base from that measures 6.5" x 5" when folded. On the front side, I placed Sue Wilson's Lyra die with the cut on the outside of the card.  This makes a beautiful and elegant edge.  This die set consists of 3 pieces, two cutting edges and flourish piece. This means that you can create different edge designs, create an inlay piece by not using any of the cutting edgers, or a stand alone flourish by using both cutting edgers.  Not sure what I mean?  I'll post a pic for you at the end of this post. 

Next, I cut out all the bits and pieces for my drink, and then it's just a matter of putting all the pieces together which is really easy peasy!

To make it look more realistic, I placed glue along the edge of the "glass" and spread some chunky glass glitter over it, to give the idea of a sugared glass :-)

I cut the word "Celebrate" twice and stacked them upon each other for a bit of dimension. I also used a foam dot for the strawberry.  All that was left was to do was to scatter a few sequins to add to the whole party atmosphere :-)

On the inside I used a sentiment and a balloon stamp, as well as a panel of the pink shiny card stock to make the Lyra flourish pop.

This card stock is really hard to photograph, but I wanted to give you an idea of how it shines, so here is another pic.

Now as promised, here are the pics showing you how the Lyra die works:

As you can see, it consists of 3 pieces. Two cutting edgers and a centre flourish.

And here are all the different cuts you can make with this die set by using the different combinations.

To end this post, here a quick recap of the supplies I used to make this card, with links to the Dies R Us store for your convenience:

It's been a great pleasure and honour to have been part of this awesome team and having had the opportunity to share my creations with you.  I hope that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, and to create a project to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.   A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.

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  1. FANTASTIC! What a fun creation! I had not seen this die set before ... it is now on my wishlist! You're such an enabler! I do however have some of those beautiful edge dies and just never think to use them ... I will now! This is BEAUTIFUL!! Awesome inspiration! We are so proud to have had you on the DRU team and wish you all the best in the future! Big Hugs and don't be a stranger!!!

  2. What a fun card you have made here. It is clever, beautiful and delicious too. Great having you as a team mate. I will miss this group as well. Happy Birthday to you Lena!

  3. Yes, please! lol Isn't that fabulous!?!?

  4. Awesome cards. Isn't that border die absolutely stunning? LOVE IT!

  5. What a fun card to celebrate your special day! Happy birthday Lena! Hope you get to enjoy a drink that looks just like that. ;0)

  6. great card Lena! It has been great working with you!



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